A travel state of mind

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WHAT’S A TRAVEL STATE OF MIND?

You know, it’s how you see things when you travel. When the everyday fades away and the world becomes extraordinary again. When you become you again. Explorer, philosopher, bon vivant; braver, bolder and ready for anything. Spontaneous adventure or just one more waffle. Sounds good, non?

So isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?

6 STEPS TO A TRAVEL STATE OF MIND

    • 1- PACK SMALL, LIVE BIG

      Passport in hand, the world at your feet and endless possibilities ahead. That’s where a travel state of mind starts.

      So lighten up a little and get set to go grand.

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    • ASK A LOCAL, NOT YOUR PHONE

      Gemma here or an app, there's just no competition when it comes to local knowledge.

      So swap your screen for a cheery “hello” and discover some of the city’s secret spots.

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    • LUNCH LONGER

      Whether you're diving into a big plate of fish and chips or savouring every crumb of a delicate cupcake, take time to ponder life’s big questions.

      Like “why are we here?” and “how many is too many cups of tea?”.

      Where to: lunch longer

      Stop for a bite and stay until the sun goes down.

    • BRING BACK MORE THAN JUST A TAN

      Some English tea and Scottish shortbread, or new friends and renewed vim and vigour, the best souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes.

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    • LOOK UP

      Gargoyles and stained glass, blue sky and sunshine or oh look, Big Ben.

      Change your point of view and get a whole new perspective. Just look out for lamp posts.

      Start looking up

      There’s more to see than you think, you just have to look for it.

    • SAY YES AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS

      Yup, yeah, sure, why not? However you say it, travel makes you think positively, take the plunge and embrace the extraordinaire.

      So go go go…

      Yes, yes, yes!

      However you say it and wherever you are, this one little word can take you far.

DESTINATION INSPIRATION

Rediscover your travel state of mind in London

By asking locals for tips, vloggers Aurela & David got a close-up with the household cavalry at Horse Guards Parade and hit Chinatown for a stroll, before meeting some unusual locals at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and discovering street food treats and unusual souvenirs in Camden.

Ignoring the rule ‘don't play with your food’, they then hit Inamo to check out the interactive tables, and of course the cocktails and sushi. Sunday lunch was fish and chips at Borough Market before a walk on Hampstead Heath to clear the cobwebs.