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Festive Magic At Paris Christmas Market In The Tuileries Gardens

A magical city at any time of year, Paris takes it to a whole new level at Christmas time. I first went a few years ago back when one of the main Christmas markets lined the Champs Elysees, but due to issues with landowner disagreements, the market has since been moved to the Tuileries Gardens that stretch out behind the Louvre. Regardless of where the market is, the[...]

Where to find Autumn colours in Amsterdam

Where To Find Autumn Colours In Amsterdam

Everywhere. Is the short answer. But if you're specifically looking for them after seeing Instagram feeds filled with them, then I've got a few in mind you will 'fall' head over heels for. Sorry - I hate it when British people say fall when it's clearly autumn, but there's not as many puns for that. I had an evening to myself in Amsterdam on Monday and have been shar[...]

Postcards from Positano, Italy

Postcards From Positano

We didn’t get nearly as long as I would have liked in Positano on our recent trip to Italy, it was a short yet very sweet visit, but it does mean that this post isn’t going to have fountains of knowledge on the place. It’s going to be more of a rambling of sorts, as though we are sat together having a lemon spritz (how very Amalfi of us) and you’ve just asked[...]

A Guide to visiting Amalfi, Italy

A Guide To Visiting Amalfi, Italy

The beautiful town of Amalfi stretches out up the cliffs from the shoreline of Southern Italy, and being the largest on this stretch gives its name to the much sought after bucket list destination - the Amalfi Coast. While some prefer the pastel colours of Positano, or the glamour of Capri, the white washed houses and charming streets of Amalfi hold something special[...]

A DIY Trip to Pompeii from Sorrento

A DIY trip to Pompeii from Sorrento

Excursions to Pompeii for both half or full days are one of the most popular trips you can do from Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast. They’re advertised everywhere and if you book your holiday through a package then it’s also likely to be one of the tailor made excursions they try to sell you. If you don’t want to be tied in to big groups, bus pick up times, tour gu[...]