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October 8, 2014

Ljubljana: the second coming

  There is so much of the world to see. Only one lifetime to see it all. Yet this summer instead of ticking off places I had long planned to visit, I kept getting drawn back to my old favourite haunts. Ljubljana was somewhere I was long due a revisit. I first went two years [...]

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 [...]

September 24, 2014

Review of Melbourne Metro YHA, North Melbourne

By Peter Parkorr of TravelUnmasked A Melbourne Metro YHA review, in what is arguably Australia’s coolest city. Are the bars better here or in Sydney? What about the street art? You’ll have to decide that for yourself, but here’s what I thought of the hostel. The location The YHA Melbourne Metro hostel is in North [...]

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 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 [...]

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 4, 2014

The Jewel in YHA Australia’s crown – Sydney Harbour YHA review

By Peter Parkorr aka TravelUnmasked.com The YHA’s Sydney Harbour hostel must be the jewel in it’s crown – with a prime location in the historic centre of Sydney, you really feel the buzz of “the harbour city” with its most iconic sights laid out in front of you. The location Sitting right on The Rocks, you [...]

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 [...]

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