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An Insiders Guide to The Isle of Wight

With the current heatwave that has just happened and school holidays beginning my thoughts turn to our usual August destination - The Isle of Wight. There is so much going on around this beautiful Island it would be hard to fit it all in, so I thought I would just focus on the bits I know best - West Wight. Getting the ferry across from Lymington to Yarmouth, you feel like you are really heading away on holiday and arriving in the picturesque seaside town just confirms this. There are plenty of places to stay in Yarmouth. For a more grown up stay, I would recommend The George www.thegeorge.co.uk. It is a beautiful 17th Century Town house in a fabulous location...

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A Girls Guide to a Paris Weekend

I am on a bit of a travel roll at the moment having just returned from a fantastic weekend in Paris with two great friends. Personally, I think the key to a brilliant girls weekend is organisation, but not too much - there are no adventures to be had if you stick to a rigid plan. I think the balance has to be the right amount of knowing roughly what you want to do, booking a couple of restaurants and a fabulous concierge to complete your trip. I was also lucky to have had some tips from another old friend of mine who used to live in Paris. RL and I had some great times together in our late teens and early twenties....

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