City break ideas

Looking for city break ideas? Weekend breaks are ideal for quick trips away from home, so jump on the weekender bandwagon. Here you’ll find travel tips, handy advice and destination ideas for a brief but busy city break.

A day trip from Bratislava to Vienna
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A day trip from Bratislava to Vienna

The beginning of May brought an unexpected and very last minute trip to Bratislava, Slovakia. Me and colleague went to work in-house with a client for two weeks, which turned out to be one of the most interesting working experiences I think we’d both ever had. Of course the two…

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A little Manchester break – brunch, books and Gotham
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A little Manchester break – brunch, books and Gotham

I’ve lived in the UK all my life and it took me 28 years to make it to Manchester. I know. But I got there in the end and it was lovely! It’s taken me a while to write this post but a few months ago we decided to take…

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Just breezing through – an Edinburgh city break
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Just breezing through – an Edinburgh city break

As a birthday treat, I decided to take my mum to Edinburgh for a couple of days of exploring. I’d been on a day trip many moons ago but mum hadn’t been before, so we were both really excited about getting away for a proper city break. It’s about a…

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The locals’ guide to Bergamo
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The locals’ guide to Bergamo

It honestly feels like yesterday, but it’s coming up to a year ago when me and my friend Faye jetted off to Bergamo to stay with our friends Katherine and Joe. I hadn’t heard of it until they moved there for a couple of years, but the time we spent…

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My favourite city: Paris, France – Ben Eddie
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My favourite city: Paris, France – Ben Eddie

Another My Favourite City for you to peruse this month! All the bloggers and writers I adore tell me all about their favourite city: why they love it, special memories from their time there, and all the secrets they’re willing to spill. This month I spoke to Production Manager and…

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The locals’ guide to Glasgow
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The locals’ guide to Glasgow

We nipped up to Glasgow for a weekend in August to see friends and it struck me that I’ve never written about it. We’ve been there twice now and I’ve either forgotten all the stuff we did or just not thought about writing it all down. So, I asked my…

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5 cities you must visit in America
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5 cities you must visit in America

Coming from such a small place like the UK, I forget how amazingly vast other countries are. And I still can’t comprehend how long it takes to travel from one side of America to the other. There are over 35,000 cities and towns in the U.S, so choosing just six…

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A Bergamo weekend break
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A Bergamo weekend break

February saw some really exciting trips for me – all about my friends! Now, I usually swan off on these city breaks with my husband, but since he’s spent a few years going away with his mates to cool places like Florida and SXSW, I figured why don’t I do…

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A wonderfully British Bath city break
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A wonderfully British Bath city break

Since Bath is only an hour and a half away from London, I have no idea why it took this long to get there! Good things come to those who wait though (sort of), so when I was offered train tickets to any First Great Western destination – my Bath…

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Berlin photoblog – Berlin in pictures
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Berlin photoblog – Berlin in pictures

Our city break in Berlin was truly one of the best city breaks we’ve done, and we’re so desperate to go back. If you’re thinking about visiting this city of culture, politics and history, take a look at our weekend of Berlin in pictures. That bottle of perfume poking out…

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Our Berlin mini moon – history, photography and bratwurst
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Our Berlin mini moon – history, photography and bratwurst

We finally did it. We got married! And it was wonderful. People tell you how exciting the day will be and that it’ll go past in a blur, but you don’t realise they actually mean it! We were so tired and stressed with planning the whole thing that we decided…

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Highlights of a weekend in Rome
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Highlights of a weekend in Rome

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck made Rome the setting for an exciting romance, Anita Ekberg made the Trevi Fountain look sexy and Charlton Heston brought back some life into the Circus Maximus. We chose a weekend in Rome as our ideal city break – spending hours taking in marvellous views,…

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