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Category: Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a special continent, and with so many amazing & different countries packed so close together there is plenty of things to see and do.  Backpacking in Europe can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to travel in Europe on a budget!

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best options for homes for rent in Italy and how to travel. To help, we’ve written this brief guide that offers important tips for those traveling…

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Where to Go in Italy in Winter

Where to Go in Italy in Winter

A trip to Italy is delightful in summer, when you can make the most of the warm evenings, enjoying dinner and a glass of wine on any restaurant terrace. However, this year I’ll be back in Europe over the winter, and I’m already planning where to go. Italy is always high on my European bucket list, so here are my picks for the best places to go in Italy in winter. Where to Go in Italy in Winter: Venice While…

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One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and Pisa

One Week Italy Itinerary for Rome, Florence and Pisa

A couple of years ago, before I set sail for South America, my friend got married in Italy. Being the great friend that I am, I traveled to Italy for the wedding, and I decided to take a holiday to explore more of the country while I was there. I loved Italy, and Italian food, people, art, and architecture just blew me away. I wanted to share this one-week Italy itinerary that will take you to Rome, Florence, and Pisa….

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Discovering the Stockholm Subway Art Gallery

Discovering the Stockholm Subway Art Gallery

Stockholm is a city with many secrets.  One of those is its extensive free art gallery in the subway.  Hiding beneath its busy streets lies a network of some of the best art in the city.  For the cost of a single subway ticket you can zip around the stations, and admire rainbows of colour, eerie caves and mysterious sculptures.  On a recent visit to Stockholm, I thought I’d check out some of the stations and discover the Stockholm Subway…

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14 Stunning Images to Make You Want to Visit York, England

14 Stunning Images to Make You Want to Visit York, England

York has been hailed as Britain’s most beautiful city, and the place where most people want to live in the UK.  It certainly is a special city – its small, but crammed full of beautiful buildings, and more boutique shops, restaurants and cafes than you can shake a stick at.  History seeps from every brick, wood beam and cobblestone, and it’s hard not to imagine legions of Romans or hordes of Vikings roaming the streets.  York is one of my…

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Festivals in York You Cannot Miss

Festivals in York You Cannot Miss

York is a beautiful historic city in Northern England, and is well worth visiting in its own right.  But if you can time your visit with one of its fantastic festivals you are in for an extra treat.  York has a year-round calendar of events, and with so much going on you are sure to find something to suit every taste!  These are special festivals which bring together the very best of York’s talent and history, offering a unique insight…

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The Best Afternoon Tea in York

The Best Afternoon Tea in York

Afternoon tea is the quintessential British treat.  Contrary to popular belief outside the UK, not all English people “take tea” in the afternoon.  I don’t even drink tea myself, but I’m pretty sure that the most extravagant thing  most people have with their cup of tea is a chocolate biscuit.  However, when I recently visited York, a beautiful historic city in Yorkshire in the North of England, I wanted to see what I was missing out on!  I sampled two…

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York Food & Drink Festival : A Paradise for Foodies

York Food & Drink Festival : A Paradise for Foodies

Every year in September, York is taken over by food and drink lovers in a 10-day long celebration of all things food related.  I was invited by Visit York to come and see what is on offer at the York Food and Drink Festival for its 20-year anniversary, and as a foodie I couldn’t resist! The 2016 festival is currently running until 2nd October, so you still have chance to visit and try it out for yourself! I previously lived…

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What to do in Liverpool if you Hate the Beatles

What to do in Liverpool if you Hate the Beatles

Liverpool is the musical jewel in the crown of English popular music, being the home of the biggest pop band ever, The Beatles.  For most people, a visit to the Beatles Museum, the home of John Lennon or a visit to the Cavern Club is a must.  But for those who aren’t fans of the Fab Four, there are still plenty of options to keep you entertained.  Here are some ideas of what to do In Liverpool if you hate…

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How to Travel Around the UK on a Budget

How to Travel Around the UK on a Budget

The UK isn’t the cheapest destination, but recent fluctuations in currency thanks to the ‘Brexit’ vote, means this is the perfect time for many people to visit my home country.  And there are a few tricks that can help your hard earned cash go even further to allow you to explore more of the UK during your trip.  Here I have put together some tips for how to travel around the UK on a budget: Travelling to the UK on…

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