A Tour of Europe Through my Ancestry DNA Results!

Since I became an ‘immigrant’, I was intrigued to find out if any of my ancestors had emigrated/come from anywhere other than Great Britain…has travel always been in my blood…literally!!  Ancestry DNA recently had a sale so it seemed like the perfect time to find out!

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10 Things to do in Mayrhofen, Austria in the Summer

Mayrhofen is a small village located in the Zillertal Valley in the Tirol region of Austria.  Innsbruck is the closest major airport with a 1hr30 transfer or it can be reached by train, changing at Jenbach (with links to other places such as Salzburg and Munich). To be honest, Mayrhofen attracts a slightly older crowd that are mainly into hiking, but there is SO much more to the region than just hiking trails.  Here are my top 10 things to do for those looking for adventure in Austria!

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Visiting the Hintertux Glacier, Austria in Summer

The Hintertux Glacier in Austria sits at an elevation of 3250 metres and it’s one of only a few places where you can ski 365 days a year!  I visited in July and while it was 26c/78f at the bottom of the mountain, on top of the glacier it was a chilly -1c/31f!

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72 Hours in Barcelona, Spain

When you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s Mini Travel Guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 3 Days in Barcelona, Spain.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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48 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary of places to visit in Prague in 2 days!  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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Chilling at London’s Icebar

Tucked away halfway down London’s Regent Street is Icebar!  Best way to describe it, is a walk in freezer full of ice sculptures, carved by the same artists that do the IceHotel in Sweden.  The bar is made of ice, the walls are ice, the tables and chairs are ice…even the glasses are ice!  The 2016 theme is Rock n Roll, which was perfect for mine and my sister’s visit because we both love music!  They change this each year.

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Battle of the Budget Airline: Ryanair VS EasyJet

Budget AirlinesBudget airlines have been an absolute life saver when it comes to European travel from the UK.  Because the fares are so cheap, I have no problem in getting on the first flight of the day on a Saturday morning, jetting off, spending 1 night in a European city, seeing some of the sights, trying some of the local food and then getting on the last flight on a Sunday night, back ready in time for work on the Monday morning.  I once flew to Scotland for less than £5!  95% of my budget airline experiences have been hand luggage only, carrying a backpack that is guaranteed to fly with me EVERY time because it fits under the seat in front…even on my recent 7 night trip I only used a backpack that fitted under the seat!  Obviously my experiences are based around this.  Both Ryanair and EasyJet have their pros and cons, I find that price wise they are roughly equal, but which one is better?

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Tips For Climbing Kotor’s City Walls, Montenegro

Ever since I had watched Adventurous Kate’s Snapchat of her climbing up the Kotor city walls in Montenegro, I knew it was something I had to do, I love a good challenge after all!  Here’s a quick run down of Kotor…it’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro (not THAT far away from the Croatian border, Dubrovnik to Kotor is a doable journey!), rather than go around…the city walls go up ABOVE the city to the Kotor Fortress of St John’s Castle, there’s even a church half way up!  Entrance is €3 and it offers some of the best views of the city and bay.

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