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A Christmas Weekend in Edinburgh


Edinburgh is just one big fairy tale looking, beautiful, wintery city – and that’s exactly why it’s the best place to head over the Christmas period. You’ve got the mahoooosive Christmas markets to go and grab some food and a hot choc, a load of winding streets to go and explore and wander in and out of the cute gift shops and not to forget…

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Travelling to Australia for the first time


Travelling to Australia for the first time can be daunting. The country is massive and seems so far away from anywhere. It all feels very unfamiliar, but exciting at the same time – Australia is an epic country to visit, there is soooo much to see and do – there really is nothing to worry about. Once you get over that super long flights (which…

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10 Best Places to Eat in Bristol


Bristol is full of places to eat and drink – from independent cafes to swanky cocktail bars to vegan burger bars to waterside eateries – the city has something for pretty much everyone. Having lived in Bristol my whole life, I have a good idea of where’s best to grab a bite to eat . So, I’ve put together a list of some of my…

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Visiting Amsterdam on a Budget


Amsterdam is a super cool place to visit – everyones dress sense is insane and the vibe is so chill and slow considering it’s a popular city. I’m gonna start by saying, Amsterdam central is mega bucks! Its lush, but was wayyy out of my spending limit. If you’re wanting to travel on a budget, you’re going to have to stay a little further out……

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5 Best European Cities for a Winter Break


It’s that time of year again, winter is rolling around and everywhere is getting so god damn cold! Don’t get me wrong, I love the cosiness of winter – snuggling up with a hot cuppa and watching Christmas films as soon as December strikes buuuuut sometimes it all gets a little dreary and a holiday is very much needed… Let’s face it, much of Europe…

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Non Touristy Things to do in Berlin


For a city, Berlin is particularly chilled and really quiet, there seemed to be no one about when I visited – no crowds and no queuing (a big plus). Sometimes, touristy stuff gets a bit repetitive and you feel like you’re not experiencing the ‘real’ vibe of the city. So, whether you’re looking for a lazy afternoon lounging in a local park drinking beer or…

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Koh Tao – Top 5 Things to do


  Koh Tao is the smallest of the three main islands off the east coast of Thailand and it’s alllll about the beaches – omg they’re stunning. Everything on my top 5 list revolves around beach life – if you havn’t noticed yet, I love the beach more than anything else. But it’s very fitting in this case as Koh Tao is an island surrounded…

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Choosing an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai


  Visiting an elephant sanctuary is a very popular bucket list item when travelling Thailand but it is essential that you make 100% sure that the company you choose is legitimately ethical and takes care of the elephants they look after. I took the opportunity to spend the day with these amazing creatures in Chiang Mai – arguably the best place to visit a sanctuary…

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Bottle Beach – The Best Beach on Koh Phangan


Where is it? In the north of the island Koh Phangan, Thailand. Why should I visit? The beach feels like you’re on a deserted island in the middle of the sea – it’s a little hidden gem of paradise…with clear sea, white sand and surrounded by jungle – so cool. Throughout the day people come and go by taxi boat, but other than a couple…

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A Pamper Day at Bath Spa


As I live in Bristol, I visit Bath quite a lot as it’s only a 10 min train ride away. My fave thing to do when I’m there is have a day at the spa. It’s a boujee day out so is ideal as a gift to someone or if you’re celebrating a special occasion buuuuut, if you just feel like treating ya self for…

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My name is Holly, I am 21 and based in Bristol, UK.

Travelling doesn’t have to break the bank, you can travel and experience the world even if you are on a tight budget.

So, welcome to the Channel Sunshine. I am so glad that you have landed here somehow! I hope I inspire you to go and book that trip you’ve been promising yourself…

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