Tessa Watkins

Formerly a local news editor and reporter covering court cases and crime stories, I’m obsessed with all things travel. Often found exploring a new city and seeking out the world’s best beaches, there are a plethora of destinations I remain desperate to discover. Tweet me @tess1977

Instatraveller: the Llama With No Drama (But Lots of Travel!)

We’ve been working on the Instatraveller series for a little while now, but this might just be our favourite so far. A toy llama travels th...
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The Best In-Flight Desserts

So you’ve watched some films, read a few chapters of your book, looked out the window, enjoyed a spot of lunch – now what? You still have several hours to go until you arrive at your destination, and ...
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Instatravellers: Nirvana the Kayaking Dog

 
Everyone loves a sailing dog, right? Well Sergi Basoli certainly does. And this month we’ve been chatting to this pooch-loving Instatraveller about his three-year mission to kayak along the Mediterran...
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Our Most Inspirational Itinerary Videos: REVEALED

Have you ever been sat on your sofa watching TV, when a beautiful shot of paradise flashes up on the screen? Did it inspire you to book that plane ticket or explore some offbeat destination for yourse...
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6 of the Best Hotel Slides

We all have a list of ‘must-haves’ we look for when choosing the perfect hotel – a big comfy bed, a giant pool to float around in, plenty of restaurants to choose from, a great bar. But thrill-seekers...
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Instatravellers: Miami the Travelling Dog

What do people love more than pets on Instagram? Pets who travel and do other things that, usually, only humans do. Enter Miami, the tiny, travelling Italian chihuahua whose passport has so much more ...
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6 Reasons Why Travelling by Train is the Best

For most of us, the journey to our destination is a chore. Whether it be hanging around an airport for hours or embarking on an absurdly long drive; often, it feels like travel does nothing but stand ...
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Where to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

 
It’s time to dig out the sunglasses because summer is officially here. And whether you see it as the longest day of the year, the start of the sunshine season, or simply an excuse for a party, there a...
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Instatravellers: the Lego Travellers

Lego figures travelling the world: surely this is the kind of stuff Instagram was made for? It certainly seems that way for this month's Instatravellers Craig and Lindsey, who's instagram ac...
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How to Tackle Your Fear of Flying

So you’ve made it onto the plane and you’re buckled up and ready to go. Yet your palms are sweating, you feel sick with nerves and you’re struggling to control the urge to grab your bag from the overh...
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The Indian Ocean Compared: Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

As predicaments go, choosing between the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles is a pretty nice one to be faced with. But deciding which I...
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4 Things You Need to Know About Mauritius

Mark Twain once said: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied from Mauritius.” It was easy to see what he was talking about when I stepped off the catamaran and onto the...
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