Drinking espresso on the piazza of Portmeirion

Portmeirion in North Wales is as close to an Italian Village outside of Italy as you can get. The village’s colourful architecture is a mixture of Welsh, Baroque and Italian styles surrounded by beautiful walks and picturesque landscapes.

via A Long Weekend in Portmeirion – North Wales – the travelling tedaldi

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Green water I saw at Grüner See

Green water I saw in Austria. There is a place called Grüner See. It is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village called Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water.

via What colour does water have? – LATVIAN WANDERER

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Donegal makes you stay longer than planned

Donegal is a cracking place to visit, if you are prepared to explore. It’s just a few hours from Belfast but a million miles away from life here. It’s raw, historical and full of basic home comforts. So if that’s your thing, then pack your big bag. You’ll likely stay longer than planned.

via Lost and found in Donegal – NI Hill Walker

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Douro Valley is the hippest place to be

All of a sudden, the Douro Valley in northern Portugal seems to have become the hippest place to be for wine lovers and everybody else. The landscape is truly breathtaking: rows after rows of lush green vines nestled on steep terraced hills along with small historic villages and imposing Quintas (wineries) sitting either directly on the riverbank or strewn high on the slopes.

via Visiting the magnificent Douro Valley – Carrots and Tigers

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Karlovy Vary – City of sugary architecture

City of sugary architecture and salty curative water! Everything there is so quiet and slow. I even felt weird. And we went in to the park to sit under the tree and that how we spent two hours. I love nature and it’s appeasement, but in Karlovy Vary I felt future pension coming and started to think about health, sleeping mode.

via Karlovy Vary

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More to Budva than beach

Later in the day, I took a walk back inside the Old Town, through the castle and around the stone walls that encircled this magical place. It felt like my hidden paradise, with the best views over the water. The rooftops were covered in kiwi fruit vines, providing much-needed shade to the inhabitants below.

via A few nights in Budva, Montenegro – Travel Adventure Discover

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Walking the city walls of Dubrovnik

I arrived in Dubrovnik in the peak of Summer. It was so hot, that I found myself lounging around on pebbled beaches, dipping in and out of the Adriatic Sea, eating at least a gelato a day and drinking ice-cold beer until the sun went down.

via Dubrovnik, Croatia – Travel Adventure Discover

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Český Krumlov, a Bohemian Rhapsody

Walking down the cobbled stone laneways of Český Krumlov early in the morning, it is easy to feel like you are stepping back in time. The streets of this South Bohemian town are lined with gothic, renaissance and baroque style houses, with large boulders on every corner, placed originally to avoid damage from the horse and carts cutting corners.

via Český Krumlov, Czech Republic – Travel Adventure Discover

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La Roque-Gageac on a frosty morning

The following morning we awoke to a light frost, the frosty whiteness sticking all the loose fallen leaves to the picnic table beside us. We got moving reasonably early, with a plan to jump over to the next beau village, La Roque-Gageac, only a handful of miles along the valley floor. We soon arrived and parked up, before walking first to the banks of the passing river to take in the wonderful reflective view of the town’s collective façade.

via France – Domme & La Roque-Gageac | Aaron and Nicky’s travels

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We Camped Spain!

Going on a vacation to anywhere (especially overseas) can be a completely stressful and expensive endeavor leading up to and during the vacation. Tickets are always a little too expensive, decent hotels are hard to find, and there’s always those arguments of what you want to do/see and if you have the time to do it.

We decided that we were going to scratch just about all of that, and go on a little more unconventional vacation to experience a taste of Spain.

via We Camped Spain!  – Shaina Says