Archive by Author
October 2, 2014

10 ways to save money in Vietnam

By Amy Woodyatt   I started my love affair with Vietnam in the way that most tourists do – in my living room, watching an old war movie. The lush green forests and wild jungles, the endless rice terraces, the huge rivers… I had to go. Vietnam is a beautiful and fascinating country, and despite […]

August 25, 2014

Guide to low-cost airlines in Europe

In the past few years, the travel game has changed drastically. Where travelling by plane used to be an expensive mode of transport that could only be afforded by the rich, the rise in low-cost airlines means that nowadays it can be one of the cheapest ways to get around. Budget airlines offer cheap flights […]

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 […]

December 10, 2013

Avoid Ryanair & Airbnb? 5 tips for first-time visitors to Paris

  My intern Amy Woodyatt’s latest post is about the pitfalls a first-timer can face when attempting to enjoy Paris on a budget…. When my boyfriend and I planned our mini break to Paris we envisaged a weekend of relaxed sightseeing, culture and romance in Europe’s city of love. It was just a shame we […]

September 30, 2013

Hong Kong on £20 a day?

  By Amy Woodyatt   I didn’t know much about Hong Kong, apart from that I just had to go there. I’d been planning to travel on a budget, but the more I asked people about Hong Kong, the more worried I was getting. “It’s an expensive city” they warned me, “you won’t want to […]

April 16, 2013

Itching for hitching : Sheffield to Vilinius in 9 days. Part 1

  Every year the University of Sheffield runs a charity hitchhike through the organisation ‘Bummit’, where 200 of its students hitchhike to Eastern Europe for charity. BudgetTraveller Intern and avid hitchhiker Amy took up the challenge of hitchhiking to Vilnius, Lithuania, in 9 days. (To donate to the awesome cause, please click here ) Here […]

March 18, 2013

Brief encounter: Friends for life or new wife?

  BudgetTraveller intern Amy Woodyatt’s latest post addresses the highlights and pitfalls of making friends while on the road….   One of the best things about travelling is getting to meet new and interesting people. However , sometimes, even if you set out with the best of intentions, that new friend can turn out to be […]

February 25, 2013

How easy is it to hitchhike in the UK?

  Budget Traveller intern Amy took up the challenge recently of finding how easy ( or hard ) it is to hitchhike in the UK . Helping to raise money for University of Sheffield hitchhiking themed charity- ‘Bummit’, Amy tries to hitch a ride from Sheffield to Brighton.    When I told my family I’d […]