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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!

The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

I visited Copenhagen in October, it was my first trip to Denmark and although the weather was damp and cold, I loved my time in Copenhagen.  A large part of that is thanks to where I was staying – Steel House Copenhagen.  There are several hostels in Copenhagen to choose from, but I’d heard good things about Steel House and wanted to check it out for myself so was thrilled when they invited me to stay for a few days. …

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The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened in July, the new Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre has become my home from home and is hands down the best place to stay in…

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How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day in Bologna, I’ll show you how to experience the very best of Bologna in one day, with a range of things to do in Bologna…

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Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Magical Fairytale Castles in Europe You Can Actually Visit

Who doesn’t love a fairytale castle?  I asked some top travel bloggers to share their favourite fairytale castle in Europe, and they didn’t disappoint!  I’ve brought together the ultimate list of the most beautiful fairytale castles in Europe which you can visit, or simply imagine yourself living there!  Perfect for wannabe princes and princesses, prepare to be whisked away to a magical world where dreams do come true!     Fairytale Castles in Germany Neuschwanstein Castle Probably the most famous fairytale…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Trentino

Do you remember that beautiful Italian city I was talking about a couple of months ago; Trento?  I said it was the loveliest city in Italy that you’d probably never heard of.  Well, now I want to talk about the whole region of Trentino, which you might not have heard of either!  While I was in Trento, I got to spend a few days exploring part of the Trentino region and fell in love with it.  If you are wondering…

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The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

The Apple Strudel Show in Vienna

One of the most important aspects of Viennese culture is food.  Food in Vienna is delicious and there are several iconic Viennese dishes which you should try while you are in the city.  Apple Strudel is one of the most famous and tasty Austrian dishes, and the best place to try a traditional apple strudel recipe is at the Apple Strudel Show in Schönbrunn Palace.  Not only will you get to taste the best apple strudel in Vienna, but you…

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Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Day Trip from Venice to Burano Island Italy

Burano Island in the Venice lagoon is one of the most colourful places I have ever visited.  Burano makes a wonderful day trip from Venice, and as yet is still relatively quiet compared to Venice itself.  If you want to experience a different kind of Venetian beauty, then a Burano day trip is a must.  Here you’ll find the details for how to get to Burano from Venice, the best things to do in Burano, and options for a Burano…

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The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

If you are wondering where to stay in Munich on a budget then look no further.  I came to Munich for the first time in July and loved exploring the city, using the wombat’s City Hostel Munich as a base.  I stayed here for 4 nights on my first visit and for 2 nights during Oktoberfest so got a good idea of what was going on the hostel.  Here is my full wombat’s City Hostel Munich review – do you…

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7 of the Best Free Views in London

7 of the Best Free Views in London

Well hello, Gorgeous!  London is an incredible city, and although some of the best views in London can come at a price (thank you View from The Shard!) there are also plenty of places where you can see beautiful views of London which won’t cost you a penny. Here is my pick of the best free views in London! The Thames River Walk Walking along the river of any major city will showcase some of the best sights, and London…

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Two Days in Munich Itinerary: Things to do in Munich in 2 Days

Two Days in Munich Itinerary: Things to do in Munich in 2 Days

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Munich.  I didn’t know what to expect as my only other experience of German cities was Berlin which is completely different from the Bavarian city of Munich.  However, I fell in love with the city, it’s food and the gorgeous green spaces.  Trying to decide what to do in Munich in 2 days wasn’t easy, and luckily I had an extra afternoon so was able to spend nearly 3 days in Munich,…

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