Free things to do in London

London is an amazing city full of culture, art, food from every corner of the world and lots of history. But it’s also a really expensive city… and not just for tourists but also for those of us who call London home. Luckily, there’s loads of free things to see and do in London to help keep your budget in check! Museums All museums in London are free to visit (although please do make a donation if you enjoyed your visit). There may be specific exhibitions where you need to pay but otherwise they are completely free. And we have…

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Regional Italian dishes at Bocca di Lupo

We had tried for a while to get a Saturday lunch reservation at popular Soho Italian, Bocca di Lupo, with no such luck. On Friday night my husband suggested going there for lunch the next day, to which I scoffed we’d never get a table at such short notice. Nevertheless I went online to see if they had a table and they did! I can only assume, with it being January, that either people are on a diet or just having a low-key month after the excess of Christmas. Whichever, I’m delighted it meant we finally got a table! Despite…

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Culture, fireworks, sausages and sauerkraut in Munich

Every New Year we like to go away somewhere for a few days. It’s become a bit of a tradition and it’s a lovely way to end the year on a high and welcome in the new year. We’ve been to New York, Krakow, Tallinn, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Budapest, Brussells and Bologna so far and this year we decided to visit Munich. Interestingly we’d never visited Germany until my birthday in February when we visited Berlin, and now we’ve been twice to the country in one year. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is famously known for Oktoberfest. It’s located…

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From Poland to New York: Holiday Traditions

I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers to share their holiday traditions. Nicolette Orlemans, founder of  popular Twitter chat #CultureTrav, shares how she celebrates the holidays. Pierogies, Christmas music, and time with family: that’s what the holidays look like for me each year. I was born and raised in a Dutch/Polish household, and always celebrate Christmas according to Polish customs. As far back as I can remember, we’ve made our own sauerkraut and dried mushroom pierogies. Mom, grandma (Babcia) and I used to make them together – spending quite some time in the kitchen perfecting their filling and the dough (which resulted…

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New Year’s traditions in the Netherlands

I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers to share their New Year’s Eve traditions. Jessica Lipowski, host of Twitter travel chats #CultureTrav and #TRLT, shares how they celebrate New Year in the Netherlands. Happy New Year! A brand new year is underway, and 2016 is off to a strong start. Typically around this time of year we are back in the States, celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with my family. However, since we visited this past summer, we decided to spend the holidays with my partner’s family in the Netherlands. The Dutch incorporate certain traditions on December 31st and January 1st, and my…

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