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    Getting the most out of your first NYC trip

    Recently it was Steph’s 30th and to celebrate the start of her 4th decade I knew expectations would be high; a trip to Nando’s and a new top wasn’t going to cut it this time! Steph’s love of travel and exploring makes things a bit easier, but where to go?! It’d felt like a long Winter so a bit of sun was considered, but in the end I decided on a trip to New York. We had a full week out there and packed a heck of a lot in, but I thought rather than give a blow by blow account of our visit, I’d share some of our key…

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    Roadtripping in Denmark

    For those of you that don’t know, James and I are getting married at the end of May and the planning/preparing/stressing is in full force. Time is always running away from us but when you have an impending wedding that you’re planning and doing almost every detail yourselves, you wish you could put the brakes on and turn the speedometer down a notch. As I don’t have a scar on my forehead or wear a pair of round framed glasses, I won’t be performing any spells to rewind time. Anyway, I digress. So with little time to plan our wedding, James and I decided to take a trip to Denmark.…

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    Edinburgh Day 2

    After a fun-filled yet tiring first day in Edinburgh, I was surprised at how easy it was to get up the following morning. Perhaps because we had plenty more to look forward to over the next 24 hours. First stop after breakfast was The Surgeon’s Hall museums, made up of the Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection. Originally developed as a teaching museum for students of medicine, the museum expands over three floors consisting of bone and tissue specimens, artefacts and some quite mind-blowing facts. It’s fascinating to see how medicine has advanced, how those living before anesthetic had to brave amputations. It’s not ideal…

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    Roadtripping in Croatia: Dubrovnik

    Our final stop and the last few days of our holiday were spent in Dubrovnik. When I was researching where to go in Croatia, most websites said that you couldn’t miss off a trip to Dubrovnik and they were so right! It took a long 6 hour coach journey from Zadar to get there but we were both glad we made the effort. The coach journey wasn’t all that bad – we passed through a small part of Bosnia so had to have our passports checked and drove all along the coast. The views were amazing. We were staying right in the centre of the old city walls, surrounded by…