The Sensational Settle Carlisle Railway (+ What to Do in Carlisle and Settle)

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Ask most people for their pick of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK and chances are that the Settle – Carlisle Railway will feature high on this list. This 72-mile line running through the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines is a story of survival against the odds. The Beeching Report, with its recommendation […]

Solo Travel in Portugal and Spain: 10 Unmissable Places to Visit

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Iberia is one of the best places in Europe for those travelling alone and especially for female solo travellers. Start planning your next adventure with these ten awesome destinations for solo travel in Spain and Portugal. The Iberian countries of Spain and Portugal share a peninsula, climate and common history and are popular travel destinations, […]

Best Solo Travel Destinations in Italy (+ Why You Should Travel Alone There)

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Are you thinking of travelling alone in Italy? Here’s why you should do it and six of the best solo travel destinations in Italy.   La Bella Italia, the land of artists and sculptors, poets and dreamers. Italy was one of the first countries that I visited as solo traveller 30 years ago, and one […]

31 Best Day Trips from London By Train

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From rolling sand dunes to historic castles, cool cities to countryside retreats, here are the best day trips from London by train.   Let’s face it; there is never a shortage of things to do in London. England’s capital is home to world-class museums, cutting-edge street art, vibrant cultural life and its streets and buildings […]