Tips & advice

Useful tips and advice I following my travels from things before you go, when you’re on your way or during your stay!

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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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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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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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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Getting to the airport can sometimes feel like a hassle when there are a few of you. When you finally get there it can still be a bit of a headache with many processes to get through. Solo travel helps ease some of that because there’s only yourself to sort out. The trip to the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Many cities now have travel passes that offer free travel as well as other incentives depending on the type you buy. You’ve probably wondered if you should get a city pass, tourist card, standard travel card or just walk everywhere. I did and bought the Roma Pass. So now you’re thinking about getting around Rome …

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Getting around Italy by train Getting around Italy by train – 5 cities, in 5 nights.     A few of my friends thought this was a very adventurous plan, one of whom is from Italy himself. They wondered if I’d be able to do it. If you read the latest from my travel diary, …

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Next was Florence – the second city on my 5 cities in 5 nights Italian trip. I wasn’t staying far from Florence’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella, which meant I was quite close to the centre. If you’re heading there soon or if the city is on your travel bucket list, here are my …

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Super sunset Watching the sunset in Santorini, Greece has to be one of the main things you need to do if you ever visit this island. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that no trip to Santorini is complete unless take some time to do this! On my first solo holiday to …

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ATV rental in Santorini If you’ve never rented an ATV before (an all-terrain vehicle also known as a quad bike), they’re great for getting around and perfect if you don’t want to hire a car while on Santorini.  It was my first time renting a quad bike, so here are a few things to think …

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I had all the main things sorted and out of the way, so it was time to look at getting to and from the airport while at home and away.   <h4>Getting to the airport while at home </h4> <p>Getting to the airport is now pretty simple but there’s still a few things to consider.  The …

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Finding a place to stay may seem easy at first, but the options you have to choose from can start to make it a little time consuming.  With so many deals available on accommodation, it can be tempting to give things a quick once-over and just hit the ‘buy’ button. Before you do that, give yourself …

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Your first solo holiday You’ve decided to travel solo, so where should you go on your first solo holiday? Before you start throwing ideas around, here are a few things to think about before you make up your mind. Do what feels comfortable If it’s your first time travelling alone, then don’t feel you have …

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