Faraway Files #26

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And we’re back! I’m nicely rested after a break travelling in southern Italy where the people were friendly, the food was amazing and the scenery.. well it was incredible. I hope everyone had the Easter break they were hoping for, whether it was relaxing or going on new adventures.

As with most trips, our journey in Italy had a few ups and downs – particularly in relation to driving. I’ll be sharing the details in a few weeks but suffice to say we had some intense moments getting through small spaces and scraping the side of our rental car. Ouch.


Thanks once more for all the wonderful posts on our last Faraway Files link up. I love learning about new places and looking at familiar places with a fresh perspective and we always find that in abundance as the week’s link up posts roll in. I was inspired by:

✪ I loved reliving my Croatian adventures through Lori’s Croatia road trip post and picked up a few ideas for an upcoming family journey too

✪ It’s a dream of mine to wander through the fragrant lavender farms of Provence and Phoebe’s photo essay reminded me why

✪ Thanks to Ahila’s post on Sri Lanka’s National Museum in Colombo I learnt more about the culture and history of a country I am longing to return to


Prepare yourselves for an onslaught of southern Italian content! This week I am sharing my favourite things to do in Sicily. I felt like I could have spent weeks on this island in the Mediterranean and still only scratched the surface. It’s a place of incredible contrasts – raw natural beauty, friendly locals and incredible architecture. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Sicily ceramic symbol


About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.


How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week Erin from Oregon Girl Around the World hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Oregon Girl Around the World to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least one other.

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

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3 Comments

  1. 27th April 2017 / 8:02 AM

    Bummer! Hope you didn’t damage the car too much and still managed to have a wonderful time!

    • 27th April 2017 / 8:46 AM

      We didn’t have to pay a cent in the end. Happy days!!

  2. 27th April 2017 / 8:32 AM

    Oh how did I miss that! Thanks for the shout out and so glad you enjoyed my Croatia post! 🙂

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