"Our room had a fist-size hole in the wall opening to the street, so there were swarms of bugs," she said. "We toughed it out for one night. But when my friends' laptop was stolen from the room, we decided it was too dangerous and uncomfortable and splurged on a night at the Grand Hotel Europe to regroup." She disputed the charges and was refunded by her credit card company. … [Read more...] about Learn how to pivot from a bad travel situation
I have a childish palate when it comes to my taste in food. While I think that one of the more recent additions to the American Airline’s First Class menu is horrific, I explain more here, the AA warm cookies win my heart. The scent in the cabin is wonderful as they’re heated up, the satisfying sweet crunch is delicious. Being British, I find that a cookie (or biscuit) goes extremely well with my cup of tea. … [Read more...] about Is New American Airlines First Class Cookie Good Or Bad?
1. I always try to kiss people. After spending a lot of time in kiss-heavy countries like France, Spain, Argentina and Chile, it feels really normal to kiss others when I greet them. In fact it actually feels cold not to. So when I’m at, let’s say, a dinner party in MICHIGAN, I instinctively rush to kiss people on the cheek- which needless to say, really freaks out most Americans. … [Read more...] about 10 Ways that Travel Permanently Changed Me
On my first backpacking trip through Europe when I was 17, my travel partner and I spent a few days at a hostel villa in Tuscany. After a few weeks of city-to-city backpacking all I wanted to do was breathe, so I plucked a VHS of Serendipity from the hostel library and spent a few happy hours watching a bad 90’s chick flick. … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Doing Nothing When Traveling
Whilst the size of the New Cathedral is impressive, the Old Cathedral (locally known as Duomo Vecchio) is truly incredible. It was built during the eleventh century but during the nineteen century there have been numerous additions to the Medieval building – and sadly the only original part that is still there is San Filastrio’s crypt. The construction of the ’New Cathedral’ started in 1604 and was completed an eye-watering 201 years later! The facade is a beautiful balance of baroque and neoclassical and significantly the interior dome is an incredible 91 metres making it one of Italy’s tallest domes. I would suggest going into the old cathedral first to soak up the history and then on to the new one to get a true sense of the size of the building. … [Read more...] about Brescia – Italy’s beautiful underrated city destination