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An Alternative 2 Days in Lisbon Itinerary

Cool Things To Do in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city where you can leave the guidebook at home.  It’s a city that you shouldn’t visit with a fixed itinerary. That’s not to say that there aren’t sites and monuments worth visiting in the Portuguese capital. They’re just simply not the reason why you should travel here. Lisbon has an undeniably unique atmosphere and in my opinion, the best way to spend your time in the city is … Read More

The Perfect 10-Day Romania Itinerary

Visit Romania: Transylvania and Beyond

Romania is is a country that is slowly increasing in popularity as an off the beaten path destination to visit in Europe. Despite more tourists coming to this beautiful country each year, it still remains relatively undiscovered and underexplored by foreign tourists. And this really is a shame, because Romania has a lot to offer travellers. It’s a massive country and any length of Romania itinerary could see you exploring … Read More

The Case for Visiting Italy Off The Beaten Path

Italy trip cost

Impeccably dressed older men stand at the counters and knock back scalding espressos with the same ease as a hen party on their first round of tequila shots. Women laden with canvass bags point and barter with rapid speed at an array of vegetables, as fresh and colourful as the country of Italy itself. Various cured hams hang from the rafters, as at home here as they were in their cellars … Read More

An Off-Beat 10 Day Italy Itinerary

10 day Italy itinerary

Italy is a country that tops many European traveller’s “must go” lists. It’s very easy to see the appeal: the food is fantastic, the people are friendly, the weather is glorious, and there is incredible history around every corner. However, most people planning a trip to Italy tend to stick to the well-trodden path that sees them in the cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. While there is absolutely nothing … Read More

Emilia-Romagna Food and Wine Guide

Italy or Spain

There is no shame in travelling somewhere solely because of its food. I say this because, honestly, it’s one of the main reasons I travel. I’m one of the first to tout the benefits of sampling local cuisine to get to know the country’s culture, traditions, etc. Food can be a great acumen into a region’s cultural identity; it can give invaluable insight as to how people have been living there, … Read More

5 Best Day Trips From Bologna, Italy

Day trips from Bologna

The underrated city of Bologna, often visited only as a short stopover from Florence or Venice deserves to be explored for more than just one day! Apart from exploring more of Bologna, a great reason to stay longer in the city is that there are a number of fantastic day trips from Bologna that travellers can take to explore more of the Emilia Romagna region and beyond. The area surrounding Bologna … Read More

10-Day Czech Republic Itinerary: Explore Beyond Prague

Olomouc Travel Guide: Visit Olomouc

Over the past few years, tourism numbers in the Czech Republic have skyrocketed with over 18 million people visiting the country each year. However, most visitors to this beautiful Central European nation tend to only set their sites on the Gothic charms of Prague and rarely venture far from the capital city. Contrary to the typical tourist path, though, there are many incredible places to visit. Whether you are backpacking … Read More

What Tony Taught Me

Georgia-Armenia-Azerbaijan itinerary: Yerevan

On the morning of the 8th of June 2018, Anthony Bourdain was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room. An “apparent suicide,” the reports were saying. “Anthony Bourdain — dead at 61” headlines read. As if it was his age that was the tragedy. Maybe if he’d hung himself by the belt of his bathrobe at the age of 81, tributes to him wouldn’t be inundated with the … Read More