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The Iconic Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral

17. August 2014

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London View

It was our last week in London and we still hadn’t seen two of the city’s iconic sites so we hooked up with City Wonders for a guided tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Here’s the thing; I’m usually loathe to hire a guide but lately we’ve been feeling as though we’re missing out […]

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Eating Our Way Through Prague

14. August 2014


Eating Prague Food Tour

We headed to Prague on a whim. The weather in Munich was crap so we checked the weather channel, and the train schedules, and decided that Prague was perfect for a last minute weekend getaway. I love that about Europe! Knowing absolutely nothing about Prague, I decided that the best way to get in on the secrets was to […]

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Pilgrimage to Andechs

8. August 2014

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Climbing up through the forest we were grateful for the shade. The walk isn’t long – more of a token offering than a real pilgrimage now – but it is steadily uphill from the train station below. ***** There are plenty of places to find a good beer in Germany. Truth be told, we never […]

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Cycle Tour Europe: The End…But Not The End

5. August 2014



Our triumphant, if soaking wet, arrival into Munich; 78 days and 2440 KM after we started in London. It was bittersweet to reach the end. On the one hand it was a lot of work to be constantly on the move but, on the other hand, we really loved cycling through the countryside seeing parts […]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Finding Our Way

31. July 2014


Cycle Tour Europe

Of the three formidable tasks in cycle touring – determining where to go and how to get there, finding a place to stay, and deciding what and when to eat – the first and second combined to be the most work. (Primarily because, when you cycle that much, you will eat just about anything at just […]

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Cycling Around Turkey

31. July 2014

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Though it probably wouldn’t be one of the first countries you think of when planning a holiday on two wheels, Turkey is surprisingly cycle-friendly and an increasingly popular vacation choice for avid bikers. With a perfect blend of scenic views, thrilling ascents and descents and warm climate, Turkey provides an ideal setting and terrain for […]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Rad & Reisen Cruise Review

24. July 2014

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Cycle Tour Europe: Rad & Reisen Cruise Review

Disclosure: We were guests on the Theodor Körner however this in no way impacted the fabulous time that we had. I just thought you should know. :) Our cycle tour Europe itinerary got a bit convoluted part way through. Itinerary is, in fact,  a bit of a strong word for what we actually had. What […]

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River Cruising: Escape the Rush

20. July 2014

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Moselle River

Travelling slow isn’t just for long term travellers. Even holidayers and vacationers can move slower than the 7 countries in 5 days pace of some packaged tours. It shouldn’t require holing up at a resort either, with the same view everyday. A holiday should be relaxing but moving about can seem like anything but that. […]

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Dreaming of Luxury in Ibiza

11. July 2014

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Do you know what it’s doing right now where I am? It’s raining. And it’s cold. And it’s the middle of July. I’m wearing woollen socks and drinking hot tea under a blanket. This is not the summer I was planning. What I want is a beach. Specifically, a Mediterranean beach where the sand is […]

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Best Pet Shops To Visit While In Dubai

27. June 2014

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Though best known for its intriguing culture, buzzing city centre and impressive architecture, Dubai is a capital that has no end of things to offer its many visitors, not least its hot climate, fascinating history and shopping opportunities. Among the many clothing and souvenir shops, Dubai is well known for its pet shops, making it […]

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10 Cycle Tours in South Africa

26. June 2014

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Cycling is an increasingly popular sport in South Africa, as witnessed by the thousands of Sunday cyclists. There are many clubs to join, although it is just as easy to team up with friends, office colleagues, or even the family and head off on a Sunday cycle. Grab your mountain bike or road bike and […]

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