7 Days of Magic in the Western Mediterranean on Board the Costa Diadema

7 Days of Magic in the Western Mediterranean on Board the Costa Diadema @CostaCruises

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As former backpackers, we are used to adapting to all sorts of things. We can sleep in trains, we can do volunteer jobs and we can eat street foods if we don’t have enough budget. Simply put, Kach and I are flexible. So when Kach had some challenges with her visa, we decided to ‘overhaul’ our honeymoon plans. Two Monkeys …

10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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Liverpool is a magical city in northwest England, popular in the world and with a reputation to boot. Naturally, the best things to do in Liverpool are entwined with the highlights of this maritime city, particularly its strong cultural heritage and reverence for the Beatles. Also, its galleries and museums are some of the best in the country while current urban regeneration …

12 Best Things to Do in Oxford, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

12 Best Things to Do in Oxford, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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The best things to do in Oxford reflect why it is one of the most famous cities in the world. Beautiful, historical, and home to the best universities and colleges, this city in central southern England has a young and energetic vibe contrasting its ancient buildings and cobbled lanes. More than an academic site, it is a vibrant and lively …

9 Best Things to Do in Norfolk, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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Travellers often find the top things to do in Norfolk a bit curious, but of the best possible sort. Everything has a larger-than-life appeal but in a charming and unintimidating way. No wonder Norfolk is a popular tourist destination! Largely a rural county, it consists of the six districts of Norwich, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Broadland, North Norfolk, King’s Lynn …

10 Best Things to Do in Cotswold, United Kingdom– Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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Diversity makes the best things to do in Cotswold shine even more. This rural area in south-central England just can’t be denied. For one, it is massive – it covers parts of six counties in over 800 square miles. No wonder there is an enormous amount of surprises for travelers to explore here! It is home to some of the …

Why Majorca is Spain's Best Multi-Destination Holiday Island

Why Majorca is Spain’s Best Multi-Destination Holiday Island

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Majorca has a lot on offer. With close to 40 cities, towns and villages to see – there’s an abundance of choice. That’s easily more than a holiday all rolled into one. There are a whole host of all-inclusive hotels in Majorca from where you can view the isle these great wonders and sights of all the cities, towns and villages in its make-up. The …

Some of the Most Beautiful Locations to See on Mykonos Island

Some of the Most Beautiful Locations to See on Mykonos Island

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The whole Greek island of Mykonos is a rich, lavish and beautiful place to spend your holiday, but some places on the island are particularly stunning. Whether you are thinking about taking a shot of the clear blue sea from Paradise Beach or planning to just relax in front of some majestic scenery in one of the ultra-luxurious villas in …

8 Best Things to Do in Newcastle, United Kingdom

8 Best Things to Do in Newcastle, United Kingdom

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The best things to do in Newcastle can be divided into two categories: rich heritage and urban sophistication. From an industrial powerhouse, this city in Tyne and Wear in the north east of England has transformed itself into a vibrant and spirited cultural hub. What were once massive factories and warehouses got converted into hip galleries, museums, boutique hotels, exceptional …

Our Weekend Guide In The Beautiful City Of Bergen, Norway

Our Weekend Guide In The Beautiful City Of Bergen, Norway

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After 6 days of cruising along the beautiful and rugged coasts of Norway with Hurtigruten, we finally arrived in the very beautiful City of Bergen! It was raining and cold when we arrived but the coldness was tolerable that I noticed that my hands weren’t shaking. Haha. It is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to …

Exploring Norway’s Coast in the Polar Night for our 100th Country – Winter Cruising with Hurtigruten to see the Northern Lights

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Ever since I started dreaming of travelling the world, there have been a small number of places that lived at the top of my mental list of, ‘places I have to see before I die!’ Over the past four years I have been slowly checking places off that list, one-by-one; Machu Picchu, the plains of Africa, the temples of India, …

10 Best Things to Do in Lake District, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

10 Best Things to Do in Lake District, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

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The best things to do in Lake District prove more than worthy for the millions of people that come here every year. Also known as Lakeland, this mountainous region in North-West England is a popular holiday destination, thanks to its stunning countryside and fells. But more than the panoramic views made famous by the 19th century romantic poets, travelers are …

12 Reasons Why You Should Include Herceg Novi, Montenegro In Your Travel Bucketlist

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Montenegro comes from two words: ‘monte’ and ‘negro’ which means Black Mountain. This infamous name comes from the dark mountain forests that cover the land. It is a piece of heaven you’ll find along the borders of Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Jonathan and I ended our trip in Montenegro a couple of days ago. We were invited by Mr. Pavle …

Hotel Schlössle: A Stone House Turned One Of The Finest Boutique Hotels In The Old Town Of Tallinn, Estonia

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From Latvia, I headed on to my 98th country which is Tallinn, Estonia. I actually lost count, I initially thought this was my 99th country. Silly me I counted Antarctica as a country when it’s not even one haha! Anyway, I took a bus from Latvia and paid EUR 11 for the ticket. After 4 hours of smooth journey, I …

Mercure London Hyde Park in Paddington: A Boutique Style Hotel Which Will Captivate You With Its English Charm

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After one year of traveling around and focusing on our sailboat, we’re finally back in the UK! We’re only staying for a couple of days to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, run some errands, meet friends, etc. If you’ve traveled around London, you should have noticed how small and expensive the hotels are. We couldn’t splurge on hotels right now as …

Radisson Blu Daugava in Riga, Latvia: A Stylish Hotel On The Banks Of Daugava River

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After my trip to my first Baltic state which is Lithuania, I headed on a 4-hour bus ride to my 97th country which is Latvia. One of the best things I love about Europe is that you can go from one country to another without having to spend so much time in transit. Upon arriving in Riga, the capital of …