Category Archives: Budget Travel Ideas

15 Fab Things to Do in Leeds for Less

15 Best Things to Do in Leeds

When I headed to Leeds this year to spend a weekend exploring this northern English city and its famous pastoral surrounds, it was my first visit back in over 10 years! Which is a long time when you used to live in a city! And live in Leeds I did, for 3 epic, wild years […]

How Much Does an African Safari Cost?

How Much Does an African Safari Cost?

So, how much does an African safari cost? Well, here’s the short (and rather unhelpful) answer… it depends… massively! Yup, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there just isn’t a simple answer to how much an African safari costs, and that’s mostly because African safaris vary wildly. Depending on which country you experience your safari […]

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam: The Perfect Halong Bay Alternative

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

  Cat Ba Island is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in my opinion, but it’s also a spot many travellers miss off their itinerary in this country… and what a shame. #1 Because Cat Ba Island has a lovely national park at its heart – a great place to enjoy some […]

21 Top Things to Do in Cusco… 9 of Them Free!

Top Things To Do in Cusco

Let’s start with a small disclaimer… I spent over 3 weeks in and around Cusco alone! Which is not hard given the amount of things there is to do here. Yup I spent more time in this city than I reckon most people spend in the whole of Peru and that’s because it’s a) amazing […]

9 Cheapest Countries to Travel in Africa

9 Budget Friendly Countries to Travel in Africa

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I really think that most people have a strong perception that travelling in Africa is cheap. And I’m guessing this is something to do with the economic disadvantage many of the countries in this continent suffer, coupled with the presumption that places where less tourists go tend to be […]

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

Known as the white city, Arequipa is Peru’s second biggest metropolis and an absolute must on any South American itinerary. From strolling the colonial streets to hiking the nearby canyon, there’s no end to the amount of great things to do and see here, meaning the only real choice left is … where to stay?! […]

Finally! Great Travel Insurance for Nomads

Travel Insurance for Nomads

  It’s a big problem. And it’s growing. It’s a problem that’s affected me, as well as countless other digital nomads, remote freelancers and long-term travellers I know. And that is the question of insurance. Travel insurance for nomads to be precise. If you’ve ever tried to take out insurance when you’re not in your […]

Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang: How to Travel by Boat & Bus

Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang by Boat & Bus

  One of the most fun border crossings I’ve made in Southeast Asia was from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in Laos, mainly because 2 days of the journey were made on a boat down the Mekong River! I mean sailing on the Mekong River to arrive at your destination […]

14 Places to Visit in Singapore For FREE!

14 Places to Visit in Singapore For FREE!

I’ve got to be honest, I expected to be pretty cynical about Singapore – a city known for its sterile feel and rampant consumerism (not my vibe!) But having spent almost a week in this country, I’ve got to admit I was wrong! And it’s not often that happens, so you know this is serious! […]

9 Reasons to Travel to Samoa ASAP!

9 Reasons To Get “Travel Samoa” On Your Bucket List ASAP!

I could keep this really simple and short and just say that the number 1 reason you need to get “travel Samoa” on your bucket list asap is because this place truly is paradise. Like seriously, picture postcard, perfect paradise. But that wouldn’t make a very interesting or useful article would it?! So it’s probably […]