The cost of a 4 night Ring Of Kerry road trip

By |September 14th, 2015|

A fortnight ago I gave you 15 stunning reasons to road trip the Ring of Kerry , but I never actually told you how much it cost.  Being a budget travel blog, the cost is a pretty key detail, and so here it is.

Now this is not the first epic Irish road trip that I’ve […]

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 , 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 […]