March 24, 2014

15 budget bus companies to check out on your next trip to Europe

    The cheapest way to travel across Europe is definitely the bus. In terms of comfort and ease of travel, nothing beats interrailing across Europe but if you’re on a tight budget, then taking the bus in Europe can offer some amazing cost savings.   Whilst offering excellent fares some of these bus companies [...]

March 14, 2014

‘Visit Africa, in Rotterdam?’ Hotel Bazar reviewed

I found myself in Africa. In Rotterdam? Say hello to the Hotel Bazar. Location The Hotel Bazar has a cracking location right in the middle of the city’s energetic Witte de Wittestraat which is the beating heart of the city packed with art galleries, cool bars and boutiques. It’s a five minute walk to the [...]

March 11, 2014

Is teaching abroad compromising your holiday?

  In the past three years I have become addicted to travelling – cramming my backpack to the brim with clothes and a battered Lonely Planet book, disappearing for a few months at a time and exploring some amazing places. All pretty standard stuff really. But this summer, when I applied to teach English in [...]

March 2, 2014

Carnival in Madeira- Photoessay

  So. Last night I attended my first ever ‘Carnaval’ in Funchal, Madeira. It was one of the most memorable nights of my life. I will let the photographs below speak for themselves. Enjoy! PS Big thank you to Madeira Promotion Bureau for organising access to the parade.  

February 20, 2014

You’re invited to Lonely Planet’s first ever global Twitter chat!

                                        A very exciting announcement to share with you all! To help celebrate the launch of Lonely Planet’s top 10 best value stays for 2014, I am very excited to announce that the BudgetTraveller is joining [...]

February 17, 2014

A few hours in Parma

  Before you I whisk you virtually away to the city of Parma, to get you into the mood, I made a mixtape of songs from local native composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Press play…and enjoy the piece.   I came to Parma on a stifling hot day in July. No one in their right mind would [...]

February 12, 2014

Hoax Hostel, Liverpool review

Hoax Liverpool is one of a few brand new, purpose built luxury hostels that are cashing in on the trend of ‘luxury hostels’ ( or ‘poshtels’ ) across Britain.     Location The hostel is just a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street , just around the corner from the Cavern and just off [...]

February 11, 2014

Cheap eats guide to Barcelona

Barcelona based travel blogger Meritxell Garcia Roig from Tourism With Me  gives us the lowdown of her favourite cheap eats in the city   1.) Nostrum – Mum’s food to takeaway Provença 209  and Rambla Catalunya, 20 Cost: Dishes from just €1 Nostrum is a chain of take away food, very much used by busy workers. You also [...]

February 5, 2014

Luxury Hostel review: Lisbon Central Hostel

Welcome to Lisbon Central Hostel: your home away from home in Lisbon and home to the  best hostel pancake breakfast in the world.     Location Lisboa Central Hostel is in an excellent location in Marques de Pombal just across from Lisbon’s grandest boulevard, the stunning Avenida da Liberdade. Just around the corner is the [...]

February 3, 2014

Cheap eats guide to Tenerife

  Warm sunshine all year, pints of lager for a euro and lots of sunburnt Brits – that’s Tenerife. Although a small part of the largest Canary Island can squeeze its bulging beer belly into that description, most of Tenerife is a different island altogether. It’s not difficult to eat cheaply in the purpose built [...]

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