The Perfect Insta-Worthy Itinerary For 3 Days In Marrakech

The Perfect Insta-Worthy Itinerary For 3 Days In Marrakech - The Wanderlust Bug

Welcome to the city of magic…and great photo ops!

If you’re looking for a long weekend away but are after somewhere a little different this time, then spending 3 days in Marrakech is THE one. It’s close enough to be a long weekend destination, cheap enough that you can head there without having to break the bank, and so culturally different to your average trip to Costa del Sol that you can feel like you’re worlds away from home.

Myself and a few friends recently spent 3 days in Marrakech in search of sun, souks and mint tea – we got lost in the medina, got caught in a severe rainstorm and almost fell off the tallest camels in the world, but most importantly we spent our weekend on an epic journey to a tonne of pretty / instagrammable hotspots. 🙂 (Don’t lie, we all do it…)

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Thailand Island Hopping – The Ultimate Guide

Why Ao Nang Krabi Should Be In Your Thailand Island Hopping Itinerary The Wanderlust Bug

With hundreds of gorgeous islands scattered along the coast of Thailand, it is becoming increasingly difficult to decide which islands to include in your Thailand island hopping itinerary. Each offers idyllic beaches, beautiful sunset spots, delicious restaurants and a number of cool activities, BUT each is just as dreamy as the next.

So how’s a traveller to choose?!

Hopefully I can help 🙂

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Top 3 Places To See The Northern Lights In Scandinavia

Top 3 Places To See The Northern Lights In Scandinavia The Wanderlust Bug

Love to travel? Check. Have a bucket list? Check. Northern Lights on the list? Check. This is the case for most travellers, but it can often get quite confusing knowing the best places and best time of year to see the Northern Lights. Being a Northern Lights specialist has its perks, and I’ve travelled far and wide on the hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Stay with me and I’ll go into a little more detail…

Scandinavia is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Fact. Auroras occur near the magnetic poles of the earth, so the further north you are the better. For us in Europe, this means the northern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland are the perfect destination.

 

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN SCANDINAVIA…

 

TROMSO, NORWAY

GOOD FOR?   Budget, weekend break, social scene

STAY?   Stay at a hotel in Tromso town, or if you’re feeling adventurous why not take a short flight up to Kirkenes for a few nights at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Re-built every year, the iconic hotel boasts show stopping rooms made entirely of snow and ice – a night you will never forget!

DO?   The reason Tromso is a popular destination for the Northern Lights is that the Northern Lights excursions that run are so efficient. Hop in a jeep with a professional guide, work out the logistics of the lights, and head right over to them. If you’re lucky enough to be spending a night or two at Kirkenes Snow Hotel, try out the Arctic king crab safari, an excursion with a difference.

GETTING THERE?   Take the direct flight from Gatwick to Tromso with Norwegian Air on any Monday or Friday during Northern Lights Season.

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SWEDISH LAPLAND

GOOD FOR?   Romantic breaks, magical scenery, unique accommodation.

STAY?   Swedish Lapland is the capital of traditional Scandinavian homely lodges. Combine your stay at one of these with a night or two at the Treehotel in Harads. Because who wouldn’t want to spend in a night in a giant birds nest or UFO?

DO?   Head out on a Northern Lights snowmobile adventure, or why not try a spot of snowshoeing, Scandinavia’s traditional form of Arctic transport? If you’re headed to the Treehotel make sure you check out the Ice Dining. You + dining + on actual ice = what’s not to love?

GETTING THERE?   Flights go from London to Lulea via Stockholm with both Scandinavian Airlines or Norwegian Air. (Tip: Norwegian Air tends to be a little cheaper).

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How To Spend 3 Days In Reykjavik

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland Reykjavik

Brimming with charm and sophistication, it’s no surprise that Reykjavik is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for a weekend getaway. Step off the plane and you will instantly fall in love with the fresh Nordic air and the quaint feel of the capital city. If you’re visiting for a weekend, chances are you have 3 days in Reykjavik. Here’s how to spend them…

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