A new look for Aer Lingus

Earlier today, Ireland's national carrier, Aer Lingus, launched its new aircraft livery. It's the first time the image has been updated in over twenty years . And for an airline which has basically owned the colour green, it's quite a departure. The new look will mean aircraft will be mostly white, with a strip of ...

2019: Prepping for a year of travel!

As I approach the end of one year, it's the perfect time to look ahead and see what 2019 has in store for me. The short answer is: lots more travel! Between my various work trips and holidays, 2019 will be spent on the move, but nearly always to places I love visiting. So far, ...

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Sitges bound

Keeping travel costs low is basically all about planning ahead. So we've been looking at our return to Sitges for Pride in 2019 and, as soon as some flight deals came up, we pounced! We had such a fun time in Sitges at Pride this year that we were determined to go back, but also ...

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Oh the glamour of business travel

I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to catch a flight to Dublin. I'm working here until Thursday night. And from the get go, it's been a bit of a trial... I had completed 99% of my packing before going to sleep last night, working religiously off my packing list. But when ...

Suffering beach withdrawal?

I had another beach dream last night, indicating to me (a psychologist) that I need a beach holiday ASAP. Because that's how science works and I have single-handedly unraveled the mystery of dream interpretation.   Seriously, though - it was vivid. And super enjoyable. As usual, I was on a beach I thought I recognised, ...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Another Monday, another business trip. I'm leaving for Belfast in about 15 minutes (via a couple of meetings in London), staying just one night, so I can speak at a conference. In the scale of things, this is barely a trip. One night away and I'm not even leaving the country (arguments over a Northern ...

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I’m on the beach

It's one of those damp, grey and chilly Sunday afternoons where my mind wanders to travels past - and future. I dreamt last night that I was back on the beach in Sitges. It was another beautiful summer's day and I was just wandering down the shoreline, ankle-deep in the water. The sun was incredibly ...

Sleeping to Scotland…again

Back in July, I enjoyed my second ever sleeper train journey from London to Edinburgh. I was well overdue a visit to my mum, who lives in Dunfermline, and opted to get the train up and a flight back down. Why? Because I just love long-distance travel by train. The first time I did it, ...

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Booking a mileage run…to Tokyo!

In just 66 days, I'll be flying off on my next holiday to Japan. But unlike previous visits, I'll be taking quite a circuitous route to get there... Yes, it's another mileage run. I need the BA miles to keep my Gold status, so the idea here is to book a series of flights to ...

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Feeling rough, on the move.

I'll be blunt - it hasn't been the easiest of weeks. After picking up some kind of virus late last week, I've spent this weekly mostly sweating, coughing, groaning, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry for myself. This was made all the worse because of my schedule. I had to fly to Bucharest on Wednesday ...

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