When to go to Rome: a month-by-month guide of the best time to visit

I am a bit biased, but I don’t think there is really a bad time to go to Rome. However, I completely understand why there are pros and cons of when to go to Rome at any time of the year. Except maybe August. August wouldn’t be my favorite time…

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What to do with One Day in Bruges (Alone)

Bruges is a stunningly adorable place. It seems as though someone deemed to select a town from a storybook and drop it into real life. With its meandering canals and cobblestone streets, it is the perfect romantic getaway when you feel like snuggling up with your smushy-bear-honey-babe. Me? I went…

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Eating at Pujol in Mexico City

I was a little late to the game, but I finally watched Chef’s Table on Netflix. I was instantly hooked, and now, like the rest of the world, know I need to get to Modena ASAP. The documentary style episodes feel like they are part nature show, and part art…

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August in Ireland: Dunguaire Castle

We have lived in Rome for long enough to have embraced at least one Roman tradition: Leaving in August. The vacation is over, but excuse me while I pretend that we are still in holiday mode. Clearly, Jimmy is the Irish one. But I am the driver. Which means when…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Munich

Jimmy proposed in Berlin. It was the first time we had ever been to Germany, and we were thrilled with the experience despite the January weather. We have been waiting to make another trip to explore more of the country, and this time wanted to experience the much overlooked Munich.…

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Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul

I have been thinking of Istanbul a lot recently. I have been thinking about the beautiful city. The culture treasure and shopping mecca. And the transfixing qualities of the place and the people. Several years ago, when I visited with a friend, we walked, and ate and boated and biked.…

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A Weekend in Palermo, Sicily

Full of sun, food, and easy beach access – Palermo, Sicily is a beautiful weekend destination.

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A Long Weekend in Dubai

We thought about doing a lot of things in Dubai. Perhaps we would visit the world’s only 7-star hotel? (Even though, technically, there is no official ranking above 5 stars). We were very nearly willing to pay the AED 350 minimum required to sit at the bar of the Burj…

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