Travel

Africa, Vegas, La La Land and beyond - My Bucket List - #TransunLights

Most of my travel passion is derived from jealousy of other people's travel photos on social media, especially family members who are as adventurous as we are, oh, and my love of nice weather and adventure of course. Having made seperate 'grown up adventures' and 'family adventures' bucket lists both the size of the Thames and growing, this is becoming quite an expensive thing to complete, as soon as we tick one off, we add another but at least we are never bored.

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Dreaming of Namibia

After meeting with the Namibian Tourist Board recently in Soho, London, I have had my head in the clouds dreaming of a place I had never heard much about before. I have done nothing but talk about random facts I learnt about this amazing country and about the fact that is naturally growing in popularity with tourists from around the world because of it's rural beauty and wildlife.

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London - Discovering New Places, Pall Mall

Whilst walking from Leicester Square to Buckingham Palace I took the 'just walk in that direction and see where it takes you' approach. By doing so I came to some awesome places between Pall Mall, a regularly discussed area when playing Monopoly but one in which may be missed if you follow the typical tourist route and Queens Walk in Green Park. It is however in the Marco Polo Guide and so I could look up some of the places I was coming across and work out where I was. Turning down a few side streets and admiring the beauty of the architecture, I'm a bit of a building geek, I came across some beautiful little restaurants and shops in which I never knew existed but will be visiting and revisiting soon enough.

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London - Buckingham Palace, Parks and Gardens...

Obviously a trip to London can't be done without a trip to see the Queen. Buckingham Palace is a whirlwind of tourists and monuments to be seen but it's also surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks, which you can walk around or just sit in and take in those beautiful views of the palace whilst daydreaming about what it would be like to be Kate... just me? OK then.

The palace is one of those places where the fun never stops. You may think you have seen it all when you have seen the changing g of the guards (every day at 11am) but you in fact have seen nothing yet.

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London - Finding Your Way with Marco Polo

One of the best things about London is that if you don't have a specific ETA or destination it doesn't really matter which way you turn as you'll always find something to look at, photograph and fall in love with. You will always find a way of getting back to where you started as there is always a tube, bus or taxi somewhere close by. It really is the best place to get lost.

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London - Leicester Square & Trafalgar Square

Just up the road from Soho and walking distance to Oxford Street you have the beautiful Leicester Square (when it's not full of workmen doing it up). Famous for all sorts of fabulousness this famous square is home to some of the countries most famous Cinemas and restaurants in the world. With many a film premiere happening in the square itself it is often donned with red carpets and glittering celebs.

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5 Random Facts About Reading, Berkshire

My life in Reading is very small, I stay in the same areas and know what I know about the place and never really look beyond the obvious. This upsets me, so last November I decided that I would do a post a month about where I live and research the place a bit more.  Education is key to a happy life and I want to learn more about my own backyard. So here are 5 facts I learnt about Reading this month... apologies, they are a bit random.

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11 Things To Do In Reading, UK This Christmas

Now that the lights have been switched on officially with a bang by the Oracle and The Broad Street Mall, my home town of Reading can now officially say it is in Christmas mode. With one of the largest displays of Christmas street lights in the South of England the lights alone are a reason to visit Reading town centre this year but what else can you do whilst you are here...

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Dinton Pastures - The Best Place in Reading for Puddle Jumping this Winter

Today we took #LeonardTheDog out for a long awaited trip to his favourite place, Dinton Pastures. Dinton Pastures Country Park was opened to the public in 1979 and was previously farmland. After 14 years of gravel extractation surrounding the original High Chimneys farm building, now the Dragonfly Café, today the Park is enjoyed by several hundred thousand visitors annually and is a haven for wildlife.

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