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Posts by Michael Catford

Barcelona off the Beaten Track: 10 Unusual Things to Do

Streets of Barcelona - Water Taps - Image by milpek75 from Pixabay

The sun, the sand, the sangria; Barcelona has carved out a tourism niche, combining all the fun of an exotic summer destination with the incredible history, architecture and culture of an ancient European capital. No matter what ‘fun’ looks like to you, Barcelona is sure to have you covered. But when most tourists visit Barcelona,…

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The Best Time to Visit Vienna

Streets of Vienna - Panorama - Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay

Maybe you’re visiting Vienna for the first time. Maybe you’re looking to go back. No matter the case, you want to book a trip to the Austrian capital. But while you know where you’re going, when to go to Vienna is a different question altogether. As it turns out, there’s no right or wrong answer…

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The Best Time to Visit Stockholm

Streets of Stockholm - Aerial - Image by brightfreak from Pixabay

Maybe you’re visiting Stockholm for the first time. Maybe you’re looking to go back. No matter the case, you want to book a trip to the Swedish capital. But while you know where you’re going, when to go to Stockholm is a different question altogether. As it turns out, there’s no right or wrong answer…

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Barcelona with Kids: the Best Things to Do and See

Tibidabo - Ferris wheel - Image by rubns28 from Pixabay

When many travelers think of Barcelona, their minds wander to late nights on the town filled with tapas and sangria. But while Barcelona is known as one of Europe’s party hot spots, the truth is that this city is far from adults only. In fact, it’s one of the greatest family holiday destinations in the…

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The 5 Best Belgian Waffles in Bruges

Streets of Bruges - Market Place - Photo by Erich Westendarp

Belgium makes no secret of its sweet tooth. A country as famous for sugary treats as anything else, many a visitor has left with their pants feeling a little tighter than when they arrived. In Bruges, Belgium waffles – or simply ‘wafels’ – are the quintessential local dessert. And while many other countries have made…

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