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Formentera is absolutely gorgeous, tranquil and full of things to see and do. Being a relatively small island, it’s pretty easy to get around. If you’re staying for a couple of nights, here are 8 things you must see and do in Formentera in 48 hours! 1. Be amazed at Platja de Ses Illetes Stunning!! …

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Formentera is a beautiful island about 30-40 minutes away from Ibiza Town by boat. You’ll find getting to Formentera pretty easy, but it involves two journeys. You’ll need to take a flight and a ferry since the island doesn’t have its own airport. If you’ve never been and want to visit, here’s a rundown on …

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There never seems to be a dull moment right now and that’s exactly how I like it! Wilkommen to Deutschland! A weekend break in away. Pit-stop No sooner had I landed back in the UK after visiting the beautiful island of Formentera (read my post on things to do there), I was once again looking …

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If you enjoy photography you should visit Fotografiska, Stockholm’s Museum of Photography fotografika.se. It was at the top of my to do list. It was founded in 2010 and also has museums in London, New York and Estonia. The photography museum has four major exhibitions and up to 20 minor ones a year. It’s very …

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Views over the city of Florence Overlooking the city of Florence is quite spectacular, especially on a sunny day or clear night. If you’re looking for a few good spots where you can gaze over the sea of terracotta rooftops and the buildings making up its skyline, here are 4 spots to get sky high views over the city of Florence. 1. Giotto’s Bell Tower Not only is seeing …

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Is it time for you to take a trip to visit the beautiful island of Formentera? Have you heard of it?

If you’re in the city and want something a little different to see and do, spend some time metro hopping Stockholm’s underground art gallery! You’ll find some amazing artwork at stations under the city that envelope the walls, ceiling and floors. The work – a mix of sculptures and paintings – is featured across more …

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From meatballs, lingonberries, picked vegetables, fish and sweet and savoury pastries, here are 4 great places to eat out in Stockholm that won’t break your budget. 1. Meatballs for the People Located in Sodermälm, a trendy district in Stockholm, Meatballs for the People is where you should head for a variety of balls and beer. …

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Okay, so I’m writing about another stay at Plus Florence Hostel. You can tell I must really like this place. I’ve stayed in a few hostels now across Europe, but one of my favourites has to be Plus Florence.  If I decide to visit again (very likely) it’ll be the first place I check for accommodation. Its location …

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In the city of Florence you’ll find many things to do that will keep you occupied for a few days. The first time I visited the city there were a few things I didn’t get to do. If you’re only in town for a couple of nights, here are 8 things you must see and …

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Travelling to Europe after Brexit Brexit, Brexit, Brexit! Seems to be all the rage right now yet strangely no one seems to know what’s going on with it. Will we leave and if so, with or without baggage?! One thing that’s clear though, is that nothing is actually clear at all! With no definitive answer …

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When I created my travel bucket list for 2019, I had my first trip in mind already – Budapest. But Budapest wasn’t where I ended up. No, instead I was in Sweden’s snowy capital, Stockholm! It was – like some of my trips have been – a last minute decision based purely on an opportunity to …

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Have you just booked or want to book a trip to Stockholm? If you want somewhere trendy, doesn’t stretch your budget and is close to the shops, attractions and other islands, then a stay at the cool City Backpackers Hostel in Stockholm, may be in order! City Backpackers Hostel With unlimited free pasta for all …

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When I’d originally penned my travel bucket list for 2019, I had a number of places in mind to visit. I wanted to go to Budapest but this time on my own, finally get to Croatia, spend more time in Portugal and Greece, and even find time to squeeze in a few trips closer to …

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You tend to opt for the quickest route when travelling abroad, but there are always other options to consider. I decided to take the coach to Paris instead of flying or going by Eurostar mainly because prices during the UK’s summer bank holiday were more than I wanted to pay. I’d forgotten the number of …

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If travelling solo is something you’ve been thinking of, why not plan your first trip in 2019. Make it your challenge for the year! To help you decide whether it’s right for you, here are 10 reasons why you should travel solo. 1. Independence  No doubt about it, solo travel means you’re completely dependent on …

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Happy New Year everyone! Another year, more travel plans to make. It’s 2019 – let my travel adventures begin!! My 2019 travel hit list So, what’s on my radar? You’ve probably guessed that I’ve already looked at my destinations for the year.  It’s looking good so far! Aiming to visit a minimum of three countries …

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On my travels I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few well-known cities in Italy.  If you’re looking to visit, here are 20 of my favourite photos to inspire you to visit Italy. If you’re looking for things to do while in the city of Rome, have a read of my blog post on 7 …

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What a year 2018 has been! I wanted to take some time to reflect and think about the cool places I’ve been to and some of my favourite experiences. Where am I off to next? Who knows, but for now here’s my year of solo travel in 2018 – the highlights. This year I made …

