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SINTRA – A PORTUGUESE GEM

When someone tells you that they are going to Portugal, you probably assume they mean a week in the Algarve or a few days in Lisbon. For the most part you would be right but on a recent trip to Lisbon I discovered somewhere totally new to me. Somewhere I had never even heard of until I started to research my trip. Sintra is a very different experience to Lisbon despite being relatively close by and is somewhere I would highly recommend visiting. Although I was previously oblivious to its… View Post

A VISITORS GUIDE TO WASHINGTON DC

Before I went to Washington DC I had the idea in my mind that it would be a little less crazy than NYC. I was proved right but DC also surprised me in more ways than one and over the four days that we spent there I kind of fell in love with this city. I could have spent weeks exploring all the museums and monuments around and it just won me over more than NYC did. Washington DC is less crowded, cleaner and easier to navigate. I am not… View Post

8 SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A HOLIDAY

We all need to get away once in a while right? Sometimes we can be oblivious to how long it has been since we have had a break. I have compiled eight scenarios that may well occur in your day to day life and if you are experiencing more than one of these then I think you may be overdue a little holiday! 1. You are looking at travel related pictures on Instagram more and more every day. Let’s be honest, some of the photography on #wanderlust and #instatravel (to… View Post

THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN NYC… FOR FREE!

New York City (NYC) can be a very expensive place. Your money will gradually disappear on food, hotel costs, activities, shopping, the list goes on. Museums generally cost around $25 per person and if you want to go up the Empire State Building or One World Observatory you can basically double that. I was pleasantly surprised that there were some amazing things to do in NYC that required absolutely no financial outlay! Between them these ten ideas will excite you, inspire you, relax you, make you smile and make you… View Post

HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN… BAKEWELL

Every June we go to Nottingham for a night to watch an international tennis tournament that is held there as part of the grass court season. We spend one day at the tennis and one day doing something else in the area. This year we decided to spend the day prior to the tennis in the small town of Bakewell in Derbyshire before going onto our hotel in Nottingham. I had never been to Bakewell before despite it being only 65 miles away from where I live and so I… View Post