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Things To do in the Languedoc | Montepellier Attractions | Things to Do in Perpignan | What To Do in Carcassone
France

The Best Things to Do in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France

Although ever-popular Provence gets all the attention, the neighbouring French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is where the smart money goes to avoid the crowds but still get the French countryside charm. We first discovered the Languedoc accidentally when my husband won a charity auction for a luxury stay at Maison Laurent near Carcassone. We loved it

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The Best Things To Do in the Julian Alps Slovenia | Mount Triglav | Walking in Slovenia | Lake Bled accommodation #Slovenia #hiking #adventuretravel
Slovenia

The Best Things To Do in the Julian Alps of Slovenia

I have to confess I thought I had never heard of the Julian Alps when Lonely Planet named it one of the top 10 regions to visit in 2018. The Julian Alps are the official name of the Alps when they stretch from Italy across Slovenia. The Julian Alps of Slovenia are named after Julius

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Do You Agree These Are the Best-Loved British Getaways in the UK?
United Kingdom

Do You Agree These Are the Best-Loved British Getaways in the UK?

As an American expat raising half-British children in England, I was curious about the list of Britain’s ultimate happy places on vacation when I saw it. After all, was I doing a good enough job making sure they felt British? I was pretty sure I was doing a good job on making them feel American

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Mad About Street Art in Cork City in Ireland
Ireland

Mad About Street Art in Cork City in Ireland

There’s nothing like a spot of color on an old building to liven up an urban scene, especially when that country is prone to fits of rain like in Ireland. In Cork, the street art springs up on you in bits and pieces, a delightful surprise as you turn a corner or an electrical box

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The Saunton Sands Hotel, A Fabulous Family Hotel in North Devon | Saunton Sands accommodation | Saunton Sands Devon | luxury hotels North Devon |  Devon Hotels by the Sea
England

The Saunton Sands Hotel, A Fabulous Family Hotel in North Devon

Although my husband grew up in Devon, he did not know the North Devon coast very well. I had heard the surfing culture was strong and of course there was the lure of Exmoor national park. In terms of luxury hotels in North Devon, we were immediately drawn to the Saunton Sands Hotel for its

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England

Family Days Out in North Devon: A Gnome Reserve Not To Miss

What would you do with 4 acres in North Devon? Artist Anne Atkins created a gnome reserve with more than 2000 garden gnomes – a veritable gnome village if you will.  And, an adjoining wildflower trail (free space for the gnomes to frolic?).  One of the quirkiest places to visit in North Devon, this gnome

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Spain

15 Outstanding Examples of Street Art in Valencia Spain

Valencia is known for its futuristic architecture designed by local boy turned starchitect, Santiago Calatrava. The old city though is a rabbit warren of streets meandering slowly through hundreds of years of history. Along these back streets, you will find yourself the extensive collection of Valencia street art. Valencia’s urban art scene is so renowned that

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