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If you’re thinking of a city break to Barcelona but need a little push to get you to book, here are 15 scenes to make you want to visit Barcelona, Spain. Click on one of the images below for a closer look. I love Barcelona!  It’s such a beautiful city.  Will you plan a trip …

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Where has 2018 gone?!  Whether you have to use up remaining holiday at work or you just fancy getting away, here are my top 8 European destinations for last-minute winter city break 1. Florence Visiting Florence in the winter months is perfect for a last-minute getaway. Having been there during the summer with temperatures reaching …

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Take a look at 10 perfect places to make you want to visit Paris.   If you’re all about great views, then you should read also my post on the best places to get them in the city. Perfect Paris! Such amazing views of beautiful architecture.  Get planning a trip and if you’re on a …

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With the famous Pena Palace as it’s home, Sintra is a beautiful town you should visit if you’re staying in Lisbon, Estoril or Cascais. Read on as I tell you how you can spend a day in Sintra, Portugal. A bit of planning There are a few ways to get to Sintra depending on where …

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Another trip to Rome!  Even though I’d been before, I was keen to visit again.  One of the main reasons for doing so was the sudden urge I had to photograph some of the most well-known ancient monuments in the city, like the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica.  Both of which I’d captured the first …

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If you’ve packed your day full of activities but need somewhere to chill out with a drink in between navigating the city, here’s a look at 4 cool bars to grab a cocktail in Lisbon. Park Bar Well known for the views it boasts of the sun setting over Lisbon, Park Bar is a pretty …

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Have you been to Copenhagen?  If you’re thinking about heading to this Danish city, take a look at some of my favourite pics from my trip there.  I’ve even included a few from Malmö as you can easily visit there in a day from Copenhagen.  For more information on some of these places, read my …

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If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway not too far from the beach yet easily accessible to some of the well-known attractions, and the buzz of a city, then consider staying at Blue Boutique Hostel & Suites in Estoril, Portugal. A town on the Portuguese Riviera, Estoril is not too far from Lisbon, Sintra and Europe’s …

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If you could see how excited I was that my trip to Portugal (at last) had come, you’d probably think I was being over the top. But I was really looking forward to it! Portugal had been on my bucket list for a little while so I was pleased that 2018 was the year I …

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If you love a good view and want to see the city from a different perspective, here’s where you can get sky high in the city of Paris, France.

Whether you’ve been to Amsterdam before or it’s your first time, sometimes it can be nice to venture out of the city centre. On my weekend trip to the country mostly associated with wooden clogs, windmills and tulips (among other things) I spent a morning in Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam. Zaanse Schans Less than a 20-minute …

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I decided to squeeze in a trip during the August bank holiday, so I checked out a few options. I looked at Norway, Bruges and Stockholm but eventually decided on a weekend break to Paris. My first thought was to fly but it was quite expensive for the budget I had in mind. I looked …

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In my last post – My Copenhagen challenge – I decided to see if I could spend no more than £200 in 3 days. I’d heard how expensive the city could be, so wanted to give it a go. I like a challenge! Just to be clear, I wasn’t only thinking of food or spending …

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Things to do in Copenhagen Taking short breaks here and there can be exciting. However, in most cases, it may mean a limited amount of time to get around all the sights, especially if you’ve not been there before. Copenhagen, although quite compact, has a lot to see and do and there are some cool …

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What are some of the best travel apps? As I do a lot of my travel planning on the go, I tend to use a number of different apps to help me kick things off. There’s so many to choose from and with more appearing all the time, it’s hard to know which will suit …

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Copenhagen Copenhagen is the down-to-earth, vibrant capital city of Denmark. With beautiful canals, grand buildings and palaces scattered throughout – and a smattering of bicycles – it’s a great place to spend a long weekend. But the city’s also known for being quite costly and what may begin as a small break, may end up …

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Just a 10-minute walk from the famous Sagrada Familila Cathedral, Yeah Barcelona hostel is a vibrant place to stay in the Spanish city. Hostel hopes I’d searched a few places but decided to try a hostel again. This time, I’d be staying in a shared dorm room for the first time!  I was only staying …

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Deciding to visit Copenhagen definitely came out of the blue. No sooner had I arrived back from my trip to Amsterdam, did the urge to travel begin to nudge me once again. Hard. In fact, I nearly fell over! Okay, so I didn’t really fall, but you get what I mean. So, what now? My …

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Santorini’s one of the most well-known Greek islands and is visited by many people each year.  If you’ve never been or you’re thinking of going, here’s why you should visit Santorini.   The start of Santorini Thousands of years ago, a volcanic eruption sunk the centre of Santorini island, leaving a Caldera – a flooded …

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When you ask where to visit in Amsterdam a few well known attractions and places get mentioned – Anne Frank House; Rijksmuseum; Rembrandt; Leidseplein; Heineken Experience; Red Light District; Vondelpark or the Van Gogh Museum. If you’re looking to add a few different spots to that list, here are 5 lesser-known things to do and …

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