• 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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    Autumn in Edinburgh: The best places for leaf peeping in the city

    Edinburgh is beautiful in all seasons but there’s something oh so magical about visiting the Scottish capital in the autumn. Even with the rain and cloud (and Scotland gets its fair share of both!), this fairytale city bursts into life at this time of year, making this a must-visit…

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    3 lesser-known day trips from Stockholm

    What’s not to love about Stockholm? The streets look like they’ve been plucked straight out of a fairytale, there’s water everywhere you look, and the cinnamon rolls are as big as your head. But if you can tear yourself away from the city (and the Kanelbullar) for a day,…

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    Bristol Open Doors Festival: Discovering Bristol’s Hidden City

    Sometimes there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. Bristol Open Doors festival gives locals the perfect excuse to get out and explore the best bits of Bristol – from the city’s most iconic landmarks to its forgotten gems. Now in its 26th year, Bristol Open…

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    University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Bristol’s best keep secret

    Psst – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Bishop, near The Downs, is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is an idyllic oasis of calm and the perfect place to escape…

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    Stepping back in time at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

    There are few sights in Bristol more iconic than Brunel’s historic SS Great Britain. I must have walked past those towering masts and colourful flags more than a thousand times, so I was delighted to be invited to climb aboard this month as part of their enchanting Summer Spectacular!…

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    How to visit Copenhagen on a budget (ish)

    When I told friends and family I was off to Copenhagen for a couple of days, the response was universal: “Copenhagen is amazing but it’s soooo expensive!” In fact, the advice from our Danish friends about dining in their beautiful city was to just “close your eyes, hand over…

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    A visit to Somerset Lavender Farm

    Lavender fields are all the rage right now, but forget Provence – what if I told you that you could discover these glorious fields of purple just 40 minutes outside of Bristol? Somerset Lavender Farm is one of the most beautiful places to spot lavender in the U.K and…

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