Why Taking a Cruise Isn’t as Expensive as You Might Think

Cruise Ship on the Ocean - How to Cruise on a Budget

When I used to hear the word ‘cruise’, I automatically thought expensive.  I couldn’t help it, I had images of posh people quaffing cocktails in evening gowns and spending a year’s salary on a two-week cruise.  However, I have recently come to realise that cruising actually isn’t as expensive as I thought.  There are plenty […]

How to Travel for Free by Volunteering Abroad with Worldpackers

Volunteering Abroad in Mexico - The View from a Hostel in Bacalar

Who hasn’t thought to themselves ‘I want to travel the world for free’?  That has been my dream ever since I can remember, to see the world and have incredible experiences, but without it costing an arm and a leg.  And guess what?  There is a way to travel for free by volunteering abroad with […]

How to Eat Your Way Around Switzerland on a Budget

Cheesey Swiss Fondue - Eating in Switzerland on a Budget

Switzerland is quite famous for its food; the Swiss cheese, chocolate, and even the wine. But the problem is that it is also notoriously famous for being expensive. A decent meal in a good restaurant can easily set you back 150 bucks – especially if you are a meat lover!  But you have to try […]

The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

Rhossili Bay in Gower, South Wales - the Best Places to visit in the UK on a Budget

This year I have been spending more time in the UK, and I have a new-found appreciation for my home country.  However, some parts of the UK can be pricey so I asked Becky from MyVoucherCodes to suggest some cool places to visit in the UK on a budget. The weather in the UK has […]

How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

Uluru - Camping under the stars at Uluru is definitely on my Australia Bucket List

Australia has been on my bucket list for years.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to go and explore the land ‘Down Under’, to see kangaroos in the wild, cuddle a koala and get lost in the Bush with Crocodile Dundee.  But it never happened, and instead, I ended up focussing my attention […]

Bitemojo Self-Guided Food Tour in Barcelona

The 2nd bit of the self guided food tour in Barcelona - Cheese and fuet in the Boqueria Market

As you probably know by now, I love taking food tours.  All over the world, I explore a destination through its food, on a food tour in Mexico City, a farmers’ market tour & cooking class in Bogota, and a chocolate making workshop in Belize, among others!  The downside with guided tours is they can […]

Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting? UPDATED FOR 2019

Gorgeous pink lakes and reflections at las Coloradas - near Rio Legartos Mexico

The pink lakes in Mexico were on my bucket list for a while, after seeing Instagram photos of the bright pink water and gorgeous blue sky, with a girl floating on an inflatable pink flamingo.  I wanted to be on that flamingo, and take a dip in the unearthly pink water.  So, when I realised […]

Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Money saving travel tips

Jetting off on holiday in the coming months? Taking a vacation can be one of the most exciting periods of anyone’s year – but the costs do tend to rack up. Travel isn’t cheap, and neither is the cost of living in most countries. Here are five essential tips to help you keep your costs […]

11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

hostels are awesome

I feel like I’ve been bashing hostels lately; from sharing some horrible hostel nightmares to drawing up a list of unwritten rules for hostel etiquette for those who stay in a hostel for the first time.  However, it is not all bad!  I feel I now have to tell the other side of the story and […]

Hostel Nightmares: When Hostel Stays Go Bad

Hostels are wonderful places to stay.  Cheap, sociable, and perfect for backpackers, I have stayed in some amazing hostels all over the world.  However, sometimes hostel stays don’t work out quite as we’d hoped!  After a couple of terrible experiences in hostels, including having all my stuff stolen from a hostel locker, I asked fellow […]