THE SATURDAY CITY: UTRECHT

October 15, 2018

minutes south of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. A fairly large city (population 250,000) with a university whose proximity to Amsterdam makes it a big residential and commercial area, Utrecht was where a friend of mine lived. Having never seen it (and despite his protests that there wasn’t anything to see), I was determined to see Utrecht. My last […]

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UNUSUAL PLACE OF THE MONTH: KUTNA HORA BONE CHURCH

October 15, 2018

Officially known as the Sedlec Ossuary, the Bone Church is a Roman Catholic chapel located in Kutná Hora, a few miles outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. The chapel to as the “the bone church” for a good reason: it contains over 40,000 bones displayed in various piles and arrangements throughout the small chapel. […]

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Why you should tour England in the off-season (and avoid summer)

October 15, 2018

England in summer is like another country. When I lived in London, you could tell the sun was shining even from the underground. People are smiling with a spring in their step, and when you finally come above ground, it feels like another planet. Chatter, laughter, pubs over spilling, park picnic lunches taking over. There […]

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One day in Stockholm Sweden, Cruise Itinerary

October 15, 2018

Stockholm is hands down one of my favourite cities and it was awesome to head back there recently on my Princess Cruise and spend a day exploring it again. If you are planning a longer visit then also check out my weekend in Stockholm without breaking the bank post, or to see what you can explore in one day […]

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Exploring Fraser Island with Unique Fraser

October 15, 2018

‘Hold on, we’re putting the foot down hard’ It was in that moment, as we all flew around the four by four I realised Chris was going to be my kind of tour guide! Usually, I am not much of a tour person but my parents were visiting and had booked this trip. It didn’t […]

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Why learning to Scuba Dive will change your life

October 15, 2018

You’ll never forget the first breath you take underwater; it’s a mix of amazement, adrenaline, fear and doubt. As you plunge into the water, the tanks and gear suddenly seem weightless, you nervously raise your arm above your head and slowly immerse into another world where noise, light and everything around you seems so different […]

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A Quick Guide to the 11 Edinburgh Festivals in 2019

October 15, 2018

Edinburgh is a stunning city and is by far my favourite in the UK. Between its history, the warmth of the Scottish people, the grand architecture and the ever-increasing creative scene it’s a true rival to London for your UK visit. Whilst most people know about Edinburgh Fringe Festival there are actually 11 unique festivals that take […]

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Unusual and unique accommodation in the Algarve: Vast villas, glamping, houseboats and more

October 15, 2018

I’ve been visiting the Algarve since I was a toddler and what once felt like a second home is now my first home, which has allowed me plenty of time to explore both the hidden gems of the Algarveand discover some of its more unusual accommodation along the way. While some of these more unique accommodation […]

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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

October 15, 2018

For such a minuscule country, San Marino provides a fascinating collection of unique facts, outstanding views and an impressive history.  Given its size though, many people opt to take just a day trip to San Marino from one of it’s neighbouring Italian cities and not spend a night or more getting to know it. As the […]

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