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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 [...]

April 30, 2014

My 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe

  I have pulled together for you my 75 best travel tips for discovering Europe on a budget. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller. There are still so many cool new tips and hacks to discover ….so if I missed out anything , I’d welcome [...]

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 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 [...]

January 31, 2014

Paris, in 40 photos & 20 songs

Here are 40 pictures I took from my latest jaunt to Paris. Pictures are taken with my humble iPhone 4s. To accompany the pictures I’ve also created a Spotify playlist of 20 songs that have inspired my past and present trips to Paris. Press play. Sit back and enjoy this little November ride through the streets [...]

December 20, 2013

Don’t Be A Mug! How To Avoid Being Robbed in Barcelona

  Given my recent misadventures in Barcelona and being robbed TWICE, I asked local blogger and Barcelona expert Duncan Rhodes who has survived 5 years without being mugged….to give BudgetTraveller readers some tips about how to avoid being robbed in Barcelona. Take it away Duncan… Inspiring architecture, fantastic flavours, action-packed nightlife, year-round great weather and a billion [...]

October 22, 2013

48 Hours in Bologna, with £200

  I like cities in which I can lose myself in. I turn left. Then I turn right.  Get lost. It’s a game I play when visiting many cities. I’m winning this time. At every turn there is a revelation. A nice café where the locals are gathered. Not a tourist in sight. Next turn. [...]

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