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…

4 Destinations I’ll Be Visiting in 2017

I’m on what you’d call “a spending ban” at the minute, which is where I tell people that I’m not going to go shopping or spend money frivolously because I need to save my money and then do it online away from the prying eyes of well intention friends. The reason for the spending ban? I’ve promised a lot of my hard earned cash to Ryanair, Jet2, EasyJet and Booking.com. That’s right, 2017 is shaping up to be a year of travel as and when I can afford and to the constraints of my holiday allowance at work. I currently…

Booking a Trip to Venice on a Budget

Ever wanted to book a city break to Venice but don’t want to spend a fortune?  I’ve been 5 times now and have just booked by 6th visit for October.  Obviously, I’ve learned one or two things about how to get more… for less.  Fancy 4 nights away for as little as £130pp?  Of course you do! Whenever I talk to people about holidaying in Venice, their first assumption is that it’s going to be expensive based on preconceptions. Venice IS an expensive city, both to live, stay, eat and shop, but there IS a way to do Venice on…

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