How to spend a day in San Marino

Visiting the mountainous micro state of San Marino has been on my travel bucket list of years. As someone who can’t drive, it had been too difficult to get to when I lived in Italy on public transport.  But years later when I started planning my trip to Emilia-Rogmana, I knew this had to beContinue reading “How to spend a day in San Marino”

Eight hours in Ravenna

A city famous for its intricate mosaics, Ravenna is an absolute must for any traveller exploring Emilia-Romagna.  In a previous post, I explained why Rimini is an ideal travel hub for exploring this northern Italian region. It takes just under an hour to reach the former capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rimini.  BeforeContinue reading “Eight hours in Ravenna”

A little bit of luxury in the heart of a city

Last week, I headed off on my first holiday of the year. We decided to take advantage of some cheap train tickets and headed up to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. As this was my first full week off all year, we opted for a little but of opulence and booked ourselves into a four-star hotelContinue reading “A little bit of luxury in the heart of a city”

An afternoon in Ely

As the world slowly started to bloom, my inner traveller self began to get restless. I wanted to explore somewhere new without jumping on a plane or travelling the lengths and breaths of the country. As I searched the web for ‘attractions near me’ that had feasible public transports, nothing seemed to emerge. Then, onContinue reading “An afternoon in Ely”

Five reasons Rimini is the perfect Emilia-Romagna hub

The Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy stretches from the tips of the Alpine mountains all the way to the micro state of San Marino. Rich in its renaissance architecture, each city has its own splendours that deserve to be discovered. Just over two years ago, I spent six says wandering such sites. In that shortContinue reading “Five reasons Rimini is the perfect Emilia-Romagna hub”

Two days in literary Oxford

Ciao a tutti!  Come Stai?  It’s been a while since I dropped new travel content onto the site. I could sit here and type countless excuses for my lack of updating, excuses that you’ve all heard before on countless different platforms all the time, but I won’t excuse myself. Instead, I want to dive intoContinue reading “Two days in literary Oxford”

When solidarity becomes unity

A family narrative through the act of reading I love books. I love their crisp white pages, that weirdly aromatic new-book smell and the etchings of black ink. I love their yellow sun-kissed edges, the cracks in the spine, and the well thumbed through corners. I can’t exactly remember when I started loving these inanimateContinue reading “When solidarity becomes unity”

Always meet your heroes

There were two holes in my tights, right on my thighs. They were those big holes, you know, the ones were the strings of fabric run across the tights gaping abyss.  They felt punk. It was perfect. Paired with my trusty Doc Martens, reflective gold skirt, black aviator jacket, red lipstick and a beret, IContinue reading “Always meet your heroes”

Barcelona ~ Top 5 freebies

Ciao a tutti! Come Stai? I realise I have pretty much abandoned this blog over the summer, but my summer months have been filled with some exciting travel adventures – more on this to follow. However, I think the very essence of my blog is how to travel well, but on a budget. I don’t thinkContinue reading “Barcelona ~ Top 5 freebies”