The 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 […]

The Best Places to Travel Alone in Asia: Solo Travel Guide

Be inspired to plan your next solo trip with this list of the best places to travel alone in Asia   Do you want to take your first solo travel trip but are unsure where to go? Given that there are so many options and considerations, choosing your solo travel destination can be a tough […]

9 Best Kent Seaside Towns to Visit from London by Train

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Discover the best Kent seaside towns that are easy to visit as a day trip by train from London. Kent’s coastal towns have been beloved of Londoners escaping the Big Smoke for at least 250 years, drawn to their clean air and sandy beaches. This cliff-lined coastline in south-east England, stretching from the Isle of […]

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

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The Iberian countries of Spain and Portugal share a peninsula, climate and common history and are popular travel destinations, both for mass tourism and for solo travellers. I have travelled to both countries on multiple occasions, from the rolling hills of Andalucía to the crayon-coloured houses of Lisbon, and would find it tricky to choose […]