Close up photographs of Pompeii

The archeological site in Pompeii was overwhelming, but in a good way.  It was vast, the history and the many stories of the people were compelling and with very little effort it is so easy to imagine what life was like living there over 2,000 years ago. Tips for a visit will be in the... Continue Reading →

7 quick tips about Capri

Capri is really quite small – only 10 square kilometers (about the size of Central Park in New York) so there really aren’t that many best-kept secrets or hidden gems, that said here are a couple of recommendations and some quick tips. I can highly recommend a visit to Villa Jovis – (the ruins of an... Continue Reading →

The Amalfi coast on a budget – food

Italian food is truly splendid, every meal I ate was toe-tingingly tasty – Italy you truly have stolen a pizza my heart! Eating cheaply can be a bit of a challenge but like with the previous post about finding cheaper accommodation it takes some time and patience. Location The obvious top tip is to eat further... Continue Reading →

Morning brew with a view

This may be the most quin-tea-ssentially British post I’ve written so far but I wanted to tell you about my morning cuppa.  When looking for travel accommodation the how/where/when I get my morning brew is one of my top criteria.  I once managed to bag a bargain hotel room (80% off) but I had to... Continue Reading →

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