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Climbing to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London

Blue skies and sun shined down upon us as we stepped out of Waterloo Station for a day of sightseeing in London. Although still cold in the shadows of the buildings, out in… [more]

Climbing to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London Climbing to the top of St Paul's Cathedral in London

The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England

Just north of Newbury in Berkshire, stands the ruins of a castle I had never heard of. It took a drive to the small village of Donnington, down a quiet village lane to a typical… [more]

The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England

How Do You Conquer Jet Lag?

I open my eyes, suddenly awake in the pitch black darkness of the night. I roll over and check my phone. It's 3am and I've only been asleep for four hours. I roll back over… [more]

How Do You Conquer Jet Lag? How Do You Conquer Jet Lag?

Discovering Southampton’s Historic Sites and Pubs

The city of Southampton on England's south coast is one of the UK's most important ports and has been for centuries. Since medieval times, ships have been arriving and departing… [more]

Discovering Southampton’s Historic Sites and Pubs Discovering Southampton's Historic Sites and Pubs

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang andĀ Setthathirat Road is Vientiane's oldest standing temple - Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby… [more]

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

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Climbing to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London

by Dean Wickham June 29, 2015 Destinations
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Blue skies and sun shined down upon us as we stepped out of Waterloo Station for a day of sightseeing in London. Although still cold in the shadows of the buildings, out in the sun it was nice and warm and I removed my jacket, possibly for the first time since I landed in England. [...]

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The Medieval Ruins of Donnington Castle, England

by Dean Wickham June 14, 2015 Destinations
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Just north of Newbury in Berkshire, stands the ruins of a castle I had never heard of. It took a drive to the small village of Donnington, down a quiet village lane to a typical English field to discover what remains of a 14th century castle. Donnington Castle was built in the 1380′s for Sir [...]

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How Do You Conquer Jet Lag?

by Dean Wickham June 6, 2015 Featured
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I open my eyes, suddenly awake in the pitch black darkness of the night. I roll over and check my phone. It’s 3am and I’ve only been asleep for four hours. I roll back over and bury my head into my pillow. I toss and turn for the next hour, but it’s no use. I’m [...]

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Discovering Southampton’s Historic Sites and Pubs

by Dean Wickham May 31, 2015 Destinations
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The city of Southampton on England’s south coast is one of the UK’s most important ports and has been for centuries. Since medieval times, ships have been arriving and departing from the natural deep water harbour of Southampton Water, making Southampton a city full of history. During our recent trip to England, we hopped on [...]

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Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

by Dean Wickham May 17, 2015 Asia
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Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang andĀ Setthathirat Road is Vientiane’s oldest standing temple – Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby Haw Phra Keo is known as the oldest temple in the city by dating back to the 16th century, it has been destroyed several times. Built in 1818 by [...]

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Rottnest Island: White Sand, Turquoise Water and Quokkas

by Dean Wickham May 3, 2015 Australia
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Imagine yourself on an island, standing in warm crystal clear water, your feet sinking into the almost perfect white sand, the warm sun beating down on you from cloudless skies, and almost no one else around. That is what you can find on Rottnest Island for three seasons of the year. Located just off the [...]

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Train vs Plane: What is the best way to travel Europe? Plus win a Global Railpass

by Dean Wickham April 20, 2015 Destinations
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With May quickly approaching I am getting very excited about my upcoming trip to Europe. It will be a fairly quick trip and I will be visiting the UK before heading to Paris for a week. I was faced with the decision of how to get from London to Paris. Train or Plane? There wasn’t [...]

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A Morning Safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

by Dean Wickham April 5, 2015 Africa
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I rubbed the sleep from my tired eyes and stared out of the window of my safari vehicle. The sun was just rising above the horizon, slowly illuminating the land around us. We stopped at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater as the sun rose higher. Before me lay the huge 260 square kilometre caldera of [...]

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The Sanctuary of Phuoc Dien Tu Pagoda on Sam Mountain, Vietnam

by Dean Wickham March 24, 2015 Asia
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It’s day three of our tour of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and our group of more than fifty noisy tourists has been reduced down to just four fairly quiet ones. As we leave Can Tho our driver takes advantage of all of the extra room in his minivan by filling it up with local [...]

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Budget Tips for a Road Trip Around Australia

by Dean Wickham March 7, 2015 Australia
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Australia is without a doubt one of the most diverse and interesting countries to visit in the world. There is a lot to see, from interesting cities to amazing natural wonders, but it is also an expensive place to travel. One of the best ways to see it (and one of the cheapest) is to [...]

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