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Fountain of Travel An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch London Tiles Art

An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch, London

I found myself with a spare day in London on my most recent trip to the capital and actually really struggled with what to do. I’ve been to London quite a few times in the last 7 years and have seen the big sights now; Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, V&A, Natural History Museum (which is AWESOME), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe…you name it. So what alternative things are there to do in London for us tenth-time visitors? Well, apart from...

Fountain of Travel How to Cruise Down Manchester Ship Canal Flag on the Boat

How to Cruise Down The Manchester Ship Canal

Are you looking for a great way to spend a sunny British summer day (according to reliable sources those actually exist)? Then look no further than a cruise down Manchester Ship Canal! The canal flows between Liverpool and Manchester and Mersey Ferries run regular cruises in both directions. This is a historic route that is great for a North West day out for adults. I finally tried it and felt like I was cruising down the river of some exotic...

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Colmar, France

A visit to Colmar, France had been high on my bucket list for years and back in November I finally got the chance to see those half-timber clad buildings that had decorated my Pinterest profile for years. For those not familiar with Colmar, this quaint town is located in the French Alsace region which borders Germany. The proximity to Germany and many turns under both French and German rule has created a pretty unique blend of German and French culture...

Fountain of Travel A Manchester Weekend Break Northern Quarter Inside Affleck's Palace

Itinerary For A Manchester Weekend Break

Manchester, UK has been my home for almost 7 years and I love to help people explore the city. Manchester often gets a reputation for being gritty and industrial. Both are true but there is so much more to the city than that! As a matter of fact, Manchester was on Lonely Planet’s 2016 list of ‘best in travel’ cities. Manchester played a key part in the Industrial Revolution and, even today, old warehouses and mills are prominent city features....

Fountain of Travel 5 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Europe Colmar

5 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Europe (That You Haven’t Considered)

When you say romantic weekend getaways in Europe, people immediately picture Paris, Italy or maybe London. You imagine strolls along the Seine in Paris, gelato in Venice and cool neighbourhoods in London. All of the above are of course great romantic destinations, but what if you want something a bit different? Working full-time means limited holidays and I’m always looking for short European weekend breaks. I enjoy solo travel but whenever possible I love to bring my partner along. We’ve...

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How To Spend 24 Hours in Eguisheim, France

In November last year I took a bucket list trip to Colmar to experience the incredible Christmas market. For years my Pinterest account had been filled with romantic pictures of half-timber clad buildings in pastel colours and I couldn’t wait to finally see it! During the planning I read about Eguisheim, a tiny village close to Colmar that looked even more picturesque. Immediately I recognised a scene I had seen multiple times on Pinterest but always assumed belonged to Colmar...

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A Winter Visit to The Christmas Market in Colmar, France

If you share my obsession with Pinterest, you have probably seen the photos of the brightly coloured half-timbered houses in Colmar. I had swooned over those images for years before I finally got a chance to visit Colmar this November. Colmar is a gorgeous (gorgeous!) French town in the Alsace region bordering Germany. The region is famous for wine but the reason I paid a winter visit was the Christmas market in Colmar. Whilst the neighbouring German markets are more...

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8 Fun Date Ideas for Manchester

Who doesn’t love a good date night? The perk of living in a city is the abundance of things you can do and there is no shortage of fun date ideas for Manchester. Whilst cinema and dinner is a classic, I hope to introduce you to some activities for couples in Manchester that you might not have thought of. Whether you’re a foodie, a history nerd or just a casual pub goer, this post should hopefully offer some good evening...

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24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, the most boring capital in Europe! At least, that seems to be the reputation Brussels has earned over the years. I’m ashamed to say that I let this influence my decision to only spend 24 hours in Brussels during a Netherlands to Belgium trip. I regretted this decision as soon as I set foot in the capital on my first night. The city had a lively atmosphere and was full of people enjoying their evening outside. Based...