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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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10 Awesome Things To Do In North Island New Zealand

From exploring big city sights to journeying into the rolling hills of Middle Earth, North Island New Zealand has something for everyone. As I lived and worked in Wellington for a month, I spent more time on the North Island, despite the South Island attracting more tourists (I mean, have you seen Milford Sound?!). That’s why I want to…

Packing a Suitcase Like a Pro: My Top 10 Packing Tips

Packing a Suitcase Like a Pro: My Top 10 Packing Tips

It’s safe to say I’ve spent a fair portion of my life living from a suitcase, whether that’s going back and forth to and from university, visiting Gaz every month (#LDRproblems), studying abroad, or on weekend trips away. Over this time, I’ve had enough experience to master the art of packing a suitcase. This hopefully makes me the tiniest bit…

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An Introvert’s Guide to Group Travel

When I found out I’d be travelling around New Zealand for two months with a bunch of other students this summer, my first worries were not money, hostel living, homesickness or anything of the sort. My first worries were how the heck am I meant to be surrounded by people 24/7 for two months straight. Now for other people, this may seem baffling. Or perhaps to some, it is a dream…

Staying in Britain's Only Authentic Hobbit Hole at West Stow Pods

Staying in Britain’s Only Authentic Hobbit Hole

Before you start reading this post, I’d recommend heading to Spotify or YouTube and putting on ‘Concerning Hobbits’. It’s how I went into Hobbiton earlier this year and also how I first approached West Stow Pods’ hobbit hole. It’s a good mood setter. Done? Okay, cool. Now welcome to Britain’s own piece of Middle-Earth. Nestled in the side of…

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New Zealand Packing List, What to Pack for Two Months in New Zealand's Winter

What to Pack for Two Months in New Zealand’s Winter

Planning a trip to New Zealand in winter, but not sure what you need to pack? I’ve put together this New Zealand Packing List to help you. Quite like the UK, where you can also experience the infamous “four seasons in one day”, New Zealand’s weather is temperamental all year round. This means you kind of need to pack for any weather…

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