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A Weekend With The Queen

Wow, a weekend with the actual Queen! Don’t get too excited. The Queen hasn’t released private invitations to blog readers to come for an afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace.  But you can head west of London, to Windsor, to discover the town in which William the Conqueror, build his castle after his victory at the […]

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10 Days in Portugal!

I think Portugal is fast becoming one of my favourite countries to visit! It has everything – good food, friendly people and beautiful beaches. Last year we were invited to our friend’s wedding there and it seemed like a good excuse to extend the celebrations into a 10 day holiday! Porto We began our trip […]

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My Favourite Photo – Inle Lake

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote about my time in Myanmar but I was looking through my photos and one really stuck out to me: I took this photo on Inle Lake of a fisherman that we came across during our boat tour.  I only took this photo with my phone, […]

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Skiing into 2019

You may have spotted my last blog post about getting prepared for a ski trip – well now I want to tell you all about my time in Megève over New Years. We arrived in Megève just after Christmas and stayed for four nights. Megève is located in the south east of France, near the […]

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Considering a ski trip next year? Think about these 4 things

There is something so appealing about a skiing adventure. It’s a little different to what we might normally do on holiday, and it’s an excellent way of keeping fit and active,but I also love the exhilarating nature of skiing as well. I was lucky enough to indulge in some cross-country skiing (which is really hard!) […]

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What to do in Bagan

  Pick up any guide book and you’ll quickly work out that the main attraction in Bagan is the thousands of temples dotted around the 26 square mile archaeological zone. You can’t visit Bagan without spending at least a day exploring them, however there are some other activities that are not to be missed too! […]

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Where to Stay in Bagan

  The next stop on our trip to Myanmar was Bagan. We flew here from Yangon with Golden Myanmar airlines. Flying was more expensive than taking a bus but as we only had two weeks we wanted to spend as much of it as possible exploring the country rather than in a bus! I am going […]

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What to do in Yangon

  In my previous Myanmar blog post I covered where to stay and eat in Yangon so now I am going to run through what there is to do in the city. Considering how few tourists there are there is a lot of opportunity for sight seeing and some major landmarks that you can’t miss […]

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3 Days in Padua, Venice and Lake Garda

Day 1 – Padova A few weeks ago I took a trip to my favourite Italian city, Padova! I have written about previous holidays to Padova before but this trip was extra special as I was showing one of my favourite people my favourite place for the first time. We flew from Stanstead to Venice […]

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Festivals Around The World!

When we think about parties and festivals I think we quite often just assume that it all takes place in the UK. We don’t always think about travelling to Europe for a couple of days to experience a festival or celebration in a new country. Thanks to cheap holidays abroad, these days there is so […]