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July 16, 2014

6 of the best budget places to stay in Berlin

So dear readers. On popular request … I’ve finally managed to pull together a list of what I consider to be the best budget hotels and hostels in Berlin. Love to hear your feedback and if you have any recommendations of your own. Also if you are planning a trip to Berlin, do have a [...]

July 8, 2014

The Sydney Central YHA : Reviewed

A review of the Sydney Central YHA in Australia, by Peter Parkorr – The biggest of YHA’s 3 Sydney hostels, Sydney Central offers great value, great eating and great spaces to relax when you’re tired from hitting lots of city sights.   The location Sydney Central YHA is in a great location for new [...]

July 4, 2014

Does Britain really have Europe’s highest train fares?

Having lived in Britain for more than 10 years, I should have known better : Never leave booking your train ticket till the last-minute. A fortnight ago, I booked my flight from London back home to Madeira and found a really good deal ( £65), one-way with the low-cost airline Jet2 from East Midlands Airport. The [...]

June 24, 2014

English food- Good or bad?

Apologies for not posting in the last few days. As some of you who follow the blog will know, I am currently in the middle of a whirlwind roadtrip across England with my good friend and talented video blogger, Peter Parkorr.   We dubbed it the #perfectroadtrip in an attempt the perfect English roadtrip. We [...]

June 13, 2014

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle. I’ll be going back to Lake District and the YHA Ambleside after a gap of 5 years. My Lake District trip was the first ever professional assignment I undertook in my fledging blogging career. I had been blogging for 6 months. It was my first blog and it [...]

June 12, 2014

A #holidaybraggie? How to brag your way to a holiday with Three UK

  Ever had the misfortune of running up a huge phone bill while using your phone abroad? It happened to me twice. Both times with Orange. Despite purchasing prepaid internet data bundles I ran over my data limit twice ( 30 MB a day! This was 4 years ago) and ended up with a bill [...]

May 28, 2014

France by Rail? Here are 5 cool money saving tips

Visiting France soon? Thinking of using the train? Here are 5 , really easy to follow money saving tips that should save you money and a lot of a hassle. 1. Be flexible with your itinerary If you are prepared to be flexible with your rail itinerary then you can find some really good deals. [...]

May 27, 2014

Facing your fears through travel

I asked my Facebook community recently about what their worst fear was when it came to travel. It elicited a wide variety of responses.   Someone had a fear of flying. Someone feared getting their stuff stolen. Someone feared travelling alone and dying of loneliness. Someone feared that as a female solo traveler she might [...]

May 20, 2014

Johannesburg, in 40 pictures & 20 songs.

    I’ll be honest with you. I had feared the worst when I was invited to visit Johannesburg. I have a friend from Durban. When I first found that I was visiting South Africa, I naturally reached out to him. He was excited to hear about my impending visit to his homeland. However he [...]

April 30, 2014

Why visiting South Africa might be my craziest trip yet

I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not the world’s most adventurous traveller.     I am more a urban creature, city dweller. My comfort zone is the coffee shop. With great free wifi of course and good coffee too. I love my street food. I’ll spend hours on a mission to [...]