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Are you planning to drive while on holiday for the first time? If you are, then there’s a few things to think about before you hire your first car, scooter or bike abroad.  Keep reading for 10 tips for car hire abroad for the first time. 1. Remember to take your driving licence The first …

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When I decided to spend my time in Kalabaka, I chose to stay at Hotel Alexiou, Meteora.   Located in the main town centre, the hotel is open all year and is in the perfect spot for trips to visit the heart of Meteora and it’s monasteries.   Rooms and lodgings Alexiou has 27 rooms in total — a …

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A spa located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea.  The perfect way to spend a morning is at the beautiful Therma Spa Agia Paraskevi, Loutra Halkidiki. Therma Spa Agia Paraskevi On Halkidiki’s second leg, Kassandra, you’ll find the Therma Spa Agia Paraskevi.   It’s a great place to visit to help …

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The town of Bruges is lovely and draws many people to its peaceful cobbled streets and beautiful canals. If you’re already planning a visit there and with neighbouring Ghent so close by, why not just combine them both! You have to be organised and keep to time so you can make all your train connections, …

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If you’re looking for somewhere not far from the beach, but close to enough to the shops and bars, then spending a week at Kokkos Brothers in Kallithea, Halkidiki, is a good choice.   You’ll be made to feel at home by the owners. Apartments for rent Located in the town of Kallithea, Kokkos Brothers Apartments …

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Most of 2020 has been pretty surreal due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Three quarters of the year has almost gone, and as things were beginning to creep back to normal, I had another trip to Greece planned. This wouldn’t be a “normal” trip.  There would be so many things to think about this time and …

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Spilt is quite easy to get around and you can see quite a few things in a short space of time.  If you’re already planning your itinerary for an upcoming trip or looking to visit in the future, here’s 10 things to see and do in Split, Croatia. Contents 1.  Explore Diocletian’s Palace  2.  Look down from the Vestibule Terrace 3. Stop at …

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If spring and summer has passed you by for one reason or another and you decide to take a holiday later on in the year, visiting Croatia is the perfect choice.  In September and early October it’s still pretty warm and it some cases, can be quite hot.  If you’re planning a break to the Dalmatian …

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Despite not being able to go away on my solo travels right now, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I’ve been taking a look at some of the places I’ve visited.  It was hard to narrow it down, but I want to share 5 of my most memorable solo travel trips with you. In no …

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Vibrant and bustling, Portugal’s capital will keep you busy whether you’re in the city for a day, a long weekend or more.  To help you plan some of your time there, here are 10 things to do while in Lisbon, Portugal. 1. Take in the views at one of Lisbon’s Miradouros Looking down on the …

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If you’re looking for ways to spend your evening while in the city, here are 5 bars in Lisbon you should chill out in. 1. Sky Bar 1 of 5 bars in Lisbon As the name suggests, Sky Bar can make you feel like you’re sky high. Outside Tivoli Hotel for Sky Bar On the …

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Whether you can get away later this year or are spending time planning further ahead, Lisbon makes for a great destination.  While there, getting a look over the rooftops and skyline of the city is a must. Here are 5 amazing Miradouros to visit for the best views in Lisbon, Portugal. Contents Miradouro de São …

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It’s already it’s been quite a year!   Travel in 2020 and Coronavirus will become something we’ve never seen in our lifetime… A step back I’ve been a bit busy the last few months.  I haven’t had the chance to write my travel in 2020 post on the places I planned to visit this year …

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From ground level, buildings in London’s city tower above you.  Get above it all and take in London’s skyline. Here are 4 places to see amazing views in and around the London Bridge area. 1. The Monument Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666, The Monument has 311 steps which will take …

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Referred to as the “pearl of the Adriatic”, there’s quite a bit to do in Dubrovnik especially if you have the time. If you’re planning a visit, here’s 15 things to see and do in and around Dubrovnik.  Take a day trip to Šipan island As the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and with the …

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If you’re staying in Hvar why not try some of the beaches along the south side of the island.  Apart from having natural beauty and tranquility in mind, you need to be prepared for a little walk too. Sound good to you?  Well, keep on reading as I tell you about three beautiful beaches you …

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For those of you planning to travel to Thessaloniki soon, here are 7 cool things to see and do in Thessaloniki if you’re travelling solo.

After finally deciding on which leg of Halkidiki to visit (Sithonia in the end), I finally narrowed down where I’d stay while there. I ended up having a wonderful stay at Egeon Studios in Neos Marmaras. Feeling at home in in Egeon Studios Even though I’d seen the pictures when booking, the room was more …

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Did you know Salzburg was only an hour and 45 minutes away from Munich?  If you’re in Munich for a few days, why not plan a day to visit this city steeped in musical history.  Read on for how to get to Salzburg from Munich in a day.   Tickets to Salzburg To get you …

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Hotel Voramar The peach coloured, 3-storey property that’s about a 10 minute drive from La Savina port on Avinida Miramor, is Hotel Voramar.   I want to tell you what to expect staying at Hotel Voramar, Formentera Location The hotel is at the centre of Es Puljols, one of the main resorts on the island …

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Whether you’re visiting in a day or you have more time to spend in each city, here’s 11 cool things to see and do in Bruges and Ghent.  Contents Climb the Historium Tower (Bruges) Extra large waffles at Lizzie’s Take a horse and cart ride (Bruges) Go on a canal boat trip (Ghent/Bruges) Try some …

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I’d booked flights to Croatia back in February and finally my trip was edging closer! It was nearly time to chill out in Croatia. It was another country on my solo travel bucket list that I was excited to visit, and although I’d booked it in advance, I had a very good idea of what …

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Which Greek islands should I visit?  This is probably the first of many questions you’ll ask when you think about an island hopping trip in Greece. Deciding which of its islands to visit, like the Cyclades islands, can actually be a hard choice. The more you start to look into them, the harder it will be …

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When you first see Meteora you’ll wonder how you’ll get around its vast landscape. There may only be one, but the Meteora Bus will get you to where you need to go! So, to give you an idea of getting around Meteora by bus, read on!   The Meteora Bus and it’s route The Meteora …

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What comes to mind when I say Greece?  Is it the turquoise-blue sea, sandy beaches or ancient ruins like Acropolis or Delphi? Maybe it’s sunsets in Santorini or those white churches with blue domes that you think of. Whatever it may be, I’m going to share my time visiting Meteora and its monasteries as I …

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Beautiful Sithonia is the second leg of Halkidiki’s (Chalkidiki) three peninsulas. Kassandra is the first and Athos the third. With more than 60 beaches dotted around Sithonia’s coastline, you’ll seriously be spoilt for choice! Follow me as I hop between 5 of the best beaches in Sithonia to help you decide. I started my journey …

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Getting from the airport to Munich city centre is pretty easy and you have a few options to get you there. Inside Munich Airport By train and metro (S-Bahn and U-Bahn) There’s actually no direct connection between Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport and the Munich Metro. The most common way to get to the …

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After hearing the name Meteora on one of my previous trips to Greece and then seeing pictures of this place, I knew I had to visit. Greece – I’m coming back again! Greece – visiting the amazing Meteora What captured my attention was the amazing rock formations. When I looked at pictures, the rocks looked …

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When you decide to go on your first solo trip there’s already a lot to think about. Once the planning is out the way, for a moment (or few) you’ll wonder if you made the right choice to go solo. If you’re still unsure of your adventure alone, here’s my advice on how to make …

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