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Glenfinnan Viaduct Scotland train

Scenic Trains in Europe

Train travel brings a chance to sit back and take in the countryside as the miles slide by so why not add one of these fantastic scenic train rides to your next European holiday and explore the world as early travellers did. My love of trains began when I was eleven years old, and my […]

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Exploring Spain’s World Heritage Sites

With so many amazing places to see in Spain determining an itinerary can be a real challenge. We put together this list of 17 of Spain’s World Heritage sites to give you a bit of a starting point. If it makes a UNESCO list, it’s got to have something going for it 🙂 

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How to Spend 3 Days in Granada Spain

Granada oozes Andalusian charm, a huge dose with vibrant, Moorish culture and an artistic hippie vibe. Come see why we think you should spend 3 days in Granada so you can really uncover its secrets. Granada is a cultural and artistic hub with a generous spirit, from the size of the tapas servings that come […]

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evening view of Mosque-Cathedral and Romano Bridge, Cordoba,Spain

What to See in Cordoba Spain

The UNESCO listed town of Cordoba is home to one of the most impressive buildings in Spain, the Mezquita. The city is the perfect size city for a 2-day visit. If you are still in the early stages of organising your visit to Spain check out our guide How to plan a trip to Spain […]

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St Marks Square Rome Italy Vatican City

Italian Itinerary

How to plan your first trip to Italy If you are trying to plan your first visit to Italy our 21-day itinerary is a great starting point. In just 8 easy steps you will have all you need to create the perfect Italian vacation.  On our first visit to Italy, we were lucky enough to […]

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What to do in Venice aka Venice for Beginners

“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is – Venice is better.” Fran Lebowitz

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Naxos Greece Cyclades

We Fell in Love with Naxos Island in Greece

If you are looking for a Greek island escape that offers tradition, beauty, value for money and amazing food then island of Naxos in the Cyclades should be on your list. Why visit Naxos? On our recent 6-week trip to Greece was decided to focus on just one island group, the Cyclades, and choose 3 […]

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The rear view of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is not to be missed, especially in Spring

7 days in Paris – A First Timer’s Guide

I think what made our 7 days in Paris work so well is that I put a lot of time into planning the best way to structure our days. This meant that we could minimise backtracking and not turn up at museums on the days there were closed!  Read on to see what worked for […]

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Rome Forum from Palentine Hill

10 Things to do in Rome on a First Visit

Unless you have a few weeks to spare or are happy to run around at the pace of an Olympic sprinter you are going to need to make a list.

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Planning 5 Days in Rome

Planning a trip to Rome? Need some quick answers? Below are the main questions we had before we visited.

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