Tag Archives: Travel

How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Milan (Metro)

Whether you’re jetting down for an inaugural look-see with your newfound fling or embarking upon an umpteenth tour with your better half, Milan makes a magnificent destination for any romantic urban retreat. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | Do, Stay, Eat, Play

Every winter,  thousands of bargain and sun-hungry Brits flock to Florida for a booster dose of light, sea, sand and a sheer break from relentless grey skies.  But did you know that for just a few dollars more you can fly nonstop to Northern California instead? Continue reading

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7 of the World’s Best Cities for Pizza! (Miles Away)

Is there any food more universally craved than the humble pizza? We think not and definitely understand why everybody loves this hot oven treat, especially when they’re traveling and out having fun. Typically, you can be anywhere in the world … Continue reading

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Dan Witz Mosh Pit Paintings | #TCTalks Episode 11

Episode 11 of tikichris Talks features an in depth interview with New York artist Dan Witz about Mosh Pit Paintings 2010-2018, his exhibition currently on view at Stolenspace Gallery in East London. During our conversation we also chat about Dan’s activism and prolific street art as well as his punk rock past. Continue reading

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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style | Full Steam Ahead at the V&A

Relive the ‘Golden Age’ of ocean travel at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s  2018 opening exhibition,  Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Continue reading

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Why Slovenia’s Capital Ljubljana Should be Your Next European Weekend Break (Metro)

Looking for a luxury weekend that won’t break the bank? You need look no further than Ljubljana. Continue reading

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Chef Luigi Taglienti of Lume Milano | #TCTalks Episode 10

Ten episodes deep with tikichris Talks and I’m in Milan conducting an interview with Michelin star chef Luigi Taglienti at Lume, the chef’s highly lauded and multi award winning restaurant. The interview follows directly after an opportunity to try a pescatarian version of Taglienti’s eight course tasting menu – which quite possibly was the most elegantly restrained and exquisitely flavourful dining experiences of my life. Continue reading

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The Quirky and Mysterious Side of Minneapolis (Miles Away)

From out-of-this-world experiences to pleasantly weird art, here’s our rundown of the wacky things you can see and do when you’re in Minneapolis. Continue reading

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Long Weekend: Birmingham (Urban Travel Blog)

Britain’s second city too often plays second fiddle to its celebrated siblings around the UK. But for tasty food and drink, great shopping options, lively nightlife and plenty of cultural things to do, it’s an ideal weekend break. Continue reading

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Guatemala: The Next Top Travel Destination. Here’s Why You Need to Go! (Going Places)

The list of reasons for why you should visit gorgeous Guatemala ASAP, is endless. But here’s a few of our favorites. Continue reading

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Vaca y Marela | #TCTalks Episode 9

The ninth episode of TCTalks gets to the meat of the matter with Clifford Jones about his holistic agricultural project in rural Galicia: Vaca y Marela. In the interview, Clifford explains what makes this verdant corner of northern Spain such an amazing place for food and why beef from the region is so highly prized. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Index

Thanks for joining me on my hunt for the wily haggis across Edinburgh. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Whiski Bar & Restaurant

To wind down my haggis hunt, I’d like to toast this most hearty of dishes and the lovely city with a few words about the lovely meal had at Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Dough Pizza

Haggis on a pizza!?!? Don’t knock till you’ve tried it. And if you’re trying it in Edinburgh, head to Dough Pizza for the especially tasty and haggis-enhanced Scozia pizza. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Holyrood 9A

Next stop on the Edinburgh haggis hunt is, Holyrood 9A, an Old Town pub where the grub is burger and the beer is craft. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | The Royal McGregor

First up among my haggis hunt highlights is the majestic breakfast I had at The Royal McGregor. Continue reading

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On the Haggis Hunt in Edinburgh

On the hunt for haggis? Have a look at the best I tried during a recent Edinburgh expedition. Continue reading

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What Expats in London Need to Know

Fortunately, making London your new home is not as daunting as it might seem. Continue reading

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Samoa | Culture and Customs

Petra Shepherd selects Samoa in her search for Treasure Island and shares the cultural bounty of her trip with us. Continue reading

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The Cheapest Countries You Should Visit in Central and South America (Going Places)

Here’s a list of countries in Central and South America for you to adventure to without completely emptying your bank account! Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Trail: A Journey Through America’s Painful Birth to Social Justice (Miles Away)

The United States Civil Rights Trail was launched on New Year’s Day 2018 – a significant date because it is the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s decree that freed slaves during the Civil War. Continue reading

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Anne-Sophie Pic for Sushi Shop | Episode 8 | #TCTalks

Episode 8 of tikichris Talks features two interviews from back in October when I had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of the three Michelin Star Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s collaboration with the Paris-based upscale takeaway restaurant group, Sushi Shop. Continue reading

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Detox Destinations for a New You in a New Year (Miles Away)

If December’s festive excesses have you feeling like you need a chilled out, health conscious, and contemplative break before truly diving into 2018, have a look at these lovely and laidback locations in the US and across the globe where daily digital doings are a no-no, yoga is a big “yes” and delicious vegan dishes are in splendidly abundant supply. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | Index

I hope enjoyed the slowing down to enjoy some of the finer things in Slovenia with me. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | Strelec Restaurant

Exquisite food and magnificent views were experienced in full force at Strelec Restaurant in Ljbubljana, where my lunch turned out to be one of the best meals I had in 2017. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | InterContinental

In sharp contrast to Ljubljana’s largely low rise look, the sleek modernist 20-storey InterContinental Ljubljana certainly stood out as a gleaming landmark during my lux weekend break in the Slovenian capital. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux

Twee Slovenia’s tiny capital Ljubljana saw a city break upgrade near the end of 2017 with the launch of the InterContinental Ljubljana – the city’s first ever five star luxury hotel. With the hotel’s opening came the chance to discover in newly established style one of Europe’s most accessible yet least explored cities. Continue reading

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Best Destinations to Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Whole Family (Miles Away)

Resolved to make this New Year’s Eve an all-ages celebration suitable for all involved? Here’s a look at how to celebrate at destinations where the emphasis won’t be on boozing it up. Continue reading

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Smooth Operator: How the Future Airport Will Make Your Travels a Breeze (Miles Away)

Let’s check in on the progress being made with a few of the most relevant technologies changing the way people travel and spend time at airports. Continue reading

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Traveling More in 2018? Here’s Everything You’ll Need to Know About Your Passport (Going Places)

Are you ready to renew or apply for a first US passport for yourself or another family member? The steps required to get a passport are straightforward and reasonable. But you should be well aware of them and prepared long before you walk into your local passport agency. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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The 7 Biggest Travel Trends for 2018 And Where to Best Experience Them (Going Places)

Here’s our go at predicting what’s going to create the most buzz in 2018 – and where best to experience the trends. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best Hotels of 2017

I stayed in a lot of hotels over the past 12 months. Most of them were perfectly adequate, and I wouldn’t be against checking in at them again. A select few far exceeded even my highest expectations and deserve some extra recognition. Continue reading

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Best London Ice Cream of 2017

Here’s the scoop on London’s best ice cream, soft serve and gelato! Continue reading

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