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Mandrakia: Milos’ most beautiful fishing village

Mandrakia is the most beautiful traditional fishing village in Milos. The sleepy fishing village is built around a tiny circular harbour with colourful boat garages built into the sides of cliffs, a tiny church, Zoodohos Pigi, overlooking the village, and a restaurant, Medousa, with spectacular views over the crashing waves. Milos, one of the most spectacular islands in the Cyclades, has several gorgeous fishing villages … Continue reading Mandrakia: Milos’ most beautiful fishing village

Itinerary: 5 Days in New York City (First time visitors)

Planning your first trip to New York is exciting and overwhelming in equal measure. There’s a mind-boggling number of things to do, see and eat, and in a city as big as New York, working out how to tackle your itinerary can seem impossible. I’ve spent a total of about 7 months in New York City, and have used this experience to design what I … Continue reading Itinerary: 5 Days in New York City (First time visitors)

Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne wears many hats. It’s often referred to Australia’s capital of culture, food, sport and fashion, and it somehow manages to juggle all of these titles at once. A trip to Melbourne is an essential part of an itinerary for a first trip to Australia. It’s the city you come to for café culture and high culture, street art and the country’s best art gallery. You come … Continue reading Melbourne Travel Guide

Chicago: First impressions of the Midwest

Steely skyscrapers. Ocean-like Lake Michigan and city beaches. Deep dish pizza. The electric blue of Chicago River. A gritty history of greedy politicians and powerful gangsters, which earned Chicago the nickname “The Windy City”, in reference to the “windbag” city leaders. The USA’s third-largest city has captured my imagination for a long time, so I was very excited to visit for a few days in … Continue reading Chicago: First impressions of the Midwest

NYC Life: September 2019

I think I need to break up with pizza by the slice, but apart from that, September has been such a wonderful month. Maybe even our best month here yet! (I need to stop eating pizza, but if you want to eat excellent pizza may I suggest Prince Street Pizza in Nolita and for something crazy unhealthy but undoubtedly yummy, try the artichoke slice at … Continue reading NYC Life: September 2019

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Paradise found: 3 Days in Paros, Greece

With traditional, white-washed Cycladic villages straight out of central casting, dozens of pretty beaches and a handful of ancient ruins, it’s a miracle that Paros isn’t already overrun with tourists. This idyllic island in the Greek Cyclades is getting more popular with every year, but has avoided the pitfalls of mass tourism that has wreaked havoc on other islands in the Cyclades like Santorini and … Continue reading Paradise found: 3 Days in Paros, Greece

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A Day Trip to the Hudson Valley: Beacon & Cold Spring

A day trip or weekend away in the Hudson Valley is the perfect antidote to the frenetic energy of New York City. Dotted with farms and orchards, state parks, historic country towns and old money mansions left behind from the Gilded Age, it’s only a short train trip to find sweet relief from the city that never sleeps. At the beginning of September, David and … Continue reading A Day Trip to the Hudson Valley: Beacon & Cold Spring

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The Best Bars in New York City

Arguably one of the cocktail capitals of the world, New York City delivers bars of every stripe. From historic watering holes and well-worn dive bars, to elegant, old world hotel bars, forward-thinking wine bars, a slew of widely-imitated hidden cocktail bars and more rooftop bars than you could see in a summer, there’s no shortage of memorable bars to try in New York. The city has thousands of bars, … Continue reading The Best Bars in New York City

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Lefkes: Paros’ enchanting medieval capital

For most people, the Greek islands conjures up images of traditional villages crowded with white-washed stone houses with blue wooden shutters and streets teeming with bougainvillea. There are beautiful villages all over Greece, but these particular villages are only found in the Cyclades, a chain of islands in the Aegean Sea. Santorini and Mykonos are the most famous islands in the Cyclades, but when I … Continue reading Lefkes: Paros’ enchanting medieval capital