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Discover Four Ways To See Vilnius From Above

views from the bell tower

Always on the hunt for new weekend destinations to visit, I was delighted to discover that Wizz Air now offer a perfect weekend getaway to the fairytale, UNESCO world heritage city of Vilnius. It’s one of the largest preserved medieval cities in Europe with crumbling baroque churches, restored palaces, impressive cathedrals and a wealth of bustling cobbles. It is stunning …

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Our Exhilerating Ride On The Longest Zipwire In Europe

Longest zipwire in Europe

Following the M56 from England into Wales, we descend into a land of rolling hills, ancient castles, quaint villages and rugged landscapes shrouded in mist. Hidden in the heart of Snowdonia, in a valley resembling Middle Earth, surrounded by pine forests and glistening lakes, you will find Zipworld and the longest zipwire in Europe. Descending from a plateau, with far-reaching …

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How I Fared In The Tunnels Of Terror

The tightrope

Meltdown in the tunnels of terror ‘Jason, I CANNOT DO IT!’ I holler. He is looking at me in abject horror, as I cling to the wall, trying desperately not to look down, images of me slipping to a gory death racing through my mind. My legs are shaking so badly, I can barely lift my feet, much less take …

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Which Is The Grandest St Pancras Hotel?

The Grandest Hotel in London The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel lives up to its name. Narrowly saved from demolition in 1967, the hotel was authentically restored to its former glory prior to its reopening in 2011. There may be other hotels in London that are equally grand and opulent, but no other can claim this incredible facade. Your first impression …

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How To Enjoy A Day In The Rain In Matka Canyon

Matka Canyon, Skopje, Macedonia

Sometimes Mother Nature is in a bad mood. Like many women, she has her off days and wants to piss on your bonfire. You may have planned to visit Matka Canyon, hoping for glorious sunshine, but she’s determined to thwart your plans. If you only have this one day to visit, and it is raining, I urge you to go …

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