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September 1, 2014

Jazz. Puglia. You have firmly entered my imagination now.

The bustling food markets of Naples , the fragrant lemon gardens of Sorrento and the ancient cave homes of Matera- these are all places that are a figment of my imagination. I have never been south of Rome in Italy until now. I received an invitation last month to head far south of Rome. To [...]

August 29, 2014

My 20 essential travel items

  Something bit different on the blog today. I thought I’d create a list my essential travel items without which I never travel. As you can see below, my list is dominated by technology which tells you a lot about what kind of traveller I am Be interesting to hear your thoughts, what are your [...]

August 18, 2014

The miracle of flying

    Disclaimer: This post comes to you, courtesy of Vueling Airlines, who cancelled my flight not once but twice.   This is a story about me being stuck in Bari Airport for 12 hours. A story about misery: the special misery of a journey that just never ends. It’s also a story about a [...]

August 13, 2014

10 of the best budget places to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great year-round destination with a host of amazing things to do….. ranging from climbing extinct volcano’s to lazing in Princes Street gardens while drinking in the beautiful vista of the Castle above your head or just going for a seafood supper in Leith, then a lazy stroll up the magical water of [...]

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 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 [...]

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