14 of Meghan Markle's Favorite Vacation Spots (and What She Does When She's There)

Before she was a duchess, Meghan Markle served up amazing vacation style and travel tips!

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Meghan Markle often made headlines with her eat-pray-love lifestyle (she does yoga everywhere!) before her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Documented on The Tig and her Instagram, her adventures took her to a variety of locations, and she shared her thoughts along the way.

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Budapest, Hungary

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In Meghan's guide to Budapest, she describes the city as one of the most "visually stunning" she's ever visited. She also reminisced about morning runs along the Danube and eating pastries at one of the oldest cafés in Budapest, Ruszwurm.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Meghan visited New York City often for fashion week and more, so her advice about Brooklyn — namely that the borough is most fun when you're eating and drinking — is on point. (Saraghina is great for both!)

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Istanbul, Turkey

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After a 48-hour visit, Meghan recommended the Grand Bazaar for rugs, Kiya restaurant for seafood and for your Turkish bath experience, either the Cemberlitas Hamam or the Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam.

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Madrid, Spain

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Meghan visited Madrid with two friends, Markus Anderson and Misha Nonoo, in 2016. While there, she toured the Museo Prado, ate plenty of tapas and danced in the streets.

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Positano, Italy

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Meghan headed up the Amalfi Coast in 2016, opting to stay at the cliffside hotel La Sirenuse.

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Milan, Italy

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In her guide to Milan, Meghan describes "sheets of hand-torn pasta woven through luscious bolognese. Flirting with boys in Venice, when my best friend and I backpacked through the country for spring break ... the perfection of a scoop of nutella gelato dripping down your chin." She also recommends the Brera district for art fanatics and Il Montalcino for dinner.

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Tulum, Mexico

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Always the skincare fanatic, Meghan loved the Mayan clay treatments available in Tulum, beach yoga and touring the local ruins of Chichén Itzá.

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Malta

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Meghan called her time in Malta, where her great grandmother is from, "the most breathtaking trip in the most remarkable place." For seafood heaven, head to Gozo first.

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Iceland

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Iceland's climate might be slightly different from other vacation spots Meghan raves about, but she was still taken with it, writing on her Instagram, "Let’s do this again sometime soon. You’re so pretty, and really nice too. Just my type."

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Hydra, Greece

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The location Meghan selected for a low-key bachelorette for her best friend Lindsay Roth, Hydra is two hours by boat from Athens. Bikes and donkeys are the only ways to travel around the island, and there's not much to do, which is the whole point, Meghan wrote.

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Negril, Jamaica

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Meghan's trip to Negril, Jamaica, was so delightful that she almost didn't write about it so she could keep the "specific sliver of paradise" to herself. But instead, she recommends staying at the Rockhouse Hotel or the Pressley and eating lots of jerk salmon sandwiches.

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Dublin, Ireland

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On Meghan and Harry's Royal Visit Ireland, Meghan told a fan that Dublin is her favorite city. She and Harry had lunch at Delahunt and dove into Irish culture at the Famine Memorial the Book of Kells.

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London, England

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It's no longer a vacation spot for Meghan, but that might make her idea of a good time in London even more compelling, like a catching a play in the West End or hanging out at the Soho House, allegedly where she first met her husband.

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