A day trip to Córdoba

Córdoba is only 45 minutes by high speed train from Seville, so it made the perfect day trip for us on our second visit to Andalucía.

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My Seville travel guide

Seville has been on my hit list for a long time.

So when Ryan Air started flying there from our local airport, I booked us a break quicker than you can say ‘make mine a cava’.

Here are my tips on how to have a wonderful weekend in the Andalusian capital.

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Liverpool photo diary

We had a fantastic time in Liverpool last weekend. Here are a few photos and some ideas for things to do if you’re visiting the city.

The waterfront and Albert Dock

We spent most of our time here, mostly because the weather was so good.

People were out enjoying themselves and it made for a nice atmosphere. There are great views and loads to do, with most of Liverpool’s museums based here.

Albert Dock was once a busy working dock, but now it’s a great place to shop, enjoy a drink and enjoy beautiful views.

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72 hours in Madrid

Madrid can feel a little overwhelming at times – particularly if, like most people, you’re only there for a few days. But it’s a laid-back place where you can experience a little bit of everything a Spanish city has to offer. Here are my picks of the best ways to experience Madrid like a true Madrileño.

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What to pack for a city break

Do you struggle with what to pack for a city break? I’m going to Madrid in a couple of weeks and I’ve been getting seriously stressed about it. At this time of year the weather is a bit mixed – getting warm during the day but cold at night and earlier in the morning. So, I planned out all of my outfits to give me lots of different options with just 20 items. FYI I’m away for four days and this all fits into a carry on case, with a little room for your non-clothes stuff. Here’s what I went for…

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