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Fountain of Travel How to Spend 24 Hours in Eguisheim Street View

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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Things You Should Do Before Visiting Basel, Switzerland

Back in November I was psyched to finally set foot in a new country, Switzerland! I was flying in and out of Basel Airport for my trip to Colmar, France and chose to spend one night in Basel to explore the city. Needless to say, I’d heard how expensive Switzerland is, but apart from that I knew very little about the country, and even less about Basel. For this trip I just wanted to relax and therefore didn’t plan a...

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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...

Fountain of Travel 8 Fun Date Ideas for Manchester Palace Theatre

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 been given 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....

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A Foodie’s Guide to Restaurants in Northern Quarter, Manchester

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is full to the brim with must eat places and it can be tricky to decide where to eat in this foodie paradise. The restaurants in Northern Quarter span a wide range of cuisine; from your dirty burgers (can’t just call them burgers nowadays) to traditional British pies and Hawaiian street food. I love eating out in the Northern Quarter and can’t wait to share some of the food gems in this neighbourhood. I’m going to keep...

Fountain of Travel How To Spend 24 Hours in The Hague Canal View

How To Spend 24 Hours in The Hague

Have you ever heard of The Hague? No? Neither had I until I was planning a trip between Amsterdam and Brussels and needed a place to stay between the two cities. I love when one discovers new and unexpected travel gems (hey Riga) and The Hague was a great surprise. The Hague is the administrative capital of The Netherlands, meaning it is home to the Dutch government. It is the third largest city in the Netherlands and perfect as a...

Fountain of Travel Manchester Northern Quarter MCR Street Art

Manchester Neighbourhood Guide

I love Manchester. This city has been my home for 6 years and is the most exciting place I’ve ever lived. The Mancunian spirit is very characteristic and hard to break. It manifests itself in an attitude that is feisty but generally open. I would lovingly say that this city definitely has its rough moments but it’s also a hotpot of people and cultures. You can’t feel bored when walking around Manchester. For food lovers, there are always new restaurants...

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Conquering The Segway in Delamere Forest, UK

I remember the first time I went to Delamere Forest. At that point city life had left me starved for forests and greenery. Cue Delamere Forest. The first time I went was pure bliss. I realised how much I had missed the tranquility, sounds and smells of a forest. Fast forward a year and I was back in Delamere. Except this time I was riding a Segway for the first time in my life. Now, I will be the first...

London solo travel

5 Perfect European Destinations for Solo Travel

I moved abroad at the age of 18 and have lived as an expat for 8 years in separate countries to my family. Simply put, I’ve become accustomed to a very independent lifestyle, which has lead to a love of solo travel. When you work full-time (like I do), you sometimes just want to go for a quick break somewhere and you might not always find someone to travel with. This is why I think European solo travel is so...