How to spend the perfect weekend in Genoa, Italy

It may not be as “Insta-famous” as some of its Italian neighbours but Genoa has everything you could wish for in an Italian city break: historic architecture, heaps of culture, and a food scene to die for (this is the city that invented pesto, after all… need I say…

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A day trip to Cinque Terre: 5 things to know before you go

Last year, I ticked a big old wish off my travel bucket list and finally made it to the world-famous Cinque Terre region in Italy with my lovely friend FoodNerd4Life. Cinque Terre literally translates as “Five Lands” and these five colourful fishing villages are without a doubt one of…

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Bye bye 2018… My year in review

I must be getting old because 2018 has seriously flown by. It feels like just 5 minutes ago that we were toasting in the new year and thanking our lucky stars that 2017, with all its political drama and chaos, was behind us (oh, how naive we were!) As…

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A first-timer’s guide to Taormina, Sicily

In Spring 2016, I finally got the chance to visit Sicily – the exotic land of my ancestors and somewhere that’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. The whole trip was a sort of pilgrimage for me to discover my heritage and to…

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