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Adventures that don’t require a long-haul flight

I am lucky enough to work in an office just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, which is currently being taken over by Christmas. Winter Wonderland descends on the park every year, trampling down the otherwise pristine grass with helter-skelters, rollercoasters, Bavarian bars and food stalls. It’s a completely different experience in the day compared to the evening, so I decided to do both and tell you all about it.

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I have struggled time and time again with this question. For those who are lucky enough to travel via chauffeured car and always tip the bell boy well in their fancy hotels, this isn’t likely to be an issue. Though for the majority of 20-somethings who like to visit multiple cities and countries in one trip, myself included, this isn’t a reality. Instead, we have to tackle getting on and off many different modes of transport, and hauling all of our stuff around with us.

For years I was convinced that the classic suitcase was always the best option, despite the logistical concerns it raised. On my trip interrailing around Europe this summer, though, I decided to give the humble backpack a go. But did it manage to sway me?

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Travelling is my passion. It’s why I get out of bed in the morning, slave away at work until 6pm, and put every spare penny I own into a metaphorical travel piggybank. While others save up for make-up, gig tickets, designer clothes or gourmet meals, I live carefully and then blow all my savings on an amazing trip once per year.

There’s just one problem, though.

Have you heard of a little place called Walt Disney World? Well, it kind of owns my heart. ‘Obsession’ isn’t quite strong enough to describe the love I have it. So far, it’s my favourite place in the world.

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