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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!

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Shakespeare has come to York.  I was really in York to find delicious food, but when Ana from Visit York told me that I could watch Shakespeare I couldn’t resist!  The Rose Theatre York is a pop-up theatre that is just here for 10 weeks over the summer and is a fantastic opportunity to see one of Shakespeare’s plays in a unique setting in York. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre York Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is set up next to Clifford’s Tower and…

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The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

This year I have been spending more time in the UK, and I have a new-found appreciation for my home country.  However, some parts of the UK can be pricey so I asked Becky from MyVoucherCodes to suggest some cool places to visit in the UK on a budget. The weather in the UK has been glorious lately.  Temperatures have been well above 20 degrees for the past couple of weeks and fingers crossed it continues like this. With all…

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Climbing the O2 Arena with Canine Partners and Up at the O2

Climbing the O2 Arena with Canine Partners and Up at the O2

I was back in London again, but this time for a good cause.  I was climbing up the O2 arena, the old Millennium Dome to raise money for Canine Partners, an amazing charity which helps to train puppies to become assistance dogs to help people with disabilities.  The climb up the O2 was great fun actually, although I was nervous at first, and coming down was steeper than I thought!  Before I talk about the climb itself I want to…

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What to Eat in Vienna: Traditional Viennese Food You Must Eat in Vienna

What to Eat in Vienna: Traditional Viennese Food You Must Eat in Vienna

Food, glorious food.  In Vienna I decided not to do a food tour as usual, instead, I found the best places to eat in Vienna all by myself.  There are so many choices when deciding what to eat in Vienna so I tracked down some traditional Viennese food that you simply must eat in Vienna.  I’ve picked out my favourite Austrian dishes, and some of the best places to eat them, so you can enjoy this drool-worthy visit to Vienna…

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Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While sometimes I need the privacy and luxury of a private room, most of the time I still like to meet other travellers, and luckily there…

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How to Fall in Love With London in 2 Days

How to Fall in Love With London in 2 Days

Another trip to London?  I rolled my eyes.  Overcrowded and overpriced, London was never my favourite place to visit and had always felt so overrated to me.  However, on my recent visit to London, everything changed.  I wasn’t stressed out by the traffic or the people, and I didn’t feel ripped off every time I paid for something.  Instead, I went to new places in the city, ate amazing food, saw a theatre show, and had a wonderful time.  So,…

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Karlskrona – The Best Place to Visit in Sweden?

Karlskrona – The Best Place to Visit in Sweden?

I loved Karlskrona.  I hadn’t had much time to travel in Sweden, and I admit, I didn’t know what to expect from this small dot on the map.  However, Visit Karlskrona whisked me away on an island adventure of a lifetime.  I had the chance to snorkel with seals in the Baltic Sea, ride a speedboat, sleep in a lighthouse, eat delicious food and explore beautiful towns and villages on the Swedish Coastline, all within easy reach of Stockholm.  Althought…

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What to do in Prague in 2 Days – A Prague 2 Day Itinerary

What to do in Prague in 2 Days – A Prague 2 Day Itinerary

I loved Prague, a beautiful city with plenty to see and do no matter how long you stay there.  I visited Prague in winter, so asked Pierre from Anything Under Our Stars to share his suggestions for what to do in Prague in 2 days whatever the weather, with his Prague 2 day itinerary. If you think that no other city can top Paris, think again! Say hello to Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires.  The city that was…

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A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

A Paella Cooking Class in Barcelona Spain

You’ve gawped at Gaudi’s works, peeked in the Picasso Museum & rambled down La Rambla. And now you’re hungry. But perhaps you are hoping for something a little more authentic than the pre-packed, frozen paellas offered in many tourist traps. How about learning to cook paella for yourself, in the home of a local teacher?  A paella cooking class in Barcelona Spain is the perfect way to sample authentic Spanish food – and take the recipe home to make it…

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Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful fairytale town in the Czech Republic. Following years of neglect, the town’s architecture has been restored to its former glory and is now a stunning example of a traditional Czech town.  First off, I have to say that if you have more time to spare I highly recommend spending at least one night in Cesky Krumlov, but if you can only spare a day I’ve put together all the information you might need to see…

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