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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

April 30, 2014

My 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe

  I have pulled together for you my 75 best travel tips for discovering Europe on a budget. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller. There are still so many cool new tips and hacks to discover ….so if I missed out anything , I’d welcome [...]

March 24, 2014

15 budget bus companies to check out on your next trip to Europe

    The cheapest way to travel across Europe is definitely the bus. In terms of comfort and ease of travel, nothing beats interrailing across Europe but if you’re on a tight budget, then taking the bus in Europe can offer some amazing cost savings.   Whilst offering excellent fares some of these bus companies [...]

March 11, 2014

Is teaching abroad compromising your holiday?

  In the past three years I have become addicted to travelling – cramming my backpack to the brim with clothes and a battered Lonely Planet book, disappearing for a few months at a time and exploring some amazing places. All pretty standard stuff really. But this summer, when I applied to teach English in [...]

February 20, 2014

You’re invited to Lonely Planet’s first ever global Twitter chat!

                                        A very exciting announcement to share with you all! To help celebrate the launch of Lonely Planet’s top 10 best value stays for 2014, I am very excited to announce that the BudgetTraveller is joining [...]

January 7, 2014

Top 9 travel apps to download for 2014

My iPad is my go-to entertainment device whenever am travelling. Without it, I am pretty lost. That my happiness depends on one device is pathetic, but I have to admit…there are SO MANY cool things you can do with an iPad or any tablet device nowadays. You can listen to your favourite music in one [...]

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