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Tips for Traveling Greece on a Budget

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The Incredible Moselle Loop And Beautiful Town Of Bernkastel Kues In Germany

The next part of our road trip was gonna be all about the Moselle Valley of Germany and given how beautiful the Rhine Valley was, this was one part of the trip I was really looking forward to.

Leaving Assmannshausen, we made our way over to The Moselle Loop Viewpoint.

Almost forgot – to set some context, the Moselle Loop is a hairpin turn in the Moselle river and is actually quite a picturesque part of this valley

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There’s a car park near the viewpoint where you can drop your car off at and just enjoy the short but scenic stroll over to the viewpoint.

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But here’s the thing with the viewpoint – because you’re right on the edge of a high, steep hill. You can actually see the Moselle Loop but it’s such a restricted view which you can’t really see properly into the valley.

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The most luxurious way to discover Mallorca is on a gastronomy cycling tour

The Spanish Island of Mallorca offers the most beautiful and varied sights. Known for its dreamy beaches and incredible scenic mountain passes and charming villages. Stay at one of the nicest beach towns and you will have a good time. Add in the lesser known routes and visit the incredible mountain passes and winding roads and little known towns which are best done on a bike and now you have set yourself up for the trip of a lifetime. Sprinkle on the best restaurants and charming villages and you have now set yourself up for the trip of a lifetime.

Professional cyclists have secretly trained on the island for years for all these reasons. You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to know where to find the best rides. Here is our perfect trip for the best Mallorca has to offer...

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11 Best Places In Latvia To Visit

Perched on the Baltic Sea, Lativa is probably best known for its gorgeous capital, Riga. That being said, there are a shed load of incredible and best places in Latvia that are beyond the capital, too.

Surrounded by; Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus, Lativa has a pretty incredible mix of influences and spots that are great to see during a longer trip around the country. 

For instance, it has some wonderful towns and villages and a pretty stunning coastline (that you might not think about when you first think of Lativa). After all, it’s right on the Baltic Sea which is great to explore in the summer months.

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With that in mind, and after spending some time in the country, I wanted to share some of the best places in Latvia that you should think of visiting on your next ...

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A One-Day Guide to Exploring Tallinn, Estonia

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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 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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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! ?

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

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Top 5 places to see the Northern Lights in Iceland

February and March (near the solstice) are statistically better for spotting the Northern Lights than the darkest months of the year. So there is still time to plan that long weekend this year with the Aurora Borealis in mind. The first week of April is the last week I would give anyone a good chance of spotting them. After the 15th of April the daylight hours begin to overtake the night and experiencing full darkness to see the Northern Lights is too difficult. Late August will be your next opportunity.

So I want my final post regarding Northern Lights this winter to be a (green) lighthearted post detailing my top 5 spots for seeing the Northern Lights without having to drive around in the dark aimlessly for hours.

What makes a good Northern Lights spot?

Firstly, a very brief explanation ...

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