2018

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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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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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’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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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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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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If you’re looking for a traditional spot to grab a bite to eat after a tiring day, then Da Tonino is somewhere you should visit. Recommended to me by a friend from Italy, this little restaurant is hidden in the old quarter of Rome, and near Piazza Navona. Here’s my review of Da Tonino – …

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Nothing beats staying somewhere that’s close to all the hot spots in a town or city, but sometimes trying to find somewhere that also offers a friendly face too isn’t always easy!  I was lucky enough to come across the bed and breakfast rooms at Alloggio turistico al Colosseo  – located a stone’s throw away from …

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Plus Florence Plus Florence is a hostel part of the Plus Hostel group, with other locations in Berlin, Venice and Rome. Plus Florence is located about a 15-minute walk away from Santa Maria Novella train station. If you’re looking for a really good place to stay that’s close to some of the main attractions, then read …

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