Charlie, Distracted

Charlie, Distracted

The thing that always jumps out at me about Charlie, Distracted is the images. It's a visual feast! Charlie's excellent use of photography really helps to convey a cool travel vibe and puts the reader right into the action. As one of the UK's more intrepid travellers, the blog is particularly useful resource for those looking to go further on a budget.

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21st February 2020

“Have a shot every time someone tells you they know Banksy’, said a particularly sarcastic friend when I told her I was doing a day trip to Bristol on the way to a wedding on Devon. Bristolians are, rightfully so, very proud of their connection...

9th February 2020

You could easily survive four solid days in Lisbon on pastéis de nata and vinho verde – the iconic custard tarts and the sharp ‘green’ wine are everywhere in the Portuguese capital, and are well worth the indulgence. They were the only items I had on my to-eat list when I arrived on a late night flight to spend a long weekend in some much needed sunshine. But Lisbon’s food scene is vibrant yet still traditional at its heart; very much flourishing and I completely...

13th October 2019

Of course you do. A day trip to Sintra from Lisbon is, after all, one of the most well known excursions from the...

4th October 2019

Little Ljubljana, the tiny capital of teeny Slovenia packs a bigger punch than cities triple its size. A full day there...

12th September 2019

Despite some of the world’s most famous chefs coming from our little island, British cuisine seems to get a bit of a...

7th September 2019

I’d passed through Brussels Midi station four times without ever getting any further than one overpriced bar directly outside whilst waiting for a connecting train to other towns in Belgium. The Eurostar is synonymous with a Paris city break and the recent opening of the Amsterdam route now also shares some of that limelight, but in just two hours you can be right in Belgium’s capital. I headed there for a weekend of beer drinking interspersed with some very light...

22nd August 2019

It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the Alcântara neighbourhood of Lisbon. From Stokes Croft in Bristol to the CBD in Christchurch, it’s the artist communities that move...

9th August 2019

There are certain tube stops that as a Londoner, you do your best to avoid, especially at the weekends. Piccadilly...

Updated 27th May 2019

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We...

Updated 28th May 2019

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone...

Updated 24th May 2019

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a fascinating history, beautiful...

Updated 27th September 2019

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or expecting Michelin- star restaurants to be top of my list, but in reality, some of the best food might be classed as ‘junk’. That’s why I loved the Christina Tosi episode of Chef’s Table. She is the unashamed queen of sugar; a woman who champions cakes and cookies over fine patisserie, despite her impeccable training. Her bakery Milk Bar was top of my list...

1st January 2019

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a...

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