Nov 27

Hello Baby Love

By Abi King | From The Heart

She’s Here Take a deep breath and release because she’s here. She’s really, really here. After a precarious nine or so months (add up the weeks, there are more months than nine!) she’s here safe and sound. My wonderful, wonderful daughter. Grandaughter. Cousin. Niece. Person in her very own open-eyed, stargazing, tiny-toed right. Travel to […]

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Nov 14

7 of the Best River Cruise Views

By Abi King | Trip Advice

Hopping on a river cruise allows for easy access to some of the world’s best cities, without the need to unpack or queue your way through airport security. But when it comes to just watching the world go buy, a river cruise with a view seems all the better, somehow. Luckily, the world has no […]

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Nov 06

Bregenz and the Dagger in the Lake

By Abi King | Austria

Lakeside Drama, Bregenz With a dagger deep in his chest, he leans back, eyelids closed, a staircase eating into his cheek. Crowds gather beneath to take photos as his hand clasps a slab of writing and the lights of Switzerland come on in the distance. He is this year’s setting for the Bregenz summer festival, […]

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Oct 27

Things To Do in Boston and Beyond

By Abi King | USA

Today’s article on things to do in Boston and beyond comes from travel writer Ella Buchan, currently making her way along the US1 Highway on a trip called #DriveUS1. What started out as a musing on things to do in Boston evolved into a discussion on a subject that first came across my path years ago […]

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Oct 20

The Welsh House: How to Sleep in the Past

By Abi King | Europe

Staying at the Welsh House There’s a cool, white mottled stone where yellow daffodils blow. Amid snowdrops, long grass-flanked bluebells and early morning dew. Thatched roofs, sloping timber and a flame-open fire. A cottage. A home. A history lesson with green field views. And cockles, with ripe cheese, leathered books and inch-thick green-glass. Lovingly Restored […]

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Oct 04

How to Handle Flight Delays

By Abi King | Trip Advice

A Blueprint for Handling Flight Delays Flight delays and cancellations happen to us all. Travel far enough, often enough or just plain unlucky enough and eventually it will happen to you. So, what now? Well, just as there’s not much point crying over spilled milk or middle seats on a long haul flight, so it […]

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Oct 02

Travelling the Bumpy Road

By Abi King | From The Heart

The Only Travel Tip You’ll Ever Need… As I write this now, I have a bump. A big bump. One that wriggles about a bit when I’m lying in bed and that jumps into life with a glass of iced water. I’m also, as it happens, in the middle of replying to a string of […]

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Sep 25

7 of the Best Places to Visit in Africa

By Abi King | Africa

Today’s post comes from a conversation I had on Twitter, when a visit to Namibia, and then Africa at large came up. As it turns out, there are limits to what you can say in 140 characters. So here’s the longer version… Visiting Africa When it comes to talking about Africa, many people still think […]

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Sep 20

Popcorn Cockles: The New Face of Welsh Food

By Abi King | Europe

The New Face of Welsh Food Talk about Welsh food and most people draw a blank, even if they’re from the UK. Hard pressed, they’ll come up with leeks (more an emblem than a dish.) Laverbread (hey, it’s something to do with seaweed!) Or cockles amid the laverbread, harvested from the southern coast around Swansea. […]

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Sep 06

Little Boy and Fat Man in Utah

By Abi King | USA

Wendover, Utah I was dozing in the front seat, the scenery slicking from arid Nevada to salt ‘n’ violet Utah on the journey from Mustang Monument back to Salt Lake City. The early morning sun seemed breathless, as though struggling to keep up with the pace of our speed and my friends and colleagues behind […]

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Sep 04

Croatian Islands and Their Secrets

By Abi King | Europe

Exploring Croatian Islands by Boat There’s a place in the Elaphiti Islands where weather-worn netting clings to a rough sea wall. Under the bright, white sun, the orange bleaches its web against rock, while in the distance, the heave and sigh, the ebb and flow, the unhurried rhythm of the ocean continues to pulse in Mediterranean […]

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Aug 29

The Real Capital of Spain: Toledo

By Abi King | Spain

Toledo, Spain, lies only a short distance from Madrid yet I’d highly recommend heading there for more than a day trip. Here’s why. The Road to Toledo, Spain Truth be told, I wasn’t enjoying the journey. Instead, I was feeling pretty sick. Swerving, albeit at a slumbering pace, around hairpin bends while brimming with not-so-morning morning […]

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Aug 23

A Blast of Encouragement

By Abi King | Inspire Me

What gets you to sit up, to pay attention and to try that little bit harder? What things inspire you? What fires you up and leaves you feeling fitter, stronger and ready to take on the world? I ask you now for a number of reasons. If you’ll allow me to explain… When the going […]

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Aug 16

7 of the Best Spas in the World

By Abi King | Small Luxury Hotels

The Search for the Best Spas in the World There’s something about not being able to have something for a while that makes you long for it all the more. Or at least, that’s what my firing synapses have found. Temporarily banned from spas for medical reasons, my mind and aching limbs keep dreaming about […]

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Jul 31

Sargadelos and the Authentic Side of Spain

By Abi King | Spain

Sargadelos and the Authentic Side of Spain They say to really get to know a place, you need to know its ceramics. Well, alright, perhaps they don’t say that, whoever or whomever “they” may be. But in my experience, local food and handicrafts shine a spotlight on a place’s culture in less time than it […]

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Jul 24

The Tropical Castle in Wales

By Abi King | Europe

What To Do with Aberglasney Now, this may not be an issue that many Americans face, but over in Europe, it’s a serious concern. What to do with the many, many castles, keeps and stately homes whose purpose have fallen from favour? Let them crumble? Rebuild? Restore? Reuse? Remember, whether through commerce (a striking hotel […]

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Jul 21

23 Things Travel During Pregnancy Taught Me

By Abi King | Travel Tips

Travel during pregnancy, like many other motherhood related things, seems to be a topic on which many have an opinion. And many utterly don’t care. It’s a marmite-esque, love hate, panic or plunge affair and I’m ready to enter the fray. I’m new to travel during pregnancy but what I’m not new to is travelling with […]

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Jul 17

Lopud Island: A Taste of Hidden Croatia

By Abi King | Europe

Loving Lopud Luciano Apparuti is a man of passion. And the love of his life, it would seem, is Lopud Island, Croatia. It’s a small place, albeit one of the bigger islands off the coast near Dubrovnik. Surrounded by the Mediterranean waves of the Adriatic, it has no space for cars, no time for traffic. […]

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