Visiting Sleeping Beauty’s Castle: a day at Neuschwanstein

Visiting the inspiration behind Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle was a highlight of my trip to Germany. Here I share photos and tips on how to get the most out of a day trip to Neuschwanstein from Munich.

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Ghent: my favourite city in Belgium

With a beautiful old town, meandering canals lined with cafes and bars, and a medieval castle, Ghent is enchanting. The main tourist area is located within a cluster of huge cathedrals, where two large canals intersect. It’s the perfect place to wander aimlessly, with endless cafes to rest at when you’ve worked up an appetite or…

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De Haar Castle: the perfect day trip from Amsterdam

My fascination with castles is so borderline obsessive that when I was visiting relatives in Italy, eager for all opportunities to explore anything remotely resembling a castle, they nicknamed me Dracula. In the following decade my love of all things castle related hasn’t waned in the slightest, so when I was studying in Amsterdam last…

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Aeolian Islands: an unmissable Sicilian adventure

Nestled in the corner of the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north-east coast of Sicily, you’ll find the Aeolian Islands. This volcanic archipelago is comprised of eight main islands; Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Basiluzzo. Named for the demigod of the winds- Aeolus, the islands are famous for their volcanic action and thermal ‘healing’ waters,…

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A week in Denmark: 3 unmissable places to visit

While you could definitely spend much longer than a week exploring Denmark, time can often be a limiting factor. Here are three very different places that you can visit in under a week to give you a snapshot of Danish life.   1. Copenhagen Denmark’s capital has to be one of the most beautiful cities…

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Helsingør: the perfect day trip from Copenhagen

Possibly my favourite experience in Denmark was a day trip to Helsingør. The picturesque coastal town is home to Kronberg castle- Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet, and a beautiful old town which feels remarkably peaceful after Copenhagen’s busy streets.

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How to spend a long weekend in Latvia

One of the things I absolutely love about living in Europe is the accessibility of quick foreign country trips! I loved our recent long weekend in Latvia, and have jotted down my recommendations about amazing places we stumbled onto as well as places I wouldn’t go back to. Hope this gives you some ideas if you happen to find yourself in this Baltic gem for a few days.

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