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At Get Jaunty, lifestyle covers everything from hotel reviews, blogging tips and days out, to mental health and photography.

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Two Months Backpacking Europe: The Summer I’ll Never Forget
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Two Months Backpacking Europe: The Summer I’ll Never Forget

This review post of my travels is something I’ve been subconsciously putting off since I came back, as it feels like the end of one of the best times of my life. Now I’m back, the trip almost feels like a dream and I have to remind myself that it happened and that for two months I lived every day to the full, seeing some of the best destinations the world has to offer!

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Guide: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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Guide: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Rounding off my backpacking trip through Europe, I spent the final week of my travels in cloudy Edinburgh, the cultural Scottish capital. Having explored the city in 2012, I was specific about how I wanted to spend the week, it being my first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo
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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

New life plan; become a millionaire, move to Monte Carlo and drive a sports car. On Friday afternoon I left La Spezia and arrived for my weekend in Monte Carlo just before dusk. My first glimpse was from the train tracks and I can’t totally describe how I felt. I’ve wanted to come here for so long and couldn’t wait to see it all; it was almost like waiting to meet a person, a pen pal, rather than a place. My hotel, as Monaco doesn’t do hostels, was right in the centre on a street that looked like it was…

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La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy
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La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

After four nights in Florence, a beautiful and busy city, I arrived one afternoon in La Spezia, an Italian location I knew little about. In fact, it’s a large town with it’s own castle, theatre, shopping and port, but is used more as a place to find accommodation when visiting the Cinque Terre.

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A Holiday from a Holiday in Lake Bled
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A Holiday from a Holiday in Lake Bled

Showing off Slovenia at it’s best, Lake Bled is difficult to describe as it’s more about how it feels than it looks, or even what you can do here. The picturesque lake is of course the central force, with a backdrop of mountains and historical buildings. Spending three nights here, it was relaxing, joyful and I guess the main buzz word I’d attribute it would be ‘serene’.

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