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Visit Bologna Like a Smartie: 19 Mistakes to Avoid On Your 1st Bologna Trip

This article about mistakes to avoid when you visit Bologna was produced in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Tourism and Bologna Welcome, who hosted me during their Blogville campaign. I hope you enjoy these tips!  If you’ve stalked me on Instagram lately, or had the misfortune of hearing me rave in person, you might know about my […]

Düsseldorf Christmas Markets Guide 2018: Where to Go, What to Eat & More!

It may have been the ten buckets of Glühwein I eagerly chugged, but my friends, I just had the best weekend ever exploring the Düsseldorf Christmas Markets scene, and I’m here to rave about it like your favourite drunk uncle. Düsseldorf at Christmas time looks like this: cozy, themed markets scattered along the streets of […]

30 German Christmas Market Food & Drinks You NEED to Try This Winter

I’ve done a lot of thinking lately, and I’m ready to confess something. Of all the guilty pleasures of my life (among trashy reality TV, McDonalds breakfast and living in my pyjamas), I’d say German Christmas Market food might just be at the top of the list. I mean, every November, as soon as as the […]

Dortmund Christmas Market Guide 2018: Things to do in Dortmund, Germany at Christmas

Fact: the Dortmund Christmas Market is one of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany. I mean, not only is it among the largest in the country, it also happens to casually house the largest Christmas tree in the entire world. Knowing this, there was no possible way I could skip it during my recent […]

Essen Christmas Market: Reasons to Visit One of the Most Underrated Christmas Markets in Germany

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind tour of Christmas markets around the Ruhr region, during which I visited Germany’s longest Christmas market in Duisburg, saw the world’s largest Christmas tree in Dortmund and ate my way through seven different markets in Düsseldorf. And yet, among this sea of superlatives and big promises, my favourite of them […]

What to Buy at German Christmas Markets: Shopping Guide for Every Budget!

If you find yourself with the lucky opportunity to be frolicking around Europe this winter, one of the first world problems you may encounter is the difficult choice of what to buy at German Christmas markets. Having hopped around a variety of German Christmas Markets over the past three years, I’ve learned a thing or […]

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A Guide to Delightful Rovereto, Italy

Visiting Rovereto, Italy last month confirmed to me a longstanding theory I’ve had about myself. Guys, I’m quite certain I was Italian in a past life. I mean, I talk a lot with my hands. I’m in a committed relationship with pasta. My patronus is probably a gelato cone…… you get the point.  But arriving […]

Alternative Things to do in Bruges: A Guide to Delightful Hidden Gems

There are many words I could use to describe Belgian city of Bruges: medieval, romantic, historical, incredwaffle, stupe-frying, you name it… However, secret would never be one. You see, the historic storybook beauty of this city has sent eager visitors here in droves, waddling through the beautiful street in search of all the postcard photo opps […]

QUIZ: Which Underrated Italian City Should You Venture to Next?

We all dream of eating gelato in Florence, exploring ruins in Rome and hiking through Cinque Terre, but what about those parts of Italy that are a little more off the beaten path? Luckily, if you dig deep enough, there are still plenty of amazing Italian treasures to be found… all without the accompanying crowds. […]

Discovering Sierra de Aracena: Spain’s Scenic Ham Capital

Like most intrepid travellers, I like to concern myself with the important questions when I travel. Questions like…. where can a girl get some life-changing ham? And for research’s sake (for all your sakes’ really), I took on the oh-so-arduous task of finding out. You see, magical things often happen when you stumble off the beaten path, […]

Tales from My Favourite Passport Stamp: Beautiful, Underrated Liechtenstein (in Photos)

Today, I want to tell you about my favourite passport stamp. May 8, 2016 – the day I set foot in Liechtenstein, the tiny microstate sitting happily between Austria and Switzerland, and of course – the 6th smallest country in the world. But here’s a secret: to date, I still think it’s one of the […]

QUIZ: Which European Hidden Gem Should Be Your Next Getaway?

From extravagant castles to ultra-cool cities, I think it’s safe to say that Europe is just oozing with getaway potential. But what if you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Don’t worry – this quiz has you covered. Try it out to see which European hidden gem should be your next […]

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How to Avoid Pickpockets: The Europe Edition

When it comes to swiping tourist wallets, European pickpockets are in a whole league of their own. How do I know this? *nervous laughter* Let’s just say I’ve been caught in their traps… twice. I actually began writing this post over three years ago when a Roman pickpocket welcomed me to the city by sneaking […]

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: 10 Gamechanging Travel Products You Can Buy for Under $10

I’ve never been a big fan of acquiring “stuff”. After all, I’m a die hard light packer (see my guide for doing that here) and also just generally a person with weak arms, sooo… lifting heavy bags isn’t my thing. That said, as minimalist as I try to live, there are some products out there […]

The Hidden Costs of Renting a Car in Europe: 16 Key Considerations

“Travel Europe by car, they said… it’ll be fun they said.” I need to fill you guys in on the cold, honest truth: hiring a car in Europe ain’t all rainbows and scenic Instagram shots. In fact, hiring a car in Europe can kick your butt (and wallet) in seriously spectacular ways. And as I […]

4 Genius Ways to Instantly & Effortlessly Save Money on Travel Bookings

Wouldn’t it be nice to get instant savings on your travels, without barely doing a thing? Ah my lazy friends, I’ve got great news – you totally can! And before you accuse me of witchcraft, please hear me out… I’ve written in the past about how to save money for your travels (here’s 99 ways […]

The Cheapest Way to Travel Europe: The Ultimate Cheap Transportation in Europe Guide

What’s the cheapest way to travel Europe? After 3 years of bouncing around Europe as a) a backpacker, b) a broke student and now c) a restless expat, this is a question I’ve relentlessly sought the answer to. I can still remember my first taste of European budget travel. It was during my first ever […]

17 Unconventional Travel Hacks You Need for Your Next Trip

There was a time in my life when I was absolutely obsessed with travel life hacks. Throwing your shoes in a shower cap while packing? Oh yeahhh. Keeping jewelry untangled with straws? Talk to me, baby. On a super vain level, I think it’s because knowing the best travel hacks makes me feel like an […]

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