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Algarve travel: a practical guide to eating, sleeping, and getting around

  Portugal’s Algarve is one of the country's easiest, most accessible places to travel around. Tourism has been here for decades (in some ...

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AirBnB advice: how to be the best guest ever

  In the last five years, AirBnB has taken the travel world by storm and opened up local homes across the globe. Over this time, an etiquette ...

7 of the most beautiful Portugal wine hotels

  For decades, wine has been one of the top reasons travellers choose to visit Portugal. Hundreds of vineyards are spread across this ...

Évora hotels: Imani Country House review

  Our car rumbled along the dirt road approaching Imani Country House. When they say country, they really mean it; this hotel might be just ...

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Alentejo Hiking: Taking on Portugal’s Serra D’Ossa

Author: Emma Higgins // November 29th 2016   From my feet the landscape plunges downwards then settles into flat plains. Around five miles ...

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A foodie travel guide to urban exploration

If you're serious about smorgasbords or gaga for gastronomy, this foodie travel guide is an essential for your next city break. We take you through ...

Ireland Travel: A Weekend in Belfast and Co. Antrim

  Belfast and County Antrim have for decades be high on the list for travellers in Northern Ireland. The country’s capital has suffered ...

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Photo journal: Portuguese street artist Vhils

  In the last two decades street art has become a common form of urban expression. There are over 22 million photos on Instagram tagged with ...

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Portugal itinerary: a weekend in Évora in the Alentejo

November 16th 2016   Located 85 miles east of Lisbon, in the heart of Portugal's rustic Alentejo region, Évora is a one-of-a-kind city. ...

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13 UK Winter Staycation Ideas

November 13th 2016   Go with the flow this winter with these thirteen UK winter staycation ideas, from getting out and braving the cold to ...

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Alentejo hotels: Ecorkhotel Suites and Spa

  We arrive at Ecorkhotel to the gentle clanking of bells. The peaceful sound is coming from the necks of grazing livestock in the next field ...

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How to improve your city photography

  City and street photography is among the most captivating in the world. It offers us a glimpse into city life across the planet, and how ...

Photo journal: Late summer in Silves, Portugal

  Summer is coming to a close in the Algarve. It lingered for a while after the August rush, giving us blue skies and warm nights through ...

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A guide to the best markets in the Algarve

On any given day of the week, there are markets held in towns across the Algarve. From the region's best fishmongers to fruit and veg sellers, ...

7 tips to help you start housesitting

  Housesitting is one of the single best ways to travel for free. You get to stay in different places across the globe, in often beautiful ...

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Algarve vineyards: Wine tasting at Quinta do Francês

Author: Emma Higgins  //  October 17th 2016   A rain shower has just passed over the hills in the Algarve. I smell the fresh, damp earth ...

Photo Journal: Ambling around Alvor boardwalks and lagoons

  The quiet village of Alvor sits on the south coast of Portugal, not far from busy Portimão. The main attraction here is a strip of sandy ...

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Travel health: how to stay in peak condition on the road

  Travel health is its own unique subject, with its own set of rules. Everyday health has everything it needs right at our fingertips. Our ...

6 advantages of travelling in winter

  Travelling in winter may seem counter-intuitive. No basking in the sunshine, no smell of sun cream lingering in the air, and the thought of ...

Photo Journal: Cliff fishing in the western Algarve

  On most days during the warmer months, out on the western shores of the Algarve, tiny figures are dotted across the clifftops. In their ...

9 best restaurants in Lagos, Portugal

  We're parked up in Portugal for the next year researching for the upcoming issue of our travel journal, and the town of Lagos is a stone's ...

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7 Practical Ways to Beat the Post-Travel Blues

  Come back from an incredible adventure and feeling down? Kick the post-travel blues to the curb with these seven tips that tackle travel ...

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Photo Journal: Street scenes of Loulé, Portugal

  Loulé is one of the Algarve's inland treasures. A pretty old town, Moorish landmarks, and a quality market make up the town's highlights, ...

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Visiting Olhão, the prettiest town in the eastern Algarve

Author: Emma Higgins  //  September 28th 2016   A sea of rooftops sprawls out before me. Most are white with chipped paint, but I spot a ...

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6 delicious and drool-worthy Portuguese dishes

From southern seafood to scrumptious sweet treats, Portuguese cuisine is rich, diverse, and wildly underrated. These Portuguese dishes are your ...

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6 reasons to visit Scotland in autumn

21st September 2016   For our indie travel journal, A Year in the UK & Ireland, we ventured to Scotland for two months over September ...

5 easy western Algarve walks

  The wild western Algarve boasts a range of landscapes: undulating hills, thick forests, arid plains, and a dramatic coastline. Discover ...

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Alternative Manchester City Guide

  A thriving arts program, a strong student community, pioneering architecture and industry, a vibrant LGBT scene, world-class food and drink ...

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Living abroad: 7 realities to know before you go

  Living abroad can be one of life's most thrilling adventures, and something everyone should consider if possible. Whether you spend a ...

Loulé Market: a glimpse into century-old Portugal

Author: Emma Higgins  //  September 9th 2016   I enter, and the first thing I hear is the thump of a chopping knife. In the ...

Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 10: Expat Life and Taking Your Career Abroad

We're talking about something a bit different for this episode of the Every-Day Explorer Podcast. While almost all our episodes up until now have ...

