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Modena
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Art, architecture and aperitivo: celebrating Emilia Romagna’s smaller cities

Bologna might be the capital of Emilia Romagna, but the regions smaller cities are worth a day trip or longer: Discover Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Rimini and more.
Emilia Romagna Food
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Welcome to Emilia Romagna, the home of food

It's a bold claim, but I'm going to call it. Emilia Romagna may just be the home of food, certainly in Italy. Enjoy these top 13 food expeirences!
Cuenca Spain
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48 Hours in Cuenca, Spain: More than a Madrid day trip

The beautiful UNESCO world heritage city of Cuenca in Spain is only a short day trip from Madrid, but here is why you should come for an overnight stay.
Hanging Houses of Cuenca
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Things to do in Cuenca, Spain: a hidden gem full of treasures

From the beautiful walled city of Cuenca to stunning karst mountain landscapes, don't make the mistake of missing out on any of these things to do in Cuenca.
Dresden Christmas Markets
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Discovering the Dresden Christmas markets and Saxony festivities

If you really want to experience the Christmas magic, Dresden and the region of Saxony is the perfect sized present you might now know you need.
Ferrara
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Cycling the ancient cobbled streets of Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara is a real gem in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. From the castle to the cathedral, these cobbled streets are perfect to cycle through history.
Lake Como in Lombardy with the colourful village reflecting in the ocean
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A long weekend in Lombardy: Lake Como and Milan

A long weekend in Lake Como and Milan offers you the perfect taste of both sides of Lombardy, city life and lakes and mountains.
Food weekend in edinburgh
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A foodie weekend in Edinburgh: Top treats and attractions

Edinburgh has been transforming itself into a culinary capital for years now and a foodie weekend in Edinburgh of indulgent treats and fresh seasonal produce has never been better.
Vipava-Valley
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Vipava Valley: Slovenia’s sustainable, scrumptious and story-full secret

Slovenia is one of my favourite countries and the Vipava Valley region, with rolling hills, vineyard and incredible food is a must visit.
One of the San Marino towers at sunset
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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?
Edinburgh Festivals
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Edinburgh in August: Five festivals, countless awesome experiences

With five different festivals in August, Edinburgh is transformed into the festival city. Here is the low down on the Edinburgh Festivals in August and what not to miss!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the eleven festivals in Edinburgh
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an August Festivals Spectacle

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an amazing spectacle set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and one of the best things to see during August in Edinburgh, here are some reasons why.
Sunrise Erfurt Thuringia
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A photo tour through the cultural heart of Germany: Thuringia and Saxony

The Thuringia and Saxony regions of Germany make up the cultural heart of Germany, a region famed for classical art and architecture but complimented by contemporary culture too.
Houses in Erfurt Thuringia
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Finding hidden gems in Thuringia: Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha

In Thuringia, part of the cultural heart of Germany, there is plenty of hidden gems to discover in cute cities such as Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha.
Views from Buonconsiglio Castle
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A weekend in Trento: the perfect Italy city break

The city of Trento in Northern Italy is the perfect size Italy city break thanks to its managable size to explore on foot, old-town and imposing nature.
Loch Awe
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Must Visit Places on a Scotland Road Trip

When it comes to incredible green landscapes, historic ruins, friendly locals and some damn good whisky, nothing really compares to Scotland. Take a road trip through the northern gem of the UK and don't miss these ten outstanding places.
Sunrise at Lake Caldonazzo
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Escape to the lakes of Valsugana, Italy’s water sport heaven

When looking for things to do in Trentino, a weekend in Valsugana of watersports at Lake Levivo and Lake Caldonazzo coupled with mountain hikes is a dream.
Edinburgh Festivals Photo Guide
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20 Photos that prove Edinburgh is the worlds Festival City!

Billing yourself as 'The Worlds Festival City' might be a big claim to live up to, but with only the Olympics and World Cup selling more tickets than Edinburgh Festivals they do just that. A quick guide to the August festivals in the Scottish capital.
Dresden by night
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Classic, Contemporary and Culinary Creativity: A long weekend in Dresden, Leipzig and Saxony

A great citybreak, Dresden is crammed with Barouqe architecture and culinary creativity that can be combined with Saxony National Park and Leipzig.
Princess Cruises
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Cruising Scandinavia, St Petersburg and the Baltic Sea with Princess Cruises

What was cruising going to be like? Would I love it or hate it? Was it going to feel like a vacation or an adventure? Here is how my 11 day Scandinavia, St Petersburg and Baltic Sea cruise went down...
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Two perfect days in St Petersburg, Russia; Cruise Itinerary without a visa

Visiting St Petersburg or Russia in general can be a bit of a hassle with visa paperwork and costs, but if you arrive by cruise ship and book an excursion you can avoid this. Here is how I spent a perfect two days exploring St Petersburg with Princess Cruises.