Rome

Which is the best city in Italy?

A trip to Italy is a trip that everyone should make at least once in their lifetime, although it’s recommendable to go there quite a few times. The reason behind this recommendation is that you need a good few weeks (and perhaps that...
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budapest commons

Why you might never leave Budapest

The Hungarian capital is a city that so full of charms that not only requires a few days of visiting it but also that might leave the arriving traveller with the difficult decision of what to do next. It’s a common occurrence...
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Bridge on the River Kwai Thailand

Backpacking in Kanchanaburi

Backpacking in Kanchanaburi NOTE: An updated (2020), more in-depth look into Things to Do in Kanchanaburi is available here! So I finally made it to Kanchanaburi, and what a place it is. It’s about 2 hours from Bangkok and has become...
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Trinidad cuba

Top 5 Destinations in Cuba

Cuba – famous for Che, big cigars, cracking rum and package holidays. I’m a big fan of delving deep into the first 3 but package holidays really aren’t my thing. The resorts are strewn across the (very beautiful) Northe...
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Honfleur Harbour

Favourite spots in romantic Northern France

As a kid I spent many happy holidays in Northern France, but it was only when I jumped on a ferry to France with my wife decades later that I appreciated just how wonderfully romantic many of its lovely old towns are. Here are some of my fa...
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Sandy Lane Barbados

7 Best Beaches in the Caribbean

I’ve been going crazy for beaches in recent weeks, must be all the time I’m spending pent up in my apartment sorting out my new ventures. Anyways, continuing in the same vein let’s look at a region famed for the white s...
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christmas market in Berling

Things to do in Berlin for Christmas

If you’re are travelling to Berlin for Christmas, first thing you need to do, unless you come from Finland or some extremely Northernmost area, is to take a good coat. Ok, check out Berlin for Christmas: Christmas Markets If you...
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Motel

Staying at motels in the UK

* This is a guest post. John Hutchinson has enjoyed travelling since he was a young boy when his parents first took him to visit family overseas. Since leaving home, John has tracked down family all over the world and regularly jets of...
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Rome Xmas

Christmas in Rome

The Christian faith views Christmas as one of the most important holidays of the year. In a Catholic city like Rome the Christmas celebrations are still kept very traditional.  Many Roman families actually abandon the city over the hol...
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Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

Top 5 Sights in San Francisco

San Francisco, many people’s favourite city in the whole of the US, offers backpackers a real treat. The cosmopolitan vibe that lurks in every corner of San Francisco lends a charm that is irresistible. Once there you will be strongl...
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