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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 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 […]

July 14, 2015

11 Alternative Budget Accommodation Trends To Check Out On Your Next Trip

                              Champing? Bamping?!! Nightswapping? Warmshowers? Wwoofing? University Rooms? Does this sound like a bizarre academic adventure out of an adult fantasy novel, with a touch of James Herriot stirred in? You will be relieved and perhaps surprised to know that all these […]

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 3, 2015

Porto, in 40 pictures & 20 songs

        I believe some cities exist, not only in the physical realm but also in our imagination.     Even, if we are not there, they are flowing through our veins and present, in the silent moments between our everyday sounds and strains. Porto is one of the cities that stays with […]

May 25, 2015

Boston & Cambridge on a budget

  Local , Arpita Bhattacharya of fame shares her favourite 10 things to do in Boston & Cambridge on a budget. Take it away Arpi!   The cities of Boston and Cambridge, like non-identical twins have their own distinctive character but due to the origin of their birth are often associated with one another. […]

May 22, 2015

I lost my luggage again. Thanks Vueling

YOU LOST YOUR LUGGAGE? AGAIN?!    I posted the Facebook update from Rome airport at 2am. When feeling miserable and fishing for sympathy, Facebook is our dear friend. The responses I got from friends were partly sympathetic. Some were in a less generous mode and saying they travelled carry-on only. Then there was my friend […]

May 21, 2015

Budget Travel or Luxury Travel? It’s the experience, stupid.

Travel. It’s the experience, stupid

  Happy Anniversary to me! Thanks to LinkedIn, I discovered in April that I have been blogging about budget travel for 6 years. I’ve been travelling on a budget for almost 14 years now. Don’t let me fool you though. I do once in a blue moon, love my moments of luxury. Like most budget […]