February 10, 2015

Win 1 of 10 FREE flights to Japan

So. A break from blogging to share with you some news and…..the fabulous chance to win 1 of 10 free flights to Japan. In case you’ve been following my recent Instagram feed you will know that in December I was invited to Japan to shoot a film for the lovely people at Lonely Planet and the Japanese […]

February 2, 2015

How to get compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled

  Last year one of the bitter lows of my travels was flying with Vueling from Bari to Lisbon. I was left stranded in the airport for 12 hours after my flights were cancelled twice. Flight cancellation or long delays are one of the risks that come with traveling. While I was waiting at Bari […]

January 26, 2015

Backpacking in style across the Garden Route, South Africa: 7 day itinerary

Looking for the perfect roadtrip in 2015? Hop on a plane to South Africa. I had the good fortune of visiting this beautiful country not once but twice in the last year and on both occasions I was completely bowled over by the warmth of the people and it’s breathtaking natural beauty. This country probably […]

January 11, 2015

What will the hostel and budget hotel of the future look like?

Belated Happy New Year from the BudgetTraveller! I hope you had a nice break from work like me and 2015 has been good to you so far. I thought I’d start 2015 with something different. Since it is officially the year we went back to the future, like Marty, I am going to go time […]

December 8, 2014

How I met Gunter, the best taxi driver in Vienna & Austria

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin That’s a picture of me and Gunter at Vienna airport. Who is Gunter? I don’t know his surname or what his favourite colour is but I can tell you this much: he is the nicest, the best taxi driver you will find in Vienna and maybe Austria. I met […]

November 27, 2014

Backpacking in style across Malta & Gozo: 21 tips

Malta I have gravely misunderstood you. Growing up in the UK, my image of you ( Thanks to Thomas Cook and a Place in the Sun ) has always been that of a package holiday destination. An island crammed with Brits looking for the holy trinity of sun, cheap beer and a sandy beach. Till […]

November 14, 2014

20 Luxury Hostels to check out in 2015

So. 2014 is almost over. Crazy eh? The year just flew by. As the nights get darker and colder, it’s time to retreat to the comfort of our armchairs , grab the 2015 diary and start pencilling in next year’s adventures. For those of you who enjoyed my guide to Luxury Hostels across Europe, I thought […]

November 11, 2014

Wiener Wiesn Fest: the tradition of having fun & the fun of having traditions

  ‘ Our philosophy in this festival is simple: we want to make people happy. We all work hard and have our long list of ‘to do’s.’ However Austrians also have the right to smile, to love, to celebrate and to enjoy life. It’s too short. We want to invite people from all over the […]

October 21, 2014

10 Budget tips for Krakow

    I’m huge fan of Krakow since visiting the city 3 years ago.  As this report from Merit proves,  Krakow remains one of Europe’s best value destinations with bunch of great savings to be found on accommodation ( great hostels ) plus on food, drink and transportation. It remains a city that I long […]

October 17, 2014

Experience of cruising for the first time

    I’ve always been curious about cruise holidays and wondered if they would be the kind of holiday that would appeal to me and any budget conscious, independent travellers. I’ve invited Sofia Vasconcelos from the blog, FromMadeiratoMars.com to share her feedback and experience of cruising with MSC Cruises earlier this summer. As a mother […]

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