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Lindisfarne: Day trips in the UK

Lindisfarne is a pretty little tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known as the Holy Island and has a population of just over 160 permanent residents. What is there to see at Lindisfarne, you ask? It’s a cute little village with the ruins of a priory, a lovely harbour, and Read More

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Rotterdam and the Dutch Royal Family

Rotterdam was a complete surprise to me. It had been described as very modern, due to being almost completely destroyed in WWII. Modern architecture isn’t usually my thing, and it’s not really what I travel to Europe to see, so I wasn’t that thrilled. But. Rotterdam was lovely! Even for me, who had no previous Read More

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Delft – A day trip from Amsterdam

I was really pleasantly surprised when I visited Amsterdam a few months back (when it was rather warmer than the dreadful top of zero degrees I suffered in England today) to discover how many wonderful things there were to see in Holland, and how easy they were to get to. I already posted about my Read More

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Chatsworth House – Day trips in the UK

I was pretty excited to visit this place as it’s toted as the REAL Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire. It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. So what’s it like? I think Austen Read More

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5 Reasons to Visit Finland

I recently had a fab little holiday to Finland and it got me to thinking. Why haven’t more people visited Finland? Maybe because they just don’t consider it. So, here are my reasons you should consider visiting Finland, plus some photos for added incentive! 1. It’s easy and safe English is the official business language Read More

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice (pronounced pleet-wee-cheh) Lakes National Park is a huge forest reserve in central Croatia. It is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, interconnected by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Limestone = that amazing blue colour of the water. Clear clear water of #plitvice #lakes #croatia #beautifuldestinations A post shared by Jemma (@jemmadventures) Read More

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Kirkstall Abbey – day trips in the UK

  I visited Leeds recently and took the opportunity to visit Kirkstall Abbey while I was there. Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in a really pretty setting just outside town. The Abbey is right by quite a busy road, but is surrounded by parkland through which runs the River Aire. The day I Read More