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Visiting Munich on a budget

From lavish palaces and world-class art museums to lederhosen and oompah bands, Munich’s mix of history, culture and plenty of beer makes it unique. Germany’s southern capital is the heartland of Bavarian culture. And there’s never a bad time…

Summer in Morzine in the French Alps
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Morzine: Summer holidays in the French Alps

It’s summer in the ski resort of Morzine in the French Alps. The wooden Alpine chalets and mountain peaks are the same. But the ski jackets and gloves have been swapped for shorts and sunglasses. The snow-covered pistes for…

Day trips from Sorrento, Italy
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8 great day trips from Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is one of my favourite places in Italy. It has stunning sunsets, clear blue seas, delicious food and views for miles. But as well as being a fantastic place to visit in its own right, it’s also surrounded…

What to pack for a European summer city break
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What to pack for a summer city break in Europe

When it comes to packing for a European city break, I’ve got my spring/autumn uniform sorted – a combination of skinny jeans, long boots, light jumpers and a jacket have taken me all across the continent. But for some…

How to spend a weekend in Munich – in the sun or rain
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How to spend a weekend in Munich – in the sun or rain

The capital of Germany’s Bavaria region, Munich’s best known for it’s beer-fuelled Oktoberfest, but there’s more than just lederhosen and steins on offer in this city. I was invited to discover its highlights and hidden treasures with flybmi, who…

Arches National Park in Utah
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A 14-day Southwest USA road trip itinerary

The USA is the spiritual home of the road trip. Think long straight roads disappearing over the horizon, roadside diners and quirky motels. And probably the most iconic US road trip destination is the southwest. Monument Valley, the Grand…

12 essential experiences in Prince Edward Island, Canada
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12 essential experiences in Prince Edward Island, Canada

An unspoilt island of rolling farmland, red cliffs, sand dunes and shining lakes – Prince Edward Island is a different type of Canadian adventure. It’s one of the east coast’s maritime provinces, and is Canada’s smallest at just 139…

What to see and do in Valletta, Malta
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Boats and balconies: What to see and do in Valletta, Malta

Golden stone buildings, ornate churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies and sparkling seas – Malta’s capital might be tiny but it’s full of charm. It stretches just 1km by 600 metres and is surrounded by water on three sides, but…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot…

Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, England
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A weekend in Alnwick, Northumberland

Rolling hills, sandy beaches, tiny islands, medieval castles and fantastic seafood – just a few of the reasons why Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK. This part of the country just south of the Scottish…