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The Best Carry On Suitcase for 2019

By on Published: September 12, 2019 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Gear & Packing, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
The Best Carry On Suitcase for 2019

It’s a funny old thing when, after you’ve been backpacking for over 15 years, you find yourself looking to purchase a carry on suitcase, instead of a tattered old rucksack, and realise, with an alarming alacrity that you’re suddenly getting older! I guess it happens to the best of us! Because let’s be honest carry […]

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The Unmissable English Castles of Kent & Sussex

By on Published: May 7, 2019 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Europe, UK with 0 Comments
The Unmissable English Castles of Kent & Sussex

Coastal Kent and Sussex were England’s most vulnerable counties to attack from those overseas for hundreds of years, so it’s probably no surprise for you to hear that both counties have more than their fair share of castles and fortresses. Whether they were built during the Norman Conquest of the 11th century or the relatively […]

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10 Beautiful Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

By on Published: September 10, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in BULGARIA, Europe with 6 Comments
10 Beautiful Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

What Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, lacks in terms of iconic monuments when compared to other European cities, it more than makes up for in quaint and quiet charm. As such, it’s a must-see destination for budget travellers voyaging in this amazing country, bringing to life, as it does, much of Bulgaria’s fascinating history and […]

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10 Super Cheap Things to Do in Bratislava, Slovakia

By on Published: September 3, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, SLOVAKIA with 3 Comments
10 Super Cheap Things to Do in Bratislava, Slovakia

The quiet and entirely unassuming city of Bratislava is one of the most underrated metropolis in Central Europe. Sandwiched between Budapest and Vienna (check out this amazing bus / boat trip if you want to cruise down the river to Bratislava from the Austrian capital), the main city in the tiny nation of Slovakia really […]

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Holiday in Bibione: Dream a little Dream of Italian Beach

By on Published: February 21, 2018 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in ITALY with 0 Comments
Holiday in Bibione: Dream a little Dream of Italian Beach

There is no doubt that Italy has an endless list of “must visit” places! From the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain in Rome to the Florence Cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice and even the Milan Cathedral, there’s so many great sights in Italy to choose from. But if all you want is […]

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8 Fantastic Christmas Experiences in London You Should Enjoy This Year

By on Published: December 15, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Europe, UK with 0 Comments
8 Fantastic Christmas Experiences in London You Should Enjoy This Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, they say, and you know what, sitting in my shorts and singlet sweating down here in Australia I think they might be right! It’s not often I miss the UK cold weather and dark evening, but during the festive season I think most British ex-pats dotted around […]

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

By on Published: July 23, 2015 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, UK with 0 Comments
Top 5 Shows to See in London (& How to Get Cheap Tickets)

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 […]

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A Weekend Away in Brittany, France

By on Published: June 22, 2015 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Europe, FRANCE with 0 Comments
A Weekend Away in Brittany, France

I love France and growing up in Jersey Channel Islands, it was a frequent summer holiday destination for us as kids. Just across the water, the French coast can actually be seen very clearly from many places on the Island and this tantalisingly close doorway to Europe has always excited me. Only around 45 minutes […]

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How We Could Afford to Spend the Night in a Castle

By on Published: June 8, 2015 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, UK with 2 Comments
How We Could Afford to Spend the Night in a Castle

When visiting somewhere like the UK from somewhere like Australia, it seems mandatory to get involved in as much historical activity as possible. Whether it’s visiting museums, frequenting archaic tearooms or walking round relics and ruins, it seems that traveling from the “new world” to the “old world” unearths in many, the sudden and deep […]

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Why the No1 Lounge at Gatwick Airport Was Amazing Value for Money!

By on Published: June 1, 2015 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Europe, Travel Tips, UK with 0 Comments
Why the No1 Lounge at Gatwick Airport Was Amazing Value for Money!

Every traveller, even the most budget conscious among us, deserves a treat now and again! And never is this more welcome than after a serious amount of long-haul air travel across the globe. Stick me on a bus or a boat for 24 hours+ and I’m fine, but for some reason my body now really […]

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