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  • 6 Best Walking Tours in London

    6 Best Walking Tours in London

    United Kingdom

    Most international tourists choose to book a London walking tour to discover the city through the eyes of a savvy local. But choosing the right walking tour is harder than it sounds. I’ve narrowed down hundreds of potentials to 6 of the best walking tours in London, covering history, pop culture, street art and food.

  • 3 Days in Dubrovnik: City Walls, Mount Srd, Lokrum Island & The Best Tours

    3 Days in Dubrovnik: City Walls, Mount Srd, Lokrum Island & The Best Tours

    Croatia

    I recently spent 3 days in Dubrovnik and left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired by the city’s seaside vibe. I put together this itinerary to help you explore this walled city’s seducing history, taste Michelin-recommended dishes, find Game of Thrones filming locations, and swim at nearby islands. Yep, all in 3 days.

  • 3 Days In York: Long Weekend Itinerary For English History, Culture & Ghost Stories

    3 Days In York: Long Weekend Itinerary For English History, Culture & Ghost Stories

    United Kingdom

    York’s backstory had no shortage of drama, and the modern city celebrates its past, warts and all, creating a charming fusion of classical and quirky that’s ripe for exploring. My itinerary for 3 days in York feels like a living history book filled with tall Roman walls, Norman castles, quaint medieval buildings, Victorian railways, and narrow cobblestone streets... and even a ghost story or three.

  • ANZAC Tours in Greece: The Real History Behind WWII Battle of Crete

    ANZAC Tours in Greece: The Real History Behind WWII Battle of Crete

    Greece

    The Greek Islands are a dream destination on every bucket list. When I recently visited Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, I was utterly dazzled - it doesn’t just have charming towns, immaculate beaches, and some of the best food in Greece, Crete also has an extraordinary World War II history. I took an ANZAC tour with Specialty Tours Greece to witness firsthand what life would have been like for soldiers defending the island during the climactic WWII Battle of Crete.

  • 4 Days In Florence: Renaissance Art, Italian Charm & World’s Best Gelato

    4 Days In Florence: Renaissance Art, Italian Charm & World’s Best Gelato

    Italy

    Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance where renowned artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli mastered their trade. But art isn’t the only beautiful thing about Florence. Follow my itinerary for an amazing 4 days in Florence - I promise you'll love every minute... especially the gelato!

  • Italy By Train: Easy 21 Day Rail Itinerary For 6 Destinations

    Italy By Train: Easy 21 Day Rail Itinerary For 6 Destinations

    Italy

    I recently travelled for 3 weeks around Italy by train and have put all my first-hand experience and research into this epic 3-week rail itinerary just for you. Start in Milan and travel to La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Rome, Florence, and Venice before wrapping up back in Milan. There are more highlights than you can count... this was my best rail journey so far!

  • 1 Day In Milan: Da Vinci’s Last Supper, The Duomo & The Golden Triangle

    1 Day In Milan: Da Vinci’s Last Supper, The Duomo & The Golden Triangle

    Italy

    We spent 1 day in Milan at the end of a whirlwind rail tour around Italy, and crammed as much site-seeing as we could into 24 hours. This 1-day itinerary visits Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, climbs the Duomo, and even squeezes a little time for shopping in The Golden Triangle. Be warned, this plan isn’t for the faint of heart. But then again, neither is Milan.

  • 2 Days In Venice: A Survivor’s Guide To Canals, Islands & Crowds

    2 Days In Venice: A Survivor’s Guide To Canals, Islands & Crowds

    Italy

    I visited Venice to see if it lives up to the hype and to explore the epicentre of the Venetian Empire that thrived during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Here’s my handy 2 day itinerary that covers Venetian museums, icons like Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace, and then spends a day away from the maddening crowds touring nearby islands Murano and Burano.

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