Eat and Shop Like a Local in Florence

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  BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Ah, Firenze, the birthplace of the Renaissance, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and home to Michelangelo, da Vinci and countless others. The city can seem overwhelming to a tourist without the right guide. Everyone knows to visit the Bargello, the Uffizi and the Palazzo Medici, but where to dine and shop? Here […]

7 of Barcelona’s Best Kept Secrets

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Barcelona is a charismatic destination, but seeing all the sights as every other tourist can get tiring fast. Experience Barcelona like a local with these 7 (secret) destinations. 7 of Barcelona's Best Kept Secrets By The Culture-ist Gracia By The Culture-ist The District of Gracia is known for its bold personality and tight, winding streets, which […]

An Organic Taste of Tuscan Life

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By Elisa Scarton Detti It’s a match made in heaven – Tuscany’s unspoilt countryside and a biodynamic vineyard that respects the environments and the traditions of generations past. I admit, I don’t know the first thing about wine. I recently attended a wine tour and had the misfortune of sitting down with a true sommelier, […]

Shall We Fika? Five of the Best Places for a Coffee Break in Stockholm

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By Agnieszka Bielecka Italians may claim to have perfected the skill of coffee making, and the best flat whites in the world arguably come from Australia, but if there’s a paradise for coffee addicts, it must be Stockholm. Swedes call a coffee break ‘fika’, or ‘fikapaus’ to emphasise the free moment in the daily schedule. ‘Fika’ […]

A Guide to Exploring the Allure of Croatia

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By JJ Fox Croatia is the new kid on the block when it comes to Mediterranean holiday destinations, but it came fully equipped and well prepared to give France and Italy a taste of competition. Located in Southeast Europe, Croatia enjoys all the beauty of the Mediterranean without the high price tags of its Western […]

Street Dining in Style at London’s Dalston Yard

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By JJ Fox London is the home of swanky restaurants and chic eateries with enough celebrity chefs to populate a small village. The quality of the food is sky high but so is the price tag and the clientele are certainly not your average Joe. So what happens when you combine great quality food with […]

Get Cultured: Warsaw – A Modern Guide to This Historic City

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We caught up with Agnieszka Bielecka who gave us the scoop on her native city. From historic museums, to where the food and party scene resides, this hip guide to Warsaw tells all. ON YOUR FIRST DAY HERE, SEEING THIS IS A MUST: The Palace of Culture and Science, an imposing tower standing right in […]

Being Bobo Near Canal Saint Martin

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BY CHELSEA BOORMAN It had only taken a week of living in Paris to hear the term bobo and to learn about the existence of the canals. I soon discovered that the two went hand in hand; Canal Saint Martin may as well have been the birthplace of French bobo. A far cry from the […]