Sticks and the City

An Insider's Guide To UK Travel

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Sun in Scotland

Places to See and Things to Do in 2018

So it’s all about ‘new year, new me’ at the moment but being ill over the New Year I have jumped on the bandwagon a week late. However, I have had time to think about some of my travel goals for the coming year! My main goal is to see more of Britain, and get […]

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Christmas lights

Christmas City Breaks

Everyone is getting into Christmas spirit, with craft fairs, decorating offices and buying friends and family gifts (I am a bit of a Grinch when it comes to the festivities of this time of year). However, the upside is wonderful city breaks to visit fantastic Christmas markets, have a go on fairground rides and enjoy mulled […]

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Map of travel locations

Solo Female Travel Tips

Solo travel is always an adventure, no matter where you are or how you do it, as it brings a new appreciation for the world around you. However, travelling alone does have its dangers, and it is always good to be aware of them. Many women travel solo, myself included, end up fine and enjoy […]

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Sausage and mash

Traditional Food to Try From Around Britain

Despite being a relatively small and compact island, Britain has a lot of wonderful (and maybe not so wonderful) traditional foods people should try when they visit. Being a non-fussy eater (but mushrooms are an absolute no) who is happy to try something at least once, I have tried and enjoyed many of the traditional […]

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Lion at London Zoo

Why We Should Still Go To Zoos

Since I was a child, I have always loved going to the zoo, aquariums and animal parks; seeing animals I will most likely never get to see in the wild. Though I do find it sad to see these amazing creatures in enclosures when they should be in the wild, I realise the importance of […]

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Scenery in Scotland

Highlights of My Trip to Scotland

I have wanted to visit Scotland again since I first went over ten years ago, so I decided to just get on with it, and organise a trip up for a week. I was very lucky to have good, dry weather while I was there, even though I anticipated rain and I immediately fell in […]

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London Eye, an British landmark

Quiz Yourself On Your British Landmark Knowledge

If you have lived in Britain for your whole life, or are only a recent resident of this crazy country, you are sure to have visited at least one famous landmark. London has several; the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to name a few. There are also loads more worth […]

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architecture on a building in Bath

A Day Out In Bath

I recently returned to the city of Bath, the largest in Somerset, close to Bristol. I visited before many years ago with my family and immediately fell in love with the city, one that constantly feels new despite its history and iconic architecture. The city has been attracting visitors for thousands of years, which is […]

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