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Ireland Guide: a Weekend in Wicklow Itinerary

  County Wicklow is famously known as the Garden of Ireland, and it's easy to see why. Characterised by verdant rolling hills, yellow gorse ...

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6 Budget-Friendly Places for Lunch in Porto

  Beautiful Porto is full of great places to eat, but with a busy tourist centre it's hard to find good food at affordable prices. These six ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 9: Get into Photography for Immerisve Travel Experiences

We love taking photos here at GKM. We regularly go on photo walks, we get a thrill out of Instagram, and we care for our cameras as if they were our ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Being a Traveller at Home

  Not everyone can travel the world all the time – in fact, very few of us can. However, that's not to say you can't play being a ...

Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 8: Why You Should Start Cycling Now

There's nothing quite like the freedom of feeling the wind in your hair while riding a bike. Cheaper and greener than a car, and quicker than ...

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Prodigal Sun: Eastbourne in Pictures

Words: Clare Finney  //  Photos: Joseph Fox  //  August 22nd 2016   There’s barely a blade out of place in the manicured gardens. ...

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Portugal Hotel Review: Monte Falperras, Alentejo

Author: Emma Higgins  //  August 18th 2016   During the summer months in Portugal’s Alentejo, it feels like the air doesn’t move. ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 7: How to Rock a City Break

When many of us want to get away for the weekend, we choose to escape on a city break. Spending a couple of days in an exciting new city is one of ...

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8 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Travel Companion

  Finding the perfect travel companion is like finding the holy grail, but when you discover the travel buddy of your dreams you wonder how ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 6: Wild Swimming 101 – take the plunge to widen your world

Wild swimming is nothing new. People have been taking a dip in lakes and rivers across the world for thousands of years. And yet, for most of us it ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 5: Volunteer at Home or Abroad to Discover the World

When you first think of volunteering and travel, pictures of schools or building projects across the world no doubt spring to mind. While these ...

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Lisbon Days Trips: Discover the Setúbal Peninsula

  Around 40km south of central Lisbon a headland protrudes west, out into the Atlantic Ocean. On top of the very end sits a lighthouse, which ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 4: Secret Adventures and How to Find the Outdoors in Big Cities

Today we're joined by Madoc Threipland, a keen traveller from London who founded a company named Secret Adventures. Designed to prove that the thrill ...

5 Ways to Find Outdoor Adventure in Cities

  For the outdoor adventurer, urban spaces can be claustrophobic. We find ourselves craving fresh air, big open landscapes, and the sound of ...

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Hotel Review: Quinta do Miguel, Portugal

Author: Emma Higgins  //  July 20th 2016   I pulled up to Quinta do Miguel with white dust in my trail from the rural tracks I’d been ...

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Introducing the Every-Day Explorer Podcast

  Here at GKM, we’ve always been advocates for slow travel and adventuring on your own doorstep. We maintain a big focus on how to show ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 3: Why ‘Quit Your Job and Go’ is Terrible Travel Advice

Today we're joined by Brenna Holeman, who runs a fantastic travel blog called This Battered Suitcase. The inspiration behind collaborating with ...

Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep. 2: Surrender to the Drift – exploring spaces on foot

In this episode, we're joined by author and filmmaker John Rogers, and we're talking about walking. The large majority of us are blessed with two ...

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Every-Day Explorer Podcast Ep.1: Maximise Your Holiday Time with Daring Destinations

In this episode, we talk about how travelling to unusual, off-beat, and sometimes nerve-wracking destinations is the best use of your few weeks ...

In Praise of Getting Lost (and Not Giving a Damn About It)

Author: Emma Higgins  //  July 12th 2016   When I was eight or nine, I got lost in a hardware store. I was out shopping with my mother ...

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Travel Guide to Ria Formosa Natural Park, Portugal

Author: Emma Higgins  //  July 4th 2016   I begin to wander from the port down to the beach on the other side of the island. There are ...

7 Ways to Manage a Fear of Travel

  We’ve come to a sad time in human history where our fears are played upon on an almost daily basis. Even during a quick scroll through ...

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Porto in Pictures: a City of Contrasts

Author: Emma Higgins  //  June 27th 2016   For most of my walk through the city, my eyes are glued to rooftops. They dart around, eager ...

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Why your travels need a digital detox

Author: Emma Higgins  //  June 16th 2016   Travel has never been easier than it is today. New flight paths are opened up every week, ...

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Cooking Class in Porto: An Evening with Taste Porto

Author: Emma Higgins  //  In collaboration with: Taste Porto  //  June 2nd 2016   As a keen cook, there’s nothing more exciting to ...

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How to Rock a Road Trip

  In 2015, we drove more than 5,000 miles across the British Isles to put together our print journal A Year in the UK & Ireland. Needless ...

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Alternative Porto City Guide

  On first glance, Porto is pretty as a picture. The city centre is full of charming higgledy-piggledy buildings, decorated with ornate tiles ...

How to be a mindful traveller

  Travel and mindfulness go hand in hand. When we're experiencing new places, our minds are exposed to new sights, sounds and smell, so we're ...

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London: Lido Swim and Campfire with Secret Adventures

Author: Emma Higgins  //  May 4th 2016   Against the black night sky, the water of London Fields lido glowed a luminous blue-white. ...