Katy's travel journal

Island hopping the Aeolian Islands

Island hopping the Aeolian Islands

Island hopping the Aeolian Islands Italy has long held a stronghold over my heart. We used to spend every Easter soaking up the Mediterranean sun as we had family in Verona, and ever since I've felt a pull to return as often as I can. So when we were deciding on our summer vacation, Italy and it's surrounding islands was top of the list. We also didn't want to venture to far from the UK and didn't have a huge budget which ruled out the likes of Santorini and Mykonos. In addition, we're a sucker for a more 'off the beaten...

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My top 10 things to do and see Porto in 3 days...

My top 10 things to do and see Porto in 3 days...

Once upon a time (approx 6 months ago to be exact) I spent 3 days in Porto, and as usual, I tried to squeeze in as much design, history and culture as possible.  Here are my top 10 things to do and see in Porto if you are pushed for time. 

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Making the most of 3 weeks Island hopping in Indonesia on a mid range budget

Making the most of 3 weeks Island hopping in Indonesia on a mid range budget

Fancy a 'backpacking' experience but without the intrepid inconveniences of an un-ventured route? Bali and it's surrounded islands could be the place for you. 

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My Unite D'habitation Hotel Review & Things to do in Marseille in 3 days

My Unite D'habitation Hotel Review & Things to do in Marseille in 3 days

My Unite D'habitation Hotel Review: Myself and my partner are both HUGE brutalist architecture fanatics and particular fans of the works of French architect Le Corbusier. So it seemed only natural that we stay in his 1950's Cité radieuse (meaning radiant city), the most famous of his string of modernist residential housing developments following the same design principle.  

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Hiking the South West Coastal Path - from Land's End to Falmouth

Hiking the South West Coastal Path - from Land's End to Falmouth

Hiking the South West Coastal Path from Land's End to Falmouth - my tips and advice.

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