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The Beautiful German Town Of Bacharach

After two nights exploring Nurburgring and all the many adrenaline-fuelled fun to be had here, it was finally time to leave and head off on the next leg of our road trip – the bit filled with castles, vineyards and the cutest villages and towns.

Our first stop (well, more of a pit-stop really) was the Loreley Plateau, a viewpoint on our way where you essential get multiple views of the Rhine valley around you, but even before we got there, we were greeted by many a beautiful castle as we made our way through.

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The Beautiful German Town Of Bacharach (3)

The Loreley Plateau has multiple ‘official views’ you’re meant to check out here but I just say head straight through to the end of it to see all of the valley below from the vantage viewpoint (there are about 3 main ones here where you get a sense of how long and wi...

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Where to Stay in San Francisco – A Guide To The Best Areas

San Francisco was once known as the epicenter of the counterculture movement. In the 1960s and 70s, it was the place where you would find artists, beatniks, and those who practiced an alternative lifestyle.

Today, San Francisco is more tech than it is artsy but it still revolves around a culture that values tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

One of the things that come along with that change is that the city has become quite expensive which can make choosing where to stay in San Francisco difficult.

There are so many different neighborhoods, some safe and some not, so selecting the best place to stay is really important if you want to take advantage of all of the cool things to do in the city.

We asked local San Francisco expert Mimi McFadden to create a guide on where to stay in San ...

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The Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa by Month

Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa

Since moving to South Africa, going on safari has become one of my favorite things to do. From South Africa to Kenya and beyond, the continent has such raw, natural beauty. And Africa has way more diversity than you might think!

Far from a one size fits all experience, you can choose the best safari experience in Africa for you and your travel style.

I’ve been lucky enough to explore the African bush a few times and experience some of the best safari destinations in Africa. I absolutely adore interacting nature this way and seeing animals in their natural habitats.

Of course, if you’re a shutterbug like yours truly, an African safari is a must. You’ll be traveling through some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. African safari photography will take your snaps to the next lev...

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23 things to do in Myanmar

Myanmar is a cultural gold mine: the plains Bagan which are strewn with thousands of temple ruins; Mandalay and Yangon are heaving with colonial buildings and glittering stupas; Inle Lake is a place of heart-stopping beauty; the golden sands of Ngapali provide a quirky Myanmar beach holiday; the remote islands of the Mergui Archipelago are little-known gems to escape to. Rudyard Kipling wrote that Myanmar is ‘quite unlike any land you know about’, and this still very much applies today and luxury tailor-made holidays to Myanmar can be hugely rewarding. Read on to discover our top 23 Things to Do in Myanmar:

Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist site is the famed Shwedagon Pagoda, a glittering 2,000-year-old pagoda, in the heart of Yangon...

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10 Best Things To Do In Prague

Prague is one of those incredibly beautiful cities in Europe that’s perfect to explore; especially as part of a weekend or longer trip. You see, it’s got something for everyone; history, tasty food, gorgeous cobbled streets and loads of stunning buildings. Honestly, there’s a whole heap of the best things to do in Prague that are dotted all across the city. 

For me, the thing I loved most about Prague was how walkable the city centre is. This means that it’s great if you don’t want to be hopping on trains and buses the whole time whilst you’re in the city and you can actually see most places with a little, leisurely, stroll. 

Plus, all that walking means that you can order and extra huge dessert; well, that’s my excuse, anyway! ?

Anyway, before I get...

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The 16 Most Romantic Cities on Earth

Looking to add a little romance into your travels? There are some pretty romantic cities to visit and Dave and I have gone around the world rating the romance factor.

We feel that we are definitely qualified to rank the most romantic cities on earth since we have actually been to the ones listed below.

What do you think? Did we get the list right? Do you have a romantic city we should add?

The World’s Most Romantic Cities

We have personally experienced some of the most sizzling destinations on earth.

A glamping experience in the Outback ranks among the tops, and relaxing in our own soaker tub as we look over the Aegean Sea of Santorini it’s about the most romantic cities in the world.

So without further adieu, here are our choices for the 8 most romantic cities on earth.

1. Paris, France

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Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel 1850 was the former summer residence of Margret Thatcher but now it is available for luxury exclusive weekly rental as a fully catered ski chalet.

Chalet Le Namaste certainly has real Kerb “piste” appeal! It’s ski in ski out access directly to the Bellecotte piste, an easy green run is the favoured location for the well-heeled visitors in Courchevel 1850. It’s this location that makes Chalet Le Namaste so perfect for a family vacation, the Bellecotte piste is known for being one of the gentlest ski runs in the area and a perfect place to learn to ski.

The Chalet underwent a multimilli...

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The Northern Lights Village And Star Arctic… In Lapland, Finland

The next day, after a leisurely breakfast, we packed our suitcases up and said farewell to Muotka Wilderness Lodge.

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Fun as it was, we would be moving to a different hotel for the next couple of days here (which is something we’d arrange with Inghams Holiday prior to arriving so no surprises there).

As we had a free morning to kill, we made our way over to the Northern Lights Village which is just a hive of lots of different Lapland fun.

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You can stay here (they have rooms with glass roofs so you can see the Northern Lights in bed if they come out), sauna, old-style Sami houses (the Sami people are the ones who live around here), reindeers, dog-sledding – the lot!

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The Northern Lights Village And Star Arctic... In Lapland, Finland (11)

The morning here started with a sort of aimless amble around the village, the kind that’s just ...

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How to do a Digital Detox Without Stressing Out

The world we live in is a very noisy place. With instant news updates being sent to our phones, emergency alerts waking us in the middle of the night, and world leaders chirping on social media, it’s no wonder a digital detox is on a lot of people’s minds.

Dave and I have always felt that completely disconnecting from work is important.

We’ve had some of our greatest accomplishments in life happen after switching off from work and immersing in adventure, culture, or relaxation.

Whyh you need a Digital Detox

When we read a recent survey by Allianz Global Assistance Canada stating that 65% of Canadians say they don’t check work emails while on vacation, we felt optimistic. Since 2018, that number has gone up by 15%. It is uplifting to see a trend of getting back to relaxing while on vacation.

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