Ausonia Hungaria

After experiencing the crushing cloud of tourism overcrowding and humidity, I was so happy with my decision to stay on the beautiful island of Lido. Once the island was selected, I struggled to decide between budget hotels, the old grand dame of the beach, and the historic, but newly renovated Ausonia Hungaria. One glimpse of…

Nyon to Yvoire

This post is a public service announcement that you can easily take a ferry from one little town to another. In Nyon, just outside of Geneva, you can hop of a ferry in the middle of the waterfront and head to one of many places. Today that place is Yvoire, a medieval village in France….

Stockbridge

One of the dope features of my misplaced hotel was that it was central to an uncentral neighborhood, Stockbridge. It was seriously the cutest and the concierge pointed me to all the hot spots. And doors. so many cute doors. If you don’t like doors, just stop right now. Also, very creepy parks. And subterranean…

Radici

Radici in the Stockbridge neighborhood of Edinburgh was my favorite meal that I’ve had in the city since probably my schmancy, company dinner at Christmas. The concierge at my hotel recommended it as one of his favorite neighborhood gems. His wife is Italian so I had to take the recommendation for my last night on…

Nira Caledonia

The summer in Scotland brings loads of tourists and super jacked up hotel room rates. AKA I couldn’t expense much more than some dull corporate chain, so I reached out to a travel agent to see what his recommendation would be. Try the Nira Caledonia, he said. The rooms would be small, but in budget,…

The Corner/Cafe 108

After a lackluster (and incredibly expensive) lunch at Relae, I had pretty much given up on any recommended restaurants. I’d just stroll around and take in the city and eat a hot dog or something. On a long trek one day, I passed Cafe 108 and immediately disregarded it because I’d read about it and…

B├Žst

Baest was a Beast. A beast of a pizza institution in Copenhagen. They have their own organic farm. They make their own cheese. They have a Relae chef affiliation. Setting the bar quite high, but after coming off of Pizzeria Giro, the bar was sky high. The restaurant had a cool, casual vibe. I was…

Hotel Danmark

Stockholm absolutely blew my mind- full guide coming soon- and I was hoping for the same in the second part of my solo travel adventure. After a delayed flight, I arrived to the Hotel Danmark on Friday evening. This was my steal of the trip- a four star hotel for three nights including breakfast for…

Lady Love Loss

For the last few weeks I’ve been a bit miffed to have not spoken to the girlfriend who is my daily text message sanity check. She tended to dole out great guy advice and was a kindred spirit (one of very few) when I resided in the nightmare that is MIA. I loved her like…