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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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