Cheap flights, increasing global connectivity and the popularisation of hostels have combined to make it easier and cheaper for us millennials to travel the world than ever before. Top destinations for many millennials include historic yet modern European capitals like Prague and Vienna, and as I found out on my latest holiday, Lisbon. Here’s my guide for how to navigate Lisbon as a millennial… Continue reading “A Millennial’s Guide To Lisbon”
Do you know what it’s like when there’s a huge pay off, after months of anticipation? I certainly do! Since early this year, me and my uni friends have been planning to surprise our mate Rob with a three-day trip to Berlin – Germany’s glittering capital, for his 30th birthday. Here’s how it went… Continue reading “Three Day Itinerary: My Whirlwind Berlin Trip”
In case you haven’t kept up to speed with what’s been happening lately, I’ve just returned from a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise with my family. It was a simply fabulous trip, filled with unbelievable attractions, delicious culinary treats, thrilling entertainment and good old fashioned family fun. Here’s the seven highlights from my seven nights cruising the Med with my loved ones. Continue reading “Seven Nights, Seven Highlights: My Family Western Mediterranean Cruise”
Everything happens for a reason. It sounds like a cliché – one I’ve never put much stock in before, but I’ve been coming around to this way of thinking lately. Why? After seeing the pillars which have supported my life for so long fall down around me, I’ve secured a fantastic new job in Manchester! Continue reading “Moving On: I’ve Got A New Job In Manchester!!”
If you’re looking to jet off for a fabulous holiday, you’re going to need somewhere to rest your head, while you go out and explore your fabulous destination. Instead of going for a traditional hotel, and paying a pretty penny to do so, why not book somewhere through Airbnb? You won’t regret it! Continue reading “Navigating The Exciting World of Airbnb”
The plane is an amazing fantastic invention. It gives us the ability to jet halfway across the world in mere of hours, so we can experience exotic new lands and make memories which are destined to last a liftime. But these flying tin cans are hardly pleasant to travel in, so it’s a good idea to try and make yourself comfortable, while taking to the skies. Helping you start your getaway off right, here are seven tricks for surviving flights in comfort! Continue reading “Seven Tricks For Surviving Flights In Comfort”
If you’re looking for your next staycation destination, I’d suggest Haworth – a charming, oldy-worldy village in West Yorkshire. I visited Haworth, which is most famous as the home of the Bronte sister writers, a lot as a kid and I went back for the first time in years last weekend, enjoying it just as much as I did when I was little. Here’s why… Continue reading “Staycations: My Family Weekend Getaway To Haworth”
If you’re looking to go off the beaten path on your next getaway, try the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. You can travel to this quaint, snowy Nordic city in around three hours from the UK, with flights costing as little as £30 with services like Easy Jet and you won’t be disappointed. Here are five attractions I’d recommend you check out in Reykjavik… Continue reading “Five Attractions To See In Reykjavik”
It’s time to celebrate, because this month marks my one year blogging anniversary! The beginning of the year is when people traditionally take stock and determine how to move forward, so now seemed to like a good time to reflect back on my first year of blogging… Continue reading “Looking Back On A Year Of Blogging”
If you’re thinking of taking a city-break in 2017, consider Florence. With services like Cheap Flights, you can fly to this outstanding cultural centre in two hours for as little as £31. As the epicentre of the Renaissance, Florence has a range of historical, religious, artistic and cultural sites for you to explore, allowing you to acquaint yourself with true geniuses. Here are five attractions I believe you should check out if you go to Florence.
You can find grand royal palaces to explore across thee European continent, from London to Vienna and Florence is no exception. You may want to stop by the Pallazzo Pitti, a 13th Century palace based in the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, which features a copy of Michaelangelo’s Statue of David. Boasting amazing Renaissance architecture, the palace has Florence’s town hall since the medieval era. You can visit this site for between €8 and €14 and check out its amazing secret tunnels, medieval paintings, with works from masters like Leonardo Da Vinci and museum, which displays historical and cultural artefacts, to gain some insight into historic Florentine life.
You’ll find a museum around every corner in Florence. Make sure you include the Bargello Museum, which specialises in sculptures, on your itinerary. You can tour this popular artistic attraction, which used to be a barracks within which is located within the Palazzo del Bargello for €8, every day until 2pm. At Bargello, you’ll be able to the works of some of the greatest Renaissance artists ever, including Michaelangelo, Cellini, Donatello and Verrocchio. With other collections showcasing everything from medals to tapestries, this is an art lover’s dream location!
You can’t spend time in Italy, the centre of Roman Catholicism, without viewing epic stain glass windows and religious artefacts at a grand church. You may want to check out Florence Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. One of the country’s largest churches, you can enter this grand Gothic structure for free. As you walk around, you’ll be able to glimpse breath-taking artworks, such as Giorgio Vasari’s Last Judgement fresco, as well as its fantastic pink, white and green marble interiors. Ensure you climb up the Cathedrals Cupola, from which you can look down on all of Florence.
If you’re a shopping enthusiast, you may want to stroll along the Ponte Vecchio while visiting Florence. This is a stunning stone bridge which spans the Arno River, which runs through Florence, at its narrowest point. While on the bridge, you can look down and watch boats float across the Arno, while drinking in Florence’s cool artistic vibe. Like many old bridges in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio has shops built along it. You can buy jewellery, artistic pieces and other souvenirs while walking the Ponte Vecchio, ensuring you have something to remind yo of your time in Florence.
Nature enthusiasts should include the picturesque Boboli Gardens on their itinerary. Based at Piazza Pitti, you’ll have to pay €7 to enter, but it’ll be worth it. The Boboli Gardens are known for their lush green spaces, fantastic water features, like the Fountain of the Ocean and ‘garden sculpture’ spaces, which feature pieces dating as far back of the Roman Period. You can find statues of various classical figures, such as Perseus and Andromedae, stalactite-strewn grottos and amazing architectural features, like the 19th Century ‘Lemon House’ here, making this site a must-see when you’re in Florence.
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We’ve only just gotten started, with these five sites. Italy’s artistic heart, Florence has tonnes of world-renowned attractions to check out like Galleria dell’Accademia, which is home of Michaelangelo’s David. Coupled with charming cobbled streets, amazing shopping and fantastic cuisine houses, which serve mouth-watering Italian dishes, Florence is a world-class destination!