Europe on a Shoestring

The Top 10 FREE Things to do in Jersey, Channel Islands

By on June 15, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, Top 10's, UK with 4 Comments
The Top 10 FREE Things to do in Jersey, Channel Islands

The island of Jersey is the most southerly part of the British Isles. Known for its rural heritage, delightful beaches, beautiful walking and fascinating history, the island has a fascinating mix of English and French influences, which render it quite unique. Jersey also happens to be my “home” … well the place where I grew […]

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How to Visit Paris on a Budget : The Complete Guide for a Cheap Trip

By on June 12, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, France with 0 Comments
How to Visit Paris on a Budget : The Complete Guide for a Cheap Trip

You know what, visiting Paris never gets old. I firmly believe that no matter how many times you stay in this great city, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. Sadly however, this incredible city isn’t known for its affordability … which isn’t ideal for us budget travellers! Not one for being deterred by […]

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Thoughts from the Road

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

By on June 5, 2017 in Musings with 0 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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Who Said We’re Only Allowed to Call One Place Home?

By on May 18, 2017 in Musings with 13 Comments
Who Said We’re Only Allowed to Call One Place Home?

“So where are you heading on your next travels?” someone at work recently asked me. “Home,” I said. “And where is exactly is your home?” they replied “Good question!” I answered. It’s a funny old thing that notion of home isn’t it. Something my forthcoming trip back to the UK has really got me thinking […]

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Best Backpacking Bits

The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

By on May 15, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Working Abroad with 2 Comments
The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

I know many of us just try our hand at farm work in Australia in order to get a precious second year working holiday visa. And that’s totally fair enough. After all, grinding it in the fields all day is relentless, uncomfortable and hard! And that’s not to mention the horror stories we’ve all heard […]

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How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

By on April 10, 2017 in Backpacking, Gear, Top 10's, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

Every seasoned traveller knows the pain of packing. And never is the struggle more real than when you’re trying to condense everything you want to take in to the most minimal pack possible. I swear by only ever backpacking with a maximum of 13kg – you can read why here – but the challenge then, […]

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How to Travel the World for Longer with Less

By on June 10, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
How to Travel the World for Longer with Less

Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can have. It gives you the opportunity to explore new cultures, meet new people, and learn much more about yourself. One of the main barriers to travel however, is money. This barrier is both real and implied. It is real in the sense that you […]

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My 4 Biggest Travel Fails and How to Avoid Them: One Traveller Reveals All

By on June 8, 2017 in Travel Tips with 0 Comments
My 4 Biggest Travel Fails and How to Avoid Them: One Traveller Reveals All

Hindsight is such a wonderful thing isn’t it! It’s always very easy to look back on a situation and see the mistakes you made, but it’s not quite as easy to recognise them in the moment! This can be especially true when you’re travelling. Being surrounded by new things and new places, it can be […]

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