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20+ Free Things to do in Venice

20+ Free Things to do in Venice

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, sadly, one of the most expensive cities to visit.  However, that isn’t to say that you can’t visit Venice on a budget, as there are lots of activities you can do in Venice without breaking the bank.  I’ve found 20+ free things to do in Venice, to help you enjoy everything this city has to offer for free.  From churches and museums to bookshops, gardens and incredible views,…

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7 Day Scotland Itinerary

7 Day Scotland Itinerary

I loved Scotland.  I actually felt ashamed that I had not explored this country before, having lived in England for 30 years I’d only made a couple of short weekend trips before embarking on a Highland Fling tour with Haggis Adventures.  I spent 7 days in Scotland altogether; 2 days in Edinburgh and 5 days in the rest of Scotland exploring beautiful scenery, delicious food and enjoying true Scottish hospitality.  I’ll share the 7 day Scotland itinerary I followed, which…

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A Tower of London Beefeater Tour

A Tower of London Beefeater Tour

I remember going to the Tower of London when I was a kid, I must have been less than 10 years old so we’re talking maybe 25 years ago (wow that makes me feel old)!  The only thing I remember was the beautiful purple velvet crown in the Crown Jewels, and nothing else.  So, when I returned to the Tower, I was excited to see the Crown Jewels again and see what else was in store for me at the…

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How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

How Much is a Gondola Ride in Venice?  PLUS How to Bag the Best Gondola Ride for your Budget

Gondolas are an integral part of Venice, and some say you simply cannot visit Venice without taking a gondola ride.  However, the price of gondola rides in Venice is really expensive, so if you are wondering if you can afford a gondola ride then this post will all the questions you might have about gondolas, including how much is a gondola ride in Venice, and how to ensure you get the best deal on your gondola.  However, cheaper may not…

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Trento: The Loveliest Italian City You’ve Never Heard Of

Trento: The Loveliest Italian City You’ve Never Heard Of

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan… Italy is not short of beautiful cities.  These are all cities you will have heard of before, even if you haven’t visited them personally.  But what about Trento?  Does that sound familiar?  Probably not!  I had never heard of Trento before visiting here as part of the Traverse blogger conference, but I am so glad I had the chance to discover Trento and the Trentino Region.  To help you explore as well, here are my favourite…

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Backpacking Scotland Tours from Edinburgh: An Honest Haggis Adventures Review

Backpacking Scotland Tours from Edinburgh: An Honest Haggis Adventures Review

I’ve lived in England for most of my life yet haven’t travelled much in the UK.  However, after my backpacking trip to Ireland last year, I couldn’t wait to visit Scotland!   I was invited by Haggis Adventures to join them on one of their Highland Fling 5-day tours around Scotland and was excited to see everything on the itinerary.  Here’s my full and honest Haggis Adventures review, including highlights of our Highland Fling tour and what to expect on a…

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The Best Views in Venice Italy

The Best Views in Venice Italy

I am a sucker for a good view, and for that, you usually have to go up high.  However, Venice is full of beautiful vistas from the ground up, so you don’t need to get vertigo while enjoying a beautiful view.  Here are my favourite places to visit with the best views in Venice – some of which you have to pay for, and five of which are absolutely free! The Best Free Views in Venice If you’re visiting Venice…

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Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Gin Tasting in London at the Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

Gin is the most English of spirits, and one of my favourite tipples!  On my recent visit to London as #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I decided to visit the Beefeater Gin Distillery London, the most famous gin distillery in London.  Their gin distillery tour included a visit to the working distillery, access to their gin museum, a gin tasting and a gin and tonic at the end of your tour.  If you’re looking for a cool gin experience, then…

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The Best Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

The Best Place to Stay in Budapest on a Budget

Budapest is a beautiful city, yet still relatively off the beaten track for many people travelling around Europe.  However, the wonderful food, wine, architecture, history and buzzing nightlife in Budapest is more than enough to tempt visitors.  Deciding where to stay in Budapest might not be the easiest task, but I’m here to help!  If you are looking for the best place to stay in Budapest on a budget, then look no further than the wombat’s BUDAPEST.  As the #wombatsTraveller…

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2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

2 Days in Milan: Things to do in Milan in 2 Days

It had been a while since I’d been to Italy, maybe 5 or 6 years, but I hadn’t forgotten how I loved everything about it.  The beauty, the people, the sunshine, the food – OMG the food!! – and all the things which made me feel so happy there.  So, when I booked a short trip to Milan I couldn’t wait.  Although I only had 2 days in Milan, I wanted to make the most of it, so here are…

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