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Hampton Court Castle and Gardens Top 25 Things to Do in Herefordshire

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…

On The Waterfront Exeter Restaurants

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…

Skydive Taupo. 10 Awesome Things To Do In North Island New Zealand. Places to visit in North Island New Zealand. What to See in North Island New Zealand. Travel Blog. Tours. Itinerary. Skyjump Auckland. Sky Tower. Waiheke Island. Hobbiton. Skydiving over Lake Taupo. Geothermal activity. OGO zorbing Rotorua. Maori cultural experience. Jet boat Huka Falls. Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Glowworms Waitomo Caves. Wellington. Click through to read more...

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…

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…

Massey University National Expedition and Internship Review Study Abroad New Zealand

Massey University National Expedition and Internship Review

If you didn’t already know that I spent this summer studying and working in New Zealand, where have you been?! I had the absolute best two months of my life and I don’t think anything will ever top my experience. I am a very lucky lady indeed. So what course did I do and where did I study? Well, my dear reader, this summer I took…

Glamping in a Suffolk Woodland at West Stow Pods. West Stow. Culford. Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. Cambridge. Cambridgeshire. Anglo Saxon Village and Lakes. Mega Pod. Quirky, unique accommodation. Click through to read more...

Glamping in a Suffolk Woodland at West Stow Pods

If you’re a long-term reader of the ol’ Faraway Lucy, you’ll be well aware of my love for glamping. From staying in a safari tent on a beach to a wagon in the countryside, I’d say I’ve covered some pretty decent ground when it comes to quirky accommodation. I think my dream is to become a certified glamping extraordinaire (which makes…

A Weekend in Pembrokeshire: Camping on the Coast. 48 Hours in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Camping weekend at Rhosson Campsite. Pembrokeshire travel guide. Pembrokeshire travel blog. Newgale Beach. Porthselau Beach. Freshwater West. Stack Rocks and The Green Bridge of Wales. Tenby. St David's. Click through to read more...

A Weekend in Pembrokeshire: Camping on the Coast

If you’ve read my Five Places I’d Love To Return To post or my Adventurous Weekend in North Wales post, you’d know I’ve wanted to spend more and more time in Wales to make the most of being on the doorstep of this beautiful country. When I returned from my trip to New Zealand, and back to the UK’s heatwave, I knew that one of the first…

How to Spend Three Days in Auckland Travel Blog Guide What to See and Do in Auckland

How to Spend Three Days in Auckland

Whilst Auckland was by no means my favourite place in New Zealand, I definitely think a trip to New Zealand is incomplete without a quick stop off here. Even if that’s only to provide contrast and make you appreciate the natural beauty of the South Island even more! From climbing up volcanoes and jumping off towers, to visiting…

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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