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Are you heading to the Big Apple for the first time soon?  If you are, then here’s 8 tips for taking the New York City Subway while there. The New York City Subway The New York City Subway consists of more than 400 stations across more than 30 lines.  The network is located across Manhattan, …

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If like me you love a good view from a high vantage point, make sure you check out these 4 places to get sky high views in Manhattan, New York. 1. The Edge  The Edge is one of my favourite viewing platforms in New York.  Located at The Hudson Yards, The Edge is on level 4 of …

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I decided to have a few mini birthday treats and for one of them, do something a little different.  I stayed in a barn with my mum for a mother and daughter travel getaway. Read about how we spent time at Hareley Barn, a long weekend getaway in the UK.  Would you be up for a stay …

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Do you plan to stop by the city of Volos?  It’s the sixth largest city in Greece.  If so, then make sure you have a few things planned to do while there.  Here’s 5 things to see and do in Volos, Greece. 1. Visit Paralia Limnionas If you have or will rent a car while …

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I was ready for my stay on the next leg of my Greek island hopping, solo travel adventure.  My accommodation was booked and I was looking forward to staying there.  Never did I expect to have such a great stay at Angelos Design Suites on the Sporades island of Alonissos.   Angelos Design Suites From …

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Lost in the hills and hidden among olive groves, The Amani 180 Spa nestles.  While on my Greek island hopping, solo trip around the Sporades, I enjoyed the amazing atmosphere at The Amani 180 Spa on Alonissos.Amani The Swahili name for peace is ‘Amani’ and the spa is certainly peaceful.  The concept came about from …

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The Coronavirus pandemic forced the world into a way of living that we’d not experienced before.  After several lockdowns, some travel restrictions started to ease off during summer this year.  Despite travel resuming, it’s not like before at all, as now there’s even more detailed requirements to travel like the NHS COVID Pass.  If you’re …

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The Sporades The Sporades is the group of islands in Greece which I will visit to mark my 5th anniversary of solo travel. I decided not to go back to Santorini — one of the Cyclades islands where my solo travel journey began — as I wanted to see more of Greece. I will keep …

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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 its monasteries. Rooms and lodgings Alexiou has 27 rooms in total — a mix …

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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 you …

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2021 marks my 5th year of solo travel.   Just like you I’m sure, I was hopeful that travel in 2021 would resume to some sort of  normality.  Disappointment followed early on… Many countries across the world ended 2020 with a lockdown and started 2021 with one too.  The possibility of travel during COVID-19 in 2021 …

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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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March, April, May and June of this year were like no other I’ve ever experienced.  I’m sure it was the same for you. The Coronavirus pandemic swept the globe and after weeks of lockdown measures, we are slowly starting to get back to some sort of normality.  With less people travelling and airlines trying their …

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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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