August 4, 2014

The Jewel in YHA Australia’s crown – Sydney Harbour YHA review

By Peter Parkorr aka TravelUnmasked.com The YHA’s Sydney Harbour hostel must be the jewel in it’s crown – with a prime location in the historic centre of Sydney, you really feel the buzz of “the harbour city” with its most iconic sights laid out in front of you. The location Sitting right on The Rocks, you [...]

August 2, 2014

A Top Deck English Safari in The New Forest, Hampshire

Sophie Collard on behalf of the BudgetTraveller spends the day on the New Forest Tour – an open top safari in the New Forest National Park   William the Conqueror created the New Forest in Hampshire, south England, to hunt in. Where once it would have been a day’s horse-drawn carriage ride from London, today its [...]

July 23, 2014

How to use voucher codes to save money off your next flight or hotel

  Voucher codes. Are you aware that airlines, hotels, visitor attractions frequently offer voucher/promotional codes that could offer you significant savings? What kind of savings can you expect? One of my favourite sites in the UK for vouchers codes is HotUKDeals where you can find deals, discounts and voucher codes on travel and a whole [...]

July 16, 2014

6 of the best budget places to stay in Berlin

So dear readers. On popular request … I’ve finally managed to pull together a list of what I consider to be the best budget hotels and hostels in Berlin. Love to hear your feedback and if you have any recommendations of your own. Also if you are planning a trip to Berlin, do have a [...]

July 8, 2014

The Sydney Central YHA : Reviewed

A review of the Sydney Central YHA in Australia, by Peter Parkorr – TravelUnmasked.com The biggest of YHA’s 3 Sydney hostels, Sydney Central offers great value, great eating and great spaces to relax when you’re tired from hitting lots of city sights.   The location Sydney Central YHA is in a great location for new [...]

July 4, 2014

Does Britain really have Europe’s highest train fares?

Having lived in Britain for more than 10 years, I should have known better : Never leave booking your train ticket till the last-minute. A fortnight ago, I booked my flight from London back home to Madeira and found a really good deal ( £65), one-way with the low-cost airline Jet2 from East Midlands Airport. The [...]

June 24, 2014

English food- Good or bad?

Apologies for not posting in the last few days. As some of you who follow the blog will know, I am currently in the middle of a whirlwind roadtrip across England with my good friend and talented video blogger, Peter Parkorr.   We dubbed it the #perfectroadtrip in an attempt the perfect English roadtrip. We [...]

June 13, 2014

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle. I’ll be going back to Lake District and the YHA Ambleside after a gap of 5 years. My Lake District trip was the first ever professional assignment I undertook in my fledging blogging career. I had been blogging for 6 months. It was my first blog and it [...]

June 12, 2014

A #holidaybraggie? How to brag your way to a holiday with Three UK

  Ever had the misfortune of running up a huge phone bill while using your phone abroad? It happened to me twice. Both times with Orange. Despite purchasing prepaid internet data bundles I ran over my data limit twice ( 30 MB a day! This was 4 years ago) and ended up with a bill [...]

June 6, 2014

Meet the hostel with a shrine to the Hoff & serving currywurst pies

With a shrine to the Hoff and serving currywurst pies, Circus Hostel makes you feel at home like no one else in Berlin.   Location, location, location! I love the location of the Circus Hostel. Guests are in the prime location of Rosenthaler Platz where you are within easy reach of everything in Berlin. 15 [...]

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