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Welcome to a cornucopia of personally-selected weekend break inspiration! Discover the best weekends from around the web right here – chosen by me – PLUS round-ups of some super-sweet short breaks you’ve just got to try. Ps: If you have any extra suggestions or ideas, or you’d like to feature in this section, drop me a line at: hellotravelcandy@gmail.com.

Gin bliss at London’s Gin Hotel: The Distillery 5 days ago

Gin bliss at London’s Gin Hotel: The Distillery

Free may be the most powerful word in the English language, but gin comes a close second. At least in my lexicon. For those of you who know me well, …
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Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea in Bath 7 months ago

Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea in Bath

The Great British institution of afternoon tea has gone through a renaissance of late. Classic as the tradition may be, the ‘high tea’ execution of today is more inventive and more adventurous than ever.

Not …
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The greatest autumn weekend breaks in the UK 10 months ago

The greatest autumn weekend breaks in the UK

You may think that New England has the monopoly on autumn greatness thanks to its legendary show-stopping foliage, but it doesn’t. Good old Blighty has many autumn charms to fall …
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Weekend Picks: Lisbon, Athens and Split 1 year ago

Weekend Picks: Lisbon, Athens and Split

Spring. It’s trying. The daffs are out. The sun is warm, ish. No wonder you’re thinking of escaping for a weekend. So pack a bag and hit the road, weekend jetsetter.


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Weekend Picks: Canterbury, Bath, Dublin 1 year ago

Weekend Picks: Canterbury, Bath, Dublin

Soaring cathedrals, handsome churches, vats of guinness and 200 different types of gin. They’re just some of the gems that make-up this week’s scoop of Weekend Picks – taken from the …
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Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel 1 year ago

Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel

THE GORING, London –  Ok, Kate Middleton; I can see what the appeal is.

Class, poise, and enough ravishing Edwardian elegance to make Downton Abbey look positively hum-drum, The Goring Hotel in …
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Weekend Picks: Rome, Florence and Genoa 1 year ago

Weekend Picks: Rome, Florence and Genoa

If you’ve been to Italy then you already know. If you haven’t, then I envy you.

Because you’ve yet to experience that first dalliance with Italy. The one that penetrates to …
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Weekend Picks: Budapest, Prague and Brussels 1 year ago

Weekend Picks: Budapest, Prague and Brussels

Hello. It’s me, Claire.

I’d like to introduce you to a BRAND NEW Travel Candy feature that’ll be a regular visitor to this blog to take your weekend travels to new eye-popping horizons.


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