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Our Weekend Rome City Break In Pictures

Rome has always been a city I’ve wanted to visit with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what my eyes were going to see and my mind try and comprehend. We wanted to see the ancient ruins like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum which showcase the power of the former Roman Empire. A must do on our weekend in Rome list was Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We left our two boys at home with family as they were only 3  and 5 so far too young for a busy city with lots of walking and we took a long weekend city break to the eternal city. A nice and quick 2 hour EasyJet flight from…

Weekend Christmas Break In Stratford Upon Avon

We recently enjoyed a weekend family break in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and stayed at the Mercure Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare Hotel, a 4 star hotel situated right in the heart of the historic town. I blogged about this stay on my cool things blog but wanted to share it with Travelphant readers as it was such a lovely town and hotel. Here just a few of the photographs I took of the hotel and the Christmas lights in the town.