Today I got an interesting e-mail. Was it a spoof? No – I’d really won a copy of the new Lonely Planet Guide to Devon, Cornwall and the Southwest of England.
To celebrate their new guide, Lonely Planet recently ran a travel tip competition in conjunction with the Guardian Been there website. My tip about the graffiti in Bristol was one of the five they chose, along with some great beaches and walks and where to find a real Cornish Pastie. You can see all the tips here.
I must put in a word for the Guardian Been There site as it’s full of good tips that have been submitted by people who have been to each destination, and unlike many sites you don’t have to wade through all the adverts and hotel stuff to read them.
Click here to find your next destination, then filter on the different categories that interest you like free, food and family (not necessarily in that order). You can also read my piece about the graffiti in Bristol that inspired the tip here. And you can see my photos of my weekend in Cornwall here and read about it here and here.
Tonight I’ll be cracking open a bottle of the best West Country cider – after all, we must celebrate these small successes!