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Santa Margherita Ligure

The Italian Riviera’s Best Kept Secret The Italian Riviera has long been the playground of the rich and famous. It boasts a host of stunning resort towns. Many tourists and celebrities have lived or holidayed in this beautiful stretch of Italy. But perhaps one of the best kept secrets along this coastline is the glorious harbour village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Why wasn’t I aware …

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Vigoleno Castle

You Will Be Enchanted If you love fairy tales, you are sure to be enchanted by the Castello di Vigoleno. In the north of Italy, this real life original medieval castle is part of the charming historic Vigoleno village, located in Vernasca. It dates back to Roman times and sits high up on top of a hill in the Emilia Romagna Region, not too far …

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River Thames

6 Hot Spots To Visit The River Thames in London is the life of the city. The longest river in England with an incredible 33 bridges spanning across it in London itself, it plays host to a plethora of famous and historic landmarks. But here I’m going to list just 6 hot spots for you to visit which are all conveniently located along or near …

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Genoa

Fall In Love With Genoa Once you visit Genoa you will fall in love with it, as I did. This grand historic, bustling seaside city in Northern Italy is full of wonderment everywhere you turn. I couldn’t get over how much it has to offer and yet I’m a little amazed it doesn’t attract more international tourists as a prime holiday destination. Genoa is currently …

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Kuala Lumpur

5 Highlights You Won’t Want To Miss In KL Over the years I have travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia too many times to count. Sometimes it’s been a stopover to, or from, other parts of the world and sometimes on vacation. In recent decades it has become a very popular holiday destination in its own right for many people. So, I’m going to give you …

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Tower of London

Why You Must See This Castle The amazing Tower of London is situated in the middle of the city, along the Thames River. With metropolitan life bustling all around it, this fascinating one thousand-year old castle and fortress, harbours spooky tales. You must see it while you’re in London and I’ll tell you why. I drove around looking at it before working up the courage …

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Palace of Versailles

Extraordinary Opulence! The Palace of Versailles is a grandiose monument from a fascinating period in French history when the royal family basked in extraordinary opulence. Magnificent architecture; extravagant luxury; stunning masterpieces … there aren’t adequate words to accurately describe how impressive the Palace really is. You need to see it for yourself. I was blown away by the ostentatious lifestyle enjoyed by the French royals in …

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Melbourne Wineries

    Some Of The Best Wineries In The World Melbourne, Australia, is renowned for many things – Australian Tennis Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Motorcycle Grand Prix, AFL Football, Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival, beaches, the list goes on … And of course it is the most liveable city, in my opinion. It is also home to some of the best Wineries in the world, …

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Monterosso Al Mare

A delightful Seaside Resort Along the coastline of northern Italy, Monterosso Al Mare is one of the famous old fishing villages which make up the Cinque Terre (five lands) seaside resorts. On the Italian Riviera this delightful ocean town is the last one on the strip. From north to south there are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, then Monterosso, which is the most popular and the …

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Taiping Malaysia

Unassuming and tranquil Taiping translates to ‘everlasting peace’ and I can vouch for it indeed being a very tranquil place. It has an unassuming character which is probably why Taiping is largely unknown to international travellers. It holds no tickets on itself and seems happy to keep its quaint and old-fashioned charm a secret from the world. Approximately 100km from Penang, Taiping in Malaysia was originally a …

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Launceston Tasmania

Tamar River, Launceston A little bit of paradise! Arriving in Launceston, Tasmania, I immediately felt a calmness come over me. It’s so tranquil and beautiful here. Only one hour flight from Melbourne or you can take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry to Devonport, which is about 9 hours, and you have the option of taking your car. I’ve gone both ways and I was rather … Continue reading Launceston

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Parma

Charming and Delightful A Must-See! A charming city renowned as Italy’s food capital, Parma is a gastronomic delight. It is located in northern Italy approximately an hour and a half drive south of Milano. Here you will find the birthplace of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Parma is also famous for Prosciutto di Parma or Parma Ham, the home of Barilla Pasta, Guiseppe Verdi (the opera composer) and loads more… It …

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Kota Kinabalu

A Gem On The Island Of Borneo This gem on the island of Borneo is in Sabah, Malaysia and I was pleasantly surprised to find it is rich in natural beauty. Kota Kinabalu has a diverse wildlife, a coral reef and Mount Kinabalu which is the highest peak in Malaysia, listed as a natural world heritage site. It is also a very beautiful holiday location. …

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Lake Como

Beautifully picturesque Any location with water views is lovely, but Lake Como is so beautifully picturesque. It has long been a favourite holiday destination for celebrities and tourists since Roman times. It’s definitely one of the top lakes to visit in Italy, if not the world. With the Alpine backdrop, clear blue water, stately villas and waterfront eateries, you can see the undeniable attraction of …

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