Stratford-upon-Avon – The Perfect Cultural Day Trip from London

September 1st, 2015

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Planning a trip is exciting, magical and can get us in the mood to explore new places and things. But unless you pay someone – say a travel agent – to worry about everything for you, you’ll soon enough find out that the magic…can turn into a nightmare. I’ve been traveling independently for the past … Continued

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I discovered Costa Garganica by chance. Two years ago, I had my first taste of the beautiful drive when coming from Rome to a tiny city on the Adriatic Coast. I was hooked, although my stomach wasn’t pleased with all the curves and bends in the road. In 2013 I did another part of the … Continued

As a budget traveler, ever since my very first independent trip, I’ve started to learn how to keep my costs down while still affording to travel. I’ve been traveling since I was in University and at that time my only source of money was the freelance work I would do (translations and ghost-writing). Shoulder season … Continued

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I’ve had the chance to visit Budapest during summer, winter and spring. I have yet to make it there during autumn (so that’s something I want to do in the following years). The shoulder season – spring and autumn – is the best choice to visit any European city. Here are some reasons for that: … Continued

In the summer of 1997, J.K.Rowling released the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , which gained popularity pretty fast. It wasn’t until much later – in early 2000s- that I actually got to read the book , as well as most from the series. The dark tone – specifically … Continued

I’ve been toying with the idea of living abroad over the summer. The idea sprang into my mind last year as the dreaded winter approached. Luckily, we’ve been blessed with one of the warmest winters that I can remember- and a total of a week of snow on the ground. Now that spring is gleefully … Continued