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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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How to See Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of those experiences you would find on almost every traveller’s hit-list, young and old. And with good reason. Machu Picchu is one of those global icons representing both a man made wonder, but also set in immensely beautiful natural surroundings and containing amazing depths of history to titillate the mind. When 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