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A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland as the best place to visit in 2018.  They weren’t wrong.  From the moment I arrived in Belfast I have felt welcome, safe, and have been wowed by the hospitality of the people and the gorgeous scenery of the coast.  When you are visiting Belfast, you definitely should visit the Giant’s Causeway, and either spend a couple of days exploring the region or take a Giant’s Causeway Tour…

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The Best Hostels in Semuc Champey Guatemala

The Best Hostels in Semuc Champey Guatemala

Semuc Champey in Guatemala is a special place.  Limestone rock pools cascade through a canyon in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle, surrounded by lush green.  Semuc is in the middle of nowhere, at least an 8-hour journey from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, or Flores, so it isn’t possible to visit Semuc Champey on a day trip.  You need to stay at least two nights here, to allow for a day’s travel, sleep overnight at Semuc Champey or nearby Lanquín,…

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Discovering the Best Hikes in Patagonia

Discovering the Best Hikes in Patagonia

I didn’t make it to Patagonia when I briefly visited Argentina, so it is still firmly on my bucket list!  Hiking in Patagonia is an incredible adventure which I definitely want to do one day, so I asked Mila from Travel Belles to share her tips and advice for some of the best hikes in Patagonia. Patagonia offers trekkers a wonderfully diverse landscape to explore, which is why it has become such a popular hiking destination.  Offering a variety of day…

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How to Cope with the Altitude in Cusco and Altitude Sickness at Machu Picchu

How to Cope with the Altitude in Cusco and Altitude Sickness at Machu Picchu

Peru is on many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason.  The Inca Citadel at Machu Picchu has graced the cover of countless South American guidebooks and travel magazines, and this iconic UNESCO site is certainly a worthy entry in the New Modern Wonders of the World.  However, the altitude at Machu Picchu and the rest of the Andean region of Peru is high enough to cause problems for many visitors to Cusco and Machu Picchu.  After spending several months…

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The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay in hostels, B&Bs are by far the most common type of accommodation in Whitby.  Small, family run hotels which offer bed and breakfast are typical…

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Mojácar Pueblo: Why You Have to Explore Old Town Mojácar

Mojácar Pueblo: Why You Have to Explore Old Town Mojácar

I recently went on a trip to Mojácar with Jet2holidays.  This little town, and it’s 17km of coastline, is a perfect destination for an active holiday in Spain as there are tons of things to do in Mojácar.  Alternatively, you can choose to spend all your time by the beach in Mojácar Playa, or chilling by the pool in your hotel.  However, no matter what you decide to do in Mojácar, you absolutely cannot miss the chance to explore the beautiful…

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The Best Time to Go to Europe

The Best Time to Go to Europe

Europe is a spectacularly varied continent, from the snow-covered northern countries to the warm Mediterranean climate.  Europe is a perfect destination at any time of year, but certain times can be better than others, depending on what you are looking for.  I asked fellow travel expert Jamie Campbell, creator of the travel blog Gaijin Crew, to share his advice on the best time to go to Europe. There is no definitive answer to the question, “when is the best time…

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Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Travelling anywhere away from home is an exciting prospect.  I love travelling, and think we should all travel more if we can!  However, we often get swept up in the excitement of going on holiday and forget about what we need to do to make sure that we have a safe trip and that our homes will be just as we left them when we get back.  After countless trips away, I’ve put together my top five tips for crucial…

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How to Eat Your Way Around Switzerland Without Blowing your Budget

How to Eat Your Way Around Switzerland Without Blowing your Budget

Switzerland is quite famous for its food; the Swiss cheese, chocolate, and even the wine. But the problem is that it is also notoriously famous for being expensive. A decent meal in a good restaurant can easily set you back 150 bucks – especially if you are a meat lover!  But you have to try some of their signature dishes, especially if you are only in Switzerland for a week or so. So, how do you get all that Swiss…

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An Active Holiday in Spain: Cool Things to do in Mojácar

An Active Holiday in Spain: Cool Things to do in Mojácar

I’d never heard of Mojácar before Jet2 invited me to go there.  I’d lived in Spain for 5 years, although have travelled very little around the country – well, with so many things to do in Barcelona it was hard to tear myself away!  However, I know how wonderful Spain is to visit, so was thrilled when I looked up Mojácar.  Mojácar has a great mix of beach, sunshine, and more activities than you can shake a stick at, so…

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