As a family who loves to travel we often take short weekend trips, both in the UK and in Europe. We are pretty good a cramming a weeks worth of sightseeing into just one or two days. During a one trip to The Netherlands and Belgium we managed to visit Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam in just 36 hours! I thought I’d share with you how to spent 8 hours in…

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Is Oslo really that expensive? Well there is no easy way to say this but……yes! Expensive is a subjective term though because everyone has a different budget. When I was researching Oslo I read a fair few blogs about the price of food and drink but none of them actually detailed everything that was spent. I wanted to know what a realistic daily budget was for a weekend trip. So…

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Did you know that a Fjord is typically a long deep narrow inlet of sea forged by glaciers over millions of years? Now whilst the spectacular Oslo Fjord is not a Fjord in a geological sense it is no less instagramable than it’s friends in Stavanger and Flam! Oslo sits at the crest of a 100km long inlet of water, known as the Oslofjorden or Oslo Fjord. One of the…

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“The littlest things in life is where we find real true joy” During a recent trip to Norway’s stunning capital city Oslo, we booked two nights accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo. Having stayed at a number of Radisson Blu hotels over the years and always having positive experiences we were confident that this hotel would live up to the great reviews. Let me tell you, it did…

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Recently we visited the lovely city of Leicester to experience some of the wonderful Christmas events on offer over the festive period. We had such a great day! After ice skating in Jubilee Square, taking a ride on the Wheel of Light, shopping at the Christmas Market and seeing the brilliant Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at De Montfort Hall, we were well and truly ready for some tea! With…

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