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10 Best Things To Do In Scotland on the West Coast

I was in my 30’s by the time I took my first trip to Scotland – quite an embarrassing confession given: a) Scotland is the neighbour of my native England; b) I didn’t need a passport (or even a flight) to get there; and c) I’d otherwise managed to take myself literally half way around the world (to Hong Kong,… Read more →

Prosecco Tour

How to Plan your own Prosecco Tour in Italy (for a sip of the cost)

It was quite by accident that I found myself searching for a Prosecco tour in Italy. I planned to visit Venice, but I hadn’t really made the connection that this northern part of Italy is where Prosecco is from. Duh! It was just a few weeks before I flew to Venice when an email fell into my inbox – a regular round-up of… Read more →

Alternative Venice

Alternative Venice: 10 Things NOT To Do (and 10 To Do Instead)

If you’re looking for alternative Venice – a way to escape the crowds and make the most of this over-visited city, read on… I hated Venice the first time I visited. I felt cheated, hustled, robbed (some of Venice’s prices should be criminal) and utterly underwhelmed. I couldn’t get close to the sights I wanted to see thanks to the… Read more →

Regional Food in Puglia - What and where to eat

Regional Food in Puglia: What And Where to Eat

If you’re searching for information about regional food in Puglia, you’re already steps ahead of most of the millions of foreign visitors who arrive in Italy each year. Just recently, strolling down a side-street in Florence I had a waiter holler at me across the street: “pizza, pasta, spaghetti”. It was as though he were enlightening me to a food… Read more →

Best Destinations for solo female travelers part 2

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 2)

Want to know what are the best destinations for solo female travelers? In this two-part article I share my top 10 recommendations. You can find 1 to 5 in part 1 here. 6. Mexico If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know that I’m fanatical about Mexico and, like Italy, it’s a country that keeps drawing me back. It upsets me… Read more →

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 1)

What are the best destinations for solo female travelers? It’s a good question and one I’ve given a lot of thought to. I travel as a solo female traveler about 98% of the time. I travel around 9 months per year. And I’ve been doing that for over four years. Oh, and I’ve visited over 50 countries. I’m not telling… Read more →

London South Bank Walk

London South Bank Walk: The Best Sights to See

Once upon a time, South London wasn’t a very desirable place. It was the part of London that was the home of asylums, prisons and taverns of ill repute. Little did our medieval ancestors know that with these ‘features’ they were laying the foundations for one of London’s most exciting tourist enclaves. Think of London’s attractions and the South Bank is… Read more →

One day in warsaw

One Day in Warsaw: What to See and Do

Want to find out how to spend on day in Warsaw? Read on… I’d respectfully like to disagree…. No, not just for the sake of it (though I am prone to bouts of that from time to time). I specifically want to disagree with all those articles about Poland that recklessly tell people to skip Warsaw. I’ve fallen into that travel… Read more →

How to use the tube in London

How to Use the Tube in London (Without Pissing off the Locals)

Want to find out how to use the Tube in London (without pissing off the locals)? Read on… I’ve been using the Tube in London a lot recently and as I’m no longer living or working in the Capital, I’m starting to see the underground transport network in a whole new light. Sure, the Tube is awesome – it’s one of… Read more →

How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

How to Spend 3 Nights in Krakow for £100 (including flights)

Want to know how to enjoy 3 nights in Krakow without spending more than £100 (including flights), read on.  “I can’t afford it.” It’s the single biggest reason I hear when people tell me they don’t travel as much as they’d like. Sure, travel has a cost but it’s often not as high as many people assume. By travelling to affordable… Read more →