Tips and Tricks

5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

I’m always amazed at the different ways people try to get through long-haul flights: particularly those who just sit there and drink can after can of beer. (Each to their own, but I can only imagine how rough you feel after 10+ hours of solid drinking, combined with jetlag and sleep deprivation). If you’d rather… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Europe · France · Tips and Tricks

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

I’m usually pretty good at doing my research prior to a trip, and getting my head around all the different planes, trains and automobiles involved – but Paris seemed unreasonably complicated. Personally, I would put it up there with Tokyo in terms of transport technicality. (Actually, I think Tokyo was easier). The cynic in me thinks… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

Europe · Tips and Tricks · UK

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

London – as with any major city – can be eye-wateringly expensive if you let it. For tourists and travellers who want to soak up as much of the capital as possible, the costs can soon start to add up, particularly when pricey food and drink options are added to transport and sightseeing fees. I therefore… Continue reading The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

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Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

So, first of all, a confession. I’m really not a happy camper. Turns out I’m also not great at glamping (I’m generally more of a ‘hotel’ kind of person). I was fully invested in the whole concept, ready for crackling fires and marshmallows and sleeping bags and fry ups – but no, I still couldn’t… Continue reading Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

Europe · Tips and Tricks · UK

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

When eating out in London – and particularly if you’re there on a flying visit, or doing the tourist thing – it can be tempting to stick with what you know. Hunting down quirky coffee spots can be time-consuming, and taking a chance on an unusual restaurant doesn’t always pay off. The abundance of chain… Continue reading 5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

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7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

Generally speaking I live in a bit of a travel bubble, where most people I know or speak to are as obsessed as I am, and similarly know all the best tips and tricks – and more. Every now and again however, I have a conversation with someone which reminds me that not everyone is… Continue reading 7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

Musings · Tips and Tricks

When not to book a cheap flight

Everyone loves scoring a cheap flight, and these days it seems there are more opportunities than ever to fly for a fistful of fivers. Nine times out of ten there are some serious strings attached however – whether that’s in the form of an extortionate charge for baggage, or an eye-wateringly early departure. Here are my… Continue reading When not to book a cheap flight