Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Jersey’s restaurant scene is thriving and a heavy weight punching well above its size is Locke’s Coffee and Grub.

This glass fronted ex-record shop is now an awesome restaurant with a friendly team, incredible coffee and awesome food.

A trip to Jersey isn’t complete if you’ve not visited, and it easily shot to the top of my favourite restaurants on the island.

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Faulkner Fisheries – the best seafood in Jersey

Faulkner Fisheries – the best seafood in Jersey

If you want seafood straight from the sea or vegetables straight from the field to your plate, then you need to head to Faulkner Fisheries in Jersey.

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King Arthur’s Round Table in The Great Hall, Winchester

King Arthur’s Round Table in The Great Hall, Winchester

The Great Hall in Winchester is home to one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology…King Arthur’s Round Table!

Surrounded by the remains of Winchester Castle, built by William the Conquerer no less, it is an iconic piece of the city that’s tucked away at the top of the high street.

It’s definitely another tick off the bucket list for me and I am so glad I found it, I’m not a big history buff but, King Arthur’s table is seriously impressive!

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Christmas at Mottisfont in Romsey

Christmas at Mottisfont in Romsey

There’s nothing quite like catching the last of the Christmas feels just before Twelfth Night!

Just because the festivities are over doesn’t mean you have to be done with all those gorgeous decorations and twinkly lights.

I’m loving making the most of my National Trust membership and ticking some local travel hotspots off my bucket list!

Take a look around the gorgeous estate at Mottisfont in Romsey. It embraced a Flower Fairy theme to celebrate Christmas and bring a touch of the beautiful gardens and a bit of fairy magic to the inside of the house.

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Bright Lights Big City is featured on CNN Travel

Bright Lights Big City is featured on CNN Travel

Happy Winter Solstice!

Celebrating the shortest day of the year at Stonehenge in Wiltshire is a real privilege. Winter and summer solstice is the only time of the year you can go into the stone circle and touch them. It’s totally incredible and my second year spending solstice at the stones.

The unique experience is one to tick off the bucket list for many people and CCN Travel were interested in my trip and images to share with their readers…

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Wild Kitchen & Autumn Foraging at Lydford Gorge in Devon

Wild Kitchen & Autumn Foraging at Lydford Gorge in Devon

As the seasons transition from Summer to Autumn suddenly the hedgerows become abundant with fruit and berries.

I’ve always wanted to give foraging a go but, I have never known where to start and I wouldn’t want to eat something poisonous! 🌱

Lydford Gorge host the most amazing seasonal workshops and on a trip to Devon I joined the Wild Kitchen experience.

Here’s a look at my day foraging and cooking…

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Kit for your trip – Teva Sandals

Kit for your trip – Teva Sandals

Are you looking for a great all round sandal for your next adventure? Getting the right kit for your trip is really very important. Finding decent shoes is a real struggle especially when you’re trying to fit a month’s worth of clothes and supplies to fit in a 20kg suitcase.

Before heading to Australia I did so much research to find great items that would be versatile, would mean I could pack light and above all else were quality and could survive the elements and being put through its paces.

Footwear is tricky when your travel adventure has you hiking in rainforest and up mountains one moment, clambering through rock pools the next and then hitting the city to sight see.

I discovered Teva a week before I left and thanks to next day delivery I’ve had a solid two years of adventuring with excellent sandals!

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Bright Lights Big City is featured on English Heritage’s Instagram Feed

Bright Lights Big City is featured on English Heritage’s Instagram Feed

Bright Lights Big City was featured on English Heritage’s Instagram feed and this honestly made my week!

Take a look…

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Join me using new hashtag #KitForYourTrip

Join me using new hashtag #KitForYourTrip

I’ve started my first hashtag called #KitForYourTrip

Join me by sharing your top kit picks, recommendations and advice on #KitForYourTrip across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Let’s start an amazing community full of awesome gear for your travels, you could uncover something that makes your travel experience better, easier or safer!

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When the Wanderlust is Real – ways to keep the travel bug under control

When the Wanderlust is Real – ways to keep the travel bug under control

The wanderlust is real and after my big trip to Australia last year I need something in the pipeline to keep those itchy feet at bay. Does anyone else struggle with not travelling as much as they’d like to?

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