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Visiting Madrid on a budget
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Visiting Madrid on a budget

Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, Santiago has its pilgrims – but if you’re looking for the perfect Spanish city break, Madrid has a bit of everything. This vibrant, energetic city has plenty of different sides – whether…

Alternative things to do in Edinburgh
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Alternative things to do in Edinburgh

Overflowing with fantastic history, views, music and culture, Edinburgh is quite rightly one of Europe’s most popular city breaks. It’s packed with big-name attractions. But what happens when you’ve already visited the Castle, listened to the bagpipers on the…

Visiting Cape Town on a budget
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Visiting Cape Town on a budget

Wedged between the sea and the mountains, Cape Town’s stunning scenery means a lot of its biggest attractions are free – wander around the V&A Waterfront, check out Bo-Kaap’s colourful houses, spend the day on the beach at Camps…

Edinburgh on a budget
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Visiting Edinburgh on a budget

It might be best known for its summer festivals and Hogmanay parties, but Edinburgh’s got a lot to offer at any time of the year. There’s the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town with its cobbled streets and Gothic buildings.…

What to pack for a snowy winter city break – On the Luce travel blog
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What to pack for a snowy winter city break

Over the years I’ve become a dab hand at travelling with just a carry-on bag. Unless I’m heading off long-haul or long-term, I can easily manage a city break or a summer holiday week without having to check in…

Visiting Amsterdam on a budget
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Visiting Amsterdam on a budget

A city of 1500 bridges, 50km of canals and more bikes than people, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular cities with visitors from around the world. Along with its beautiful gabled houses and flower-decked watersides, there’s an enormous…

The travel clinic: Wine travel edition
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The travel clinic: Wine travel edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of my travel clinic, where I share the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to help make your travel life easier. This time I’m bringing two of my passions together with…

Copenhagen on a budget
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Visiting Copenhagen on a budget

Colourful waterside townhouses, boats on the canals, Michelin-starred restaurants and little mermaids – Copenhagen is famous for a lot of things, but being a budget destination is not one of them. Scandinavia has some of the world’s highest prices,…

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The travel clinic: Train travel edition

Welcome to the fourth edition of my travel clinic, where I share the top tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to help make my travel life easier. And this edition is all about travelling by train.…

The travel advice clinic: Photography edition
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The travel advice clinic: Photography edition

Welcome to the third edition of my travel clinic, where I share the top tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years to help make my travel life easier. In previous editions I’ve shared travel planning and money-saving…

The travel clinic: Flights edition
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The travel advice clinic: Flights edition

Welcome to the second edition of my travel clinic, where I share advice I’ve picked up over years of planning trips. These are the tips and tricks that I use to keep costs down and make my travel life…

Vienna's Staatsoper Opera House, Austria
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Visiting Vienna on a budget

Walking through Vienna is like walking into the pages of a fairytale, as a horse and carriage trots past one ornate palace after another. The Austrian capital is bursting with Imperial history and Baroque architecture, with musical accompaniment from…