If you don’t, why are you even self-employed?

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I’m gazing out the window at the glorious sunshine. The temperature is cool, the sky blue and the weather perfect for a run. I look at the time. It’s 4 pm. Ugh, another hour and a half to go. I can’t focus on what I’m doing because all I can…


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The 21st century is a fabulous time to be alive (ignoring the pandemic, that is). You can order whatever you want, whenever you want it and it’ll be on your doorstep or in your downloads folder with the click of a finger. …


I’m not the only one micro-planning foreign transport options, right?

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I went to Copenhagen a few years ago for my first solo trip abroad and my god, did I research the city’s transport to the nth degree. Before I left the UK, I knew exactly where the metro station was in the airport, the ticket I had to buy to…


As it turns out, you’re allowed to give up whenever you fancy

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It’s been three years since I quit drinking, something I never thought I would do.

It wasn’t so much as a battle or even much of a struggle at all in the end; it was a decision that I made, that I was completely in charge of.

An expectation

I grew up…


App-based travel is set to get a whole lot simpler

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This isn’t another article on how Covid-19 has changed the world. Both you and I need a break from that. However, this country has discovered that it can upturn its traditional way of functioning and make sweeping changes in an extraordinarily short amount of time. …


Explore different cuisines this holiday season

December and early January are times for traditions but the holiday season is also perfect for experimenting with new recipes. We all grow up with the festive recipes in our families and cultures but it’s fascinating to look outside those tried-and-tested favourites to find even more glory.

The festive period…


You’re only pouring petrol on an otherwise manageable fire

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Alcohol has long been sold to us as something to help us relax, make evenings more fun and kick off the weekend. …


Reassessing the way we buy food and choosing budget-friendly options

You might opt for the cheaper products in the supermarket but have you ever stopped to really think about how you spend on food? Have you ever thought that perhaps ‘cheap’ doesn’t always mean ‘cost-effective’ or even ‘responsible’?

The reset brought on by Covid-19

Global history has been marred by recessions but nothing in memory comes…


The key is in the question: who are you running for?

I don’t know about you, but I find winter running simultaneously the most enjoyable and the hardest. Running in the cold isn’t the hard part though. The hard part is motivating yourself to get out the door and start.

When I’m cold (which I almost always am working at home)…


Could regenerating the earth’s topsoil reverse climate change?

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It’s easy to spend an awful lot of our lives with our heads buried in the sand. We think that everything is, broadly, fine. The news rains down tales of disaster and woe but we get fatigued — sure, bad stuff happens, what’s new?

Most of us have experienced the…

Kitiara Pascoe

Travel and Outdoor Writer | Journalist | Author of In Bed with the Atlantic (Fernhurst, 2018) | New book pub’d by Quarto coming 2021 | kitiarapascoe.com

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