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10 Mini-break escapes where you don’t have to fly

By Matthew Allison | May 7, 2021

We know the fear of flying can keep people grounded, be it the stress of the airports or the thought of flying terrifies you, but the good news is this doesn’t limit you to stays in the UK. With high-speed trains, waterways, and roads, it’s easier than you may think to venture a little further …

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5 Unique romantic cottage breaks in the UK for 2021

By Matthew Allison | Mar 28, 2021

Is it time you and your loved one got a bit of well deserved time away, to just be together away from the normal everyday life to kick back and unwind and bring back a bit of romance? Discover some of the best the UK has to with these unique romantic cottage breaks. 1. Hobbits …

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The best compact camera to take on your short break.

By Matthew Allison | Mar 7, 2021

Your camera is probably one of the first things to pack when setting off on a mini-break with so many stunning sites to see, you may be constantly snapping away. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking back over my photos of past adventures, it makes me feel I’m still there sometimes. And …

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A quick guide of what to do in York

By Matthew Allison | Feb 23, 2021

York is another of my favorite cities to visit in the UK. Not as popular as cities such as London and Manchester but it has to be put on a list of places to visit. A walled city founded by the Romans and once invaded by the Vikings. York is a wonderful place with its …

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How to experience Europe from home.

By Matthew Allison | Nov 22, 2020

If, like me your fed up with being stuck at home and missing your little mini adventures, read on. We are experiencing extremely difficult times when we can’t just jump on a plane and go wherever we like whenever we like. But inside of us is a burning desire to experience something new or even …

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What to see on a cultural trip to Florence, Italy

By Matthew Allison | Nov 17, 2020

Florence is said to be the birthplace of the Renaissance and it’s no wonder – the very air is filled with a Renaissance vibe. The capital city of the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is one of Europes greatest cities for art and culture. There are so many sites of historical and cultural importance to …

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8 cool things to do on a mini-break in Krakow

By Matthew Allison | Oct 19, 2020

Krakow is a city steeped in medieval and Jewish history. The city has some of the most stunning architecture in Europe, with its cathedrals, old salt mines, and castles, and cobbled streets. Krakow is a cheap city to visit, with many restaurants and bars serving delicious food and drink at amazing prices. Your budget will …

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10 delicious places to eat and drink in Cambridge.

By Matthew Allison | Oct 8, 2020

Planning a mini-break to Cambridge and looking for some dining tips? Cambridge offers so much From oysters to some of the juiciest burgers around. The city has a ton of tasty places to eat and drink, including its very own 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, to gourmet pub grub, there is something to suit all budgets. With …

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10 things to do in Bruges on a mini-break

By Matthew Allison | Aug 26, 2020

Are you thinking of taking a short break to Bruges? Then read on for my guide of some cool things to do during your stay. Bruges is a historic and romantic city in the northwest of Belgium, famous for its medieval architecture, canals, and it’s bridges. The city reminds me in a way of my …

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10 Beautiful Staycation mini-break ideas in 2021

By Matthew Allison | Aug 14, 2020

Over the past few months, short breaks in the UK have become ever more popular. While we love our trips overseas, the UK has more than enough to keep people booking regular trips and exploring this wonderful country. When it comes to places that are truly beautiful, you can’t get much better than the UK. …

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