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Valencia City Break Review: A Wonderful City to Visit

Considering a Valencia city break? You absolutely should as it’s a fantastic city. Check out this guide to a Valencia city break and get ideas for your own trip. First let’s deal with a common question! Is Valencia Worth a Visit? Valencia is less visited than some other cities such as Barcelona. This gives it a less touristy feel. However, the city still has fantastic attractions such as the science area, the gorgeous parks, the old city and the crazy Fallas festival each Spring. It is very easy to explore on foot, the food is great, prices are reasonable and… Read More »Valencia City Break Review: A Wonderful City to Visit

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Riga City Break Review: Fantastic City with Great Food & Discoveries

Is Riga A Good City Break? Riga has so many attractions. There is a wonderful old town with historic buildings and cute cafes. The Art Nouveau district has some fabulous architecture to admire. There is a lovely canal running through the city with boat trips on it, and around the canal are lovely gardens. Riga is home to the amazing National Library of Latvia – a wonderfully modern building. It’s also home to the largest food market in Europe, packed with tempting tastes and flavours. It’s a great option for a varied and wonderful city break. Read on for my… Read More »Riga City Break Review: Fantastic City with Great Food & Discoveries

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Douro River Cruise Review: All You Need to Know About This Stunning Trip

Are you thinking of taking a Douro river cruise? It’s a gorgeous region of Portugal. I’m lucky enough to have taken this cruise, so before we jump in here’s why I think the Douro is a great cruising option; Is the Douro Valley Worth Visiting? Absolutely! The Douro Valley is awash with stunning scenery. From picturesque Porto to wonderful wine valleys there is always a great view. The Douro Valley is in the more rural Northern part of the country giving it a friendly, relaxing and easy feel. Cruising the Douro Valley is a great way to enjoy the scenery… Read More »Douro River Cruise Review: All You Need to Know About This Stunning Trip

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Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Algarve Hotel With Amazing Location

Are you looking for a great hotel in Albufeira? Right on the beach? With great facilities? Well fab. You are in the right place. Check out my review of a the 4 Star Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira. 1. Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Location The Sol E Mar is located in Albufeira. This is one of the main resorts in the Algarve. The hotel itself is located beside the sea in a great location for exploring the old town and beach areas alike. 2. Getting to the Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira Fo our stay we booked a… Read More »Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Algarve Hotel With Amazing Location

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Vidamar Resort Algarve Review – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

Are you looking for a great resort styled hotel with everything in one place? Then check out my review of a 3 night stay at the Vidamar Resort Algarve. It’s a lovely hotel, with great rooms, plus spa facilities, beach access and a choice of restaurants. 1. Vidamar Resort Algarve – Address The address of the Vidamar Resort Algarve is: R. da Boca da Alagoa Lote 1, 8200-424 Guia, Portugal The telephone number of the Vidamar Resort Algarve is: +351 289 038 000 2. Vidamar Resort Algarve – Location The Vidamar Resort is set close to the gorgeous Algarve coast.… Read More »Vidamar Resort Algarve Review – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

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Vilamoura Holiday Review: Top Tips and Info To Help You Plan

Are you considering a Vilamoura holiday? Well that’s great to hear – it’s a lovely destination and I enjoyed a lovely holiday there. Read on for everything I learned during my holiday in Vilamoura including things to do, a fabulous circular drive and two great hotels that I stayed in. First off let’s deal with a common question visitors ask; Is Vilamoura Nicer Than Albufeira? For a holiday experience that is a bit quieter and calmer then Vilamoura is a better choice than Albufeira. There are great facilities, a lovely marina and lots of green spaces. Vilamoura is still within… Read More »Vilamoura Holiday Review: Top Tips and Info To Help You Plan

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Azores Island Hopping – In Depth Review of Fantastic Great Value Tour

Looking for An Azores Island Hopping Holiday? Do you want inside tips and information about the itinerary from someone who has been? Great! You are in the exactly the right place. I have taken 5 or 6 British groups on holidays to the Azores Island Hopping and it is somewhere I really enjoy visiting. If you haven’t already read it I would recommend my Azores Holidays Guide . This gives you a detailed overview of the main hotels, the main places visited, excursions and much more – it’s everything you need to know about the Azores, what to see and… Read More »Azores Island Hopping – In Depth Review of Fantastic Great Value Tour

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Azores Holidays – Why You Should Visit These Stunning Islands

A little confession! Ahead of my first job as a Tour Manager taking Azores Holidays I didn’t know where the islands were! I’ve been lucky enough to visit 5 times I think, so let me share with you everything I know about this fantastic place and why you should consider it for a holiday. 1. Are Azores Holidays Worth Considering? Having discovered this group of islands I was amazed by the diversity of the islands. Each one that I visited was completely different to the previous one, with different foods, a different feel and it’s own culture and style. I… Read More »Azores Holidays – Why You Should Visit These Stunning Islands

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Istanbul City Break – What It’s Like As a Solo Female Traveller

Thinking of taking an Istanbul city break? If so check out my guide based on a stay near Taksim Square and using public transport. Here is my review of a 3 night stay that I took, travelling on my own as a solo female. Istanbul City Break 1. Getting To Istanbul From Inverness Thanks to British Airways having a flight from Inverness to London Heathrow I was able to check my luggage in at Inverness and retrieve it again in Istanbul. The flight time from London to Istanbul is around 3 hours 50 minutes. The table below shows the prices… Read More »Istanbul City Break – What It’s Like As a Solo Female Traveller