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Best Bars of 2015 (Excluding London)

Hey globetrotters, who’s up for a drink? If you ever happen to find yourself thirsty in Barcelona, Rome, Atlanta, Bath or even tiny Hillsborough, North Carolina here’s where to go for the best flow of drinks mixed with camaraderie. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2015 (Excluding London)

The tikichris of 2015 series continues with a look at some of the most amazing restaurants I visited this year. Continue reading

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Time Restaurant & Wine Bar | Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto | Rome

Craving to unwind, be pampered and have a taste of La Dolce Vita in grand style? When in Rome you can do so at the Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto’s superb Time Restaurant & Wine Bar. Continue reading

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Having a Rewarding Experience in Rome with IHG’s Spire Elite

Taking advantage of my chance to try out IHG Rewards Club’s new top membership level, Spire Elite, I had a fantastic time last month exploring one of my favourite cities: Rome. Continue reading

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Roam Around Rome: The City’s Best Street Food (Great Italian Chefs)

As is the case throughout Italy, I’m sure that Rome has an excellent restaurant and fine dining scene. However, despite having travelled there a number of times, I can’t seem to get past the phenomenal pizza and street food. For budget bites while seeing sights, there’s possibly no better destination in Europe than the Eternal City Continue reading

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Inspired and Aspiring Travel with IHG’s Spire Elite

Over the summer, IHG unveiled its Rewards Club’s new top membership level: Spire Elite. When asked to give it a test run with a jaunt over to the Continent, I did not hesitate to take IHG up on the offer. … Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: When in Rome … Georgia

The wedding of my old friend Jack and his lovely fiancée Beth was the main reason prompting my and Kemey’s visit back home and a big factor behind the design of our Dixie Detours itinerary. The wedding was held in Rome, Georgia where Jack had attended university. Yes, that’s right. I went to Athens one day and Rome the next – all without leaving the great state of Georgia! Continue reading

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Brueghel, Titian and More – Exhibitions in Rome May 2013 (CheapOair)

A great resource for finding out about art related happenings in Rome is local website romaexhibit.it (with information in Italian and English about current and upcoming events). Here’s a heads up about two must-see exhibitions in a couple of amazing venues on now in Rome – compliments of romaexhibit.it – along with details on how to make the most of any art-minded visit … Continue reading

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Contemporary Art in Rome (CheapOair)

It’s not all about ancient history in Rome. Roman culture is alive and kicking with great museums and galleries focused on the contemporary, modern and even postmodern. Here’s a look at some of the best venues in Rome for viewing contemporary art … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Visiting the Vatican Museums (OneTravel)

A top attraction by any account, paying a visit to the Vatican Museums doesn’t come without some effort. Here are a few tips for making the most of your visit and avoiding any undue hassle. Continue reading

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Volare con Vino on Your Flight Back from Rome (CheapOair)

But what do you do when you want to take a bottle of the good stuff back home with you on your flight? Packing glass bottles containing liquid in your check in luggage can be messy – especially if the … Continue reading

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For a Crash Course in Wow, Visit Rome’s Galleria Borghese (OneTravel)

The gallery is home to one of the largest – and arguably most valuable – private collections of art in the world. Consisting of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, the Borghese collection began with acquisitions by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, an avid art aficionado and a bit of a dandy, while his uncle Pope Paul V was head of the Vatican (1605 to 1621). It includes important works (and lots of them) by Caravaggio, Bernini, Botticelli, Titian and plenty more. Continue reading

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Volpetti, a Truffle Lover’s Salumeria in Rome (CDCLifestyle)

Volpetti is a lovely family owned salumeria specialising in all things tartufi alongside a quality assortment of cured meats, home made pastas and all sorts of other Italian delicacies. Here you’ll find a gorgeous selection of freshly prepared dishes here as well and a deli counter stacked high with freshly baked pizza slices, calzones and panini as well as an array of potential gifts for all your gourmet friends back home. Continue reading

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Pizza Cut Romana Style (OneTravel)

Finding a place that serves this humble delicacy isn’t hard to do. As you might imagine, there are a plenty of pizzerias in Rome. Most of them make more than decent pizza that’s certainly worth spending a few euros on as a snack. But it’s always worth evaluating what’s on offer. Continue reading

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British Airways “Perfect Days” App and the Eternal City (Urban Travel Blog)

The gist of my brief Roman holiday was pretty basic: eat a lot of pizza, walk around all over the place and brush up on my street photography. And, in that sense, the day was indeed a perfect one for me. Continue reading

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Getting Around in Rome, Italy (CheapOair)

All roads may lead there, but that doesn’t mean Rome is the most straightforward place to get around once you’ve arrived. Of course, with tiny cobblestoned lanes leading to picture perfect piazzas contrasting with grand avenues guiding you to monument after monument, … Continue reading

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Rome’s Tartufo Wonderland: Volpetti (OneTravel)

Like truffles? You’ll love Volpetti! And no, I don’t mean the little chocolaty bonbon kind of truffles, rather the earthy, mushroom-y kind. However, if you happen to like chocolaty Italian treats you should still probably keep reading as this lovely … Continue reading

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