17 Instagrammable Things to do in Kanazawa and Around Kanazawa

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I absolutely loved the Ishikawa region of Japan! It is like a mini japan and easy to negotiate! During the 1600s the region’s capital Kanazawa saw the development of a refined culture focussed on the arts and became Japan’s fourth town after Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. The Ishikawa region was spared from many of the […]

Livermore Wine Tasting Guide – from Trolley to Winery to Bar!

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It appears that the Napa Valley got all the best marketers in California! Livermore is about the same distance south-east of San Francisco that Napa is north-east but seems to get very little press. Which is quite shocking considering how extremely good their wines are! Livermore is an older wine region than both Napa and […]

14 Instagrammable Things to do in Rimini & Around Rimini

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Rimini has long been famous for its long stretches of golden sands and location on the Adriatic sea. However, the big surprise for me of Rimini was its absolutely charming old town. Rimini was established in 268 BC by the Romans so there is a lot of Rimini history. However, it has gone through considerable […]

One Day in Hamburg – The 4 Best Things to Do

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It is no wonder that Hamburg ranks in the top-ten lists of the world’s most livable cities. Hamburg has done a fantastic job when it comes to town planning. They have literally designed a city that fosters a sense of community by planning pedestrianized areas, clearly differentiating which area is for work rather than leisure […]

5 Boutique Hotels in New Brunswick Canada full of Character & Charm

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So I completely fell in love with New Brunswick, Canada. It is so beautiful, the food is amazing, there are loads of wonderful things to do and best of all the people are just so lovely and friendly and fun without being too sickly sweet. It’s like everyone is comfortable in who they are as […]

2 Fantastic Spa Hotels South West England

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I absolutely love the South West of England. Devon and Cornwall are so very beautiful. This is the home of the traditional English seaside holiday. It is home to the jaw-dropping South West Coastal Path, tiny little hedge trimmed roads, amazing seafood, and some fantastic spa hotels! If you are looking to combine your visit […]

3 Brilliant Ottawa Tours Not to Miss!

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Ottawa destroys all the cliches of a boring national capital. This thriving and vibrant city has a fantastic food scene, a brilliant outdoor lifestyle (even in the height of winter!) and so much to do! Several of the must not miss Ottawa attractions involve visiting some of their amazing museums like the Canadian Museum of […]