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I first discovered Nervi while living in Genoa. I'd got a bit fed up of not having any friends, and had done a quick Google search to find somewhere to visit for the afternoon after work, with the restriction that...

While tourists flock to enjoy the sandy beaches of Puglia, to photograph the adorable towns in the Cinque Terre or on the Amalfi Coast, to walk around historical cities like Florence and Bologna or the European capital of shopping, Milan,...

So, I have a bit of a thing for underrated cities. Turin is certainly one - it's gorgeous, fun, easy to live in, with great people, great food, great everything, but most tourists give it a miss, instead preferring to just...

I've wanted to visit Amsterdam for absolutely ages. Whenever I'd talked to friends about going away for a weekend, I'd always suggested it, but unfortunately for me, everyone always told me they'd already been and promptly suggested going somewhere else. After...

Despite spending practically every weekend joined at the hip - often starting with a cappuccino and brioche at Pepe and finishing with a glass of wine at the Drogheria, with some combination of aimless wandering/more coffee/Sicilian snacks/antiques markets in between...

I've spent quite a few summers in Halkidiki/Chalkidiki/Chalkidice/Chalkidike/Χαλκιδική, or whatever on earth you want to call the three-fingered peninsula in northern Greece. I've always been lucky enough to be shuttled around by locals who know precisely where to take me, and...

My first visit to South Africa was back in the '90s and my first ever long-haul family holiday. We'd gone for Christmas, using the excuse that we had family there, a.k.a. my dad's long-lost Uncle Alan and his South African...

You know those places that you often see from a distance, or drive past on your way to somewhere else, and every time you spot them again you think to yourself, "I really need to go there one day"? Well the...

The decision making process which led to the Greek and I booking flights to Barbados was an odd one, to say the least. We were sitting in the living room in our pajamas one lazy Saturday morning, Googling something no...