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When being a total tourist is encouraged

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You’re probably thinking ‘what is Eleni on about?’ So many guides tell us to find the local spots and offer insider knowledge as that’s where the real magic is. I’m not arguing the opposite, in fact, I agree and I look for these guides just as much as the next person. Actually, I’m one of the people writing these guides so believe me when I say that this is [...]

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

6 sights you have to see on your first trip to New York

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When hitting up New York City, you can feel overwhelmed when trying to pull an itinerary together. If you're on your first trip to the Big Apple, you just have to give in to the fact that you'll barely see the tip of the iceberg and will have to head back for another good nose around. It's a magical city that never sleeps, with fun around every corner and de[...]

How to escape the tourist crowds in Italy

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You may be surprised to learn that some people have a love-hate relationship with Italy. When I first traveled to Italy in my early 20s I found the tourist crowds suffocating, the traffic insane, the prices exorbitant and the noise intolerable. Twenty years later I returned, determined to find the beautiful Italy that so many people talk about. This time [...]

5 little ways to avoid the tourist treatment in Asia

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When traveling, we’re essentially walking targets. We tote around our cameras, our 15 gallon packs are loaded with endless amounts of gear, our physical features are different, and we may even strut around downtown in our workout clothes on a Friday night (guilty), making us relentlessly stick out like a sore thumb. Needless to say, as ramblin’ gypsies, the [...]

30 facts that show that you are tourist in London

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After having lived  in London for three years, I have learnt a lot about the city and the difference between visiting a place, as opposed to actually living there for the long haul. When I first arrived in the British capital I was full of expectations, some of which turned out the way I planned, others not so much. And then a whole lot more stuff in between[...]

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