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Valladolid, Spain
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Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino: how to spend a weekend in Valladolid, Spain

Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino; Valladolid, Spain serves up plenty for a relaxing, yet fun, weekend city break.
Reflections of Gijón, Spain
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A guide to Gijón, Spain: Asturias’ beloved beach escape

For a city-cum-beach-break, the Asturian city of Gijón, Spain, ticks all the boxes; from golden sands to roman ruins.
Places near Rome to visit like the small Italian town of Vitorchiano
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15 beautiful villages near Rome and across Lazio, Italy

Discover some of the most beautiful villages near Rome and across the Lazio region, from small Italian town stays to day trips near Rome.
Bedroom balcony views from the Stockinggut Leogang
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Checking in: Stockinggut, Leogang Hotel Review – an almost all-inclusive Austrian Alps experience 

This Stockinggut Leogang Hotel covers the mountain location, food, drink, spa and service of this delightful hotel in the Austrian Alps.
The Asitz Mountain in Saalfelden-Leogang
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Escape to The Asitz Mountain, where art, nature and culture collide in the Austrian Alps

Explore the Asitz Mountain of Austria, where hiking, biking, music and culture collide for a perfect summer destination in the Austrian Alps.
Cuenca Spain
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22 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2022

Forget Paris and Rome for your 2022 Europe trips and discover these incredible 22 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
An outside restaurant in the white streets of Locorotondo Puglia
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Italy off the beaten path: 25 hidden gems in Italy

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Italy. I love getting off the beaten path in Italy with so many colourful and dreamy destinations to explore.
Bosnia Herzegovina
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Holafly, the eSIM for travelling to Europe and avoiding roaming fees

Produced in partnership with HolaFly Sadly, the days of travelling with just a beat-up map and our gut instincts are long gone, and while it's still nice to dabble in some off the beaten path adventures in Europe or further afield, the…
Salamanca as seen from the river at blue hour
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Learn Spanish online: 7 ways to study Spanish without a language school

There are countless reasons you might want to learn Spanish online rather than take classes. For some, it may be a matter of cost; for others, it could be simply wanting to master the basics for an upcoming trip, while many might just want…
The ancient city of Caceres
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Spain off the beaten path: 22 ‘hidden gems’ in Spain to discover in 2022

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Spain to get off the beaten path on your next secret Spain adventure.
Populaer tourist sights like Obidos were basically empty when I visited in June
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Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions 2022

What is travelling in Portugal like in 2021? As a local, I've been on a few trips now and kept up on the Portugal coronavirus news and rules.
Dan Flying Solo
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A quick guide to Palma de Mallorca: Spain’s best island city break?

Where to eat, drink, visit and stay in the capital city of the Balearic Islands: Palma de Mallorca - with day trip suggestions.
Iceland Winter Photography
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Iceland: when to go and how to travel the land of fire and ice

Deciding when to visit Iceland will define how you travel the country. Whether a 4WD road-trip in summer, or a winter expedition tour.
Mallorca
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Mallorca beyond Magaluf: 5 Reasons to visit Mallorca, Spain

For many people, the island of Mallorca conjures up the party-strip of Magaluf, but between the stunning beaches, incredible architecture and mountain hikes, Majorca Islands has plenty more to discover.
Scottish mountains and lake
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Top outdoor adventures in the UK: From ocean hikes to summiting peaks

Getting stuck into a grand adventure in the great outdoors is an easy task in all four corners of the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo
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A Quick Guide to the 11 Edinburgh Festivals in 2022

Edinburgh is the ultimate festival city, hosting 11 different festivals throughout the year. From comedy to science, you are spoilt for choice with all of these incredible events set to the backdrop of one stunning city.
London Eye
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Crimbo in the capital: festivities and Christmas shopping day-trip ideas in London 2021

It's time to make the most of everything London has to offer this festive season, from epic markets to ice rinks!
Lyme Regis
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Unique hideaways and escapes in South West England

Here are just some of my favourite, and not as over-run places to visit in South West England.
Mevagissey Saint Austell Cornwall
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Where to stay in Cornwall: a quick guide to picking the perfect base

Picking the perfect base in Cornwall, whether it be South, West, or North Coast, is super easy - combine one or two to explore with ease.
Lagos
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My favourite Algarve Hidden Gems and Beaches

The Algarve might be known as a sun-kissed British getaway, but there are still plenty of incredible and lesser-visited spots here. From west coast surfing to hilltop castles, throw in a side trip to Lisbon and you have the perfect Europe vacation all year round.