7 Sights I Want To See in New York

We’re all guilty of making plans with friends that never seem to materialise or get mentioned in passing after a few too many glasses of wine when you’re putting the world to rights and have an imaginary unlimited bank balance. Whether those plans be a night dolled up to the nines and drinking until you’re proclaiming undying love for one another, quick catch ups over coffee or a zen spa day to recharge the batteries, they’re often plans that never manage to see the light of the day for one reason (and then of course there’s the plans you make…

How Venice Is Being Destroyed By Tourists | By A Tourist

Venice is being destroyed by tourists, and I’m a tourist. Of course, like many who don’t want to be thought of by the locals as ‘the English woman who stumbles over her (very) limited Italian when ordering food’, the word “tourist” can seem often feel like a dirty word, especially when you’re due to embark on your 5th visit in two years (8 overall) and ditched any kind of map by the first visit. Steeped in since rising from the lagoon in 400AD, Venice’s maze of canals, beautiful architecture, contribution to art and trading is beginning to disappear to under…

Top Tips for Travelling Abroad

After many a European city break under my belt and some serious time spent in the sun, I’ve certainly learned my fair share of travel related lessons and picked up some top tips for travelling abroad. Like the time I came home to £200 worth of data roaming charges, burnt my skin so bad that I had to stay in the apartment for two entire days (ginger skin probz) and that terrifying moment I left my handbag complete with camera, passports, money (i.e everything) on a bench outside Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Some of these travel mishaps can be avoided and…

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