Schloss Drachenburg: An enchanting day trip from Cologne

Germany sure knows a thing or two about castles. There are more than 20,000 dotted across the country, each one with its own unique story and fairytale setting, just waiting to be discovered. Schloss Drachenburg is one of the most enchanting German castles of all, with its majestic towers,…

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3 of the best short hikes in the Gower Peninsula

2020 is Year of the Outdoors in Wales and few places can rival the outstanding natural beauty of the Gower Peninsula. This 19-mile stretch of coastline, just a short drive from Swansea, is home to some of the most spectacular, unspoilt beaches and coastal hikes in the U.K. I…

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24 hours in Dubrovnik: The best things to see and do

Stunning sea views? Check. Charming old town? Check. Great food and culture? Check. Somehow Dubrovnik manages to encompass everything you could wish for in a city break, so it’s no surprise that this buzzing seaside city in Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Dubrovnik is the…

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A day in Trebinje: the prettiest city in Bosnia and Herzogovina

I love nothing more than getting off-the-beaten-track when travelling, so it’s no wonder that I instantly fell in love with Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzogovina. We only stopped over for the day, but that was all it took for this pretty little city to steal my heart with its…

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‘Spectacle of Light’ at Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills, in Gloucestershire, is one of England’s most beautiful Tudor castles. Sudeley Castle & Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for the ‘Spectacle of Light’ – an enchanting light and sound trail that’s open to visitors throughout December. Seeing the historic castle and gardens illuminated under the…

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12 Days of Bristmas: The best things to do in Bristol this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here in beautiful Bristol… For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about exploring some of the best things to do in and around the city, as part of Visit Bristol’s #MerryBristmas celebrations and I have 12 festive treats in…

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10 festive things to do in Bath at Christmas

Bath is beautiful in all seasons but there’s something truly magical about this city at Christmas-time. The historic streets, twinkly lights, and bustling market stalls make this one of the best cities in the world for a festive break. So grab a hot chocolate, crank up the Bublé, and…

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How to spend the perfect weekend in Genoa, Italy

It may not be as “Insta-famous” as some of its Italian neighbours but Genoa has everything you could wish for in an Italian city break: historic architecture, heaps of culture, and a food scene to die for (this is the city that invented pesto, after all… need I say…

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