The cost of 2 night in Paris

By |July 16th, 2015|

Paris is an incredible city to explore on foot.

But what happens when you’re not so able to manoeuvre about on foot?  What happens when putting any weight (and I am not light) on your left foot leaves you recoiling in agony?  Quite a few plans go out the window is what happens, but that’s not […]

Sarajevo to Mostar – my favourite train journey ever!

By |January 30th, 2015|

As a rule, I enjoy most train journeys, even those on the London Underground.  OK so I rarely travel during rush hour on the underground and so I probably haven’t experienced it at its very worst, but like I said, as a rule trains = good!  So good in fact I dare say that they […]

How my travelling on a budget has changed with age

By |December 17th, 2014|

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 […]

Top tips for Barcelona on a budget

By |June 12th, 2014|

Barcelona isn’t an incredibly expensive city, 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 time keeping one eye on the purse strings, there are a couple of tips/tricks/sights/service […]

Playing the airmiles game with Tesco and Virgin – working example

By |May 21st, 2014|

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 […]

The cost of a week travelling around Jordan

By |March 26th, 2014|

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 make sure that I stick to the budgets I have […]

How I personally afford to travel

By |September 23rd, 2013|

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 person and when I thought […]

Travel Rant: Budget Flight + Small Bag = Punishment?

By |July 5th, 2013|

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|

Iceland had a reputation as being a pretty expensive place. 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 would argue that visiting Iceland and staying in its capital city of […]

Backpacker banking

By |February 12th, 2013|

Money money money money money.  Everyone is talking about it, how to save enough, how to make it using your blog, how to make it last when you’re on the road. It is said that money makes the world go round, well more accurately in the case of backpackers money makes you go around the […]