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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.

Three local Tysoe attractions now open to visit post-lockdown

Three local Tysoe attractions now open to visit post-lockdown

Since lockdown measures have been slightly lifted and more outdoor attractions are opening, we’ve visited a few near to Tysoe to give you the low down.

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Three local Tysoe attractions now open to visit post-lockdown

Since lockdown measures have been slightly lifted and more outdoor attractions are opening, we’ve visited a few near to Tysoe to give you the low down.

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Whale watching in Saint Lucia

Whale watching in Saint Lucia

By the time we got to Saint Lucia, we were really beginning to be worried about having to leave the Viking Sea FOREVER.  Saint Lucia makes day 19 of our 22-day cruise and is exactly…

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Whale watching in Saint Lucia

By the time we got to Saint Lucia, we were really beginning to be worried about having to leave the Viking Sea FOREVER.  Saint Lucia makes day 19 of our 22-day cruise and is exactly…

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Visit a virtual local attraction – the best ones nearest Tysoe

Visit a virtual local attraction – the best ones nearest Tysoe

I’m beginning to miss being a tourist. So I thought I’d try some of the virtual local attractions on offer – makes a change from yet another Netflix box set. Here are my top seven!

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Visit a virtual local attraction – the best ones nearest Tysoe

I’m beginning to miss being a tourist. So I thought I’d try some of the virtual local attractions on offer – makes a change from yet another Netflix box set. Here are my top seven!

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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

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

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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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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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