A guide to 72 hours in Verona
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A guide to Verona in 72 hours

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We recently spent a wonderful 72 hours in the gorgeous Northern Italian city of Verona – probably most famous for Casa di Giulietta and her balcony, which was immortalised by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. My husband took me to Verona for my birthday present and I had little expectation of

Six useful tips for visiting Japan
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I’m not usually a big researcher when it comes to going on holiday (apart from hotels and restaurants) as I don’t like to have everything planned within an inch of its life but for some reason I did loads for our trip to Japan. We always buy a guide book

2016 My travel year in review
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My year in travel – 2016

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I’m sure you’ll agree that 2016 has been a pretty awful year in many ways – from Brexit and Trump to saying goodbye to screen and music legends. However for me, in terms of travel, it has been an amazing year and I am truly grateful to be able to

Discover Bologna in Italy
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Bologna is hands down the culinary capital of Italy but there is so much more to this beautiful city than just the delicious food. I’ve been visting Bologna since 2006 when I met my now husband, who is from Bologna, so I’ve visited at least 40 times over the years.

Japan - why I love it
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Why I love Japan

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When we were in Japan I kept thinking how I couldn’t wait to start blogging about it! We’ve been back almost two weeks now and I found I had a mild case of writer’s block. I just didn’t know where to start or how to do it justice. So I’ve

View from Il Monastero in Ischia
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Ischia is a volcanic island located around 30km from Naples in Italy and is accessed via a short ferry ride from Naples Beverello. It’s one of my favourite Italian islands and we have visited three times since 2009. It’s fairly big – there are about 60,000 people who live in