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Naxos: Big Smiles in the Greek Isles

If you're after classic whitewashed buildings, turquoise sea & beautiful beaches then you can't go wrong with the Greek island of Naxos. Here's the lowdown.…

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5 Picture Perfect Spots in Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

Looking for the picture perfect spots to visit in Switzerland's Jungfrau Region? Here are five Instagram-worthy spots for pictures pretty as a postcard!…

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Why you should never travel on Friday the 13th…

It seemed like a great idea at the time. Except we knew things would go wrong from the start...…

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Theatre Review: 9 to 5

Pour yourself a cup of ambition and get yourself down to the Alexandra Theatre for a sparkling, Dolly-infused evening of corporate girl power...…

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50 (ish) Things to do in Birmingham City Centre

From saucy crazy golf to ancient artefacts, and from bulls in fancy dress to theatres in pubs... there are so many things to do in Birmingham City Centre that you never need to utter the words "I'm bored" again. Here are 50 (ish) suggestions for you.…

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Theatre Review: Girl on the Train

PRESS INVITE; How does Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel The Girl On The Train translate to the stage? We were invited to The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham to view this psychological thriller…

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Costa Rica Grand Tour: What to Pack?

Off on a Costa Rica Grand Tour? Wondering what to pack? Here's my ultimate packing list for Costa Rica, including invaluable packing tips!…

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Theatre Review: Singin’ in the Rain

PRESS INVITE: The Alexandra Theatre's Stage Experience 2019 is evoking nostalgia for the Hollywood of old with their fantastic production of Singin In The Rain …

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Switzerland: Why we chose a rental car over train travel

Planning a trip to Switzerland? Thinking about travelling by train or by car? Here's why driving in Switzerland made more sense for our travel style…

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Turning Four…10 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging Along The Way

A Brummie Home and Abroad is four years old so I thought I'd share 10 things I've learned about blogging in the last 48 months!…

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Welcome to my World!

I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…

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