Travel

I’ve written about consumer issues, days out and holidays, and hotel reviews, for titles including Coast, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own, Hearst Magazines’ Allaboutyou.com (where I was travel editor for seven years), Goodhousekeeping.co.uk and Prima.co.uk. In May 2018 I became a contributor to Need to Know Club, a subscriber website of travel recommendations from experienced travel writers.
Click on a link for the web page or PDF.

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Need to Know Club

See all of my travel reviews for this subscription website, from Mauritian street food in Southampton to the peak of the world’s steepest island…

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Is your driving licence out of date? | Saga

You’ll know that your passport needs to be renewed every 10 years – it’s easy to see that you can’t use your passport after its expiry date. But did you know that your driving licence also has an expiry date?

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Shrub sensations | The Lady

Rhododendrons first hit their popularity peak in Victorian times, when plant hunters brought them back from far-flung places to Kew, and started a trend…

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7 things to do in… Chicago | Woman’s Own

Chicago is second to none for museums, street art, its wonderful waterside location – and that skyscraper skyline. Its centre is surprisingly walkable and easy to find your way around…

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Chicago: it’s a wonderful town! | Vegan Living

Chicago, on Lake Michigan, isn’t just famous for mobsters, blues clubs and being particularly windy. It has a well-deserved foodie reputation too, and with an estimated six per cent – over 19 million – of the US population now vegan, it’s easy to eat out…

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Enliven your life: go moho | The Lady

Many of us dream of owning one, and more of us are making that investment: 2017 sales hit record levels. You can buy a second-hand motorhome from around £20,000…

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Kew Palace | The Lady

It may be a little less than palatial, but this charming red-brick edifice in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens offers a fascinating insight into the lives of its former anointed inhabitants…

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Winter at Wisley | The Lady

In the dead of winter, when your own patch is likely to be ‘resting’ and not looking its best, it’s inspiring to visit a garden that comes into its own on a cold, crisp day, sparkling with frost…

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Tidal islands | Britain (from Britain magazine, for US market)

Every day, twice a day, lots of tiny islands around the British coastline become accessible by foot. Here are some that are worth making the crossing for; just remember to check the tide tables…

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Why driving too slowly is dangerous | Saga

Driving too fast can obviously be dangerous, and it’s important to remember that speed limits are not targets, but safe maximums. And, of course, you need to modify your speed in accordance with road and weather conditions…

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Where to see Santa | Woman’s Own

Get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Mr and Mrs Christmas and their team of elves and reindeer…

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Best places to drink tea in London | Londonist

These are the best tea bars, tea rooms and cafes in London in which to enjoy a mighty fine cup of tea. Whether your taste for tea is heritage or hipster, a decent brew is always just around the corner in the capital…

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Family-friendly pubs in south London | Londonist

The best pubs south of the river where you and the kids can spend a happy hour or two…

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10 spots for autumn colour | Woman’s Own

You needn’t cross the Atlantic to take in this natural spectacle – the UK puts on a great seasonal show too…

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Family-friendly pubs in north London | Londonist

Here’s our guide to north London’s best family-friendly pubs, to help you plan some family time…

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London’s best afternoon teas for kids | Londonist

Bite-sized delicacies, crustless sarnies, finger food and sweet treats; and all on a child-friendly timetable. There are loads of reasons afternoon tea really suits children: why not treat your youngsters to one of these top offerings in London?

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London for less | Woman’s Own

Visiting the capital during the summer holidays? Use our budget-conscious guide

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Walks over water | Country Walking

Ratty was right. In The Wind in the Willows he famously says: ‘there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.’ And on these 10 paths, taking a ferry is all part of the adventure…

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 Inspirational India | Woman

As Kate and William follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps, we show you how to tour…

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Boats to stay on | Coast

All the appeal of a life on the ocean wave without any of the hard work – sea views guaranteed!

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Marriott County Hall review | Poolholiday.com

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Handmade holidays | Woman’s Weekly

So many crafts to try, so little time… If that’s how you feel, why not try a creative holiday? Whether you want to build on existing skills, or try a completely new hobby…

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Elusive moose, chasing whales and iceberg beer, in Newfoundland, Canada | Yahoo! Travel

Perth skyline - Pick Perth for a city break, by Adrienne Wyper

From laid-back beaches to cityscape culture: pick Perth | GoodHousekeeping.co.uk

Explore the Perth coast, Swan River and Margaret River - by Adrienne Wyper

What to see and do near Perth | GoodHousekeeping.co.uk

Woman walking through bluebell woods - Wonderful bluebell walks, by Adrienne Wyper

Wonderful bluebell walks | Prima.co.uk

Dogsledding in Finland - Outdoor fun in wintry Finland, by Adrienne Wyper

Outdoor fun in wintry Finland | Allaboutyou.com

Afternoon tea table - Take afternoon tea in London, by Adrienne Wyper

Take afternoon tea in London | Prima.co.uk

Exterior of myhotel Bloomsbury - Hotel review of my hotel Bloomsbury, by Adrienne Wyper

Somewhere to stay: my hotel Bloomsbury, London | Allaboutyou.com

Train arriving in fog - How to claim refunds for train delays, by Adrienne Wyper

How to claim refunds for train delays | Allaboutyou.com

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