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22nd May 2022 by Twins that Travel

7 things to do in Helsinki in Summer

Before we begin this list of things to do in Helsinki in summer, let’s get one thing out the way. For most, Helsinki occupies something of a cultural – and geographical – grey area. Not quite Scandinavian, but undoubtedly Nordic; and not entirely Eastern European, yet tantalisingly close to Russia, you might be forgiven for being unable to place this European capital....

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22nd May 2022 by Twins that Travel

Tips for hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey

A ride in a Cappadocia hot air balloon has been on my bucket list for years. In fact, I can still remember the day that I discovered this mystical, balloon-filled landscape. Scrolling through Instagram one grey afternoon, I paused at a video of hot air ballooning in Cappadocia and was immediately transfixed. Mesmerised, I watched as hundreds of hot air balloons floated through sugary pink skies; a lunar like landscape falling away below them. Awe-struck, I began to furiously research its...

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18th May 2022 by Twins that Travel

The best alternative European city breaks

What do you do when you’ve exhausted Europe’s traditional hit list of city breaks? When you’ve seen the glittering lights of Paris, ridden your bike through Amsterdam’s winding lanes and explored Berlin’s hipster neighbourhoods? Which alternative European city breaks should you plan next? Over the years, we’ve explored as much as Europe as possible; working our way through the usual suspects, before embarking on some more alternative European weekend breaks....

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18th May 2022 by Twins that Travel

Things to do in The Hague, Netherlands

“Oh, The Hague”, my friend had said when I told her I’d be visiting the Netherland’s third largest city – “that’s in Denmark, right?” Another friend had ventured that it might be in Germany, whilst one suspected it might be a mysterious country entirely of its own. “Like Lichenstein”, she’d said, knowingly. For many, The Hague – or Den Haag – is one of Europe’s more enigmatic cities. Home to the borderless United Nations, over 118 international embassies and a global...

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6th May 2022 by Twins that Travel

An itinerary for a long weekend in Norfolk

Start the day with a walk down to Horsey Beach to meet the local seals. I was so excited to visit this beach, having heard about the resident seals that can be found sunning themselves here. Despite travelling extensively, I’ve never seen wild seals up close. The irony that they had been lying on a beach in nearby Norfolk, all along, was therefore not lost on me....

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29th April 2022 by Twins that Travel

How to spend three days in Dumfries and Galloway

Located amongst the rolling hills of the south of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway offers its visitors a rich tapestry of history, culture and adventure to explore. Situated in the south west of the country, the area proudly celebrates its ‘accessible remoteness’; enabling travellers to hop over the English border and disappear into its captivating landscapes, all without the stress of a long or complicated journey....

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10th March 2022 by Twins that Travel

A baby friendly stay at The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

At the end of last year, we decided to book a last-minute break to The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst. Although Laura had raved about The Pig hotels for years, I wasn’t sure if staying at one – with a baby – would be quite the relaxing break she’d previously experienced. A boutique chain of hotels renowned for their delicious homegrown food, cosy lounge areas, hearty fires and luxurious bedrooms, The Pig hotels are angled at those in need of a wholesome and indulgent break. They are quiet,...

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20th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

A cosy Cotswold stay at The Lygon Arms, Broadway

One thing that drew me to The Lygon Arms, Broadway, was the hotel’s rich and colourful past. Dating back to the 1300s, the hotel has played host to prominent historical figures including Oliver Cromwell, who stayed at the hotel before the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Originally named ‘The White House,’ The Lygon Arms, was, for centuries, a coaching inn that regularly welcomed members of the royal family, from Charles I to Prince Philip, and hosted celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and...

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30th October 2020 by Twins that Travel

Things to do in Rye, Sussex: A beautiful weekend away

Despite being diminutive in size, there are a (surprising) number of things to do in Rye, East Sussex. I first visited this corner of southeast England a few years ago; enticed by stories of sparsely populated coastlines, mysterious marshes and medieval boltholes. A place shrouded in swirling sea mists, where smugglers, crooks and ghouls once gathered, there was – I thought – something beautifully bewitching about this mysterious, briny outpost....

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23rd September 2020 by Twins that Travel

A road trip to Cornwall: A week long itinerary

My eyes fixed to the TV screen, I watched as Boris Johnson announced that UK travel was back on. Throwing open my laptop – the Prime Minister’s comments fading into the background – I frantically booked a road trip to Cornwall. After many months of lockdown, leaving the house just once a day for the same walk around the same park, I was pretty much salivating at the thought of escaping the concrete paradise of Milton Keynes. Within an hour of the government’s announcement, I’d...

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29th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

Villa Maroc: A slice of rustic luxury in Essaouira

During our search for the best accommodation in Essaouira, we definitely had a particular style of hotel in mind. We were looking for a traditional riad with sea views, cosy corners and whitewashed rooms; a chic and rustic retreat in Africa’s Windy City. We imagined that after five days of running our TTT Tour through Marrakech and the Agafay Desert, we’d be keen to flop somewhere with a good book and glass of wine....

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9th April 2020 by Twins that Travel

Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco – Africa’s Windy City

In March 2019 we launched our first TTT Tour. It was an unforgettable adventure that saw us take a group of intrepid female travellers to the dusty and intoxicating city of Marrakech, before finding blissful silence in the desert camp, La Pause. It was a vibrant, memorable and beautiful trip, and one that left us keen to explore more of Morocco’s eclectic towns and cities. Filled with ideas of how we might extend our original tour, we arrived home and quickly began researching alternative...