The Medieval City of Rouen – In Photos

Posted on 26. Mar, 2014 by .

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I really wasn’t expecting much from Rouen, to be honest. My time in the city served more as a pit stop between my home in Auvergne and the long-awaited coast of Normandy, with very little time left for exploration. I wanted to get to the beach, stat. I was oh so obliviously unaware of the [...]

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My Favourite Places in Europe in Springtime

Posted on 11. Mar, 2014 by .

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It’s no secret that spring and autumn are my favourite seasons to be on the go. Several reasons explain this, from the smaller flocks of tourists to the warm-and-sunny-yet-not-scorching weather and the still very affordable prices. Elbow seasons are not only easy on the budget, but also on the eyes. The only difficult thing about [...]

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Contemplating History on the D-Day Beaches

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by .

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“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The  hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.  In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, [...]

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6 Things to Do in Tenerife Besides Tanning

Posted on 17. Feb, 2014 by .

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* I wrote this post last year for the Travel and Escape blog, but I figured the timing was right to share it here as well. Enjoy! Tenerife and the Canary Islands as a whole are often regarded as the Caribbean of Europe—sun-seeking Northerners making their way south to indulge in exotic fruits, turquoise waters and [...]

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War in the Scottish Highlands

Tragedy in the Scottish Highlands

Posted on 13. Feb, 2014 by .

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“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.” – William Wallace (the actual one, not Mel Gibson’s), right  before the Battle of Stirling Bridge on September 11th, 1297. I [...]

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My Favourite Hostels in Europe

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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While few things make me happier than falling asleep in Egyptian-thread sheets and bathing in L’Occitane toiletries, I do appreciate a good hostel as well. My friend and fellow blogger Kash recently published the Bible of luxury hostels in Europe, which focuses on hostels with high standards, stylish private rooms and affordable prices. I strongly [...]

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When Do Expats Become Locals?

Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by .

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Many people make a home for themselves far away from their place of birth, crossing seas and continents to find where they are most happy. But when does an expat start to feel like a local? Are there different triggers for different people? And do some of the things you’re feeling now on your expat [...]

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Little Known Facts About Paris

Little Known Facts About Paris

Posted on 14. Jan, 2014 by .

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I am well aware that Paris travel articles are pretty much the least original thing a travel writer can publish. I have written quite a few myself, and in fact, I feel like there is very little left to say that hasn’t already been said when it comes to the City of Lights. But after [...]

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Exploring The Contrasts of Copenhagen

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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More than just a Nordic city within a keen interest in all things cycling, Copenhagen truly fits the bill in regards to hedonistic travel. Between the futuristic architecture, the carefree attitude, the world-class restaurants and the royal palaces that would make anyone green with envy, the Danish capital often tops the “Best Cities to Live [...]

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Moving To London: What You Need To Know

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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Moving to London was something I always wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. The reasons why still remain unclear today, even after I accomplished that dream, but one thing is true: the full year I spent planning 10 months in London was the absolute worst year of my life for the [...]

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Where to stay in Stuttgart: Waldhotel

Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by .

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My visit in the region of Stuttgart was albeit very short, but immensely enjoyable. Christmas markets, bratwursts, gorgeous German architecture and tons of history awaited, and I was very excited. So excited, in fact, that I had completely forgot to read about my accommodation. Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed or badly surprised. Far from it. Waldhotel [...]

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Esslingen Christmas Market

Esslingen Christmas Market – In Photos

Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by .

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One of the things I was adamant about my German Christmas markets tour last year was to set foot in a picturesque village — I didn’t really care where it was, just as long as it was historical, photogenic and delightful. I wanted the tourist postcard on a silver plate. I wanted the Disneyland of [...]

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