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Manchester Challenge: Discovering Cool Places To Eat in Manchester

It’s no secret that I love to try new food and eat (and drink) my way around Manchester. So imagine my excitement when Hotels.com proposed a collaboration that basically involved me discovering new and cool places to eat and drink in Manchester! For those who aren’t familiar with Hotels.com (they’re pretty well-known…) they offer some pretty fab serviced apartments in Manchester. They also show loads of guest reviews, so it’s easier to pick a great place to stay. For this...

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The Ultimate Guide to Manchester by A Local

The “ultimate” guide to Manchester, now, that’s quite a statement. However, having lived in Manchester for almost 8 years, I thought it was about time I jotted down a local’s guide to Manchester. There’s just so much to write about this wonder of a city – from its industrial history to modern foodie revolution. From the shiny skyscrapers of Spinningfields to the red brick buildings of Northern Quarter. It’s hardly a secret that I adore this city; I’ve lived in...

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3 Days in Dublin: A Dublin Itinerary Without Beer

In a city famous for strong whiskey, pints of black stout and late pub nights it can be overwhelming to find a Dublin itinerary that involves nothing of the above. Admittedly, this is a selfish itinerary as I’ve never liked beer (or whiskey) and so this is basically a shout out to all my fellow anti-beer people. HELLO. Ramble aside, visits to Guinness (stout) or Jameson (whiskey) often dominate Dublin itineraries and surely I can’t be the only one who’d...

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29 Free Things To Do in Manchester, United Kingdom

One of the best parts about living in Manchester is the plethora of free things to do in Manchester. Whether you’re looking for a cheap day out in Greater Manchester or visiting the city for the first time, you are bound to find a free activity to suit you in Manchester. I’ve compiled a list of 29 free things you can do in Manchester to get you started and hopefully I’ve covered at least a few things that spark your...

Fountain of Travel 14 Free Things To Do in Chester, England For Adults

14 Free Things To Do in Chester for Adults

Located in North West England on the border to Wales, Chester is the picture perfect image of a historic English city. Chester was originally a fortress founded by the Romans and there are several remnants of this period dotted throughout the city. The most famous is probably the 2 mile long wall that circles the city and is the most complete city wall in Britain. With so much history on its doorstep, where would you even begin on a visit...

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How To Spend 48 Hours in Krakow, Poland

One of my closest friends got married in Poland this year and since when can you visit a new country and not add a few days of exploration? After the wedding in Warsaw we travelled south by train and spent 48 hours in Krakow exploring the city and its surroundings. We arrived in Krakow on a warm summer evening, hungover and sleep deprived from the wedding (seriously though, I recommend Polish weddings), and it just clicked. I fell in love...

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An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch, London

I found myself with a spare day in London on my most recent trip to the capital and actually really struggled with what to do. I’ve been to London quite a few times in the last 7 years and have seen the big sights now; Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, V&A, Natural History Museum (which is AWESOME), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe…you name it. So what alternative things are there to do in London for us tenth-time visitors? Well, apart from...

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Itinerary For A Manchester Weekend Break

Manchester, UK has been my home for almost 7 years and I love to help people explore the city. Manchester often gets a reputation for being gritty and industrial. Both are true but there is so much more to the city than that! As a matter of fact, Manchester was on Lonely Planet’s 2016 list of ‘best in travel’ cities. Manchester played a key part in the Industrial Revolution and, even today, old warehouses and mills are prominent city features....

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8 Fun Date Ideas for Manchester

Who doesn’t love a good date night? The perk of living in a city is the abundance of things you can do and there is no shortage of fun date ideas for Manchester. Whilst cinema and dinner is a classic, I hope to introduce you to some activities for couples in Manchester that you might not have thought of. Whether you’re a foodie, a history nerd or just a casual pub goer, this post should hopefully offer some good evening...

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, the most boring capital in Europe! At least, that seems to be the reputation Brussels has earned over the years. I’m ashamed to say that I let this influence my decision to only spend 24 hours in Brussels during a Netherlands to Belgium trip. I regretted this decision as soon as I set foot in the capital on my first night. The city had a lively atmosphere and was full of people enjoying their evening outside. Based...