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Coastal highlights of Brittany, France

Once upon a time, Brittany used to be known solely for family summer camping holidays, however nowadays it is a multi-faceted holiday destination in its own right, with plentiful accommodation options on offer, plenty to see and do, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere throughout the region. Brittany is located in the north-west of France, which

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If you read my part 1 on Istanbul then you will know that I have fallen in love with this huge and bustling city. I have to admit, I was a little worried about money before going away, because my experience of cities has always been that they cost more, and that my purse seems

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Istanbul – take me back!

This post written by our friend Nicki who currently lives in Turkey. There are some places in the world that you simply just connect with, places which you arrive in and you instantly feel excited, alive, even at home, and when the time comes for you to leave, you feel sad, almost like you’re leaving

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Highlights of Madrid

As far as capital cities go, Madrid is up there as one of the best. Spain’s capital is packed with beautiful architecture, history, and culture, and if you are an architecture fan then the buildings will make you weep. Art fans will love the plentiful galleries around the city, and of course, nightlife is vibrant

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Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular short-break destinations. It is a big city, yet a long weekend is the ideal amount of time for a visit. If you add the fact that the weather is usually quite nice all year round and that there are beaches, you have a potentially great destination for a

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The famous Paris Metro is the main form of transport in the city so it’s a good idea to check out your ticket options before you head to the station. There are five types of Paris Metro tickets available. 1. Single rides. The 2016 price for a single ticket is 1,80 Euro. 2. 10 ride

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Having a Positive Impact When You Travel

We’ve written several times about how Kathryn did medical volunteering in Cambodia every year from 2009-2014. She hopes to do it again when our daughter is a little older. Usually she went for around a month. The volunteering experience was a lifelong dream for her. It hasn’t been without it’s challenges – finding an appropriate

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December in New York City.

Central Park. View of the San Remo Towers from the Bow Bridge. Our visit to New York City from 10-15th December coincided with unseasonably warm weather. During the day we got around in a tee shirt and hoodie, and many a time I didn’t even need the later. Day time temps were typically 14-18 degrees

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The appeal of Asia for us has always been the beaches. Coming from New Zealand, heading to Thailand for some swimming and sunshine is something that a lot of Kiwis do. It’s a popular stopover for young people heading off the England for their OEs, and for NZ families who want to take their kids

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Our Day in San Francisco

The Painted Ladies. San Francisco is both famous and infamous for it’s fog and haze, however we were extremely fortunate to have picture perfect weather for our one day of sightseeing there on November 12th. We rented a car from Alamo at the airport for 2 days at only US$66, booked only 30 minutes beforehand