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Travel guide to visiting Rome

Travel guide to visiting Rome

it was always a question of politeness. We’d already tested the phrase on Mauro, the Sardinian owner of The Good Bear Café in Bath. He’d reacted with nods of approval, so we knew it would work, even if the accent still needed a bit more espresso. “Possiamo portare il cane?” (sort of: ‘can we bring the dog in?’). The answer was nearly always, “si, certo!”. Cafes, restaurants, even some supermarkets were clearly open to the obvious charms of our miniature Golden Doodle dog Riley who seemed to smile at every opportunity.   We’d arrived in Rome in late February, after a...

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What to do in Interlaken, Switzerland

What to do in Interlaken, Switzerland

The popular Swiss resort town of Interlaken, in the Bernese Oberland region, was much loved by the Victorian gentry who holidayed here in their droves. It was so popular that the town’s name was changed from Aarmühle (meaning “near the mill”) to Interlaken (“between lakes”) in the late 1800s, as the latter was easier to pronounce. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and overlooks Switzerland’s famous three peaks: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau a veritable insta-worthy landscape. Interlaken gets busy in the summer, as people use it as a base to explore nearby regions.  So consider...

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Best Places in Mallorca, Spain

Best Places in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is in fact breathtakingly stunning. From deserted white sand beaches to craggy pine-clad mountain ranges, the exquisite architecture of historic buildings to flower-filled fields heavy with citrus trees, Mallorca offers every kind of beauty for everyone. The trick is to get behind the wheel of a car (or indeed the helm of a motoryacht or charter a day out on a small yacht), explore and discover your personal piece of Island paradise. Serra de Tramuntana For me, the best place to start is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Serra de Tramuntana, the western backbone of the Island that offers steep...

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Best Places to Visit in Europe

Best Places to Visit in Europe

Is there anything more romantic, peaceful, and exuberant than Europe in the spring? We don’t think so either! From strolling along the Seine in Paris to participating in all-day celebrations in Norway to lounging on beautiful Grecian beaches, a visit to the Old Continent during this season of growth and rebirth is sure to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. While you’ll have an amazing time no matter where in Europe you visit during the spring, we’ve put together a list of some of the top European cities to visit in the spring. Paris, France There’s a reason...

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Best Hidden Beaches in Greece

Best Hidden Beaches in Greece

Greece is hands down one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and films such as Mamma Mia made that pretty clear. From delectable food to timelessly charming architecture, it’s a little slice of heaven. But if there’s one thing Greece has quickly become known for, it’s the beauty of their dream-like beaches. With water so blue it almost looks fake and sand so white it’s like walking on a cloud, it’s no surprise travellers have added Greece and its beaches to their travel list – and that includes families that travel together. The good news? With so many amazing beaches to choose...

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