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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec

This is the autumn we officially became leaf peepers! 😆😆😆😆 We slightly unintentionally planned our road trip to Quebec around the time when the autumn colours were on full display and it was absolutely brilliant! I say "slightly unintentionally" as although we hoped to be able to catch this beautiful display (in an equally beautiful part of Canada), we thought we'd perhaps left it too late and it turns out, we hadn't. We caught the fall colours just before the leaves started to...

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 very best things to do in Rhode Island

Small and totally mighty, Rhode Island is one of the gorgeous spots on the east coast that’s totally amazing to explore! From picturesque bays, historic towns and museums galore, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Rhode Island dotted all across the state. We totally loved our trip to Rhode Island, especially Providence that is so lovely to visit. That being said, there’s no need to just confine yourself to one state whilst in the region. Whilst here, we tagged on a trip around...

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22nd April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

12 best things to do in New Jersey

Perched just off the Hudson River, New Jersey is a state that’s sometimes bypassed in lieu of visiting its big sister; New York. That being said, there’s a heap of the best things to do in New Jersey that you really should explore. From historic boardwalks, iconic university towns to windswept shores – New Jersey has a little something for everyone! Plus, it’s a great state to visit as you head further south on a roadtrip around the best spots on the east coast....

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14th April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 Very Best Places In Texas To Visit

One of the largest states in the US, Texas is totally vast and totally epic to explore. With heaps of cities, national parks and coastal retreats, it’s the kind of state that’s got a little something for every type of traveller. Plus, you won’t be lost for things to do with all the best places in Texas dotted all across the state. You’re going to be spoilt for choice! ...

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

A weekend by Lake Maggiore... in Ascona Switzerland

A few hours train ride from Zurich lies Ascona, a beautiful town by Lake Maggiore. We found ourselves with free time when visiting Zurich and figured we might as well sneak over to Lake Maggiore for a weekend. Turns out, we'd timed it perfectly for a party by the lake (more specifically at our hotel - Hotel Eden Roc) so we got to take in this Swiss beauty with a really fun party thrown in for good measure. Here's what we got up to in Ascona, Switzerland... For more on Switzerland, check...

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec - Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can find it right here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEDFxhSkkew We said it before and we'll say it again - Quebec is an absolutely gorgeous part of Canada. This province looks and feels like nowhere else in Canada and it's beautiful all year round but perhaps even particularly more so in Autumn (or Fall, depending on what part of the world you're from). We decided to make the most of it by going on a road trip through Quebec and here's what we got up for...

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13th April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

12 very best places in Wiltshire to visit

Nestled within the gorgeous English countryside, Wiltshire is a stunning county to explore whilst exploring the UK. Best of all, it’s within easy reach of the Roman city of Bath or even from London, too. So, to help you find the best places in Wiltshire to visit, I wanted to share some of our favourite spots that we love. ...

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13th April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

16 very best places in the Algarve to visit

From gorgeous cities like Lisbon and Porto to islands like Madeira, Portugal is a totally stunning country to explore! it’s a country that’s filled with stunning spots, and the Algarve is no different. Perched on the south coast of the country, the region is a gem to visit – especially with all the gorgeous coastal towns, beaches and history. Honestly, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for all the best places in the Algarve to visit on your next trip! ...

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13th April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 very best things to do in Shrewsbury

Nestled amongst the rolling Shropshire Hills and just a few miles from the Welsh border, the laidback little town of Shrewsbury is a totally gorgeous place to visit. It’s the kind of place that’s perfect for a day trip or weekend break, especially with all the best things to do in Shrewsbury dotted all across the town. I’ve forgotten the exact number of times I’ve visited Shrewsbury but it’s easily thirty times over the last decade! I love it, especially as it’s a cosy little town...

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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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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec - Part 1

This is the autumn we officially became leaf peepers! We slightly unintentionally planned our road trip to Quebec around the time when the autumn colours were on full display and it was absolutely brilliant! I say "slightly unintentionally" as although we hoped to be able to catch this beautiful display (in an equally beautiful part of Canada), we thought we'd perhaps left it too late and it turns out, we hadn't. We caught the fall colours just before the leaves started to drop and disappear......