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Image (c) Rudi1767/ Dreamstime.com By Emma Marshall As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich offers visitors a generous sprinkling of attractions: a chocolate box old town to wander around, a crystal-clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake surrounded by mountain peaks.  But if you’re thinking it’s mainly a summer destination,...
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One of the most famous palaces in Britain, King Henry VIII’s sumptuous residence on the River Thames is an easy day trip from central London and a popular destination for history buffs and tourists alike. This is your guide to a day trip to Hampton Court Palace in London By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton...
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By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon; as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases I recently wrote about my day trip from London by train to Portsmouth.  My next trip was much more local: an afternoon at Strawberry Hill House in south west London. As its name suggests, Strawberry...
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By Emma Marshall Like most people in the UK, this year has been more about day trips at home than holidays abroad.  And as someone without a car, I’ve been looking for destinations that would make interesting day trips from London by train.  For the first on the list, I chose Portsmouth in Hampshire. This was...
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By Emma Marshall I wrote a few months ago about places to visit in Autumn 2020. Now that travel restrictions are easing in many places, I thought I would provide a round-up of suggestions for short trips to Europe in 2021. This post sets out 9 places to visit in 9 months’ time: places to...
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Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a...
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By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton Morocco’s top tourist destination Marrakech offers a fascinating blend of the exotic and the strangely familiar. Perhaps this is why short breaks to Marrakech are so popular.  You wade through the souks, passing the traders beckoning you to purchase their beautifully designed local crafts. There are elaborate rugs, pots...
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By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, may be one of Germany’s less heralded cities. But this doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do over a long weekend (click here for guidebooks to...
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By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases Thanks to its political isolation for nearly half a century, Albania has, understandably, rarely figured as a destination of choice on the tourist trail. That’s a shame because the country will undoubtedly...
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By Emma Marshall People who know me know I love Zurich.  It’s one of my favourite cities (and  favourite countries).  As the largest city in Switzerland, it has so much to see and do: a chocolate box old town, a crystal clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake from which...
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