Manchester’s Northern Quarter: the best tea and cake in town

Manchester on a weekend can be a little overwhelming as crowds of people descend upon the Arndale Centre and Market Street intent upon shopping until they drop. A gentle stroll or stress-free mooch around the city feels impossible amongst the crush of the main retail areas, and as such, I nearly always avoid visiting the…

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7 Things to do on a City Break in Paris

Stepping off the Eurostar and onto the platform at the cavernous terminalĀ of the Gard du Nord in Paris is exhilarating. Somehow, the human body knows it is Paris, one of the most exciting, cultured and romantic cities in the world. The veins tingle as adrenaline flows freely, preparing you for an extended weekend of sightseeing…

Arctic Art

As I stepped off a plane and onto the icy ground of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland last week, the freezing air tickled my lungs, and immediately set to work at nipping the ends of my fingers. Despite this, I was thrilled to be in one of the snowiest destinations on the planet. Rovaniemi is the…