Having a look around home

On the list: Hadrian's Wall

My travelling feet have been getting very itchy lately. A full-time job and stretched funds (thank you, London rent prices) mean I’ve been staying put a whole lot more over the last year than I would perhaps choose. I have had a few lovely trips here and there, but while I’m more limited to Saturday and Sunday freedom, I’ve decided to do a little domestic travelling.

On the list: Hadrian's Wall

MSN Travel recently did a slideshow on Britain’s 50 unbeatable sights and I decided to finally do what I’ve always talked about – explore my home country. I’ve seen a few places here and there, but there are far more that I haven’t seen. I’ve taken ideas from this MSN article, but I’m also open to suggestions – so where should I go? I’ll be travelling whenever I can, reporting on what I’ve seen, and generally learning more about this place as I go along.

The UK is a bit of an underdog in the Europe holiday hotspots game if you ask me, so here’s one more person giving it it’s dues. Watch this space.

McPhee was born in London where she lived until age 11 clocking in some early travel experiences around Europe. After that, she was off to the USA with her parents, living in New York, Maryland and Massachusetts. Post university, staying in one place didn’t work, so after a summer back in London, she headed to Thailand to become an English teacher. When she finished teaching she travelled through Laos and Cambodia where she discovered her love for travel writing. In November, 2009, after getting a one way ticket for £10 through STA Travel’s Anniversary celebrations, Marianne headed to Australia where she travelled across the East Coast and at one point found herself living in the Outback. Now that life has returned her to London, she has grabbed the chance to learn more about her home country. See her monthly updates on exploring the UK here, and read more of her musings, including her challenge to run around the world for charity at

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