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Her Majesty the Queen unveils the plaque celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Trip Notes: Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, today unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the launch of international high speed rail services between the UK and mainland Europe. The unveiling of the plaque preceded the State Visit of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to France from 5 to 7 June at the invitation of the President of France, Françoise Hollande.  As … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Kirsty Bertarelli

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Hey Ocean

Musical Sundays: Islands by Hey Ocean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqzPdEll1Bo I find the lyrics to this  song and the mood it generally evokes in me so fitting to the official end of summer. Happy trails!   … [Read More...]

Manarola, Cinque Terre

My Italian Summer: Part three – The Cinque Terre

Prior to this summer, the Cinque Terre had been on the bucket list of places I must visit in this lifetime for almost a decade. I first saw the Ligurian destination chronicled in a news package on breakfast TV … [Read More...]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

My Italian summer: Part two – Pisa

I'll come right out and say it. There isn't much else to do in Pisa than watch the leaning tower of Pisa and all the people taking pictures of it and next to in various states of imitation. Okay, maybe there's the … [Read More...]

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My Italian summer: Part 1 – Florence

First of all I'd like to apologize for the brief hiatus I took from the blog this summer. A combination of other work commitments and a summer filled with travel are to blame for this! I let that take over so I … [Read More...]

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Manarola, Cinque Terre

My Italian Summer: Part three – The Cinque Terre

Prior to this summer, the Cinque Terre had been on the bucket list of places I must visit in this lifetime for almost a decade. I first saw the Ligurian destination chronicled in a news package on … [Read More...]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

My Italian summer: Part two – Pisa

I'll come right out and say it. There isn't much else to do in Pisa than watch the leaning tower of Pisa and all the people taking pictures of it and next to in various states of imitation. Okay, … [Read More...]

Florence main

My Italian summer: Part 1 – Florence

First of all I'd like to apologize for the brief hiatus I took from the blog this summer. A combination of other work commitments and a summer filled with travel are to blame for this! I let that take … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance London hotel

History: Although it opened three years ago after a painstaking six-year restoration project , the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel boasts a very rich history, having first come into existence in … [Read More...]

Rosewood London

Hotel Review: Rosewood London

History: Occupying an Edwardian Belle Epoque building erected in 1914,  The Rosewood London is both the city's and Europe's only offering by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. It opened in … [Read More...]

The garden terrace at the Ritz Madrid.

Hotel Review: Hotel Ritz By Belmond, Madrid

History When Cesar Ritz was born on the 23rd of February 1859 in the Swiss canton of Valais as the 13th child of poor parents, no one could have imagined the immense class journey the little shepherd … [Read More...]

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