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24 Hours in Copenhagen

When it comes to weekend breaks, Copenhagen, my friends, is the one. It’s easy to get to, big enough to keep you entertained for a day or two and small enough so that you won’t come home feeling like you’ve missed out on anything. So, when the grind of the 9-5 gets all too much…

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Weekend Tripper: Part One

With the smell of mulled wine creeping into the air and Christmas lights making their appearance all over the city, it is safe to say that summer, or whatever poor excuse for a summer the British weather provided us with this year, is well and truly over. There’s no denying that winter in London has…

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Teach, Travel and Earn with ACLE

You’ve just finished school for the summer, or maybe you’ve just graduated, and you have ahead of you several months of care-free summer life. Unfortunately for you, you spunked what little student loan you had left on a few big nights out before you moved home and a city break with friends, leaving you hard…

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4 Reasons You Will Fall In Love With Padova, Italy

If there is one country on this planet that deserves the epithet “beautiful” it is Italy beyond any shadow of a doubt. Whether you’re into architecture, gastronomy, history, culture or just a bit of sunshine, you are guaranteed to find somewhere that you will blow your mind in the old boot. For most people a…

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5 Top Tips For Venice On A Budget

Venice is hands down one of the most beautiful cities the world has to offer. Every street, every bridge and every bend in the canal lead to yet more Venetian delights that are sure to blow you away. However, Venice has been renowned for its hefty price tag and for this reason many young travellers…

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Stockholm on a Shoestring

When many people think of vacationing in Sweden, they automatically think of the cost. Undoubtedly, Stockholm can be expensive. However, there are many beautiful, free things you can do and ways to cleverly maximise your Kroner (10 SEK is approximately 80p) while still having an amazing experience. Millennium walking tour For any fans of Stieg…

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Drinking in Dublin: The Top 10

In a recent trip to Dublin I spent an entire 3 days wandering from pub to bar to wine cellar looking for the best places you can go to get drunk in this notoriously expensive city. As you can imagine, it was a real struggle: drinking cocktails, taking photos and flirting with Irish bartenders. But…

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The Secret Gardens of Oxford

Summer is (hopefully) just around the corner, and it’s time to kick back and relax in of Britain’s beautiful gardens. Where better to unpack your picnic (i.e. Pimms and strawberries) than in the most quintessential of all British towns, Oxford?   Oxford University Parks Okay, so these ones aren’t so secret but that’s mostly because…

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7 Things to Do in Menorca on a Budget

Menorca is a stunning, surprisingly untouched by tourism, holiday destination where all sorts of activities are available to suit all tastes! A great way to keep costs down is to share the cost of a villa with a group of friends. Owner’s Direct is a great website for finding cheap accommodation I found the villa…

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Florence on a Shoestring

Florence (Firenze) is, unquestionably, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. With its history steeped in art, picturesque bridges, riverside architecture and buzzing café culture, it is a definite must see on any visit to the boot. As with any sought after destination in Italy, Florence can be expensive, but don’t let that put you off.…