Sparky Sees the World

Emma Sparks

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Welcome to Sparky Sees the World! I'm Emma Sparks, a London-based travel editor and writer with an incurable case of itchy feet. This is where I document my latest adventures and share travel tips and advice.

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Two days in Tallinn: exploring Estonia's capital

Two days in Tallinn: exploring Estonia's capital

Wondering what to do with 48 hours in Tallinn? Prepare to walk, gawp, eat, repeat. Here are my recommendations for the perfect weekend in Estonia’s capital.

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The next big trip is nigh...

The next big trip is nigh...

Six years ago I set off on my first round-the-world solo trip. It changed my life, leading to a career at Lonely Planet and an unwavering love of travel. Upon my return, I promised myself that it wouldn't be my last long-term jaunt...

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Five 'first times' to have in the Maldives

Five 'first times' to have in the Maldives

Travel's not about tallying up countries. I had no goal to reach 30 before 30, but it just so happened that I did... in the Maldives. What a place to hit the milestone! While I may have done my fair share of travelling (albeit only...

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Popular posts

Top tips for nervous first-time scuba divers

Top tips for nervous first-time scuba divers

Scuba diving doesn’t appeal to everyone. For some, the prospect of experiencing an underwater world of Nemos and colourful coral just doesn’t quite quell the paralysing, self-shattering fear of meeting one’s end in the murky depths.

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48 hours in Copenhagen

48 hours in Copenhagen

I recently treated myself to a city break and I'm so glad I chose to explore Denmark's capital. As well as being the epitome of Nordic cool, the city was safe, walkable and quiet - quite the respite from London's frantic streets.

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Budapest's thermal baths: a beginner's guide

Budapest's thermal baths: a beginner's guide

The process of visiting Budapest’s thermal baths can seem baffling, until you’ve experienced them – and even then they can confound. But never fear. There's a reason they call me SPArky. Here’s the lowdown on testing those waters...

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