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The Best 1 day London Itinerary

Your 1 Day London Itinerary - Our Must-Sees Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s London residence is only open for ten weeks of the year between July and September but seeing this famous building from the outside is a must on many peoples visit to London. Changing of the...

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Best Things to Do in Conwy, Wales

The fortress town of Conwy in Wales is one of the most beautiful towns in the UK.  It’s a small town tucked in near the estuary of the Conwy river, barely a mile from the North Wales coast and on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.   Its magnificent...

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Best Things to Do in Bologna

Bologna is one of the best cities to visit in Italy. It’s the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, between Venice and the Veneto in the north and Florence and Tuscany to the south.   There are a whole host of things to do in Bologna. As it’s the biggest city of...

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Best areas to stay in London

Where the best area to stay in London may be is ultimately down to you. Choosing the best neighborhood to stay in London can be bewildering, especially if you’re planning your first visit there. It’s a vast, diverse metropolis, and some of the best areas to stay in...

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Your Ultimate 3 Day Venice Itinerary

It’s amazing how much you can see if you’re spending 3 days in Venice.   Many visitors spend a weekend there, which is enough time to cover the best things to do in Venice, and get a flavour of this magical floating city.   Venice in 3 days gives you a chance to...

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The best day trips from Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and also a great base from which you can explore the Veneto region and beyond. I’ve always found it difficult to tear myself away, but there are many compelling day trips from Venice. Some are very easy,...

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Most beautiful landscapes in Europe

Europe has so many beautiful landscapes across its fifty countries that it’s hard to know where to start looking. We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the continent, never ceasing to be amazed by what we’ve seen. Europe has some of the most beautiful places in...

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Most beautiful lakes in Europe

Europe is blessed with some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The Italian lakes are among the most famous lakes in the world, as are the lakes and mountains of Switzerland and Austria. Our guide to the most beautiful lakes in Europe takes you all around the...

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Monsaraz Portugal Photo Essay

Monsaraz Portugal is one of the most beautiful villages we’ve visited in the country, even all of Europe, and we felt it is a worthy subject of our first photo essay.   We visited Monsaraz on a road trip around the Alentejo region of Portugal. It’s a tiny walled...

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Gower Beaches – The Complete Guide

According to many visitor polls, Gower beaches are among the finest to visit – not just in Wales or Britain, but Europe and, indeed the world. There are around twenty Gower peninsula beaches in all, mainly found on the southern and western coasts of this small area to...

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Welsh Islands – The Ultimate Guide

There are over fifty Welsh islands dotted around Wales’ coastline, from tidal islands you can reach on foot to remote rocky outcrops accessible by long boat trips, and from havens of marine and bird life to holy islands that have been the object of pilgrimages since...

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The Ultimate Guide to Ortigia Sicily

Ortigia Sicily  Siracusa, Sicily is one of a handful of places around Europe that can lay a strong claim to once having been the most powerful city in the Western world. And in Siracusa's ancient core, the island of Ortigia, Sicily has one of the most...

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Things to do in Albufeira, Portugal

There are so many things to do in Albufeira, the Algarve's biggest resort and party capital. It's the first major resort to the west of Faro and the main Algarve airport, and it's where the coastal scenery changes to the dramatic cliffs and rock formations of the...

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Our guide to 10 of the best Welsh Castles

There are over 600 castles in Wales, some of which are among the best castles in the world. Most of these are medieval castles, with some constructed later as residences. Welsh castles vary greatly, from humble medieval mottes to Edward I’s Castles in Gwynedd, the...

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Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

Deciding on where the best places to stay in Tuscany are is ultimately down to you. When choosing where to stay in Tuscany, you’ll decide based on what you want to see, what your particular interests are, how much time you have, your budget and whether you’re driving...

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