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Amy McPherson
“Not all those who wander are lost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien
“Not all those who wander are lost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien
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The girl on the #train: journey to work and seeing beauty in the everyday.

I read ‘The Girl on the Train’ a few months ago, what a brilliantly written unreliable narrator the protagonist was. And what a great idea, because the train journey to work is something most of us have to go through at some stage in our lifetime and I…

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Why won't you have my postcards? #oldschool #penandpaper

Back in August I made a call out on Facebook for anyone who might be interested in just going back in time and receive postcards from me.     You know, I am a bit disappointed not many people took up the offer! In total I received 12 requests for…

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My thoughts on dinners for one and conversations with myself

I’ve recently gone back to “work” – travelling daily to Southampton for a two months contract to sit out the quiet winter period when my writing work slows down. The train trip is 1.5 hours southward from London, and because I am going against the hamster…

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I have been questioned, time after time, trip after trip, how I pack so lightly. Do I have special lightweight clothing? Do I have secret compartments in my backpack? Is there a magical space at the bottom where things just disappear into without adding…

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How #Dubrovnik opened my eyes to the unsustainable practices of mega cruises. #travel

2017 is supposed to be the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, yet, tourism hasn’t been all that sustainable at all. We saw this first hand on our recent trip to Dubrovnik, on a walking holiday with On Foot Holidays where we stayed…

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Hiking the #Elaphiti Islands, #Croatia

Before my trip to Ireland, I also paid a visit to Dubrovnik and surrounds in Croatia. However due to the tight timing of my trips (with only one week between Croatia and Ireland) with a deadline for the story, I couldn’t tell you about this trip until…

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How I left my heart in #Sligo #Ireland while travelling with @w_ireland #tourismSligo

Well, now that I’ve written my official story I needed to write for In The Know Traveler I thought I’d enlighten you with a more personal account of the trip, written in the style of previous post about lusting over Switzerland and romance with…

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How #travel makes me infatuated with all the possibilities! #travellinglife

I am listening to Westlife on Youtube. What prompted this urge to re-live my late teen’s crush you ask? Well, just been to Sligo, a city north west of Ireland where three of the band member is from. Quite frankly, I am swooned once more! All that I want…

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Are you a #JaneAusten fan? You'll love these places around #England to celebrate all things Jane Austen! #visitEngland

So I went to a girl school in the 90s ok? It was almost mandatory that I must have danced to the tunes of Backstreet Boys (or Take That, East17, 98 Degrees, Westlife…), to rock it out with Bon Jovi, watched Clueless and thought it was the coolest movie…
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