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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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Spain

Family-Friendly Huesca, One of the Most Beautiful Places In Spain

Huesca is one of the most beautiful places in Spain that I have visited. The landscape is varied and rugged, dominated by the peaks of the Pyrenees, rocky outcrops of stone left over from the shifting of tectonic plates and fertile fields nurtured by the rivers flowing from the mountains. The mass tourism that has

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Antoni Gaudi’s Crypt at Colonia Guell, a Catalan Modernist Factory Town
Spain

Antoni Gaudi’s Crypt at Colonia Guell, a Catalan Modernist Factory Town

Most people have heard of Antoni Gaudi’s famous unfinished cathedral in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia. Immensely popular, this cathedral receives some 3 million visitors a year! In the factory town of Colonia Guell, located in the outskirts of Barcelona lies the unfinished church crypt of Colonia Guell. The Colonia Guell Crypt is where Gaudi tried

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Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses
France

Experiencing French Riviera Travel As A Feast For The Senses

The famous French Riviera, or Cote D’Azure, has something to offer every type of traveller. When you think of Riviera travel, the mind immediately moves onto beautiful people, huge yachts and the famous film festival. A French Riviera holiday is also perfect though for the less rich and not-yet-famous. The weather is fantastic for a

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Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France
France

Why We Love Toulouse as the Gateway To South West France

We have to confess we stumbled upon Toulouse in France and the airport at Toulouse accidentally. First, we were looking to visit Carcassonne, then we decided to go skiing in the Spanish Pyrenees and, finally, we decided to take an Armagnac tour.  All of these destinations had one thing in common – the easiest airport

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A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper
France

A Lourdes Pilgrimage For the Occasionally Devout Day Tripper

I’ve had enough education to question blind faith but not nearly enough to give me any answers. Like many others raised Catholic have found, it’s a religion that stays with you once you have been indoctrinated. Once you’ve started Catholic, frankly, there’s no real way to stop being Catholic. Even not believing in God isn’t

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