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Shawn Mayer does Nashville
City

My hangouts: Nashville

By On November 11, 2013

Nashville singer Shawn Mayer reveals her picks from Music City… The Building ‘By far my FAVORITE place to hang out is ‘The Building’  in East Nashville. It is full of art, paintings,… Read More

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Pouting in Paris

By On October 30, 2013

Determined to make the most of a mini-break to Paris I thought I’d chosen carefully in booking Hotel Beaumarchais, the self-styled ‘cheapest three star funky hotel in the Maradais district,’ after I’d… Read More

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Get your Nashville on in Music City

By On September 28, 2013

If you’re glued to the heartbreak, cryin’ and drinkin’ on TV series Nashville you’ll love following in Rayna and Juliette’s footsteps in Music City. Here’s where to go ya’ll… Party like a… Read More

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Australia

Sydney: Chow down & drink up

By On September 16, 2013

Opera House Bar Nothing says Sydney like a balmy summer’s evening sipping a glass of wine in front of the pearly white Opera House and looking out across the water to the… Read More

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Barbados

Barbados: On a budget

By On July 9, 2013

Ah Barbados, home to white sandy beaches, tropical greenery and relaxed island vibes. Here’s how to be a Caribbean Queen on a pauper’s budget… Travel off-peak Accommodation prices and tour operator packages… Read More

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Barbados

Life’s a carnival in Barbados

By On July 1, 2013

Standing in the middle of a carnival procession tugging self-consciously at figure hugging hot pants I wondered what on earth I’d got myself into. Here I was in the midst of the… Read More

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Australia

A wine-tasting jaunt to the Hunter Valley

By On March 13, 2013

Just two-and-a-half hours drive from Sydney you’ll find the fantastic Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest vineyard region where vines were first planted back in 1831. The region is home to more than 150… Read More

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A frugalista guide to Venice

By On March 3, 2013

Venice is undoubtedly pretty special at any time of the year and when I arrived in torrential rain on a cold February morning it certainly didn’t detract from the beauty of the… Read More