The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hertfordshire Edition

Category: Travel

Muddying around in Toronto the Good

17 Sep 2016

Toronto might not be top of the list for North American city breaks – I mean, there’s New York just down the coast (well, quite a way down but, y’know), or DC with its museums a bit further down still. And there are West Coast cities like Seattle and Vancouver with the ocean and the mountains. There’s Montreal with its French vibe and nightlife. And then there’s Toronto, with its CN Tower – tallest freestanding structure in the world, doncha know – and … well, and… um…

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Edinburgh: How to Get the Best from the Fest

25 Jul 2016

Ok, I wouldn’t tell just anyone this, but I have never been to the Edinburgh Fringe. I know, right. I like to think of myself as a fairly cultured. cosmopolitan soul, but … well … apparently there’s an Edinburgh-shaped hole in my sense of self. However, Debbie, down in Muddy Sussex, knows all about it — so I’ve been busy picking up tips from here for when I finally make it there for myself. Even if you’re a serious Fringe-ite, I reckon there’s plenty in here for you, too…

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Perfect Stays in Devon and Cornwall? Yes please!

26 May 2016

With half term on the horizon, thoughts are inevitably turning to getting away and having a jolly good break from it all. In her unrelenting search for the perfect hollibobs, Hero over at Muddy Bucks and Oxon has been searching out some of the loveliest places to spend a week or so in this country. Let’s check them out, Herts’ters. There are some absolute beauties…

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Muddy Goes Dutch

13 Apr 2016

Holland?  For a holiday?  Well, yes.  There’s obviously Amsterdam – with all the delights (cultural and, er, otherwise) it has to offer.  But there are lots of other bits, too, that take you off the-straight-into-Schipol-and-straight-out-again track.

Amsterdam is sort of the obvious place to visit – and for good reason.  It’s a beautiful city, with loads to see and do.  The Rijkmuseum was closed for ages for restoration and so on, and consequently is looking at its absolute best right now. 

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