Alexandra Cronin (Gregg)

Once a roving local news reporter and now a travel-obsessed writer/sub, I'm head-over-heels for nature, wildlife and the ocean. When I'm not getting up close to animals and sea creatures, I'm seeking out the sets of my favourite TV shows around the world. Follow me @wonderg1rl89.

The Ultimate Way to Explore Thailand in Two Weeks

 
An elephant in Chiang Mai   Thailand may not seem that big on the map – especially when compared to the likes of the USA and Australia – but it’s undoubtedly a cultural behemoth. There’s so much to ...
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Food around the World: What to Eat Where

**WARNING: THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE SEVERE HUNGER** When you go on holiday, chances are you’ll have heard all about your destination’s best dishes. Well, if you think with your stomach (...
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7 Things to Do When it Rains in Vancouver

While Vancouver in the sunshine is utterly glorious, the city has plenty to offer on a rainy day too. So when a deluge hits, don’t just sit there getting soggy; try one of these things to do when it r...
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The Best Ways to See New York City

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I heart New York – I’ve even got one of those tacky mugs and innumerable NYC-themed shot glasses to prove it. This is surprising, because anyone who knows me well will kn...
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9 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

 
When you talk Texas, better-known destinations like Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio will no doubt get a mention before Houston does. Even I admit that, before I went, aside from NASA’s Miss...
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Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco, Game of Thrones

5 of the Best Game of Thrones Locations

After nearly a decade of exploring Westeros and hearing the words “winter is coming”, one of the world’s most successful TV shows, Game of Thrones, has drawn to a close. And for those of you like me w...
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9 Brazilian Foods You Have to Try

 
South America boasts a fusion of flavours so unique that no other continent can quite compete. And within that is its crowning glory: a little country called Brazil – perhaps you’ve heard of it? Home ...
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Deep South Dishes: A Food Diary of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida

When you’re whizzing through four US states in less than a week, it’s fair to say that you’re going to see a lot, and that y...
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Vineyard in New Zealand

Water and Wine: Tasting my Way Around New Zealand's Landscapes

New Zealand is beloved for its Tolkien-esque topography and endless opportunity for adventure, but it’s the water-rich landscapes and maje...
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5 Travel April Fools’ Day Pranks We Wish Were True…

The history behind April Fools’ Day is a bit muddy. Did it stem from the turn of the seasons? Or from the adoption of a new calendar? We may not have the answer, but what we do know for certain is tha...
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12 of the Sunniest Spots in the World

 
Winter, spring summer or fall – no matter the time of year in the UK you can always count on one thing: the unpredictability of the weather. So when you're getting soaked on the way to work, deic...
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Etihad Airways Economy onboard the A380

Behind the Scenes: The Etihad Experience

Flying with Etihad Airways can be a pretty otherworldly experience. From Economy to The Residence, every “guest” (you’re never just a passenger with Etihad) who starts their holiday with the Abu Dhabi...
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