Category Archives: Budget Travel Ideas

DEET-FREE Mosquito Repellent You Can Make Cheaply at Home

DEET-Free Mosquito Repellent You Can Make Cheaply at Home

  As something of a sun worshipper, I always seem to be gravitating to warmer destinations as part of my globetrotting adventures. There’s only one problem with places that enjoy hotter climates however – the mosquitoes enjoy them too! Not only that, but these pesky little nibblers also enjoy ME far too much as well. […]

How to Visit Uluru as Cheaply as Possible

How to Visit Uluru Cheaply

  Situated within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia, Uluru (or Ayers Rock as it was formerly known) is one of the country’s most outstanding and recognisable landmarks. As such, it’s also a key bucket list ranker for many global travellers, renowned for both its geological and indigenous importance. Not usually one for […]

Itinerary For Central Australia Budget Road Trip

Complete Itinerary for Budget 4WD Road Trip through Central Oz feature

  This complete itinerary for your budget 4WD road trip through Central Australia is based on the trip I took in a LandRover Defender. In fact, this 2 week guide follows the exact route I took from South Australia up through the Northern Territory to Darwin. And what an incredible route it was! As there […]

Gelert Mongoose 2 : Is this the Best Backpacker Tent?

Gelert Mongoose 2 - Is this the Best Backpacker Tent

  The Gelert Mongoose 2 is the 2 person tent that I backpacked happily with for 2 years. Evidently it’s all about the 2’s! From the steamy tropics of Nicaragua to the Andean heights of Ecuador, from Northern Australia to the south of the UK, I’ve relied on this tent in thick and thin and it’s never let […]

How to Bag Cheap Train Tickets for Europe Travel

Money Saving Tips for European Train Travel

  Once upon a time, budget airlines were the cheapest and best way to shuttle around Europe. Nowadays however, train companies are fighting back and rail travel across the continent is fast becoming better, quicker and cheaper than ever. Without the invasive security measures and baggage restrictions of plane journeys, not to mention flight taxes […]

Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

  Granted, Central America is a pretty cheap place to travel. Yet, even in this, one of the most budget-friendly places on earth, there are always ways to spend less and travel more! Having spent 2 years travelling the length and breadth of this fabulous continent on a very small daily allowance, I certainly learnt […]

Top 5 Shows to See in London (& How to Get Cheap Tickets)

Shows to See in London Now

  As an ex-Londoner, with a background in the arts, I can’t help but still keep a close eye on this city’s exciting theatrical scene. The scope and diversity of artistic output in the buzzing capital of England is huge and not being surrounded by this sort of culture and creativity is one of the […]

Top 5 FREE Attractions in Kakadu National Park

Top 5 Free Attractions in Kakadu

  As the largest in Australia, Kakadu National Park is the big daddy when it comes to exploring this vast land’s natural wilderness. Situated in the Northern Territory, a few hours’ drive from Darwin, the park is a steamy tropical mix of wetlands and floodplains, escarpments and gorges. It’s also an important UNESCO site, one […]

How to Cheaply Get Birthday Presents to Your Loved Ones When Travelling

How to Cheaply Get Birthday Presents to Your Loved Ones When Travelling

  It’s a classic problem that when you’re travelling the world, having too much of a good time, you risk acting like you’ve forgotten those at home. But remember, it’s the people at home that have been with you longer than any travel buddy you’ve picked up, it’s the people at home that have probably supported you […]

Cheapest Ways to Buy Foreign Currency


One of the things I really advise you do before the start of any international trip is buy some currency for the country you’re visiting. It really helps to have a bit of local money when you arrive in a destination. For example, you may need to pay for some food or transport before you […]