Populaer tourist sights like Obidos were basically empty when I visited in June
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Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions July 2021

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

From vast luxury villas, to house boats, glamping and beachside bungalows, unusual and unique accomodation in the Algarve will complete your Portugal trip.
Dan in Madeira Quinta da Saraiva discount code
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What’s it like visiting Madeira right now? Pretty damn dreamy…

Madeira, an island of Portugal, provides mountains, coast and culture for the perfect winter escape with a UK air bridge & safety precautions.
Porto as seen from the river
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Palatial, palatable Portugal: a long weekend in Porto and the Douro

From sampling Port and cruising along the wine region of the Douro, to enjoying the grand architecture and colourful facades, Porto is the perfect long weekend break!
The traditional thatched houses of Santana, a pointed triangle shaped house with colourful blue and red windows and flowers outside
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40 Photos of Madeira proving it’s a picture perfect destination!

Photos of Madeira will quickly make you fall in love with this dreamy destination, an island of Portugal full of nature!
Views over the harbour in San Sebastian
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Getting back to the Basque Country: San Sebastián and beyond

A weekend break to San Sebastian is the perfect Spanish city-break, but why not stay a week and explore more of the beautiful Basque Country.
Private island Fiji
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Sailing the seven seas: amazing yacht adventures around the world

Exploring the world by yacht is an unforgettable experience, whether it's island hopping through the Pacific, or a live-aboard in Asia.
Cinque Terre Italy Travel Guide
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Why I love Italy – my favourite Italy experiences and places

Italy has become one of my favourite countries, and here are some of my favourite Italy experiences from over the years.
Glenfinnan Scotland
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Nine unusual places to stay in Scotland for an unforgettable trip

The land of lochs and munros, castles and craggy coastlines, there are some fantastic, unique and unusual places to stay in Scotland.
Machu Picchu seen from above
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Unique honeymoon ideas: ten alternative romantic escapes

Looking to make your romantic escape a little more special? Here are some unique alternative honeymoons with a twist!
Loch Awe
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Nine ways to make your next UK staycation something special

See the UK in a new way, from epic villas to castles and camper-vans, here are nine ways to make your next UK staycation something special!
An open sided train in Kochi, Japan, looks out to the ocean
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Return of the rail: why your next epic journey should be by train

From Singapore to Moscow, Venice to Rome, there are some amazing luxury train journeys to be enjoyed across the world.
Bologna
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Renaissance, Romance and Ragù: three days in beautiful Bologna

Whether you spend a long weekend in Bologna or use it as a base to explore the Emilia Romagna region, you'll be hard pushed not to fall for its beauty.
Aruba San Nicolas Street Art
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San Nicolas, Aruba’s sunrise carnival city revitalised with street art

In the south of Aruba, San Nicolas provides a colorful expereince of street art, carnival museums and creative spaces.
The main square in Murcia with a cathedral on the left and a red fronted palace on the right
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Reasons to visit the Murcia Region of Spain

The Region of Murica in Spain boasts coast, culture, city-breaks and cuisine - here's a one week itinerary to enjoy it all.
A beautiful light blue ocean in Aruba
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Reasons to visit Aruba – the happy island escape we all need

Aruba is by far one of the happiest, most relaxing places I've ever visited - so here are my top reasons to visit Aruba!
A wine tasting room in Murcia Spain
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Magnificent Monastrell: exploring the Murcia wine route through Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla

This stunning region of Spain might be most famed for the Costa Cálida, but it's also packed with incredible wine and cuisine.
Kutna Hora bone church
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Visit a chapel of bones and UNESCO Cathedral on an architectural tour of Kutna Hora

Explore the Gothic and Baroque grandeur of Kutna Hora in Czech's Central Bohemia - from imposing cathedrals to creepy bone churches!
Green rice fields of Chau Doc as seen while perched on a rock
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Meandering along the Mekong: Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by boat

Travelling from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc will reward you with lush rice fields, temples and floating villages. Details on boats, visas and hotels.
Karlovy Vary
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Warm winter waters: soaking in the spas and history of Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is a beautiful spa destination in the Czech Republic black forest. Explore the history and culture while soaking in warm waters.
Hong Kong Waterfront Travel Guide
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The 29 Best Travel Apps in 2021 for iPhone and Android

From pollen counts to star gazing, our phones can pretty much do anything these days. Here's what I have on my handset for the year to come...
Christmas lights and a church in Seiffen ore Mountains
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Traditions, toys and all the trimmings: Christmas in Seiffen and the Ore Mountains

If you want a winter wonderland style Christmas vacation, then look no further than the town of Seiffen. The Ore Mountains are the perfect Christmas trip.
The Jesuit College and St Barbara's Church
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Czech Republic day trips from Prague: Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora & Konopiste

The three K's, Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora & Konopiste Castle, make fantastic day trips from Prague or even Czech Republic weekends away in their own right.