How to Order Coffee in Italy Like a Local!


Confession time. When it came to a coffee, I used to be a complete Philistine. Ordering a cappuccino after dinner was second nature to me. I’d peer into a cup of espresso and think “Where’s the rest?’” My caffeinated road to Damascus led to Rome, where my Italian friends soon put me straight. You see, […]

One Day in Lille, Northern France: A Free Walking Tour (+ Interactive Map)


Explore the Lille’s exuberant Flemish Baroque buildings and grand cobblestoned squares on this free, self-guided walking tour. I’ll level with you; I never intended to spend one day in Lille. My master plan was to bag a cheap Eurostar ticket from London to Lille – a mere 90 minutes’ journey from London St. Pancras International […]

The Ultimate Greek Islands & Adriatic Cruise Guide (on MSC Sinfonia)

Are you looking for an alternative to the bog-standard Mediterranean cruise? If so, why not take an Adriatic cruise from Venice to the Greek islands? The turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea separate the rugged coastline of the Balkan peninsula and eastern Italy. South of the Puglia region of Italy, the Adriatic Sea meets the […]

One Day in Urbino, Italy: A Renaissance Gem


Discover a lesser-known Renaissance gem by spending one day in Urbino, deep in the hills of Le Marche, Italy. Are you searching for an Italian Renaissance city that has all the charm and history of Florence or Assisi but a fraction of their visitors? The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Urbino, the cultural capital of […]