Tag: City Breaks

How to fit a life of travel around a full time job

Travel Tips

How to fit a life of travel around a full time job

The wonderful Sophie Cliff and I joked recently that if there were such a job as “professional city breaker”, we’d really like to interview for it.

It’s not like I don’t love my job. I do. And I have flexible bosses, a generous holiday allowance and a decent enough salary to be able to take trips every now and then. But it doesn’t stop me wondering how I can possibly see all I want to see within the confines of a full time job.

I’m making a pretty good stab of it at the moment, and thought I’d share my top trips for satisfying wanderlust when you have a full time job.

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Brussels in one day – a guide to getting the most out of the city

Belgium

Brussels in one day – a guide to getting the most out of the city

There are many reasons why at times, I wish I didn’t live in London. Proximity to the Eurostar is not one of them. I bloody love the Eurostar, and not just because of the access it gives me to new places to explore. I also love the Eurostar because it is so much fun to ride. Like a bullet through the sea, it’s easy to board (unlike planes), comfortable to travel in (unlike planes) and it had this mystique to people like me who watched it being built.

I digress. Having been to Brussels several times for work and enjoyed what I’d seen, I wanted to explore it as a tourist. With the short journey times and fairly compact city I grabbed my Mum and we set about exploring the Belgian capital in one day.

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A 3 Night Oslo City Break (or how to do a city break in snow)

Norway

A 3 Night Oslo City Break (or how to do a city break in snow)

Picture the scene. I hit upon a genius idea to buy my impossible-to-buy-for husband a city break for Christmas in November 2015. He wins, I win, and we get to go exploring together, creating a lifetime of memories that a selection box and some aftershave just couldn’t compete with. I turn to Skyscanner to check flights for a long weekend in late January and see that flights to Oslo on our dates are just £9.99. That’s right, less than a tenner each, each way for an Oslo city break.

Well, you’d just book it wouldn’t you?

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