Category Archives: Budget Travel Ideas

13 Epic Things to Do in Amman, Jordan

Top 13 Things to Do in Amman, Jordan

  Amman in Jordan is possibly the most chilled capital I’ve ever been in! Arriving here from Cairo, I could scarcely believe it when I woke up to find myself in the most, relaxed, stress-free and quiet of cities, where life rarely even seems to stir before 10am! But once it does get going, there’s […]

The Ideal Sudan Travel Itinerary

The Ideal Sudan Travel Itinerary

  Wildly off the beaten track, and all the more exciting for it, Sudan is still very much a burgeoning travel destination… but one that has huge potential. Travelling overland from Cape Town to Cairo, I passed through Sudan and spent 2 amazing weeks here in a country that defied all expectation. Because I have […]

How to Score a Cheap Nile Cruise

How to Score a Cheap Egypt Nile Cruise

Taking a Nile cruise in Egypt is one of the quintessential things to do in this country, but if you’re anything you like me, you probably have reservations about how expensive this notoriously tourist experience might be. But fear not, I managed to score a bargain Nile cruise when I was in Egypt and now, […]

5 Best Hostels in Aswan, Egypt

5 Best Hostels in Aswan

I think Aswan has to be my favourite spot in the whole of Egypt. A wonderfully relaxed city, set on the banks of the Nile in the south of the country, it’s an absolute must on your Egypt itinerary. Actually it was my first stop in this country, after crossing overland from Sudan, and I […]

Top Tips for Visiting Petra for Less

Tips for Visiting Petra for Less, Jordan

One of the 7 new wonders of the world, Petra is, quite simply, an amazing, must-see travel spot. A veritable bucket list item in fact! If you weren’t already inspired, no doubt Instagram has had you marvelling at pictures of this sensational ancient city, buried deep in the desert and known about only by the […]

The #1 Tel Aviv Hostel

The Number 1 Tel Aviv Hostel

 Fun, young, lively and hip, Tel Aviv is probably the top backpacker city in the Middle East. From cute cafes, great galleries, hummus bars and of course the Mediterranean beach on its doorstep, this is a city that likes to play hard and work hard in equal measure. It’s not surprising then that it’s such […]

The Best Jerusalem Hostel: Stay Inn… Don’t Leave!

The Best Hostel in Jerusalem

Now in my 30’s and digital nomading around the world, I’m largely past being able to cope with dorms I’m afraid. However that doesn’t mean I don’t want to meet other travellers, enjoy activities together and relax in a price-friendly place that feels spirited and soulful. I also want nooks where I can curl up […]

34 Top Tips for Budget Travel in Africa

34 Top TIps for Budget Travel in Africa

Given that Africa is a HUGE and diverse continent, writing this post has proved something of a challenge! Relaying tips that are detailed enough to be useful, but general enough to cover a continent, can be a hard balance to strike. But having travelled from Cairo to Cape Town, taking in most of Southern, East […]

5 Top Tips for Cheap Air Ticket Booking

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  It’s one of the most comment travel questions I get asked time and time again and no matter where, when or how you travel, it’s likely to be a question you’ve asked someone too. That question is, of course, how to score cheap air ticket booking. And it’s a good question that attracts a […]

Best 2 Day Bruges Itinerary

The Best Weekend Bruges Itinerary ... on a budget!

There’s no doubt that Bruges is one of Europe’s prettiest cities and, as a result, it’s also possibly one of its most expensive too! This can make life pretty hard for a budget traveller. One top tip when it comes to seeing Bruges on a budget to is avoid the summer high season, when crowds […]