Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

12 September 2023

Why do tourists behave badly in Italy?

As stories of tourists behaving badly continue to abound, CNN has analysed some of the reasons why Italy in particular seems to suffer moreincidents than other places. Sheer numbers? […]
11 September 2023

German tourist damages 16th century Fountain of Neptune in Florence

In yet anther incident damaging Italy’s heritage this year, a German tourist looking to take a picture with the God of Seas, Neptune, climbed into a […]
11 September 2023

Travel safety concerns after deadly Moroccan earthquake

As the death toll from Morocco’s deadliest earthquake for decades reaches more than 2,000, many of those booked to travel to the North African country as […]
7 September 2023

Queues and high security alert continue at UK airports after terror suspect escapes prison

Queues continue to form at airports in the UK, as higher security checks have been put in place after terror suspect Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, escaped […]
6 September 2023

Dream job opportunity opens on remote Scottish island

A job offer has just come up on the isle of Benbecula, in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, and if you’re in the market for a […]
6 September 2023

Canada issues travel warning over anti-LGBTQ laws in the US

Canada has issued a travel warning for its citizens wanting to visit the US, as an increasing number of anti-LGBTQ laws have been adopted in several […]
5 September 2023

10 most common travel scams and how to avoid them

Traveling is an exciting experience, but it can also be a time when people fall prey to scams. Scammers are everywhere and they are always looking […]
5 September 2023

Will North Korea reopen for tourists?

Visiting North Korea as a tourist is not something many people have ventured on. Although getting accurate estimates is difficult and different sources offer different numbers, […]
4 September 2023

Cancelled flight led couple to spend almost 3 days on buses and trains from Split to Norwich

During the UK air traffic control mayhem last week, hundreds of flights from, to or just passing over the UK were cancelled or severely delayed. One […]
4 September 2023

Finland starts trial of world’s first digital passports

As of 28 August, the Finish Border Guard started the pilot testing of a digital passport system, Digital Travel Credentials (DTC), allowing citizens departing from Helsinki […]
31 August 2023

Global business travel to be worth $1.5 trillion in 2024

The global business travel sector is bound to make a full recovery to pre-Covid numbers in 2024 and even enjoy a slight improvement, reaching a spend […]
31 August 2023

French tourist arrested after stealing 41 kg of pebbles from Sardinian beach

A French tourist was arrested upon embarking a ferry to Nice from Porto Torres, in the northwest of the Italian island of Sardinia, after custom police […]
30 August 2023

Bhutan halfs daily tourist fee

The government of Bhutan has announced a significant reduction in the daily tourist fee, slashing it by 50% from $200 (€183.69) to $100 (€91.85) per visitor […]
30 August 2023

Hallstatt residents protest against overtourism

The small scenic village of Hallstatt, located in Austria’s Salzkammergut region, has enjoyed a spike in popularity over the last decade, popular movies and TV series […]
29 August 2023

P&O puts guests in “shithole” hotel after cruise ship collision with petrol tanker

During severe weather in Palma de Mallorca on Sunday, 27 August, a P&O cruise ship came lose from its mooring, being pushed by severe gusts of […]
29 August 2023

London Underground witnesses doubling of pickpocket thefts

London, a city renowned for its bustling public transport system, is grappling with a concerning surge in pickpocket thefts on the London Underground, sending a cautionary […]