ABOUT ME

The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

480 minutes on Tobago’s Pigeon Point Beach, Caribbean

480 minutes on Tobago’s Pigeon Point Beach, Caribbean

We had exactly 480 minutes on Tabogo’s famour Pigeon Point Beach – here’s how to maximise every second!

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480 minutes on Tobago’s Pigeon Point Beach, Caribbean

We had exactly 480 minutes on Tabogo’s famour Pigeon Point Beach – here’s how to maximise every second!

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Guide to lock down takeaways to Tysoe, Warwickshire

Guide to lock down takeaways to Tysoe, Warwickshire

This is my continually updated guide to local pubs and restaurants offering lock down takeaways near Tysoe in Warwickshire.

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Guide to lock down takeaways to Tysoe, Warwickshire
One day in Belém Brazil

One day in Belém Brazil

Here’s an itinerary for one day in Belém, Brazil – part of a cruise onboard the Viking Sea. Plus Latin’s America’s largest streetfood market.

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Disneyland Paris at Xmas – a 4-day itinerary

Disneyland Paris at Xmas – a 4-day itinerary

It’s a running joke that Tom married into a Friend family curse – when it came to holidays we were rather doomed.  In 2017, the year we got married, we were due to go on…

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Two days in Manaus – the Amazon, Brazil

Two days in Manaus – the Amazon, Brazil

Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon basin, was not a place I ever thought I’d visit, simply for its remoteness. It’s 1000 miles inland from the mouth of the river and it is the furthest you can go along the river in a cruise ship. Its existence can be explained in one word and that is rubber.

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The Theatre Chipping Norton’s Jeeves & Wooster

The Theatre Chipping Norton’s Jeeves & Wooster

#AD We were invited to the press night for Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense which is currently showing at Chipping Norton’s Theatre until 15th February 2020.

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The Theatre Chipping Norton’s Jeeves & Wooster

#AD We were invited to the press night for Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense which is currently showing at Chipping Norton’s Theatre until 15th February 2020.

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