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 […]

10 Handy Travel Apps to Solve All Your Problems

Notarize App - The Best Travel Apps for Emergencies Abroad

No matter how perfectly you think you’ve planned your trip, sometimes things go wrong.  From trivial things like no phone credit or poor wi-fi to having your passport stolen or needing medical assistance, we all have travel problems that pop up every now and again.  To help you overcome these issues, I’ve put together some […]

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 Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday (& All Year!)

Plane Flying over Buildings - How to Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday with Skyscanner

It’s coming!  Black Friday is nearly upon us, swiftly followed by Cyber Monday.  A weekend of flight deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes it the best time of year to book flights for your next vacation.  To help you find the best flight deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Skyscanner is compiling all the […]

Travel Insurance for Backpackers

Female Backpacker - Travel Insurance for Backpackers

If you are planning any trip, and asking yourself ‘do I need travel insurance?’ the answer is YES!  Travel insurance for backpackers is absolutely essential, as so many things can (and do) go wrong on the road.  Having travel insurance to help pay the cost of lost and stolen items, medical bills and a whole host […]

Airbnb First Time Discount Code: $40 Airbnb Coupon PLUS How to Get an Airbnb Discount even if you already have an Account

How to get an Airbnb Coupon That works even if you already have an Airbnb Account

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but in order to get the best deal for your money, there are certain Airbnb tips and tricks to help you get an Airbnb discount.  If it is your first time using Airbnb and […]

Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Aeroplane in the Sky - The Cheapest Places to fly in South America Backpackers Guide

Travelling anywhere away from home is an exciting prospect.  I love travelling, and think we should all travel more if we can!  However, we often get swept up in the excitement of going on holiday and forget about what we need to do to make sure that we have a safe trip and that our […]

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to […]

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Private room at the Wombat's Vienna Naschmarket - Staying in a hostel for the first time

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While […]