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How to visit Cacheuta hot springs from Mendoza

How to visit Cacheuta hot springs from Mendoza

Thermal waters + relaxation + mountain backdrop = a recipe for bliss. Here’s how to visit Cacheuta hot springs from Mendoza and what to expect when you get there. There are hot springs near Mendoza – who knew? That was my thought when flicking through my trusty Lonely Planet guidebook. The hot springs at Cacheuta […]

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copper canyon railway tickets - boarding the train at El Fuerte

How to buy Copper Canyon train tickets

Since March 2016, you can no longer buy Primera (first) class tickets on Mexico’s Copper Canyon train – boo! This post gives details on how to buy your Copper Canyon railway tickets before you travel, without having to pay a USD $100 tour operator premium. Andrew and I travelled on the Copper Canyon railway in October 2016, […]

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2016 Yorkshire events - Whitby

The stories behind The Gap Year Edit’s twelve top Instagram pictures of 2016

Yup, it’s that time of year again … where I share the stories behind the scenes from your twelve most-liked 2016 pictures from The Gap Year Edit’s Instagram account. #12. Bamburgh, Northumberland, England I got my feet wet taking this picture in May – the beach at Bamburgh, Northumberland. Miles and miles of sandy wonderfulness, with a medieval […]

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Berlin panorama Victory Tower views photos

Best Berlin view: TV Tower or Victory Tower?

Which towering landmark offers the best Berlin viewpoint experience? I road-tested the Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm) and the Victory Tower (Siegessäule) and rated them on: best workout, best bar, best for being on a budget and best photo opportunities. Here’s what I found out … I love climbing towers. The bring out the big kid […]

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Berlin architecture walk Karl-Marx Allee

What to see on a self-guided Berlin architecture walk

Wow, Berlin’s got a tonne of fantastic buildings! Here’s my self-guided Berlin architecture walk that shows off the city’s eclectic side. There’s a load of glass, brick and render out there … 1. Modern Berlin architecture at the Hauptbahnhof A homage to glass, the multi-storey central train station (Hauptbahnhof) combines style and function and has itself become […]

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The Copper Canyon Mexico: travel plans 2016

Revealed: My travel plans for Summer and Autumn 2016

If “where can I go next?” is normally the first question on your mind the minute you arrive home after a holiday, you’re not alone! After much flight-price-stalking, saving up and work-contract planning; my travel plans for the rest of 2016 are fixed. “Next” is now just around the corner. Can’t wait! First up, it’s Berlin! A […]

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day trip from York - Beningbrough Hall by bike

Day trip from York: Beningbrough Hall by bike

Beningbrough Hall makes a perfect day trip from York by bike. Here’s how to combine gentle exercise with a Georgian mansion, without ending up in a spin. Cycle Route 65 from York to Beningbrough Hall by bike The route from York to Beningbrough Hall forms part of National Cycle Route 65, which means loads of signposts […]

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