Photo by Russell Yarwood.

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Rome is probably one of the most heavily touristed cities in the world, but the swarm of extra visitors brings about a whole a host of problems: long lines to enter attractions, bad food catering to gullible foreigners and pick pockets who take advantage of vulnerable visitors. All of those things can be avoided if you know how, so if you’re planning a trip to the Italian capital, it’s well worth checking out this article about the 6 mistakes people make when visiting Rome.

2. Did you know you could be taxed for your frequent flier miles? The US’s Internal Revenue Service has started cracking down on miles that people have earned as a result of a gift or a promotion (say you open a new credit card and are “gifted” extra miles for doing so). Miles that you earn by flying or by using your credit card are excluded – at least for now. Check out the full story here.

3. Do you want to travel to Asia but you’re not sure what there is to see? If you’re in search of inspiration, this article about the top 25 things to see in Asia has a great rundown of the highlights. It includes a number of places you may not have heard of and some gorgeous pictures to boot.