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August 2, 2015

Open-air Paris: 48 Hour Guide

  Very excited to announce the very talented Camillo de Vivanco is joining the BudgetTraveller team as our Paris based expert. Born in London to an Italian mother and a German father, Camillo grew up in New York and Berlin. He returned to London for his studies and now lives in Paris, where he spends his days […]

July 21, 2015

Zdravo! I am off to Serbia!

    Hello or Zdravo! (Pronounced ZDRAH-voh) as they would say in Serbia. Hope you are all having a great summer so far. I am currently in Lisbon for a quick stopover to get my visa to India before heading to a new country tomorrow. From the title of this post you must have somehow […]

July 20, 2015

15 Free Things to Do in Berlin

Free things to do in Berlin

    Following my earlier interview with local Kristin Addis about how much it costs to visit Berlin and Paal Ringstad’s cheap eats guide to Berlin, I am excited to have another excellent post on Berlin from expat and professional travel blogger, Sam Wood from Indefinite Adventure who shares his top 15 free things to do […]

June 23, 2015

When in Rome: 16 delicious dishes known only to locals

  What to eat in Rome ? I invited to local, Steve Brenner founder of the fabulous Beehive Hostel and Cross-Pollinate network to spill the beans (or the pasta) and share his favourite Roman dishes, known only to locals.     Since 2000, we were turning away so many people that wanted to stay at our […]

June 15, 2015

How much does it cost to visit Berlin? A locals perspective

    In the past there’s been a variety of ways of how people have measured the cost of visiting a city.     Economist you may remember, came up with the Big Mac Index to give you an idea of your purchasing power across different countries. The Post Office in the UK has a […]

June 8, 2015

5 tips to enjoy Tenerife on a budget

  Proud to welcome to the blog again, Ana Sofia, my other half and blogger at, to share some tips from our trip to Tenerife.  Tenerife was our family holiday destination, last year. We were looking for a sunny place with good food, entertainment, beaches to chill, mountains to walk, villages to explore plus […]

June 2, 2015

Tattva Design Hostel, Porto reviewed

  Great design. Location. A superb value Indian restaurant. Plus a rooftop terrace and bar. There’s a lot to love about Tattva Design Hostel.     Location The hostel has a great location, in the heart of Porto and the ‘world heritage’ protected area. All the main sights of Porto are within walking distance. Ribeira […]

April 29, 2015

Cheap eats guide to Berlin

    I met Paul in Madeira this summer. We bonded over our common passion for good food and entrepreneurship. He runs , a dating and relationship blog and is based in Berlin. I’ve had a few requests for a cheap eats guide to Berlin so I was v.happy when he kindly obliged to write the guide […]

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 […]