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Things to Do in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, so named for their abundance of natural stone, are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that lie between rural Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire in the UK. They're celebrated for their stunning scenery and natural beauty. Full of rolling hills, spacious fields and picturesque villages,…

Best City Breaks from the UK

I'm not much of a beach-dweller, so when it comes to travel I always opt for a city break. With a city break I can get in some much needed retail therapy, immerse myself in the local art and culture scene, and indulge in cuisine…
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Awesome Things To Do in Capri Italy

So you have decided to visit the island wonderland of Capri, Italy! Here are 5 awesome things to do in Capri, provided by our Travel Belles friend, Rebecca Humphrey. If you are looking for the best guidebook for Capri and the surrounding area (i.e. Naples,…
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Going Gluten Free in Paris

For travelers with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, going gluten-free in unfamiliar cities can feel like a minefield and can take some of the spontaneous fun out of city breaks. I’ve been traveling gluten-free for 6 years now, so with a few gluten-free guides…
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Instagram of the Week: Santa Maria Maggiore, Italy

The #historic town of Santa Maria #Maggiore, #Italy near the border with #Switzerland is located in the #Vigezzo #Valley in the #Piedmont region. The surrounding area is sometimes called the “Valley of the painters." A range of leisure activities, from the #energetic to the #relaxing…
Porto Portugal

Porto, Portugal | Wine Tasting of Port Portuguese Wine

Sipping that most famous Portuguese wine, Porto, in the city of its origin After all, Portuguese wine is port. Portugal’s Second City: it’s a title Porto wears with a great deal of disdain. Famed for Portugal’s national drink and most famous export, Port wine, in…
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Spinning Fairytales in Sintra, Portugal

Inspiring visit to Sintra, Portugal The air was warm, just a slight breeze rustling the treetops, and fat flies were buzzing around a stone cross. Trying to combat my phobia of anything invertebrate, I focused on the view. Out of the dense hilltop forests rose…
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The Best Pizza in Rome

Who doesn't want to find the best pizza when visiting Rome? Visiting Rome serves as a long-searched-for open invitation to eat pizza every day: a practice usually only employed by American college age males. This delicious dish has been enjoyed for over a millennium. There may…
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Portugal’s agricultural region: O, Alentejo

O, Alentejo! The wonder of Portugal's big nothing “O Alentejo?” It’s hard to pull off a disdainful expression when you’re smudged with plaster dust, but somehow Luis manages it. Then he shrugs dismissively and turns back to his grouting. “There’s nothing there. Fields. Sheep. Sun.…