Visiting Versailles: tips for a fun day trip from Paris

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The most glittering jewel of France’s royal past is undoubtedly the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles in French). Once home to kings and queens of France, the palace is perhaps the most extravagant and beautiful in Europe. At Versailles, you can walk the corridors and gardens where Queen Marie Antoinette enjoyed an incredible life […]

Discover the mesmerising drama of flamenco in Seville

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When you think of Spain and Spanish culture, flamenco immediately springs to mind. Dramatic dancing, soulful tunes, colourful costumes and the rhythmic strumming of acoustic guitars are the iconic images and sounds of Spain. We had a few wonderful encounters with flamenco in Seville, and they were some of the highlights of our trip. So […]

The incredible Alhambra: photos, facts and visitor guide

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Of all the castles and palaces I have ever wanted to visit (and there are a few!), none compares to the Alhambra in Granada Spain. There’s something mystical about the red fortress complex that fires your imagination. Here are some of my favourite Alhambra photos and facts as well as information for planning your visit. […]

Valley of the Temples Sicily – visitor guide and highlights

Valley of the Temples Sicily

Transport yourself back to the 6th century BC and the time of the Ancient Greeks when you visit Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples in Italy. This incredibly well preserved series of temples and buildings is one of Italy’s most famous archaeological sites and a must visit on your trip to Sicily. Here you […]

Beyond Lake Garda: 9 reasons to explore beautiful Brescia

Brescia Italy - things to do in Brescia

Corn fields bathed in sunlight and poppies swaying in the breeze. A Renaissance tower rises in the distance. Citizens go about their daily lives in the shadows of centuries of history and architecture. Shimmering lakes invite you to jump straight into their clear waters. Families gather near vineyards for feasting. This is Brescia, Italy. Every […]