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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Champagne Tasting in Reims

France is renowned for many things, one of which is champagne. This delightful, effervescent wine is renowned across the globe and hails from a particular region of the country - Champagne. This area is home to a number of towns and cities, with Reims, the capital of Champagne, being one of them. Reims is the headquarters of many champagne houses and is a great place to sample the bubbly beverage....

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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: 7 Days in Crete, Greece

Without a doubt, Greece is one of my favourite countries. I adore the islands, the cuisine, the quaint towns with the hospitable locals and, of course, the beaches. Furthermore, I feel secure travelling alone in Greece as a woman. Therefore, when friends of mine proposed a holiday in Crete, I instantly said “YES!” and......

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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

How to Plan a Day Trip to Lake Como from Milan

Lake Como is renowned in Italy for its luxurious resort towns and villas. As such, it is often seen as a playground for the wealthy, making it a more costly destination to visit when travelling in Italy....

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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Is Bora Bora Worth It? Thoughts After Spending 5 Weeks in the Tahitian Islands

When I informed people I was spending more than a month island hopping in French Polynesia, some of them had no clue where that was. However, as soon as I mentioned Bora Bora, they immediately recognised it. Their eyes lit up and they expressed envy that I would be visiting this tropical paradise that has become renowned for its stunning beauty....

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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Swimming with Whales in Tahiti: The Mo'orea Whale Swim

In 2018 I ticked off one of my bucket-list items; I went swimming with humpback whales in Tonga. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and something I knew I wanted to do again if I had the opportunity. Fortunately, I got my second chance and was able to......

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16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

European Christmas Market itinerary by train

As you can see from the title, this European Christmas market itinerary is designed for train travel! Trains in Europe are amazing (so much better than in Canada). It’s a lot more relaxing than driving and still allows for more flexibility than an organized tour like a Christmas market cruise. Plus, they are more convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly than flying....

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16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Experience the magic of Paris at Christmas with these festive ideas

I love Paris and I love Christmas, so getting to see Paris at Christmas was pretty, well, magical. I’m no stranger to exploring Europe during the Christmas season. After all, Europe’s Christmas markets are basically my version of Disneyworld. But, there’s something about the way that Paris does the Christmas season. It’s just that little bit more refined, a little bit more upscale and elegant. After all, it is Paris we’re talking about here....

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16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Christmas in Colmar, France (2022): Everything you need to know about Colmar Christmas Markets

If you are at all familiar with France you’ve no doubt heard of the fairytale town of Colmar. It’s said to be the jewel of the Alsace region and the inspiration behind the village in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. After a couple of minutes of walking through ‘Little Venice’ you’ll see why! Colmar, like Strasbourg, is most photographed in the spring and summer with an explosion of flowers hanging from windows. However, the holiday season bring about a whole different look and trust...

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7th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Everything you need to know about Strasbourg Christmas Markets

For me, the holiday season is the most magical time of the year and while I will always be home for Christmas, I absolutely love spending part of the holiday season in Europe experiencing Europe’s best Christmas markets. Germany and Austria tend to be the favourites with big cities like Vienna and Nuremberg taking the lead when it comes to Christmas markets in Europe. However, after two visit’s I’m here to convince you that Strasbourg Christmas markets deserve a spot on your list...

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20th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Nuremberg Christmas Markets: The ultimate guide

Germany is king when it comes to Christmas markets and while I love so many that this country has to offer, I think the Nuremberg Christmas Market takes the cake. Or, maybe in this case the lebkuchen which is German gingerbread for those who don’t know. After all, we are talking about Christmas here!...

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20th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Authentic Gluhwein recipe from an Austrian chef

I’ve made it no secret about how much I love European Christmas Markets, especially those in Germany and Austria. I have a million reasons why but I’d be lying if I said that the gluhwein wasn’t one of them. Which is funny, because back in 2011, when I first visited European Christmas markets, I didn’t like wine. But gluhwein was different. I loved the spicy sweetness of it. I loved the festive little mugs that it came in. I loved that it was the best go-to for warming up and that...

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16th December 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

8 festive ways to experience the magic of Vienna at Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least I think so. Christmas time to me is magic, and even though I live in a Canadian city that pretty much guarantees a white Christmas, it’s no secret that during the holiday season, Europe is my favourite place to be. European Christmas markets are my personal heaven and even though I normally hate crowds, I will suck it up if it means I get to browse stall after stall of Santas, snowmen, and villages with a mug of warm gluhwein in my hands....