Europe on a Shoestring

Welcome to St Malo: The Perfect Gateway to France from the UK

By on August 24, 2017 in Europe, France with 0 Comments
Welcome to St Malo: The Perfect Gateway to France from the UK

Having been brought up in the Channel Island of Jersey, I almost know the French historic city of St Malo like the back of my hand! Only an hour by ferry from Jersey, St Malo was the regular place for our school trips when we were young and day-drinking exploits as we got older! However, […]

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Budget Britain: Top 10 UK Destinations for Shoestring Travellers

By on August 9, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, Top 10's, UK with 0 Comments
Budget Britain: Top 10 UK Destinations for Shoestring Travellers

People often don’t associate travelling in Britain with being on a budget. Instead, they tend to think of heading to the capitals of Eastern Europe or the alluring beaches of the Mediterranean for their cheap European excursions. But I’m here to prove them wrong … .. Ok, well maybe not wrong (because those places are […]

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Thoughts from the Road

25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

By on June 22, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Musings with 4 Comments
25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

Despite being 32 and no longer within the right demographic to be classed as a gap year backpacker, my budget travel background still hasn’t deserted me. However while I may now prefer a bit more privacy than an 8 bed dorm, even if that is only sleeping in a tent, there are certain behaviours I […]

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The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

By on June 5, 2017 in Musings with 2 Comments
The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

I’m currently sat typing this article at a long wooden kitchen table with a bunch of sunflowers next to me. In front is a set of large glass doors that open out onto a delicious green lawn adorned with more pot plants and colourful flowers than you can imagine. And beyond that, the trees of […]

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Australia on a Budget

Top 10 Free Things to do in Port Hedland, Western Australia

Top 10 Free Things to do in Port Hedland, Western Australia

Known for its huge iron ore industry, Port Hedland in Western Australia isn’t necessarily the first town you think of when visiting Australia! Gritty, remote and industrial, it’s certainly not Sydney’s Bondi Beach or Cairn’s Great Barrier Reef. Yet somehow Port Hedland does have a strange charm all of its own. Not least because of […]

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The 10 Day Trips from Perth You Can’t Miss

The 10 Day Trips from Perth You Can’t Miss

Time is such a bizarre thing isn’t it! It literally feels like we just entered Western Australia, yet as I sit down to write this post, I’m shocked to discover it’s actually almost a year since we stepped across the border from the Northern Territory as part of 4wd Budget Road Trip Around Australia! A […]

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Africa : The Overland Plan!

By on August 28, 2017 in Africa with 2 Comments
Africa : The Overland Plan!

Well if you haven’t heard the news folks, then I’ve got to say you’re a bit late to the party! Either that or you’re not following me on Facebook or subscribed to my free newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this article! Both terrible crimes regardless! And that’s because you’ve missed my […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Litchfield National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Litchfield National Park

One of the jewels in Australia’s famous Top End, Litchfield National Park is an absolute must if you are spending any amount of time in the Northern Territory. Highly accessible and only a short drive from the capital Darwin, Litchfield National Park really is up there with Uluru, Kakadu and Nitmiluk, when it comes to […]

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