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The top free things to do in New York City

The top free things to do in New York City

Looking to visit New York City, but worried it’s too expensive? Yes a lot of attractions cost money, accommodation is very pricey AND you can spend $5 on a stale pretzel in Central Park, there are plenty of sites to keep even the most discerning tourist busy for a week (or more) that are absolutely free. If you’re like […]

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How to spend a day (or more) in Lucca

How to spend a day (or more) in Lucca

Famous for its Renaissance walls, a Roman theatre-shaped piazza and its famous opera singing son Puccini, Lucca has enough sites to keep you entertained for at least a couple days. Stay longer and sink into Lucca’s relaxed vibe and some of the best food in Tuscany. Its compact size and location also makes it a perfect base for visiting the […]

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How to choose the right Italian School for You

How to choose the right Italian School for You

Choosing the right Italian School for You So you’ve decided that you’re going to spend some time in Italy learning the beautiful language of Italian. There really is no no substitute to being fully immersed in the language to really improve your abilities (or quickly learn some handy phrases if you’re a beginner). Imagine starting […]

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One week in Ireland

One week in Ireland

While one week will provide you with a quick overview of many of Ireland’s sights, I would suggest narrowing the area of your visit when planning your itinerary (i.e. the south, west or north of Ireland). When visiting in early October 2015, I decided to focus on the lower half and western side of the […]

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10 Days in the Puglia Region of Southern Italy

10 Days in the Puglia Region of Southern Italy

The Puglia Region in Italy’s south is often described as the “real Italy” in a country that is inundated with millions of tourists each year (and for good reason I should add!). Puglia (or Apulia in English), is the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’ and while very popular with Italians, the region sees far fewer non-Italian tourists than […]

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Matera

Matera

A quick guide to visiting Matera Matera is often described as ‘unique’, ‘memorable’ and a ‘must-see’. As a person who is rarely short of words, I can easily say that Matera is indeed indescribable, with a kind of raw beauty that, at the risk of sounding cliché, must be seen to be believed. It is a […]

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