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15 Romantic Travel Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Christmas is behind us, that New Year cheer is starting to fade, and what’s that poking its head around the corner? Oh, yep, there’s Valentine’s Day. Like Marmite, some people love it, some people hate it. Because I am sickeningly romantic and loved up, I fall into the former category. Whilst I don’t think that you need one day of the year to…

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Top 10 Travel Goals 2019: What I Want to Achieve

Over the past week, I am sure all of your social media feeds and email inboxes have been inundated with big plans, big ideas and a whole host of aims and targets from people who get too much of a thrill from the dawn of a new year. Well, I am afraid I am no exception. Today you will have to put up with some more dreamin’ cause I for one am…

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Bath Hen Do: How to Spend a Weekend in Bath

A weekend in Bath may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think ‘hen party’. However, this beautiful city in the South of England makes for a hen do which is a little more classy but just as much fun as your ordinary do. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in celebrating a hen do over an entire weekend…

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Top 25 Things to Do in Herefordshire

Oh, Herefordshire. You may fall through the cracks of UK tourism but you will always have a firm place in my heart. A lucky escape from my South London roots (noah fence Sutton), my family moved to Herefordshire when I was just eight years old. And it’s safe to say I could not be more grateful to my parents for bringing me up in the most beautiful, rural county. Herefordshire, a luscious county hidden in…

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A Local’s Guide to Exeter Restaurants

Like most people, I love my food. And whilst I am no foodie by any stretch of the imagination, I do love hunting out all the delicious, quirky, independent eateries a city spits out. As for Exeter, well it is in no shortage of amazing places to eat! As you may well know, I am a final year student at the University of Exeter so this list of Exeter restaurants has been over three years in the making…

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Four Years of Travel Blogging: Highlights and What I’ve Learnt

Four bloody years of Faraway Lucy! Who’d have thought it, eh? The exact date I sat down to write my first blog post (spoiler alert: it was only about 200 words and it basically comprised of me saying ‘hello’ to my non-existent readers) is unknown to me. But I do know that it was sometime in November 2014. Why? Because I’ve started…

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How to Travel More Spontaneously

Here at Faraway Lucy you know I’m all for making travel more unique, quirky and spontaneous. It gets you out of your comfort zone (especially when you’re a serial planner like me), and can be a lot more fun and rewarding. It also allows you to be irresponsible whilst you still can – I’m looking at […]

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