All posts tagged budget travel

First Time Travel: Tips to Get You Started

First Time Travel: Tips to Get You Started

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Exploring Florence on Seriously Tight Budget

Exploring Florence on Seriously Tight Budget

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Exploring Paris on Seriously Tight Budget

Exploring Paris on Seriously Tight Budget

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Travel Disruptions: When Things Go Wrong

Travel Disruptions: When Things Go Wrong

 

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Exploring Melbourne on a Seriously Tight Budget

Exploring Melbourne on a Seriously Tight Budget

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Paris Sweet Home: An Apartment in Paris

Paris Sweet Home: An Apartment in Paris

 

Last winter, a friend and I rented an apartment in Paris. From the giant solid-wood doors that led into our charming little courtyard we could see the majestic stature of Notre Dame, just a couple of blocks away.

Our tiny street was home to half a dozen restaurants, a fromagerie (cheese shop), a boulangerie (patisserie), a supermarket, Saturday craft markets, a couple of Parisian art galleries and was smack-bang in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

 

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Travel Bug?

Travel Bug?

Am I the only one who cringes at the sound of the words ‘travel bug’? Particularly when it’s followed by a chaser of “getting it out of your system”, like it’s some kind of hideous virus we can’t wait to be rid of. The idea that travel is perceived as a whim or merely a rite of passage before we move on to the real stuff gets me a little cranky.
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Budget Travel: How to Travel For Less

Budget Travel: How to Travel For Less

 

If you want to get more bang for you buck, you’re going to have to do things a little differently to what you are used to. Here are some of my tried and true suggestions to save your cash while travelling:

 

Travel outside of the peak seasons

In most of Europe and North America the summer months are ‘peak season’ and is a popular time to travel for obvious reasons. It’s also when all the locals take their summer holidays. Higher demand means higher prices and in particular accommodation can be up to three times more expensive in peak season.

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How Many Days Travel Can $1000 Get You?

How Many Days Travel Can $1000 Get You?

The guys at the Rough Guides have done their research and come up with this great little chart that answers the above question. The number of days is calculated on serious budget travelling (staying in hostel dorms, eating from street vendors etc) with a minimal amount of time spent in the major cities. Read more

Footloose and Hands Free: Backpacking in Greece

Footloose and Hands Free: Backpacking in Greece

 

This is a guest post by Madi Dale @ Odyssean Slipstream.

Back packing was never something I planned on doing.  It simply evolved as an easy option for moving around the Greek Islands – negotiating slippery cobblestones, ferries on turbulent voyages and finding accommodation around harbours and convoluted village lanes.

Being hands free on these occasions was always a bonus, especially for an inexperienced traveller such as I in those first days of travel.

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