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Top 10 things to do in Turin, Italy

Top 10 things to do in Turin, Italy

When you think of Italy, you probably think of Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. Turin is somewhat less unknown but has its own charm. Turin is the capital city of Piedmont in North Italy. In fact Turin has one of the oldest Royal History’s. It was the birth town of the first King of Italy; Vittoria Emanuelle II of Savoy. This place won’t disappoint, with its beautiful piazzas, cathedrals, historic cafes, museums, food and shopping. Here are my top 10…

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The Lemon Festival in Menton

The Lemon Festival in Menton

I was so thrilled to go to the ‘fete de citron’ in Menton this year during the end of February. It was particularly special for me because this year the theme was ‘Bollywood’ and as I am an Indian living in the South of France there are not too many opportunities to see a little something that reminds me of my culture.  So you may be wondering, what is the ‘fete de citron’? Well every year in Menton, a fantasy…

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Best Packing Tips For Families

Best Packing Tips For Families

It is very easy to go overboard when packing for your next trip, but try to keep it simple. PACK LIGHTLY and if you can, try to just have carry-ons. The last thing you want are lots of heavy bags and suitcases that are going to make your travel more complicated. ORGANISATION IS KEY Depending on where and when you are going, write a list of all your essential items and clothing. There are some items you will pack last…

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Travelling and taking a year out after studies – My workaway experience

Travelling and taking a year out after studies – My workaway experience

I really enjoy speaking to people about their own experience of travelling and this time I had the opportunity to speak to Clara. Clara is from Leipzig; a town in Germany. She is 18 years old and just finished her studies, before continuing her further education she decided to take a year out to reflect on what she wanted to do next and to discover something new. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? I love to explore new…

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Beautiful Argentat – Kids Road trip

Beautiful Argentat – Kids Road trip

Argentat-sur-Dordogne is situated on the Dordogne River in the department of Correze, in France. From Manosque we set out at 5am to avoid the summer traffic on the road. With a few stops on the way we arrived to our hotel for the week in the afternoon. We stayed at the Résidence Les Belles Rives. It is a beautiful setting alongside the River Dordogne. Great also for the small kids as there is an indoor and outdoor play area. There…

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A perfect 7 day itinery for Corsica with young children

A perfect 7 day itinery for Corsica with young children

Corsica is best know for its beaches especially in the South near Port Vecchio and Ajaccio, however I hope that this article will give you another perspective on what to see in North Corsica and Corte. Leaving from Nice to Bastia by ferry, my first most important advice would be to get yourself a private room on the boat, it is quite reasonable and much more comfortable especially when you have an early departure and young kids. As we left…

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On route to “Légion Etrangère” – Puyloubier

On route to “Légion Etrangère” – Puyloubier

Road Trip with the Kids for the day Sunny March morning, it is time for a little road trip with the kids in Provence. The local national road from Manosque to Puyloubier is a lovely road to take, “la route de Marseille” going past beautiful fields, hills, a view of the snow tip mountains and the Roman style “La Durance”. Great for a photo stop. On the way we decided to stop at a random picnic area where we could…

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Mediterranean Cruise

Mediterranean Cruise

How exciting our first cruise and that to with our 16 month baby and my 5 month pregnant belly. As we were living in Marseille near the port we were used to seeing the big cruise boats arriving near the port and watching them as the sun set. So we decided to book our mediterranean cruise which would board at Marseille, then onto Savona, Rome, Tunisia, Palma de majorca and back to Marseille. The boat itself is equipped with many…

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Welcome to Maldives

Welcome to Maldives

In 2011, we made our first trip to the Maldives, Medhufushi Island. Here I will give you a review of the Island as well as a photo gallery to explain our trip. We arrived in Male, from there we caught a small plane to our Island which took about 45 minutes from the airport. Be aware that sea planes don’t run all day so you may have a wait at the airport or even have to stay one night in…

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