Although a collection of islands, Hong Kong is effortless to navigate with every mode of transport from trams and taxis to ferries and helicopters. Not only is it straightforward, but the public transport is also extremely cheap, making it is simpler than ever to explore all of the incredible districts in Hong Kong. Read our guide to mastering the marvelous MTR, and triumphing the troublesome taxis.
More often than not, city breaks are cheaper in the off-peak winter months through October to February. Or perhaps you have chosen to travel during this frozen season because your destination will be much prettier during the Christmassy months, covered in a layer of pristine snow and surrounded by the aroma of mulled wine and mince pies. But these holidays are very different from those which only require a bikini and SPF20, so we’ve compiled a list of the essentials when travelling on a winter break and how best to prepared for the cold abroad.
How do you prepare for a trip to America? Buy a ticket and go? Think again. Our journey to America/Canada was not as easy as you think and required several bookings, visas, flights and Airbnb's. Whilst everyone assured me I would have an amazing time on my travels to America, no-one warned me of the extensive planning a trip to New York over New Year would be, or how many airports there are in the state. If you're planning a trip to different destinations within the USA and Canada then read on for our timeline of how we prepared for our break to New York and Toronto.
When it comes to travel, I'm sure the immediate thought is often sandy beaches, pristine pools and long haul flights, but when it comes to domestic travel there's one mode that shouldn't be underestimated: the humble coach. And while I admit, a megabus to the maldives would be painful to say the least, but when considering visiting different cities in your own country (particularly the UK), a coach journey should not be underestimated. Read more for our tips on bagging journeys for less than a regular latte (yes really), and how to travel in style when it comes to this modest mode of transport.
Most of the time when I write a blogpost it's about how incredible my trip has been, how much I've loved a country and how I've found the cheapest and most time-efficient method of travel. But I feel that I also want to write about the mistakes I've made, because let's face it, if we don't make mistakes we don't learn right? That being said I'm going to write about my trip to Amsterdam with P&O cruises. This isn't just an opportunity to bad-mouth a company, think of it more as a review for anyone who is curious about these trips/tours, (I didn't find much information before booking and in hindsight maybe this would have been helpful) to give you an insight into whether these cruises will be right for you.
As the UK plunges towards an uncertain brexit, as does the value of the pound, and with this comes an abysmal exchange rate for all Brit’s travelling abroad. It’s true that now when we think about getting money exchanged, often the pound is £1:€1 equal to a Euro, and even the thought of finding the best place to exchange money is exhausting. If you’re not only visiting Europe, it can be painful to exchange so much money, only to bring it back home and lose out on the return rate. Step forward the Revolut card...
Whether you are new to my blog, or you've checked a couple of budget-friendly guides in the past, you should know that I am a big fan of SkyScanner. A simple user interface which allows the comparison of hundreds of airlines across hundreds of travel websites, Skyscanner allows you to find THE CHEAPEST price for your flights. Better yet, if you're feeling abit of cabin fever but just can't decide where to escape Skyscanner also has a feature which allows you to compare the cheapest flights across multiple destinations within your specified dates, providing you some inspiration while saving you some money. With that being said, I thought I'd give everyone a little money-saving insight; as SkyScanner will be dedicating the whole weekend from the 23rd of November to providing discounts on flights from the UK to USA, Southeast Asia and mainland Europe - if you were waiting to book some pricey flights, those dates might be the best time to look! Use our link below and let me know in the comments if you found any good deals and good luck with your Black Friday shopping!
For the most of us when we travel, we want to get the most for our money, spending it wisely on the experiences that will take our breath away, and not on that ridiculously overpriced taxi from the airport that the driver convinced you was the only way to get to your hotel. But why take my advice as gospel when you can hear all the best tips from other travel bloggers from across the globe? That's why I've compiled travel blogger's number 1 tips for budget travel, to help you get the most out of your journeys.