April 17, 2015

48 hours in the land of Pavarotti and Ferrari

‘One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.’  Luciano Pavarotti   One of the things I love about coming to Italy is to just eat. I eat like a pig and have no shame in telling […]

April 8, 2015

A free, self guided walking tour of Edinburgh

Two good friends of mine recently visited Edinburgh. For those of you unaware, Edinburgh was home for almost 10 years. I guess anywhere you live so long, it becomes part of your DNA. I love living in Madeira. I’ve met someone special here, the people are wonderful and the island is a beautiful place with […]

March 31, 2015

10 things to do for free in New York (whilst slow dancing to a mellow tune)

By Arpita Bhattacharya, BagFullofBooks.com     Life passes most of us by in a breathtaking buzz. When we take a vacation, the last thing many of us want to do is to frenetically tick off places  to see from a never-ending wishlist. Sometimes it is more enjoyable to savour a few choice experiences. Better still […]

March 23, 2015

Vincent Van Gogh, in 40 pictures & 20 songs

Last week I turned 36. I am a year younger than when Vincent died. This year marks 125 years since his death: 30th July, 1890. As a treat, I turned my birthday week into a personal quest to find Vincent and had the lovely Sofia aka FromMadeiratoMars to help me.  Here is the story of my […]

March 20, 2015

Cheap Eats Guide to Madrid

By Sofia Vasconcelos   Last January, me and some friends spent a weekend in Madrid. As part of our trip we decided to go on the Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market tour from Madrid Food Tours In this tour, we were able to explore for about 3 hours , Madrid’s literary quarter. Price of the tour […]

February 17, 2015

How to save money on travel with social media

    For 3 hours only! Fly Dublin to Copenhagen from €0.30. Travel period 18 Mar – 21 May. Buy at http://t.co/LTBSLn5QzB pic.twitter.com/IeCdv4pDFT — Ryanair (@Ryanair) February 12, 2015   €0.30 cents. That was the price that Ryanair was offering on flights from Dublin to Copenhagen as part of their #flashsale last week. Didn’t hear […]

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 […]

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