The Hills Are Alive...

Salzburg, Austria

The beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria is situated along the banks of the idyllic Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps mountain range, which provides a breathtaking Alpine backdrop. Salzburg is brimming with stunning architecture, particularly in the Old Town, where you will find perfectly preserved baroque-style buildings – Salzburg's Old Town was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1997 – as well as stately homes, museums and galleries, fantastic shopping, and quaint cafes and restaurants.

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Sun, Sea, and Sound

Love Music

If you happen to love music and travel (let's face it, who doesn't?!), you may want to consider combining the two for your next getaway. Every year, more and more Brits are grabbing their sleeping bags (and their passports) and heading to Europe to some of the best music festivals on the continent, and in some of the most beautiful places, too. What could be better?! There's a festival for whatever your taste, be it indie, rock, folk, dance... the list goes on!

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Budapest - Europe's hidden gem

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital city occupying both sides of the beautiful river Danube, has a distinctive and alluring charm that, in my opinion, is vastly underrated. From its striking Parliament building, to its scenic parks, to the stunning Buda Castle, Budapest's appeal knows no bounds.

The list of things to see and do in Budapest is endless, so it is best to stay for four + days to fully appreciate all the city has to offer. Your first stop, without doubt, should be Buda Castle (also known as Royal Palace). Dominating the north bank of the Danube, known as the Castle District, this magnificent palace, in both design and size, looks spectacular at any time of the day. Built in the 14th century, the castle was once home to the Hungarian royal family. Buda Castle is now a World Heritage Site and home to the Hungarian National Gallery.

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A Nice Getaway

Nestled on the glorious South coast, Nice is the fifth most populated city in the whole of France, and the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean. Think of the French Riviera, and you're likely to visualise miles of sun-soaked beaches, the more well-heeled members of society with their perfectly bronzed skin and sporting the latest designer bag, and, of course, casinos galore. You wouldn't be far wrong, either. However, as I discovered, Nice is so much more than that.

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