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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...

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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...

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Guide to a Winter Weekend in Riga

If you’re like me, you’re probably at the moment scouring the internet for winter travel ideas. Let me introduce you to Riga! This Baltic gem is the capital of Latvia and the perfect winter weekend destination. Experience the Christmas market from the end of November and enjoy this highly walkable and affordable art nouveau city. Below you will find everything you need to plan a winter weekend in Riga including things to do, where to eat and places to stay!...

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The Best View in Barcelona

Barcelona is probably one of the most popular bucket list cities in Europe. Having read so much about it, my sister and I were psyched to finally visit this hyped destination. We did all the standard things; Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Museu Picasso etc. We had also read about the Tibidabo mountain, which is the highest mountain top surrounding the city. In my opinion, it also comes with the best view in Barcelona. The Tibidabo area consists of an amusement...

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Guide to a Day Trip to Southport, UK

By the Irish sea lies the coastal city of Southport which makes for a brilliant day trip from Manchester. One of its most famous attractions is the beach promenade with the accompanying Southport Pier and Pleasureland. I knew nothing about the city and randomly decided on a Saturday morning that I wanted to visit. I’m so glad I did! This is a beautiful place and I can warmly recommend it. Below you will find ideas to plan your own day...

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Michelin Star Ramen at Tsuta, Tokyo

I admit it, I’ve got an obsession with noodles. So, when I discovered that I could eat the world’s first Michelin star ramen in Tokyo I knew I had to go. Tsuta, owned by chef Onishi Yuki, was the first ramen restaurant to ever get a Michelin star back in 2015. Food is often the highlight of my trips and Japan is obviously the ultimate foodie destination. To say that the world’s first Michelin star ramen intrigued me would be...

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Thoughts on My 8 Days in Tokyo

In June, my sister and I spent 8 days in Tokyo full of sightseeing and laughs. It was our first time in Japan and wow, did we fall in love with the place! I can’t wait to go back in the future and also see more of the country. We went in early to mid-June which is technically the start of the rainy season in Tokyo. The weather stayed dry for most of our stay, but got really hot towards...

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An Introduction to Fountain of Travel

Welcome to Fountain of Travel! My name is Helena and this is my very first post on this blog. I spend most of my time reading about travel and planning trips, so what’s better than sharing that with you guys? My main aim with Fountain of Travel is to become an inspiration hub where you can get ideas for your upcoming trips. So what can you expect to read about? I live in Manchester, UK so expect plenty of posts...