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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 [...]

December 20, 2013

Don’t Be A Mug! How To Avoid Being Robbed in Barcelona

  Given my recent misadventures in Barcelona and being robbed TWICE, I asked local blogger and Barcelona expert Duncan Rhodes who has survived 5 years without being mugged….to give BudgetTraveller readers some tips about how to avoid being robbed in Barcelona. Take it away Duncan… Inspiring architecture, fantastic flavours, action-packed nightlife, year-round great weather and a billion [...]

December 18, 2013

Visiting Edinburgh? Rent a short-stay apartment

If you’re looking for happiness while vacationing in the UK, Edinburgh should be a city that figures high on your list. The city came 2nd in a recent survey of cities with the best quality of life. There are so many unique experiences that this city can offer to a tourist. Best festival in the world, [...]

December 10, 2013

Avoid Ryanair & Airbnb? 5 tips for first-time visitors to Paris

  My intern Amy Woodyatt’s latest post is about the pitfalls a first-timer can face when attempting to enjoy Paris on a budget…. When my boyfriend and I planned our mini break to Paris we envisaged a weekend of relaxed sightseeing, culture and romance in Europe’s city of love. It was just a shame we [...]

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