Over tourism and detourism

Detourism is currently a campaign being run by the City of Venice designed at encouraging tourists to see more of Venice than the Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal. The campaign is promoting a more authentic experience by seeing the real Venice, the Venice away from the tourist trap. Detourism is a…

Travelling fails. Crazy things that happen to me. Episode 9.

This episode of this series was so close to being a win that I almost cheered. Last weekend we travelled to Brisbane. My flight was booked as part of a junket my husband was taking a part in. The children had been booked separately by me. As the bookings were made separately we were not…

Travelling fails. Crazy things that happen to me. Episode 8.

Okay okay. One of the reasons for blogging is the sharing of information, greatly my mistakes so you can avoid making the same mistakes and have an enjoyable holiday. This series of blogs may indeed paint me as a idiot with very little idea in the world or you could look at it as a…

Travelling Fails – Crazy Things That Happen to Me. Episode 6.

My husband and I thought we would have a night away in the city without the kids. We had booked a city hotel and various spa treatments for the afternoon. We have a club floor room so canapés and evening drinks were complementary. From there we were heading out for dinner not too far from the…

Travelling fails – crazy things that happen to me. Episode 4.

I felt I needed to translate some words for this blog. Australians use a lot of ‘lingo’ and this is often lost in translation. Bushwalking – essentially this is what Aussies call hiking. We don’t have many mountains so we are not going up. The term ‘hike’ implies mountains and upwards in my mind! Bush…

Travelling fails – crazy things that happen to me. Episode 3. 

Travelling fails is a series of short events that aim to make you laugh. Crazy things that happen  to me just don’t happen to other people. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss We went to Orange on the weekend. Orange is just under a 4 hour drive from Sydney. Yes. In Australia…

Travelling failures – crazy tales that happen to me. Episode one. 

Travel fails or rather crazy stuff happens to me, regualarly. I’m that person who splits their pants or falls flat on their face for no apparent reason. My work colleagues love me because I’m a source of endless entertainment.  Read on for travelling failures – crazy things that happen to me. Episode One.  Whilst this…