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 hotel…

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, on…

Three off beat tourist attractions in Milan

Milan, Italy’s northern metropolis, is a global powerhouse of fashion, food, desgin, architecture and finance. Every year, millions of tourists flock into the city to climb the winding steps of duomo di Milano, to take in the light pastels of Leonardo da  Vinci’s last supper and dine out in the trendy waterworks of the Navigli….

My top five brunch spots in London

I love brunch. I love its humble beginnings. Its lazy Sunday mornings filled with buttery scrambled eggs on toast and smeared avocado on rye bread. It is the start of a relaxing day. At home, you’ll find me pouring over the Sunday supplements while sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee. But when I’m out…

Holiday at home – tomato and garlic bruschetta

I don’t know about you, but while I’m in coronavirus lockdown I am armchair travelling like there is no tomorrow. But lapping up travel content and hypothetical trips isn’t satisfying my travel bug. So instead of wallowing, I’ve decided to channel my travel woes into the kitchen and bring the holidays to me! Whenever I…

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 into…

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 think…

Rome Day Three

Day Three   Day three is what I like to call ‘leftover day.’ After, doing the Colosseum and the Vatican for the first two days, day three gave me time to look at some other bits Rome had to offer. Today, from the Duke Hotel I decided to walk into the city as the national…

Rome Day Two

Day Two   It is a well known fact that City breaks are notoriously tiresome holidays, essentially because you’re packing so much culture, history, sightseeing and experiences into such a short period of time. But, believe me no matter how tired you are, getting up early is so worth it. Day Two was my ‘Vatican…

Independent Birmingham – Damascena

  Ciao Raggazi, So every Wednesday evening, for the foreseeable future, I will attempt to upload a post boasting about independent places in Birmingham. The British high street is over run by endless branded chains, Starbucks, Costa and McDonalds to name a few are consumers go to brands. But, if you’re willing to take a…