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1st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

9 best things to do in Southampton

Perched in the south of England, the city of Southampton has heaps of history, galleries and museums to explore. There’s honestly a shed load of the best things to do in Southampton dotted all across the city. This all makes it the kind of place that’s perfect for a day trip or a longer weekend getaway....

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29th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 very best things to do in Plymouth, England

Nestled on the south coast of beautiful Devon, Plymouth is a historical city with hundreds of years of maritime history. Not only that, there’s a heap of spots to see and the best things to do in Plymouth that make it a great little city break whilst exploring wider Devon. Over the centuries, Plymouth has seen its fair share of histories; all of which has shaped the city of the years. Home to England’s biggest seaports and naval bases, the city basks in rich maritime history, which includes...

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29th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

8 best things to do in Carlisle

Just shy of the Scottish border, Carlisle is one of the most northerly cities in England to visit. With centuries of history, markets and even castles, it’s the kind of city that’s well worth a little gander whilst within the North of England. Now, although you might not be visiting Carlisle on a dedicated trip, it’s the kind of city that’s really easy to tag-along to a wider trip of the region....

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1st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

9 very best things to do in Sacramento

Nestled around 90-miles from San Francisco, Sacramento is California’s capital and a great place to visit. From historical to world-class museums, there’s a heap of epic spots and the best things to do in Sacramento that’ll fill up your trip to the city. Now, from an “across the pond” perspective, you might not visit Sacramento on a stand-alone trip. Though don’t get it confused, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting… far from!...

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26th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 best things to do in San Jose, California

Just shy of the bustling city of San Francisco and Monterey, San Jose is really easy to visit whilst exploring the bay area. Not only that, there’s a shed load of the best things to do in San Jose dotted all across the city that makes it a gem to visit. From, centuries of history to explore, epic trails and museums galore, it’s a perfect stopping point along a wider Californian road trip.  ...

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17th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

11 best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

California has a heap of gorgeous national parks to visit. From the gorgeous spots in Yosemite to the desert landscapes of Death Valley, California has such a diverse mix of national parks to visit. And guess what, Joshua Tree is no exception! There are so many stunning and best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park that you really can’t miss. Around a 3-hour drive from the city of San Diego, it’s technically possible to visit Joshua Tree for a day but I’d definitely recommend longer....

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24th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

11 very best things to do in San Diego

Nestled right on the West Coast, San Diego is one epic place to visit in California. With gorgeous beaches, historic districts and enough foodie spots to fill any tummy, it’s the kind of city that’s perfect for a long weekend trip. In fact, there’s so many epic and best things to do in San Diego that I’d suggest an even longer one....

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17th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

12 best things to do in Monterey, California

Brimming with a pristine coastline, picturesque Monterey is one of the gorgeous places in California to explore. What makes it even better is how many cool spots and the best things to do in Monterey there are. From foodie haunts, beautiful beaches to historic streets – Monterey has it all! I visited Monterey on my second trip to California when road-tripping from Lake Tahoe, via San Francisco to Los Angeles. Along the way, I just knew I had to stop in Monterey. I had the best time exploring...

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17th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

11 very best things to do in Yosemite National Park

Filled with millions of years of history and vistas that’ll know your socks off, Yosemite is the kind of national park that’s totally worth the hype. From mountain treks to iconic vistas, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Yosemite that is dotted all across the park. For me, Yosemite was one of the first national parks in the US that I ever visited; and boy was it a good way to start! It’s the kind of place that’s pretty accessible by car and one iconic spot in California...

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15th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 best things to do in Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is one of the gorgeous places in Italy to visit, especially when in the north of the country. Filled with centuries-old towns, gorgeous views and a shoreline that’s second to none, it’s an area of Italy you cannot miss. Not only that, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Lake Como that are dotted all around the lake’s edge.  ...

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11th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 very best things to do in Lake Tahoe

Being the largest alpine lake in North America means one very big thing for Lake Tahoe; that it’s humongous! Not only that, with it perched between snow-capped mountains and surrounded by magnificent pine forests, it’s a total gem to visit. Though, in my experience, it can be tricky to pinpoint the best things to do in Lake Tahoe during your trip. This is exactly why I wanted to share my favourite spots to see in and around Lake Tahoe itself....

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10th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

7 very best things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nestled on the Atlantic Coast of Puerto Rico, San Juan is typically the first port-of-call when you arrive on the island. Being the largest city, it’s got centuries of history, vibrant neighbourhoods and a heap of the best things to do in San Juan dotted all across the city. These all make it a firm-favourite to visit when in Puerto Rico. This all makes it a great place to start your adventure around the island or for a city break, too. ...