Free Things to do in Washington D.C.

The White House - Free Things to do in Washington DC - Visit the White House

 Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States and has so much to offer.  You can easily spend a 3 day weekend in D.C. and still not see everything!  The city is filled with history and culture and is great for someone on a budget as many of the city’s main attractions are free.  […]

The Cheapest Way to Travel in England

Travel the UK on a Budget. Cheap Travel in the UK

Great Britain isn’t the cheapest destination to visit, but it needn’t cost the earth.  If you’re planning to come backpacking in England or simply want to travel Britain on a budget there are a few tricks that can help your hard-earned cash go further.  Check out my tips for travelling in the UK on a […]

The Best Cheap Weekend Getaways for Couples in the USA

Santa Cruz - Cheap Weekend Away for Couples in the USA

 Do you need a weekend away with your other half?  A romantic weekend getaway can give you the break you need from reality, a chance to recharge your batteries and get some quality time together.   However, you don’t need to break the bank to do it!  I asked my fellow travel bloggers to recommend the […]

Worldpackers vs Workaway – Which is the Best Work Exchange Site?

Woman sitting on a beach under palm trees working on a laptop - Worldpackers vs Workaway - Which is the Best Work Exchange Website

Work exchanges are a wonderful way to travel for free and to learn more about a different culture.  You can even enjoy your own country while working in exchange for accommodation!  Two of the biggest work exchange websites are Workaway and Worldpackers, and people often wonder which is the best work exchange site.  I’m here […]

How to Visit Budapest on a Budget

Fishermen's Bastion at Sunrise - Claire Walking Through an Archway with a tower in the background- Budapest on a Budget

Budapest is an incredible city and thankfully is still cheap compared to other European capitals.  However, if you want to really enjoy Budapest on a budget there are some things you need to know.  So, if you’re backpacking in Budapest or simply want a weekend in Budapest without breaking the bank, here’s my guide to […]

Backpacking Guatemala on a Budget

Tikal - Backpacking Guatemala Travel Guide

Guatemala is a special place.  Torn apart by civil war from 1960 to 1996, Guatemala is slowly recovering and is now becoming a must-visit destination in Central America.  Backpacking in Guatemala will reward you with incredible scenery and natural wonders, from volcanoes to limestone pools and huge lakes, strong indigenous cultures and colourful clothes, delicious […]

15 Awesome Free Things to Do in Barcelona to Rock your Stay

Casa Batllo Barcelona, One of Gaudi's Masterpieces - Free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a perennially popular destination, and with its Mediterranean climate, spectacular food, nightlife, culture, and beaches, it’s not hard to see why.  Barcelona does tend to be more expensive compared to other cities in Spain, but there is still plenty to do for the budget traveller.  Here are just a few of the awesome […]

11 Tried & Tested Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

Woman hiking on the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in front of an epic view of Scottish Mountains

I didn’t choose the name Tales of a Backpacker by coincidence.  I was a backpacker out of necessity because I couldn’t afford any other way to travel.  I quit my job to go travelling, and although I had some money saved up I wasn’t earning any money for a long time while I was on […]

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Taking a Gondola Ride is a Unique Experience in Venice

Venice is an incredible city, and although its popularity has made it expensive, there are still ways to visit Venice on a budget.  Whether you’re backpacking Venice or just looking for a holiday in Venice without breaking the bank, I’ve got you covered with these tips! The Best Time to Visit Venice on a Budget […]