3 days in Copenhagen – Itinerary for winter

3 days in Copenhagen – Itinerary for winter

How to spend a fabulous 3 days in Copenhagen in winter. Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in Europe. It’s super-cool with fabulous design elements, great food, cosy cafés and stacks of things to see and do. It’s hardly surprising Denmark’s capital is one of the happiest cities in the world.

 

Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

Magstræde, Copenhagen

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The Best things to do on a Brighton day trip

The Best things to do on a Brighton day trip

Brighton in East Sussex is vibrant, hip and the most happening of British seaside cities. For historical hot spots, cool eateries and traditional seaside fun read on for a local’s guide on how to have the best day trip to Brighton.

 

Brighton Beach Deckchairs

A Brighton day trip makes the perfect day out from London. Tucked between the South Downs and the English Channel, the city is just over an hour from London by train. Many of the best things to do in Brighton are just a short walk from the station.

Luckily for you I’ve lived near Brighton for decades so I know it inside out. Here’s how to spend a day in Brighton, the British seaside town that really rocks. My Brighton…

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Top Ten things to do in Vegas besides gambling

Top Ten things to do in Vegas besides gambling

Las Vegas, a major highlight on our US road trip, is the gambling mecca of the world. Balls bounce around the roulette wheels, poker faces remain unflinching and chips change hands 24 hours a day, every day.

But what is there to do in Vegas besides gambling?  Hella a lot actually…

 

Las Vegas Strip at NightLas Vegas strip at night

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What to See and do in San Francisco

What to See and do in San Francisco

San Francisco City Skyline and pelican

San Francisco packs a huge amount of sights into a small, compact area. The city is only seven miles by seven miles but that’s not to say it’s an easy walk because it’s built on a staggering 43 hills. And stagger you will after hiking some of those steps and steep inclines! I’ve visited the city three times in the last few years, twice in sparkling sunshine in January and February and again last month, at the start of our road trip, when the city was fabulously foggy. It was fascinating to see the city take on a misty persona.

There are certain things every visitor to the city should see and do; get up close to The Golden Gate Bridge, check out the best views, take a boat across the bay to visit ‘The Rock’ home of Alcatraz. You’ll want to trundle up the city’s hills on an iconic cable car for both the experience and the views. And that’s just for starters. There are also some fun and unusual activities if you’re looking for something a little off-beat. Here are my tips on what to see and do in San Francisco, the ‘City by the Bay’ for the first time visitor.

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