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A Traveller’s Tradition (2023 Edition) & Happy New Year!

December 30th, 2023
A Traveller’s Tradition (2023 Edition) & Happy New Year!

Greetings and happy new year from Ubud, Bali!

The thing I like most about New Year’s is the opportunity it gives us to look back and forward. I gave up resolutions a while ago – it started to seem too much like armchair quarterbacking your own life – but what I find works really well for me is looking backwards and forwards at once by thinking about what I learned this past year that I want to bring forward into the next.

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An Overview of Our Europe’s Best Christmas Markets Trip for 2024

December 23rd, 2023
An Overview of Our Europe’s Best Christmas Markets Trip for 2024

Greetings and best of the season from Ubud, Bali!

I hope you’re all tucked away in your slippers, Slanket, or climate of choice with a good book or bingeable series and a snifter of brandy, a mug of hot chocolate and getting the very most out of one of my favourite times of year.

Warm Thoughts On Warm Places

December 16th, 2023
Warm Thoughts On Warm Places

Greetings from Thailand!

Last week, we talked about the joys and pleasures of travelling to wintry spots in the winter. But given that I have chosen to build my home and spend most of my own winter in the very far south of Thailand on a literal tropical island, you may already have guessed that trading in scarves for sandals is also very much in my wheelhouse.

Beware The Wild Haggis, Scourge Of Travellers

December 15th, 2023
Beware The Wild Haggis, Scourge Of Travellers

If you’ve lived in Scotland for a while as I have, it’ll become a familiar sight: seeing a first-time visitor to this part of the world, often identifiable by the shiny newness of their waterproof outdoors gear, talking to an impressively grizzled-looking local about wild haggis.

Thoughts on Winter Travel

December 9th, 2023
Thoughts on Winter Travel

Greetings from Thailand!

One of my favourite things about travel – it’s admittedly a very long list – is how much it gives you to think about when you get home. To reminisce, to ponder, the memory that brings a quiet smile to your lips.

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