Herm Island – August 2017 from Laura Pritchard on Vimeo. When you think of the Channel Islands, you probably don’t imagine clear turquoise waters and sparkling white sand. But if you’ve watched the video above, you’ll have seen a glimpse of what looks like a tropical paradise on the beautiful island of Herm. Just a short boat ride from St Peter Port in Guernsey, it’s ideal for a day trip or even just an…

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Have you ever been somewhere that’s so special you want to tell everyone about it but at the same time keep it all to yourself? Sark isn’t new to the blog, I wrote about it here, here and here, but on our week long trip there this summer I discovered so much more. I gave away a few locations on Instagram and eventually decided it would be too selfish to keep all the details to myself.…

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of landing in a new country, squinting out of the window at the weather as you approach, the clanking of the metal steps as you get off the plane and the excitement of what’s to come. After a flight from London of less than an hour, I didn’t expect to have that feeling stepping off the plane in Jersey, but it turns out you can take that feeling with…

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I’m a full believer that city escapes are good for the soul. Even though I love city life, there always a point where I just can’t bear crowded trains, hectic shops and busy restaurants. I crave more personal space, less noise and fewer people. Last weekend, I had reached that point. I knew I was getting there when we went to Ham House and I spent the rest of that weekend plotting a proper escape.…

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Over the last few years I’ve been enjoying day trips out of London more and more. After getting my city fix Monday to Friday for almost 7 years now, hopping on a short train somewhere adds a breath of fresh air to the weekend and forces me to take a slower steps and unwind. I’ve had Cambridge on my list for years, it’s only an hour away from London by train so I can’t believe…

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