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When I think back to our month in Orkney, I think of long, blustery walks on shingle beaches, my hair whipping my face, eating fish and chips from the little van that stopped in our village on Fridays, and huge hand-dived scallops, turquoise water and stone crofts and no one… Read more of "Orkney (video edition)"

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So, it's time for my quarterly 'I'm back!' post. This time I'm kicking things off with a little video from our train trip across Europe last year. It was a wonderful few weeks, looking out at mountains and rivers and rolling hills, drinking thick black coffee in Sarajevo, going… Read more of "A European train trip (video edition)"

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One weekend back in September we hired a car and went camping in north west Slovenia. We rowed to the island in the middle of Lake Bled, ate massive cream cakes, hiked up a mountain and drove along the Vršič Pass, necks craned up at the Julian Alps. Here's a… Read more of "A Slovenian road trip (video edition)"

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When we were back home this summer, we went on a road trip around the North Norfolk Coast. We camped in the countryside, ate fish and chips and walked along stormy beaches. I'll be writing a full post with all the details next week, but for now here's a taster… Read more of "A Norfolk road trip (video edition)"

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I loved putting this one together. We spent a month in Cuba, exploring the crumbling neighbourhoods of Havana, horse riding through the Viñales valley and listening to music in crowded trova houses. It was fascinating, busy, maddening at times, but so fun. Our route: Havana – Viñales – Trinidad – Bayamo and the… Read more of "Adventures in Cuba (video edition)"

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Last weekend we went on a road trip around Querétaro state. We drove through the mountains, singing along to The Tallest Man on Earth, stopped off in colourful towns, visited a Franciscan mission and ate the best blue corn gorditas. I'll be sharing all the details soon, but for now… Read more of "A road trip to the Sierra Gorda (video edition)"