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Beyond Stonehenge: Five Incredible Stone Circles in England

Stonehenge may be a magnificent prehistoric monument that attracts visitors to England in their thousands, but there are other stone circles in the country that are just as inspiring. Some are larger and more accessible, and others are small and charming, tucked away in fields or on bleak moorland.

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September 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Visiting Moorea on a Budget

The island of Moorea, Tahiti’s little sister, conjures up images of white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, warm turquoise seas – and expensive, out-of-reach luxury hotels that only the rich and honeymooners can afford. True, this small island in expensive French Polynesia does largely cater to the luxury market, but there are […]

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August 14, 2013 by | 2 Comments

8 Romantic Things to Do in London

London Eye Champagne Experience

Paris, Rome and Florence always get the credit for being the cities with the most romantic views, locations and ambiance, but don’t underestimate good old London; this city also has some wonderfully romantic spots which are perfect places to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city. So when love is in the air and […]

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February 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on 8 Romantic Things to Do in London

The Quieter Side of Amsterdam – Exploring the Jordaan

Jordaan

Taking a tour of Amsterdam’s Jordaan district to the west of the city center and the western canal belt lets you experience a quieter side of Amsterdam and to escape the tourist crowds. This former working class district, a slum in the 18th century, is now one of the most beautiful areas of the city […]

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December 14, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Macabre and Mysterious Paris

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Paris may be known as the City of Light, but lurking just beneath its glossy exterior of majestic museums and monuments is a darker element, a side that not all visitors to this city get to experience. Paris isn’t just about the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées; there is more to the city than the […]

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October 15, 2012 by | Comments Off on Macabre and Mysterious Paris

Tea Rooms in the Cotswolds

Sally Lunn's

The Cotswolds is the largest designated “Area of Outstanding National Beauty” in England. This region, which is just over two hours from London and stretches over six counties in the south west of the country, covers 790 square miles and is famous for its picturesque limestone villages, rolling hills (or wolds), unspoilt rural countryside, pretty […]

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August 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on Tea Rooms in the Cotswolds

London for Beer Lovers

Not so long ago London was seen as one of the worst beer cities in the country, with only a handful of breweries remaining, despite once being the brewing capital of the world and the birthplace of traditional beer styles such as porters, IPAs, and stouts. But now new beers and bars are starting to […]

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July 17, 2012 by | 2 Comments

How to Spend One Day in Rome

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You might think it’s impossible to see the sights of Rome in just one day – but Italy’s capital is actually very compact and easy to explore. With a bit of planning, a good map, and a decent pair of shoes to cope with all those cobbled streets, you can see many of Rome’s highlights […]

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April 30, 2012 by | 1 Comment