• 72-hours-in-amsterdam
    Europe,  Travel

    72 hours in: Amsterdam

    So now you know how to visit Amsterdam on a shoestring but now perhaps you find yourself wondering what to do with your 72 hours in this beautiful city. This city break is ideal for couples, friends or even a family holiday, I checked the safety score on Geosure for Amsterdam and its ranked as ’25’ a very low risk and safe destination as you can see:  Take a look at my top five suggestions for what to see, where to eat and what to do in the ‘Venice of the North… 1. Anne Franks House  For two years during the Second World War, Prinsengracht 263 held a secret Annex which acted as a…

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    Europe,  On a Shoestring,  Travel

    Amsterdam: On a Shoestring

    Amsterdam, famed for its liberal attitudes, artists, stunning Dutch architecture, tulips and canals. This city is one of the most popular in Europe and a trip here can quickly add up if you don’t watch your spending. It is however very easy to visit Amsterdam on a budget through a variety of different means. “I love travelling, I honestly believe it’s one of the only things in life that makes you richer. Experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and making memories with your loved ones.” My weekend break with three friends to Amsterdam was the final one of my seven trips abroad this year and it only cost me £290…

  • Europe,  Sensational stays,  Travel

    Elle Goes to Madeira

     If you’ve been following my trip on Instagram and Facebook or are just looking for some inspiration for your holiday; my new blog series is ideal for you. Take a look at the highlights from my recent trip to help make your holiday to Madeira memorable….  We found Villa Mirage through James Villas, it’s a stunning property with a peaceful ocean-facing setting located just 15 minutes drive from Calheta. With three bedrooms, a spacious open plan kitchen-lounge-dining area; there is plenty of room for up to six people to stay. The interiors have a stylish and contemporary decor whilst the exterior has a rustic charm with basalt stone. Outside you can enjoy a game of table…

  • Europe,  Travel

    Top 10 European highlights

    Looking for somewhere to visit in Europe? From renaissance architecture in Paris to tapas in Barcelona or the adrenaline pumping activities in Croatia. Europe is a continent of diverse culture, cuisine and experiences. If you are stuck for somewhere new to visit, take a look at our top 10 European picks and the must see activities to enjoy whilst you are there.  Elle Goes Global Top five European Picks  Rome, Italy Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you can conquer it in one! History is literally at every turn in this city, every corner you enter you are confronted with a slice of the roman empire. The forum was an…

  • Europe,  On a Shoestring,  Travel

    Oslo: on a shoestring

    Oslo, Expensive? Yes, but worth it? Totally. From its quirky sculpture parks, magnificent scenery and rich history of Vikings and ski jumpers, Oslo is a destination that you won’t want to overlook. And yes, I’m pretty sure you already know about Norway and any Scandinavian city for that matter is its expensive.  But you can get super cheap flights and accommodation, yes the high cost of living bumps up the budget you’ll need for spending, but don’t let people’s constant mutterings of “it’s SO expensive” put you off because you can walk away spending less than £300 each if you follow my OSLO on a shoestring guide… Rent an Airbnb…

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