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‘Girls trip begins!’ Reese Witherspoon kicks off her summer holiday in Italy with a boat ride around Venice

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Reese Witherspoon is ready for some adventure this summer. And the 40-year-old wasted no time after she arrived to Venice, Italy on Saturday with her friends for an all girls trip. Reese and her gal pals enjoyed a boat ride through the canals of the Italian city just hours after landing.

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Enjoying the view: Reese Witherspoon wasted no time after arriving to Venice, Italy on Saturday with her friends for their all girls trip

Since arriving, the actress has been meticulously documenting her European getaway on her social media. Upon arrival, the Legally Blonde star shared a group shot to her Instagram, captioning it: ‘Girls trip begins! #herewego #summeradventures #girlstrip2016.’

The mother of three wore a red,white and blue dress while posing with her pals in the sweet snap. On Snapchat, Reese posted clips from their evening boat ride around the city while showing off the breathtaking views.

Starting off the fun: Upon arrival, the Legally Blonde star shared a group shot with her friends, captioning it: ‘Girls trip begins! #herewego #summeradventures #girlstrip2016’

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All aboard: Reese and her gal pals enjoyed a boat ride through the canals of the Italian city just hours after landing

Views: The actress has been documenting her European getaway on her social media

The blonde starlet shared snaps as she asked her friends where they were going; one pal replied: ‘I don’t know…somewhere yummy for dinner.’

The Sweet Home Alabama actress filmed their ride through the canals as they admired the architecture and explored their surroundings

Wearing her white framed sunglasses and a floral print eyelet dress, Reese posed for a quick snap with a friend for Instagram; she wrote: ‘Arrived! #summeradventures.’

‘Summer adventures’: Wearing her white framed sunglasses and a floral print eyelet dress, she posed for a quick snap with a friend for Instagram; she wrote: ‘Arrived’

Summer in the city: The Sweet Home Alabama actress documented their ride in the boat through the canals as they admired the architecture

Stunning surroundings: On Snapchat, Reese posted clips from their evening boat ride around the city while showing off the breathtaking views

The movie star started off her Sunday with an iced beverage while overlooking the stunning Santa Maria della Salute, a church completed in 1687. Reese captioned the scenic shot: ‘This view. #girlstrip2016 #summeradventures.’

On Friday, Reese shared a picture of herself seated on her luggage after she finished packing. She rocked a blouse from her fashion label Draper James, adding white trousers and gold heels to finish off her travel ensemble; she wrote: ‘Phew.

all packed up and ready to go!’

History: The movie star started off her Sunday with an iced beverage while overlooking the stunning Santa Maria della Salute, a church completed in 1687

Enjoying the night: The blonde starlet shared snaps as she asked her friends where they were going; one pal replied: ‘I don’t know…somewhere yummy for dinner’

Grinning ear to ear: The starlet posed for a Snapchat photo with friends during their boat ride around Venice

Time to travel: On Friday, Reese shared a picture of herself seated on her luggage after she finished packing

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About 30 pct of Portuguese miss out on holidays abroad due to financial reasons

About 5.9 million Portuguese, or more than half of the country’s total population, did not go abroad for holidays in 2015, data released by the National Institute of Statistics show. More than 3.2 million people did not go abroad to travel due to financial reasons. Most of them aged between 45 and 64. Meanwhile, more than 300,000 Portuguese failed to leave for overseas trips because of health issues, Portugal’s Lusa News Agency quoted the institute as saying on Saturday. About 11 percent of the 5.9 million people, or 659,000, were unemployed when the data were collected.

However, the number of Portuguese travelling abroad for holidays in 2015 exceed that of 2011 when the country signed a 78-billion-euro(86.48 billion U.S. dollars) bailout program with international creditors. That year, 63.1 percent of the country’s 10.46 million population chose not to travel abroad.

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This 10,000-square-foot home has eight bedrooms and sits lakeside and next to the beach with sweeping gulf views

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There is also a movie theatre with a three-metre screen, a games room, a gym and a bar. The Villa has four staff members, including a manager, two housekeepers and a chef who is on hand to cook two main meals a day.

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El Cid, Costa del Sol, Spain

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The property has a gourmet kitchen and heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, plus a private chef and waiting staff

Villa El Cid is a ten-bedroom property in a private and gated community in the Spanish town of Marbella. Each of the ten individually designed bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom, safe and television. At extra cost, guests can add staffing services including a private chef and waiting staff.

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Moonrakers, Cornwall, England

Moonrakers is a luxury self-catering home in Cornwall, set in magnificent gardens with breath-taking sea views

Moonrakers is a luxury self-catering home, set in magnificent gardens with breath-taking sea views. The five-bedroom property can accommodate up to 12 guests, with each room allocated its own en-suite. The owners pride themselves on attention to detail, providing the same mattresses that are used by the royal family, while when the sun shines, there is a large mature garden

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Seven bedrooms (sleeps up to 13), from 1,378.

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Hacienda Bali, Bali, Indonesia

This private estate in Bali consists of five separate villas with multiple pools that can sleep up to 28 guests

This private estate in Bali consists of five separate villas with multiple pools that can sleep up to 28 guests. There is round-the-clock service for guests and the estate even has its own staffed restaurant, where breakfast is served every day and an a la carte menu is on offer, as well as a bar. There is round-the-clock service for guests and the estate even has its own staffed restaurant

The boutique retreat also has the facilities and expertise to host weddings and parties for an additional 100 guests.

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Desiree, Campania, Italy

This house in the Amalfi village of Praiano boasts several terraces with sea views and sleeps up to 16 guests

This house in the Amalfi village of Praiano boasts several terraces with sea views, connected through flights of steps to a swimming pool and sunbathing area. The outdoor area of 13,000-square-feet features a shower, a minibar, a barbecue and a pizza oven, and it’s just a 1,500ft walk to the closest beach. The villa has outstanding views over the sea and several large sunbathing areas around the property

Arched windows, columns, antiques and a grand piano give the inside of the property a special touch.

There are eight bedrooms inside the property, several of which have sea views.

Eight bedrooms (sleeps up to 16), from 2,243 per night.

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