The Villages of Sierra Francia Salamanca

a group of paintings on a railing

Every time I visit the Sierra de Francia mountains, and I’m lucky I have family there so visits are regular, I fall in love with the place all over again. After life in Madrid it’s like a warm, peaceful security blanket folds around me. With some wonderful (and incredibly good value) casas rurales and guesthouses …

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11 Amazing Things to do in Merida: Mexico Travel Blog

Plaza Grande, also known as Plaza de la Independencia, in Merida, Mexico, showcasing historic architecture and a central park.

Nestled in the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida in Mexico attracts visitors here to explore the stunning works of nature and historic sites. there is so much to do here, from brightly the colored ancient architectural designs, stately museums, visits to the infamous Mayan ruins, enjoying Yucatan cuisines, swimming in the cenotes, Merida market tours to thriving Mayan …

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A scary night on the Samoeng Loop

Motorbike on the Samoeng Loop

As I write, I think I am about to die in some horrific way. I am trying to get some sleep in a place called Samoeng Resort, just outside a small town in the middle of nowhere up a mountain. The resort has about 30 or so individual bungalows spread across a wide area, but …

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27 Amazing Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Travel Lovers

a toy airplane on a red background

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to shower your loved one with kisses and romance, often accompanied by a little prezzie. But if you are lacking a little inspiration this year, and your partner loves to travel, you have come to the right place. Below is a roundup of 26 different Valentine’s gift ideas, all …

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Your guide to visiting Cartagena, Colombia

What to do in Cartagena, Colombia

As Colombia continues it’s travel renaissance, Cartagena de Indias is quickly emerging as one of the worlds hot destinations. This guide to the city has been written by Sasha who, with his wife Rachel, runs the travel blog Grateful Gypsies. Starting off with a little bit of history, the post continues with the best places to visit in …

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