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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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How to Get Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work as a Hostel Volunteer

How to Get Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work as a Hostel Volunteer

As a cash-strapped backpacker, I need to save money wherever I can so I can continue my dream of travelling the world.  One of the ways I have managed to travel for free (almost!) is by exchanging work in hostels for free accommodation.  Because this is a kind of work exchange, it is a great way to work in a hostel abroad without needing a visa or a long-term job contract.  Work exchange programs offer free accommodation for travellers if…

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Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures

I hadn’t realised that wine was such a big deal in Hungary, but apparently, it is a BIG deal.  As I don’t drink beer I was on the look-out for fun things to do in Budapest that don’t involve beer, so I was thrilled when I came across a wine tasting in Budapest, which started just down the road from my hostel.  I signed up on the Airbnb Experiences page for a Budapest Wine Tasting Tour with Urban Adventures, and…

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A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

A Sneak Peek at A New Hostel in Venice: wombat’s VENICE Mestre

As the #WombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, I have the enviable job of visiting all the wombat’s locations in Europe and writing about the hostels and their respective cities.  wombat’s are already well established, in London, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, and very soon to be in Venice as well!  The brand-new wombat’s VENICE Mestre will be opening this summer, so to get a head-start on exploring this amazing city, I jetted off to Venice a couple of weeks ago. …

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Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

Don’t Try to Visit Venice in a Day – Why You Need More than One Day in Venice Italy

I recently went to Venice Italy for the first time, and I fell in love.  I admit I had mixed expectations, I wasn’t sure how I would react to the over-tourism, gaudy souvenirs and constant stream of people in gondolas.  However, once I’d spent a couple of days exploring the narrow streets, I realised that there is so much more to Venice than just a few touristy attractions.  I understand that if you are short of time you may not…

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