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Only in Norway…some lessons I’ve learned from living up here

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At the time of tapping this out I’d been living here in Trondheim, central Norway for the best part of 14 years. I’ve now been here nearly 20, and decided to revisit this classic post before I write more on this subject. It’s been quite a roller-coaster ride as most of you know, but during […]

26 tips for staying fresh on long-haul flights

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Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc I love flying. It doesn’t matter whether my next trip is a domestic flight lasting under sixty minutes or an eight-hour transatlantic adventure; I still get a buzz when driving to the airport. Nevertheless, longer flights do present a number of challenges and ironically the fact that I […]

6 of the best…day trips from Copenhagen, Denmark

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As we’ve said before, the Danish capital has a wealth of attractions for visitors and it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself looking for more during a long weekend. But if you’re staying longer, have ticked off our list of more unusual sights in Copenhagen, exhausted the Danish craft beer scene (yeah, right!) and explored all the […]

Flight report: Lufthansa A380 New Business Class Frankfurt to Johannesburg

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Image by Lasse Fuss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Introduction You may recall that I redeemed airline points last year when I took my first trip to Southern Africa. The long leg of that trip was on Lufthansa’s A380 monster from Frankfurt to Johannesburg and I enjoyed myself immensely, despite the fact […]

The five stupidest things I’ve done while travelling

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Now this sounds good. You must have been up all night narrowing this list down to five… Hey, not so fast. I may have made my fair share of mistakes in my younger years but I like to think of myself as a pretty savvy Grown-up Traveller these days. Savvy, perhaps. Pretty, no… All of […]

Why Chicago should be the next city you visit in the USA – even if it was also the last

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Before we get into this, Noo Yoikers, I do understand. You find it hard to believe how anyone – and a Limey at that – could rate another city over yours. Don’t get me wrong here; I love the Big Apple as a wealth of articles on this very site will attest. But for my money, the […]

6 of the best…breakfast joints in London

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London is bursting at the seams with places to see and things to do, but you still have to eat, right? If you’ve never had a proper English breakfast, then you don’t know what you’re missing – apart from several hundred calories. In the past the humble transport cafe was the place to go for […]