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See why Santorini is so beautiful with this photo essay by Travelling Homebody's Diane Lee.

Photo essay: Oia, Santorini


Santorini, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. This photo essay of the village of Oia, shot while I was there in 2013, gives you an idea of what it’s like. There is nothing like wandering around the skinny, winding streets and getting lost in alleys. I ended up having a glass of rose in a cafe overlooking…

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On independent travelling


I’ve been travelling since 2010 and this is my first trip ever that I’ve done as a solo traveller. Previously, I’ve relied on group tours to get me around, and up until last year’s trip to Eastern Europe, I was content to be a relatively passive traveller. So what happened last year? This. Three bus tours back-to-back, packed full of…

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#EuroDisey2015: Italy, Spain, France and the UK


Have just started the research for my #EuroDisey2015 trip. I’ll start off with three weeks in the north of Italy in March, which coincides with the Stresa Half Marathon. I plan on running this event, and will begin training for it in the New Year. Then I’d like to walk the Camiño de Santiago, which will be an awesome way…

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My last day in Athens: spent at Sounio


My final day in Athens and I took the bus (i.e. public transport) to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon. It was almost a four hour round trip, but worth it because it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon/evening. The sun setting over the Aegean during the drive back to Athens was just breath-taking. A big thank you…

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