Sticks and the City

An Insider's Guide To UK Travel

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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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Newark Castle

Finding Things to Do in Your Hometown

Going back to the place where you grew up often brings up a lot of nostalgia; you may have moved on from the place, and perhaps cut all your ties with it. However, there is something comforting about walking the familiar streets and hearing the sounds of the place. I grew up in the market […]

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Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness

Why I Want To Visit Scotland

Next month I am driving up to Scotland for a week-long holiday, and I am so excited to explore more of this beautiful country. The last time I went was around ten years ago; I visited St Andrews, with a few hours in Edinburgh. This time I have planned a whole day in Edinburgh and […]

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The Highlights of North Devon

I have lived in North Devon for a year and a half now, and I can easily say I have fallen in love with this part of the UK. The landscape is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend coming here for a holiday, and these are what […]

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