How my travelling on a budget has changed with age

By | December 17th, 2014|Budget Travel|

Budget travel, its what I do.  I enjoy it for the most part, the challenge of finding deals, collecting points/air miles and getting the best value for my cash monies that I can.  In some senses its a game, but then on a more serious note I do need to watch just how much I [...]

Copenhagen – 10 Things to do on the cheap / for free

By | November 5th, 2014|Budget Travel, Denmark|

A trip to Copenhagen can get expensive quickly.  Whilst flights from the UK are reasonable (Easyjet or BA), a couple of nights accommodation, food, drink and maybe spot of shopping on top of a few tours all adds up. However, with that said, like most cities if you search the backstreet's, look high and low, [...]

Barcelona on a budget – my top tips

By | June 12th, 2014|Budget Travel, Spain|

Barcelona on a budget is certainly possible, I mean Barcelona isn't an incredibly expensive city in the first place, or at least I personally didn't find it to be during my short 3 night stay there.  But if you are looking to take on this Catalonia wonder over a few nights, but whilst at the same [...]

Playing the airmiles game with Tesco and Virgin – working example

By | May 21st, 2014|Airmiles, Budget Travel|

This post comes to you with a massive, huge, great, enormous tip of the hat to a gent names Raffles over at www.headforpoints.com , a travel site I included in my top 10 to read in 2014.  In short, Raffles and his airmiles expertise just saved me around £40.00, which is not bad for 30 [...]

Hoi An – How much does a tailored mens suit cost?

By | May 12th, 2014|Budget Travel, Vietnam|

Hoi An was easily my favourite stop in Vietnam, which comes as somewhere as a surprise considering that to say that I simply hate shopping would be an understatement, I absolutely, unequivocally loath shopping, and shopping, or more specifically tailoring, is where Hoi An comes into it's element. Seriously, a day spent shopping is my [...]

The cost of a week travelling around Jordan

By | March 26th, 2014|Budget Travel, Jordan|

The cost of a week travelling around Jordan, here goes. I would love love lover to be able to travel without the worry of cash or a budget, but that is not my reality.  I am fortunate to travel to some wonderful places, but whilst exploring each I am careful to watch the coffers and [...]

Sarajevo: Budget snowboarding in Bosnia

By | February 5th, 2014|Bosnia, Budget Travel|

Snowboarding in Bosnia, that didn't quite go according to plan. Due to a lack of snow and my timing, 4 days snowboarding in the mountains surrounding Sarajevo ultimately turned into just the one day.  Ah well, despite being a bit of a control freak, my powers do not extend as far as to be able [...]

How I personally afford to travel

By | September 23rd, 2013|Budget Travel|

How does one afford to travel? I'm not going to fob you off with lies, I don't get hundreds or even tens of emails a week asking me how I can afford to travel.  Truth be told I'm lucky if I get one email.  Woe is me I know!  I do however get asked occasionally in [...]

Travel Rant: Budget Flight + Small Bag = Punishment?

By | July 5th, 2013|Budget Travel|

I'll keep it short (ish) with this post ( ironically being shorter would mean a reduced need for this rant).  This may (or may not) just be me getting a little wound up over nothing, but then again I might actually have a point.  I think at least those reading this with long legs may appreciate [...]

The cost of a long weekend in Iceland

By | May 10th, 2013|Budget Travel, Iceland|

Iceland had a reputation as being a pretty expensive place, but what exactly is the cost of a long weekend in Iceland? Even now, when prices to visit are cheaper than they have been in a long time, they're still not what I and many others would consider CHEAP. But anyway, despite the cost I [...]