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November 27, 2014

Backpacking in style across Malta & Gozo: 21 tips

Malta I have gravely misunderstood you. Growing up in the UK, my image of you ( Thanks to Thomas Cook and a Place in the Sun ) has always been that of a package holiday destination. An island crammed with Brits looking for the holy trinity of sun, cheap beer and a sandy beach. Till […]

November 11, 2014

Wiener Wiesn Fest: the tradition of having fun & the fun of having traditions

  ‘ Our philosophy in this festival is simple: we want to make people happy. We all work hard and have our long list of ‘to do’s.’ However Austrians also have the right to smile, to love, to celebrate and to enjoy life. It’s too short. We want to invite people from all over the […]

October 21, 2014

10 Budget tips for Krakow

    I’m huge fan of Krakow since visiting the city 3 years ago.  As this report from Merit proves,  Krakow remains one of Europe’s best value destinations with bunch of great savings to be found on accommodation ( great hostels ) plus on food, drink and transportation. It remains a city that I long […]

October 17, 2014

Experience of cruising for the first time

    I’ve always been curious about cruise holidays and wondered if they would be the kind of holiday that would appeal to me and any budget conscious, independent travellers. I’ve invited Sofia Vasconcelos from the blog, FromMadeiratoMars.com to share her feedback and experience of cruising with MSC Cruises earlier this summer. As a mother […]

October 16, 2014

The world is your oyster and Galway is its home

  “You need stamina and a good liver to enjoy all of the events. However for the festival-wise, who know how to pace themselves, it can be done; but, no-where else in the world do you get the unique combination of fun, friendly people, fine food and lively entertainment”. Former Galway Oyster Festival chairperson, John […]

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 […]

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