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It Started With A Gig: Travelling The World With Mumford & Sons

My first memory of Mumford & Sons was hearing their first ever play on BBC Radio 1 back in 2009. From that first chord in ‘Little Lion Man’ I was in musical love. Since then I’ve been travelling the world with the band which isn’t as stalkerish as it sounds, I promise.

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Ssssh… we’ve found the USA’s most secret restaurants!

Can you keep a secret? We can’t. The USA is full of hidden foodie delights and we can’t keep them quiet anymore. From sandwich shops found in Irish boozers to tapas bars hidden behind petrol stations, the USA has an abundance of undercover restaurants just waiting to be stumbled upon. Speakeasies aren’t secret enough for us anymore, with the help of this blog you’ll be able to avoid the obvious like Five Guys and discover a few authentic gems to feast on!

Grab your knife and fork, it’s time to tuck in.

Killer Poboys – New Orleans

Alcohol makes food taste better. FACT. That’s exactly what Killer Poboys thought when they opened their undercover po’boy shop inside a bar. Oh how rude of us, a po’boy is a sandwich unique to Louisiana – but as the name would suggest, these ones are particularly killer! Sure you could always queue up at Parkway, but make life more interesting, go covert and taste the international twist on these iconic sandwiches.

Gorgeous pic of our #porkbellypoboy taken by the rad @amberlowey #darkandstormy

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Step outside the Loop: the low down of Chicago’s neighbourhoods

It’s only natural that a trip to Chicago will have you make like Bueller, and take a day off to explore the heart of downtown. From jazz clubs to art institutes, there is something truly captivating about the Loop. However, the windy City is much more than skyscrapers, deep dish pizza and Grant Park. If you are after something beyond-the-norm, then hop on the El train and hit up some off our favourite spot off the beaten track.

1. For foodies and beer lovers: Lincoln Square

Only half-hour ride from downtown Chicago; Lincoln Square is one trendy place. An Old world heritage meets modern charm, with smatterings of its old German roots, the neighbourhood is an eclectic enclave that’s boasts an array of restaurants, bars and boutiques. For a mean pilsner head to Huettenbar and then straight onto Gene’s Sausage Shop. Finish your evening at the Old Town School of Folk Music for some live entertainment.

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Hidden Gems in San Francisco

There really is no city like San Francisco. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to the mysterious Alcatraz this land of fog has so much to offer. It is easy to tick off the MUST see attractions, but how can you be sure you are experiencing the real San Fran? Here is a few local tips to help you make the most of your trip!

Where to have breakfast

Breakkie in San Fran

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7 of the Best Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco

This week’s blog comes from Sophie Lott she’s an expert on all things food related… so grab a sandwich, because you’re about to get very hungry!

When you’ve finished exploring the beautiful sights of San Fran, we know you’ll want to chill out with a drink in hand and some good food. Yet, to find the “perfect” meal in San Francisco can sometimes feel like mission impossible. Who knew so many enticing options could be squashed into 49 square miles?

But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with a list of our 7 favorite places to scoff and swig in this unbelievably delicious city….

Breakfast Club

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company
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