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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 […]

March 31, 2015

10 things to do for free in New York (whilst slow dancing to a mellow tune)

By Arpita Bhattacharya, BagFullofBooks.com     Life passes most of us by in a breathtaking buzz. When we take a vacation, the last thing many of us want to do is to frenetically tick off places  to see from a never-ending wishlist. Sometimes it is more enjoyable to savour a few choice experiences. Better still […]

March 20, 2015

Cheap Eats Guide to Madrid

By Sofia Vasconcelos   Last January, me and some friends spent a weekend in Madrid. As part of our trip we decided to go on the Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market tour from Madrid Food Tours In this tour, we were able to explore for about 3 hours , Madrid’s literary quarter. Price of the tour […]

February 17, 2015

How to save money on travel with social media

    For 3 hours only! Fly Dublin to Copenhagen from €0.30. Travel period 18 Mar – 21 May. Buy at http://t.co/LTBSLn5QzB pic.twitter.com/IeCdv4pDFT — Ryanair (@Ryanair) February 12, 2015   €0.30 cents. That was the price that Ryanair was offering on flights from Dublin to Copenhagen as part of their #flashsale last week. Didn’t hear […]

February 2, 2015

How to get compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled

  Last year one of the bitter lows of my travels was flying with Vueling from Bari to Lisbon. I was left stranded in the airport for 12 hours after my flights were cancelled twice. Flight cancellation or long delays are one of the risks that come with traveling. While I was waiting at Bari […]

January 26, 2015

Backpacking in style across the Garden Route, South Africa: 7 day itinerary

Looking for the perfect roadtrip in 2015? Hop on a plane to South Africa. I had the good fortune of visiting this beautiful country not once but twice in the last year and on both occasions I was completely bowled over by the warmth of the people and it’s breathtaking natural beauty. This country probably […]

December 8, 2014

How I met Gunter, the best taxi driver in Vienna & Austria

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin That’s a picture of me and Gunter at Vienna airport. Who is Gunter? I don’t know his surname or what his favourite colour is but I can tell you this much: he is the nicest, the best taxi driver you will find in Vienna and maybe Austria. I met […]

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 […]

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