June 6, 2014

Meet the hostel with a shrine to the Hoff & serving currywurst pies

With a shrine to the Hoff and serving currywurst pies, Circus Hostel makes you feel at home like no one else in Berlin.   Location, location, location! I love the location of the Circus Hostel. Guests are in the prime location of Rosenthaler Platz where you are within easy reach of everything in Berlin. 15 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

April 21, 2014

Best family friendly hostels in Europe

When people think of hostels, we tend to associate them as the bastion of twenty something, party mad backpackers. Family friendly hostels though?   Well here’s some news. There’s been a huge shift in the hostelling scene in the last few years. Hostels have been diversifying to cater to a more wider audience. The trend [...]

April 14, 2014

Cheap eats guide to Venice

  It’s been almost 12 years since I first visited Venice. Everytime I’ve visited this city, I’ve grown to love it a little bit more. There are still some things that I guess the passage of time will never make easier for me when it comes to Venice. Like the problem of finding cheap accommodation [...]

April 6, 2014

I love travelling everyday of the week except Sunday

I love travelling everyday of the week except Sunday. I am not following that rule today.  I am back on the ‘road.’ I’ve escaped through a hidden portal in time and find myself back in the city I lived in for almost 9 years.  Yet, having been away from Edinburgh for so long, I feel like [...]

March 31, 2014

Cheap eats guide to Bari

  It is my pleasure to welcome Ezio Totorizzo, proud native of Puglia and editor of the travel blog Spezio as the latest guest editor of the Cheap Eats Guide column. Today he’s taking us on a virtual tour of the best street food of his home town, Bari.   Bari is one of the most important [...]

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