When I think of mountains I think of snow, winter and skiing, I definitely don’t think of summertime. So why did we decide to visit Cortina in the Dolomites, which are actually part of the… View Post

During our stay in Venice we decided to go on an excursion to Verona and Lake Garda. Both can be easily reached from Venice in under two hours and this was an organised excursion that… View Post

Barcelona has been at the top of my Wanderlust Wishlist for absolutely ages and I was beginning to think I would never get to visit it, so I think you can guess how excited I… View Post

The advantage of having a birthday in August means that I often get to spend my birthday on holiday. This year we were in Italy and I was determined to spend the day in Venice, as it was somewhere that I have always wanted to visit.

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During our visit to Italy we stayed on the Lido De Jesolo which was a perfect base for visiting Venice and its surrounding islands. Rather than book excursions through tour companies we decided to travel like the locals and used the public transport and visit Murano, Burano and Venice.

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Walking through the cobbled streets of Bruges feels a little like stepping back in time. Horse drawn carriages gently transport visitors around the town, balconies are overflowing with flowers and boats glide up and down the canal filled with tourists soaking up the sights and sounds.

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We have wanted to take a cruise for a long time, but certain factors have put us off in the past; the cost has always been an issue, but also we were unsure as to whether it would be a fun trip for the kids.

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A visit to Rome has been on my bucket list for absolutely ages, so when I got the chance to visit I jumped at it!

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