City Guides

Cities around the world can be some of the most interesting places to visit; cultural hubs with a mixture of old and new. Read my city guides below including Rome, Paris, Oslo and the luxurious Monte Carlo.

Each of the guides offers advice for anyone looking to visit, tops things to do and why each should or shouldn’t be on your wish list!

Sorrento Travel Guide

Sorrento Travel Guide

I went to Sorrento on the Almafi Coast in February and was welcomed with unexpectedly sunny and warm weather. This was a blessing as it meant we were able to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, which is what you want to do in this beautiful coastal town overlooking Mount Vesuvius.

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Why You Should Visit Herculaneum

Why You Should Visit Herculaneum

If you have an interest in exploring Pompeii, it’s definitely worth considering the lesser known Herculaneum, a coastal town further south that was also destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.

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Exploring Pompeii Off Season

Exploring Pompeii Off Season

Everyone knows the history of the ancient Roman city Pompeii, buried by ash in 79AD and now a fascinating archaeological site. If it wasn’t for this horrific event we wouldn’t have this huge open air museum, frozen in time. One of the first things I learnt exploring Pompeii off season was that the residents of the ancient city had no idea Mt. Vesuvius was a volcano. As people still live on it’s base today, it never occurred to me.

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What to do in Naples, Italy

What to do in Naples, Italy

The historic city of Naples is the capital of the Campania region of Italy and a place that’s certainly rough and ready. Darkened alleys lineĀ unkempt streets, uneven paving and mismatched building facades. It’s wonderful.

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A Scottish Exploration: Things to do in Edinburgh

A Scottish Exploration: Things to do in Edinburgh

My week in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival wasn’t limited to comedy shows and avoiding being leafleted by upcoming comedians; even without the festival, there’s plenty to do.

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