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20th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

A cosy Cotswold stay at The Lygon Arms, Broadway

One thing that drew me to The Lygon Arms, Broadway, was the hotel’s rich and colourful past. Dating back to the 1300s, the hotel has played host to prominent historical figures including Oliver Cromwell, who stayed at the hotel before the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Originally named ‘The White House,’ The Lygon Arms, was, for centuries, a coaching inn that regularly welcomed members of the royal family, from Charles I to Prince Philip, and hosted celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and...

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30th October 2020 by Twins that Travel

Things to do in Rye, Sussex: A beautiful weekend away

Despite being diminutive in size, there are a (surprising) number of things to do in Rye, East Sussex. I first visited this corner of southeast England a few years ago; enticed by stories of sparsely populated coastlines, mysterious marshes and medieval boltholes. A place shrouded in swirling sea mists, where smugglers, crooks and ghouls once gathered, there was – I thought – something beautifully bewitching about this mysterious, briny outpost....

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23rd September 2020 by Twins that Travel

A road trip to Cornwall: A week long itinerary

My eyes fixed to the TV screen, I watched as Boris Johnson announced that UK travel was back on. Throwing open my laptop – the Prime Minister’s comments fading into the background – I frantically booked a road trip to Cornwall. After many months of lockdown, leaving the house just once a day for the same walk around the same park, I was pretty much salivating at the thought of escaping the concrete paradise of Milton Keynes. Within an hour of the government’s announcement, I’d...

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29th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

Villa Maroc: A slice of rustic luxury in Essaouira

During our search for the best accommodation in Essaouira, we definitely had a particular style of hotel in mind. We were looking for a traditional riad with sea views, cosy corners and whitewashed rooms; a chic and rustic retreat in Africa’s Windy City. We imagined that after five days of running our TTT Tour through Marrakech and the Agafay Desert, we’d be keen to flop somewhere with a good book and glass of wine....

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9th April 2020 by Twins that Travel

Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco – Africa’s Windy City

In March 2019 we launched our first TTT Tour. It was an unforgettable adventure that saw us take a group of intrepid female travellers to the dusty and intoxicating city of Marrakech, before finding blissful silence in the desert camp, La Pause. It was a vibrant, memorable and beautiful trip, and one that left us keen to explore more of Morocco’s eclectic towns and cities. Filled with ideas of how we might extend our original tour, we arrived home and quickly began researching alternative...

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3rd May 2020 by Twins that Travel

How to spend a weekend in San Francisco

After a week exploring the leafy Pacific Northwest, it was time for the final leg of our trip: a weekend in San Francisco. I’ll admit: I felt a little guilty that we’d left so little time to explore this complex and veritable rainbow of a city. In fact, I’d been so fixated on the idea of exploring Seattle and Portland – dreams of hipster coffee spots and dark forests filling my mind – that when it came to planning our own PNW road trip, San Francisco had been a bit of an after...

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5th February 2020 by Twins that Travel

10 cheap & affordable things to do in Seattle

There’s no escaping it: as beautiful, nature-filled and outdoorsy as Seattle might be, this is a city that comes with a price tag. A rather hefty one. With average budgets (for a three day trip) coming in at $500 per person, the high cost of the city’s ticketed attractions, its restaurants and its cool rooftop bars quickly add up. This is certainly something we experienced when we visited the city during our own road trip from Seattle to San Francisco. In fact, out of all the spots we...

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28th January 2020 by Twins that Travel

5 Days in Lapland with Inghams

Fly just three hours north – over the lights of Stockholm and Helsinki – and you’ll find yourself passing over a frontier. Far beneath you, surrounded by snow-burdened boreal forests and icy blue waters, lies Finland’s Arctic Circle: the roof of the world. A precise 66°33′46.3″ north of the equator, this imaginary circle marks our planet’s most northerly point. However, far more than just a geographical boundary – crossing here means passing into another world entirely....

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28th January 2020 by Twins that Travel

The best hotels in Saariselkä, Finland

Planning a trip to Finnish Lapland can be an exciting, yet slightly overwhelming, experience. A wild, wintery wilderness featuring more reindeer than people, our first concern was whether hotels even existed in this remote region. With premonitions of (our own) poorly made igloos and icy log cabins, we made the assumption that accommodation here might be – at best – basic. Thankfully, we were proven wrong entirely....

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17th January 2020 by Twins that Travel

A weekend in Totnes, Devon

I’d heard rumours about Totnes during our last visit to Dartmoor. Sat inside the warm ceramics studio belonging to Penny Simpson – enveloped by the wilds of Dartmoor’s rolling hills – we’d asked for suggestions for places to visit during our stay. Outside of afternoon hikes and making our way through a pile of books, what else should we do? “I rarely get off the Moor”, Tash, Penny’s apprentice had admitted, “but when I do, I normally head to Totnes”. Noticing that I’d...

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26th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

Visting Prague at Christmas: A Winter Guide

Visiting Prague at Christmas has been a dream of mine since I read the book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Set amongst the city’s wintery streets, this magical story follows the tale of Karou, an art student who lives between Prague’s historic lanes and a monster’s workshop (filled, incidentally, with teeth and bones). The book, filled with lyrical descriptions of Prague and its gothic spires, not only had me captivated – but determined to visit the city during the winter....

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13th January 2020 by Twins that Travel

Visiting Prague at Christmas: A winter guide

Visiting Prague at Christmas has been a dream of mine since I read the book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Set amongst the city’s wintery streets, this magical story follows the tale of Karou, an art student who lives between Prague’s historic lanes and a monster’s workshop (filled, incidentally, with teeth and bones). The book, filled with lyrical descriptions of Prague and its gothic spires, not only had me captivated – but determined to visit the city during the winter....