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The Boat Shed on Dove Lake from the walking trail.

05 Jun How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain carves out a dramatic entrance to the northern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Its jagged ridges, dropping away into glacial lakes, form a unique backdrop for photographing and hiking Tasmania. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain's remote position requires a little more planning to make for a safe and comfortable trip. After visiting the site from Launceston and spending a couple of days there I've come away with plenty of tips to make your stay an easy one...
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All white streets of Frigiliana in Spain.

22 May What to See and Do in Picturesque Frigiliana

Andalusia is best known for its mix of beautiful beaches and historic cities dotted along the south of Spain. However, its pueblos blancos (white villages) tucked away in the hills between Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra Nevada, offer a lesser-known travel experience. We were lucky enough to squeeze Frigiliana into our road trip through southern Spain, the town often labelled as Andalusia's prettiest. Quiet, quaint and colourful in its presentation, Frigiliana is not to be missed for travellers seeking out beautiful facades. Appearances aside, this village community has relaxed living down pat, making it the perfect place for stress-free travel. Here's how to experience all aspects of the town, making the most of sun-drenched Spain...
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Launceston travel guide

10 Apr Your Quick Guide to Exploring Picturesque Launceston

Launceston often plays little sister to capital city Hobart but is not to be overlooked during a trip to Tasmania. This smaller riverside city offers a quintessential country experience with its mix of Georgian facades and sprawling farmlands. Located on the north coast it is the perfect spot to commence or concluded a trip around the island state. Launceston's attractions range from boutique shopping and wine tasting to rock climbing and river cruising. With so many experiences on offer if can be hard to know what to prioritise. And when your holiday is limited you want to know that any time you set aside here will be worth it. After spending two weeks in Tasmania I found Launceston to be the perfect summary of everything the state has to offer. Here are my favourite finds in the quaint city that make for a balanced trip...
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Plaka Athens blogger guide

21 Jan Why Plaka is the Best Neighbourhood in Athens

When visiting the Greek Islands via mainland Athens you can't pass up the opportunity to explore the country's ancient history. Being one of the world's oldest cities, its landmarks like the Acropolis and Parthenon are some of the most recognisable in the world. We decided to spend 3 nights there before heading out to Santorini and did a lot of research into what neighbourhood was best for seeing all of the historic sites. We realised early on that we needed proximity to the Acropolis balanced with an authentic Greek experience...not easy when you're talking about a city that attracts over 3 million tourists a year! Enter, Plaka. This pretty neighbourhood, with its colourful cafes and gritty alleyways, is just a stone's throw from the center of Greek history. And as you'll see below, not the tourist trap you'd expect...
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Lagos Town Portugal

18 Dec Exploring the Beautiful Facades of Lagos Portugal

Lagos was the first stop on our trip through Portugal and one that we had set aside as a beach destination to relax in after traveling through Spain. Its unique coastline draws a constant stream of visitors, ready to explore the grottos and rock stacks that are etched in the landscape. On leaving the beach one day we took a couple of wrong turns and came across the historic center of town which had previous eluded us. Surprised by the well-worn cobblestone streets, tucked only one street away from the modern marina, it quickly became one of our favourite spots to explore on foot. Being our first look at the blue tiles of Portugal I spent a lot of time looking up at the windows and facades. Here are my favourite perspectives of the architectural details around Lagos Town...
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