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Self-made package holiday: July from £142.10*

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Welcome to the self-made package holiday: July. Yes, yes – I know it’s June. But you have to have a little time to plan! Are you new to travelling independently, or have you been out-savvying the holiday shop for as long as you can remember? Either way, we thought we’d take on some of the hard work for you, and …

Sophie GackowskiSelf-made package holiday: July from £142.10*
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At home for the holidays: A different side to St Andrews

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  No travel writer wants to pass up the chance to travel and write, and so it is that I type this left-handed (my choice; not HomeAway’s!), having become too acquainted with my local hospital last week. But don’t worry – this isn’t about the touristic qualities of the NHS; there are none. Could I have chosen a better place …

Sophie GackowskiAt home for the holidays: A different side to St Andrews

Now’s the time to visit Keukenhof Gardens

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Keukenhof: “the most beautiful spring gardens in the world”. I can’t say I’ve visited all of the globe’s botanical attractions, but I do know that these are some pretty special flowerbeds. Keukenhof is one of the most colourful, fragrant and welcoming places I’ve ever visited, and for that reason, I’ll go with the nickname. I’d heard of them, of course; Buzzfeed-like bucket …

Sophie GackowskiNow’s the time to visit Keukenhof Gardens

Kent: rural beauty on the edge of the city

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Yes, South East England’s home to our crazy, smoky capital – but let’s forget about that for a few minutes. Transport yourself just an hour or so outside (or just a few minutes away from your work desk or kitchen table…) and come with me to what is arguably the loveliest home county: Kent. The White Cliffs of Dover, pummelled …

Sophie GackowskiKent: rural beauty on the edge of the city

Dartmoor: prime Devonshire paradise

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Fancy a little slice of Devonshire’s prime paradise? I know I do – and once you’ve stepped foot in Dartmoor National Park, having sampled even a fraction of its myriad attractions, you’ll be surprised you hadn’t come sooner. The beauty of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the rich heritage it harbours are all somewhat of a given; …

Sophie GackowskiDartmoor: prime Devonshire paradise