Italy: Ciao Checca, Rome

Sometimes it feels like fast food has taken over. I was shocked to see signs next to the Trevi Fountain pointing me to the nearest McDonalds. And back home in Detroit, the queues for the drive through Starbucks are twice as long as the ones inside. The Slow Food Movement was born in resistance to that, but often times I…
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Italy: Antico Caffe Greco, Rome

Yesterday I told you that my favourite neighbourhood in Rome was Tridente, and I’m about to tell you one of the biggest reasons why. Tucked in between the stores selling tailored suits and designer handbags on Via Condotti is a little place called Antico Caffe Greco that I was dying to go to. It’s unassuming from the outside, and you’d walk…
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Italy: Tridente, Rome

Tridente was one of the dreamest neighbourhoods in Rome to wander around in. It gets it’s name from the trident shape of the roads leading down from the Piazza del Poppolo. At the heart of it all is the Piazza di Spagna and the infamous Spanish Steps. The steps themselves are gorgeous, having been recently refinished to their original splendour. The…
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Italy: My Roman Holiday

The reason I came to London was to pick up my belongings from an ex-boyfriend’s flat, and on the big day, he decided to be ‘difficult’. I ended up having to move my flight home by a week; so rather than moping around in cold, wet London Town, I went on Skyscanner and searched for the cheapest flight to ‘everywhere’. To my absolute…
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Scotland: Daytrip to North Berwick

Most people don’t think of Scotland as being a beachside destination, but those people are missing out. Even if you don’t have the time to get up to the beaches on the Isles of Sky, Lewis, or Harris (which, if you do, you need to go!), you should make time on your next trip to go on at least one little…
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