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Much like London Stansted, Paris Beauvais, and Brussels Charleroi, the airport known as Milano Bergamo isn't really anywhere near the city it's named after. In fact, Bergamo's Orio al Serio is a good 50 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of...

This neighbourhood of Gdańsk is almost, almost, your average collection of boring, ex-Soviet apartment blocks. But on closer inspection, the residential area - just 10 minutes away from the central station - is different to any other Eastern European tower block...

A couple of times a year, I like to have a weekend away with an old friend, to combine two of my favourite activities: long overdue (and usually wine-fuelled) catch-ups, and exploring new places. My schoolfriend Katie and I have been...

There’s an annoying stigma attached to travelling alone, as if it’s a sad activity that only the pathologically weird are allowed to enjoy. But if you ask me, solo travel is an experience that everyone who has the chance should...

There's a misconception that the cuisine in every European country north of the Alps is composed entirely of pig and/or potato, perhaps with a side order of boiled cabbage, and that if you want to eat really well, you have...

About 4 nanoseconds after sitting down at my desk after the Christmas break, I was already daydreaming about how to get away again (isn’t being an adult fun?). One evening a few days later, as I was trying to distract myself...

Unless a money tree sprouts inside my flat pretty soon (a girl can dream) there's no way I can afford a big long-haul trip this year. Instead, my 2018 travel mantra is "cheap and cheerful", and I've decided to master...

The structure of my trips to my mum's house in Gloucestershire, England, is always pretty much the same. My mum, grandma, and brother fill me in on the latest gossip about the neighbours, most of whom I've still never actually met....

The Italian Riviera. It sounds glamorous, doesn't it? And it can be, I guess. But it's a place I've stayed far away from since moving to Italy. Liguria and I have a bit of a complicated relationship, you see. As well...

Jordan has long been a feature on my otherwise ever-changing must-visit list. I've been banging on about it with increasing frequency for the last couple of years, but after a particularly hot and bothersome August in the office while everyone else...