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3 Days in Rome: The Perfect Itinerary

A magical city, full of historic sites, infamous architecture and delicious food. I had always wanted to visit Italy, and what better place to start than Rome! I had only 3 days off from work, so I knew a city break was perfect. Thanks to the short 2.5 hour flight from London to Rome, it seemed a great choice! My boyfriend has been a couple of times to Rome, so… Read More »3 Days in Rome: The Perfect Itinerary

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Travel in the time of Coronavirus – my personal experience

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I want to start by saying – this post is about me going from the UK to Italy in August 2020. I went for 3 days, and it was completely in line with government advice. If that infuriates you, then stop reading now. Just exit this page and carry on with your day, no one needs to argue here. However, if you are interested to know how it went, or… Read More »Travel in the time of Coronavirus – my personal experience

Rydal Caves, a scenic Lake District walk.

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The Lake District is known for a huge array of walking trails. From the more intense high peaks, to country strolls, there is something for everyone. A walk doesn’t have to be difficult to have great rewards! Some of the easiest walks in the Lake District have great views. Rydal Caves has it all – impressive lake views, easy terrain, and caves to explore! This place is well know among… Read More »Rydal Caves, a scenic Lake District walk.

Ambleside to Wansfell pike walking route

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One of the most popular tourist towns in The Lake District, Ambleside is know for the myriad of hiking opportunities. You can reach some famous hikes such as Scafell and Helvelynn with a short drive. However, there are plenty of walks from Ambleside itself that require no transport! One great hike with magnificent views is Wansfell Pike. Easily reached from the centre of Ambleside, Wansfell Peak is a popular walking… Read More »Ambleside to Wansfell pike walking route

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Scuba diving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

An idyllic, Carribean island full of charm, Isla Mujeres is beautiful. Easy to reach, with crystal clear waters, this is a scuba divers paradise. Thanks to the varied marine line, and unique underwater museum, there’s plenty to see underwater. Find out all you need to know about scuba diving in Isla Mujeres and exploring MUSA underwater museum. What is the diving like at Isla Mujeres? Mexico is quite famous for… Read More »Scuba diving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Stock Ghyll Force | Walk to Ambleside waterfall

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Ambleside, The Lake District, is a beautiful little town! People come from all over to enjoy the cafes, shops, and spectacular hiking in the area. Ambleside, and the Lake District in general, is paradise for nature lovers. There are plenty of long hikes, and mountain routes. However, sometimes you just want a short, scenic stroll. Stock Ghyll Force is a lovely, easy walk from Ambleside. Easily reached from the town… Read More »Stock Ghyll Force | Walk to Ambleside waterfall

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Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona | Everything you need to know!

There is no doubt that Barcelona is a beautiful city. With stunning architecture, rich history and even a beach, the city is a well loved destination for visitors. Part of the appeal of Barcelona is that there are plenty of things to do which are just outside the city. Many people choose to base themselves in the city and then do day trips to places around Barcelona. Mount Tibidabo is… Read More »Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona | Everything you need to know!

Why don’t sharks attack Scuba Divers?

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A common question among a lot of people is why don’t sharks attack divers? As a PADI Instructor, one of the first things people tend to ask me is – “aren’t you scared of sharks?” In fact, myself and nearly all divers actually love to see sharks in the water! They are such magnificent creatures, it is a great experience to be in the water with them! The bad press… Read More »Why don’t sharks attack Scuba Divers?

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What do you wear under a wetsuit?

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Many new divers ask me the same question when they learn to dive – what do I wear under the wetsuit!? It is a valid question, and most people have not used one before! Finding out the answer before you get in the water and the suit can save embarrassment. It is also important to know what to wear under a wetsuit as it can improve your comfort in water.… Read More »What do you wear under a wetsuit?

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The 9 most affordable cities in Europe to visit

Europe has a reputation for being one of the more expensive destinations to travel. It is true, some countries can make a big dent in your wallet! However, there are some great cities in Europe that are still very budget friendly. Some are known for cheap food and drink, whilst others have some bargain accommodation options. So if you are looking for a European city break, take note of these… Read More »The 9 most affordable cities in Europe to visit