Italy, Reviews

A Weekend in Verona 

First of all, we can’t believe it’s taken us this long to write this blog post on such an underrated city to visit! Ellis and I visited Verona back in October of last year by pure chance – we’d never planned on visiting, it hadn’t even crossed our minds.

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Forever jetting away

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Italy, itinerary, Reviews, Tips and tricks

A Long Weekend in Florence

City: Florence

Date: February 2016, 4 nights

Accommodation: Hotel Rapallo (3*. Review down below!)

E&J’s travel tips:

  • Fly to Pisa to save money on flights.  Coach it from Pisa airport to Florence for €5.99 p.p each way. Get tickets here
  • Check opening dates and times of all attractions! Many had days closed in the week
  • Take a train to Pisa for €8.40 p.p return to see The Leaning Tower of Pisa, but don’t expect to do much else there
  • Take a romantic stroll around Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the duomo) at night. Beautifully lit up.

The artwork we laid eyes on, the different flavours of gelato we tried, the endless walking along old streets and the views, cemented Tuscany Italy as a sure favourite of ours

Florence is a beautiful Tuscan city of great history, art, architecture, food and so much more.

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Tips and tricks

How To Get Cheap Flights- Skyscanner

Together, we’ve been on too many flights to count. Some good, some not so good (but that’s for another blog post)… I’d say that for 99% of our flights, they’ve been booked using the Skyscanner app on my iPhone or iPad or used skyscanner.net on a desktop. And to be honest, I seriously cannot fault it.

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france, Reviews

Our First Luxury Getaway

Location: Le Grand Joux (5*), Essert-Romand, French Alps
Date: 27/06/15 for 2 nights

Rating: 9/10

Ellis is forever searching the internet for cheap getaways but many have disclaimers: must travel between so and so dates, does not include flights or hotel is an hour away from the city. Not to knock these, but I definitely feel that the majority of the time, they’re okay at best. In May 2015 I received the standard text “check your email”. So I open up my mail and I see a link for a Groupon deal. It read “2 night stay at Chalet Le Grand Joux for £199”. Intrigued, I did my research, looked at the chalet on TripAdvisor and read the reviews. Outstanding.

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