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Unmissable Porto – Best Things to Do for a First Time Visit

Porto is an unassuming city, filled with traditional architecture, sophisticated street art and boutique accommodation (including hostels!). For those looking for a romantic weekend away or a slow city break, Porto is ideal on both accounts and has a real…

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Porto Packing Guide – What to Wear in Porto in Winter/Spring

The ultimate dilemma of knowing what to pack is an age-old problem, let alone when you are visiting a sunny destination in winter! When it came to packing for Porto in late winter, I was in a bit of a…

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Fun Day Trip from Lake Maggiore to Switzerland

An adventurous day in Lugano Switzerland, featuring mountain-top roller coasters, cable car views and a splash-spa experience – read about my fun day trip from Lake Maggiore to Switzerland. An Unexpected Day Trip From Lake Maggiore to Switzerland Before my…

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Hokkaido Winter Event: Japan’s Powder Snow & Winter Ski Resorts

Just before Christmas, I ventured down on the train to London after work to St. Pauls to discover more about a destination I had always wanted to visit…Japan. The Hokkaido Winter event, hosted by the Hokkaido Tourist Board, presented an opportunity to learn more about Japan’s best kept secret… Japan…

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Blue Lagoon Vs The Secret Lagoon – Iceland Hot Springs Tips

The Blue Lagoon undeniably has a Marmite effect on tourists. Some love this Instagram hotspot, while others prefer the prices of the more secluded Secret Lagoon. But, why does it have to be The Blue Lagoon Vs The Secret Lagoon? In this post, I will be outlining the pros and…

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Top Tips for Budgeting & Saving Money Visiting Iceland

If hearing about how expensive Iceland is has already left you feeling blue without even stepping into the cold climate, this post is for you. There’s no denying the land of fire and ice can burn a hole in your wallet, but there are plenty of things you can do………………

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Chasing Beautiful Waterfalls & Rainbows in Southern Iceland

Chasing waterfalls & rainbows: 5 beautiful waterfalls in Southern Iceland Exploring Southern Iceland’s Waterfalls is one of the best things to do in Iceland. The beautiful waterfalls are all so unique, each with their own Icelandic folk tales, which only adds to their mystique. In this post I will be……

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Sightseeing the Golden Circle – Best Travel Itinerary for a 4 day Trip to …

Planning a 4-day trip to visit Southern Iceland and want to know what to things see and do? Wondering what attractions are included in the Golden Circle? If you want to see the waterfalls, black sand beach, Kerid Crater and all the other places you have saved for your Iceland………………

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