Great Pyramid Inn: Giza, Cairo

Great Pyramid Inn: Giza, Cairo

The romance and history of Egypt’s pyramids – and the famous Sphinx – is something that many people would love to experience.  For most of us, simply getting there is a costly matter and then we have to find affordable accommodation – it seems...
Trade your Talent for Travel Opportunities

Trade your Talent for Travel Opportunities

Wanderbrief is a comparatively new service – just over one year old at time of writing – that allows professional photographers, designers, writers and other creatives exchange their skills in exchange for travelling the world. The service, headquartered...
Which Countries Offer Great Travel Deals?

Which Countries Offer Great Travel Deals?

Of course, if I were to give you now a list of the countries which offer the best value for international travellers, that list would soon be out of date. Somewhere that was a great deal a year ago might not be these days. One of the main reasons is the way that...
Food to Take on the Plane

Food to Take on the Plane

There are so many reasons why we should want to take our own food with us when we travel by air. Perhaps the most commonly cited one is that airline food is often less than lovely. But there are other reasons too – maybe you have to follow a special diet for...
Where to Stay: Cambridge University

Where to Stay: Cambridge University

Stay in Cambridge and you’ll see fabulous architecture, experience real history and enjoy the atmosphere of this ancient university city. You’ll see breathtaking views, enjoy traditional punting on the river and see rolling countryside with  cattle freely...
HotelTonight: Find Last Minute Hotel Deals

HotelTonight: Find Last Minute Hotel Deals

Some people like to plan their travel carefully. Others prefer to be more spontaneous and simply see where their travels take them and book hotels as they go. Even if you’re someone who likes to have their accommodation booked well in advance, there might still...
Would You Stay in a Hostel?

Would You Stay in a Hostel?

Years ago, I would have never considered staying in a hostel. The thought of shared bathrooms, bedrooms with bunk beds sleeping several people, noisy teenagers and. let’s face it, low-quality accommodation. But wow, how things have changed. Today I have many...
Where to Stay: Wigwam Motels

Where to Stay: Wigwam Motels

Today, it’s quite the thing to stay in yurts or enjoy glamping experiences. But  in the 1930s and 40s seven motels were built in various places in the USA and luckily, three of them still survive. Based on the tipi, these motels consist of groups of concrete and...
Where to Stay: Lavender Circus, Budapest

Where to Stay: Lavender Circus, Budapest

If you’re travelling to Budapest and like quirky accommodation at a budget price then add the Lavender Circus to your wishlist right now. It’s wonderfully located near the Danube and everything you’ll want to see. But the price and the amazing decor...
Can You Afford To Travel?

Can You Afford To Travel?

Travel is good for you. It’s not just a case of recharging your batteries, it has been shown in many studies that travel is good for your health and well being. But it can be so expensive. It needn’t be. Check out the budget travel tips below. HOW TO SAVE...
Where to Stay: Sir Toby’s, Prague

Where to Stay: Sir Toby’s, Prague

Set in a convenient area of Prague , Sir Toby’s offers you budget accommodation in style. More and more travellers are finding that today’s hostels offer better value and more unusual venues than were previously available. And the days of sleeping in...
The Gastrobus

The Gastrobus

Travel down a narrow lane from the village of Bantham in South Devon and you’ll find yourself at Bantham Beach – popular with surfers and families. This secluded beach is the home of the Gastrobus – and the food, music and events it offers. The...
What is Champing?

What is Champing?

You’ve heard of glamping, but what about champing? Well, before we get into the whys and wherefore, let me ask you a question.  Wouldn’t you like to stay in an historic, beautiful and tranquil building in the south of England? Your own private (large)...
Renting Out Your Home While You Travel

Renting Out Your Home While You Travel

You’ve probably heard about people who do this. With all the various home rental service that exist today – such as Airbnb – it’s easy to find people who want to stay in your home when you’re travelling. And many people find that...
Japan: Love Hotels

Japan: Love Hotels

In most places in the world there are hotel rooms (or quite often, seedy motel rooms) that can be rented by the hour by amorous couples. But the Japanese are experts in this field. Hundreds of years ago, they set up inns or tearooms that offered discreet accommodation...
Bike Sharing

Bike Sharing

BCycle wants you to imagine a world where it’s easy to get around. It wants you to imagine a world in which car ownership is the exception rather than the rule, a world where emissions are things of the past and where our transport is greener and cleaner. BCycle...
Extreme Budget Travel Tips: From an Expert

Extreme Budget Travel Tips: From an Expert

Jorge Sanchez is officially the second most travelled person in the world.  He has been around the world seven times and judging by the map on his website, has been just about everywhere in the world. Now in his sixties, he started travelling when he was just thirteen...
Basecamp: Bonn, Germany

Basecamp: Bonn, Germany

If you’re looking for somewhere really different – and truly inexpensive – in Bonn, Germany, then take a look a Basecamp. It’s not a hotel, or a hostel or even a campsite. Basecamp consists of a selection of quirky accommodations located in a...
Stay in a Wine Barrel! Switzerland

Stay in a Wine Barrel! Switzerland

If you’re looking for a different accommodation experience to add to your wishlist, then why not stay in a wine barrel? It sounds strange but it’s true. Barrels that one held 8000 litres of wonderful wine can now become your ‘hotel’ located...
Monaco on a Budget

Monaco on a Budget

Monaco is one of the most glamorous and expensive places in Europe. This tiny principality is home (and tax haven) to the rich and many more see it as their luxury playground. So is it worthwhile or even possible for us lesser mortals to visit? It’s certainly...
Tattva Design Hostel. Porto, Portugal

Tattva Design Hostel. Porto, Portugal

The next time you’re in Portugal, I recommend that you stay in a hostel. Yes, that’s right, I said hostel and not hotel. The Tattva is a very special place though – it’s one of the new breed of design hostels and you can see from the...
Would You Like Free Accommodation in Italy?

Would You Like Free Accommodation in Italy?

It’s true. There are over a thousand bed and breakfast establishments throughout Italy that are willing to offer you free accommodation. Some of these are in rural villages, some are in well-travelled towns, some are set on sparkling lakes. Others may be by the...
Free, Essential Travel Accessory

Free, Essential Travel Accessory

Did you know that there is the most useful travel accessory that costs nothing? It also takes up hardly any room in your luggage, it’s lightweight and I recommend that you always travel with several of these, whatever your travel plans are. What’s more,...
See Scotland on a budget

See Scotland on a budget

If you have always wanted to visit Scotland but have a limited budget then you will be pleased to know that there is a very affordable alternative to expensive hotels. The Scottish Youth Hostels Association, along with its affiliates, runs a network of self-catering...
Bargain Train Travel in France

Bargain Train Travel in France

It’s no secret that I love to travel by train and if you’re on a trip through France, did you know about the low-cost service offered by Ouigo?  It’s an excellent budget option that leaves you with more money to spend on wonderful French cheese and...
Converting a Van

Converting a Van

  Have you ever thought of converting your own van for travel? Imagine the freedom; the luxury of going where you want, exactly when you want – safety contained in your own tiny home. Today more and more people are being attracted by this kind of travel and...
Save with the Paris Pass

Save with the Paris Pass

If you’re visiting Paris then it’s an excellent idea to check out the services offered to you by the Paris Pass. You’ll discover ways to save money on visits to attractions, bargain transport within the city, make tours much kinder on your wallet...
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