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6 ways to beat the ‘Blue Monday’ blues

Monday is a typically blue kind of day – kicking off another week of work is enough to make anyone feel down. But there’s one particular Monday that is said to be the bluest of all. ‘Blue Monday’ is the result of a “scientific formula” that predicts the day of the year when everyone’s individual […]

The Artists’ Retreat – 6 Things you Need to Know about the Oslofjord

Two of the most indisputably Norwegian attractions make up the name Oslofjord, and though there are many reasons to visit Norway, ‘Oslo’ and ‘fjord’ are surely two of the best. This expansive water system penetrates 60 miles north from Fredrikstad to Oslo in Norway’s south-east corner and houses a number of other fjords, bays, bights […]

Gem of the Emerald Isle – 5 Reasons to Walk or Cycle in Connemara

The rolling green expanse of Connemara lilts as gently as the soft Irish tones in its name. This region on the west coast of Ireland looks almost otherworldly, but it remains rooted in a rich Gaelic history evident in the various towns and fishing villages dotted around its weather-hardened foundations. The boundaries of Connemara are […]

The UK Petrol and Diesel Ban – Backyard National Treasures in a New Light

It was only seven months ago that the Air Quality Index in London read higher than Beijing for one particular day. It was a cold and windless day in January that provided the perfect conditions for pollutant air to amass in the centre and show Londoners the full extent of what they were living in. […]

The Second Revolution: Cycling and Walking in France after 2040

‘A veritable revolution’ were the words used by French ecology minister Nicolas Hulot at the unveiling of his country’s radical mission to end the sale of petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040. France follows the Netherlands and Norway in their bid to scrap highly polluting vehicles from the road, a move that has inspired the […]

4 tapas-loving towns on the Camino de Santiago

A hike around the valleys, rivers, hamlets and vineyards of northern Spain will work up a serious appetite. The Camino de Santiago is certainly no mean feat, but it is made so much easier by the prevalence of delectable tapas available throughout a route that spans about 500 miles from Navarra to Galicia. The genesis stories […]

8 things you probably didn’t know about Transylvania

If you type ‘is Transylvania…’ into Google, four of the top five searches will be from people who doubt its entire existence. Well, it’s a very real place, and from the looks of these searches, you could definitely class it as one of Eastern Europe’s many hidden gems. This fairytale region straddles the fairly fluid […]

The best of Austria’s lakeside towns

Images of deep blue lakes and sombre green and white mountains are some of the first pop-ups that come to mind when thinking of Austria; along with the phenomenal cultural achievements of its cities and the general relaxed atmosphere of its many small towns. The best places to unwind in Austria tend to be in, […]

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