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Portugal

Postcards from Portugal – 6 things to do in the Algarve

The Algarve is a place people go to relax and spend a week in the sun. In my research for our trip I didn’t find many ‘tourist’ hotspots per se, which at first was disappointing for me as my typical holiday involves us seeing as much as we can. On the upside it did mean I got a week to lay about by a pool and do next to nothing!

If you are looking for things to do in the Algarve then read on as this post is for you.

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Slovenia

Ljubljana City Guide – What to do in Slovenia’s Tiny Capital City

Ljubljana city guide

Me and hubby got back from our 2-week Slovenia road trip just over 2 weeks ago. We kicked off our Slovenian adventure with 2 nights in Ljubljana as the airport is a mere 15/20 minute drive away.

Ljubljana (still no idea how to say it… maybe loo-be-ah-na?) is the capital city of Slovenia, and also the largest. It’s tiny though really. The city centre is car free and located along the Ljubljanica river so is a delight to wander around.

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Budgets, Venice

A Weekend in Venice – How Much Does a 3 Day Venice Trip Cost?

Me and hubby spent 3 nights in Venice this September for his birthday treat. Although its an expensive place to visit for a weekend trip you should go just once to experience it.

I’ve just got round to totting up our 3 day Venice trip cost and I won’t lie I was pretty gobsmacked. Keep reading so you can adequately plan for your own trip, with no nasty surprises.

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Photo Diary, Venice

Venice in Pictures – GoPro Hero 5 Black

Sooo me & hubby got back from Venice a couple of weeks ago. The weather wasn’t great but its such a fairytale place its hard not to love. The canals, the bridges & the gondolas, its all pretty dreamy!

I’ve made a quick photo diary for you using our GoPro footage. We don’t actually bother taking photos with the GoPro anymore because its so easy to save stills afterwards using the Quick app.

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Itinerary, Rome

The Perfect 4 Day Rome Itinerary

So, you want to visit Rome? There is so much to see here you will need at least 4 days just to scratch the surface.

Italy’s beautiful capital is home to ancient ruins, artistic masterpieces and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Iceland

Soaking in the Secret Lagoon, Iceland

secret lagoon Iceland

When we visited Iceland, we were excited about experiencing a hot spring. After a lot of researching I decided the Blue Lagoon was out, it looked super busy and touristy (not to mention pricey!).

A firm favourite was the Secret Lagoon, or in Icelandic Gamla Laugin.

The Secret Lagoon is in Flúðir, close to the Golden Circle. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, dating back to 1891.

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