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Inside Louvre pyramid, Paris

The Louvre: Must see pieces, info, prices and more!

No visit to Paris is complete without exploring the Louvre Museum and its must-see items. The Louvre is the largest museum of art in the world, and has an unmatched collection of over 35,000 artefacts in over 400 rooms – from prehistoric times and ancient civilisations to the 21st century!

Once France’s largest Royal Palace, the Louvre now welcomes over 9 million visitors from all over the world every year. If you’re planning a visit to Paris and want to know how to spend a day at the Louvre, or are interested in knowing what you must see at the Louvre, this post is for you.

Here’s everything you need to know about visiting the Louvre Museum.

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Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, Paris

Best things to do on a long weekend in Paris | TRAVEL GUIDE

Paris – the City of Lights, the Eiffel Tower and Coco Chanel. Where revolution, romance and café philosophers lived together. A cultural paradise and the main set of countless movies and TV series. Not to mention a food mecca for every budget. But Paris is so much more than that.

The French capital is a city made for exploring by foot or bike. With an enviable architecture and world renowned museums, there’s almost an unlimited amount of things to see and do in Paris. Whether you’re a first-time visitors or are thinking of visiting again, we’ve prepared a list of the top places to visit in Paris.

Here are best things to do on a long weekend in Paris.

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Seine River Cruise with Eiffel Tower, Paris

Valentine’s Day in Paris: Romantic things to do in Paris

It’s never a bad time to visit Paris. But celebrating Valentine’s Day in Paris, the most romantic city in the world, is certainly something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. The City of Love exudes endless chances of romance and luxury everywhere you go. With incredible architecture, to world-renowned cuisine that’s likely to leave you wanting more, there’s no better place to enjoy this special day with your partner.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway to Paris or are looking for original Valentine’s Day ideas to keep the love in the air, we’ve got you covered. Here are the most romantic things do in Paris.

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Covent Garden Christmas lights

Spending Christmas in London: Festive things to do in London

Wondering where to spend Christmas in the UK? Well, Christmas in London is like no other place. There’s always something to do in London of course, whatever the season (check out my London bucket list to find some cool ideas!). But in winter, and especially at Christmas time, the British capital gets filled with lights, chestnut stands, Christmas decorations and a jolly atmosphere all over.

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season, there’re a few Christmas events in London you don’t want to miss. Here’s our magical guide with the best things to do in London at Christmas!

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Bryant Park ice skating

Spending Christmas in New York: Festive things to do in NYC

Christmas in New York is a magical time. From November, the Big Apple transforms into a magical winter postcard, and Christmas decorations are scattered all over the city. From the lavish window displays in Fifth Avenue, to the buzzing Christmas Markets in Manhattan and stunning NYC Christmas trees, there’s no doubt: no other place does Christmas like New York.

If you’re planning on spending Christmas Day in New York, or are simply wondering what to do in NYC in December, be sure to put these recommendations on your New York Christmas itinerary! I’ll guarantee you’ll have the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s our magical guide to spending Christmas in New York.

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Thatched cottage, Chipping Campden

Best places to visit in the Cotswolds | TRAVEL GUIDE

The Cotswolds has everything you’d expect from the idyllic English countryside. Rural landscapes, green hills filled with sheep and quaint villages. With old churches and cottages built with traditional honey coloured Cotswold stone, it’s pretty dreamy indeed. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in the Cotswolds.

Once a medieval area of high-quality wool trade (“Cots” meaning sheep and “wolds” hills), it was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966. And judging by my description above, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It covers an area of 790 sq miles and spans several counties including Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Warwickshire. And it’s only a two hour drive from London!

Whether you’re on a tight schedule or simply don’t know where to start, fear not. I have some top tips to make the most out of a countryside holiday in rural England. Here are the best places to visit in the Cotswolds on a long weekend trip.

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Alcatraz Prison on Alcatraz island

Alcatraz guide: what to know before a trip to Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz. The Rock. The most famous high-security prison in the world located on Alcatraz Island, only a mile and a quarter away from San Francisco. We’ve read about Alcatraz prison in books, we’ve seen it in movies (Clint Eastwood’s Escape from Alcatraz is featured on our Best movies set in San Francisco post!) and we’ve heard endless stories about its famous inmates.

Almost everyone visiting San Francisco has Alcatraz prison on their bucket list. To make it easier for you, I’ve created a complete Alcatraz guide, including important information and everything you need to know to plan your trip to Alcatraz.

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