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    13 2014 May

    Weekend minibreak to Copenhagen

    Contrary to Shakespeare’s assertion (in Hamlet) that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark”, this land of tall, blond, calm, and confident people seem to have it all. Denmark is a beautiful country and...

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    08 2014 May

    London night life for newbies

    If you are a visitor to London, or a new or temporary resident, then somewhere on your list of things to do will be to explore this vibrant and fascinating city at night. It doesn’t...

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    12 2015 March

    Insider secrets for saving money in London

    London is an expensive city to live. There is no point being shocked about it, no point complaining about it, no point comparing prices to other cities and gasping in outrage – rent is expensive,...

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    21 2015 February

    Summer evening activities in Antwerp

    Antwerp – like most places in Belgium – is best visited during the summer months. Winters tend to get chilly, cloudy and wet and are not a fun time to visit. The Christmas markets in...

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    12 2015 February

    Ways to save money when visiting Antwerp

    Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium, after the capital Brussels, and there are innumerable things to do. Like in most of the bigger cities in Europe, if you want to see and do...

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    29 2015 January

    A weekend in Edinburgh

    With a remarkably preserved old city, Edinburgh is one of the most picturesque destinations in the UK and well worth a weekend mini-break. Recognized as the capital of Scotland since the 15th century, before you...

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    18 2015 January

    Where to shop in london

    If, like me, you’re a guy who loves to look sharp, then you will find everything you need in the clothing stores of London. Whatever your budget and whatever your style, it’s time to hit...

Budgeting whilst on the road is key to making sure your travels continue, and you don’t end up coming home early, simply because you’ve spent too much money, and you’re totally penniless. One of the main drains on money is the cost of keeping yourself adequately fed and watered. Some on-the-road costs you can eradicate...

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What’s the best bang for your travel buck?

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

To me, cost saving isn’t as important as value. So, what type of travel is the best value for money? Here are my thoughts. “Flashpacker style” Flashpacker style accommodation is a level above roughing it in hotel dorms or windowless cubicle-size rooms. For example, flashpacker style might be a private room at a hostel, or...

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Game Plan USA

August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Travelling to the USA is a dream for many Aussies, Kiwis and Brits – with good reason. The USA rarely disappoints and there is so much to see and do there for every taste. Since it’s so huge, you’ll need a game plan for getting the most out of your trip. Here are some suggestions....

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Why a Luxury Safari ?

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you’re considering where to go on holiday this year or next, take time to consider Africa. Although some parts of Africa are often home to political strife and unease there are lots of other countries that are consistently peaceful and friendly and that offer an amazing wildlife or beach experience which will change your...

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Top 5 Luxury Selous Lodges – Tanzania

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Selous in Southern Tanzania is often overlooked in favour of it’s Northern counterparts such as the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, but in many ways it is the Selous which really offers more to the luxury safari client. It is remote and wild and has varying topography depending on where you go. There are huge...

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Is Alaska a Place for a Foodie?

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post is presented in collaboration with Cruiseabout. Alaska is a bucketlist destination for many people. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Like Hawaii, quite a bit of the food in Alaska is transported into the state. However, local eating is definitely part of the Alaskan culture. Hunting and fishing are...

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Summer in Europe

June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As London starts to heat up and people on the tube get stickier and stickier, it’s time to think about summer holidays. Ok, it was probably a good idea to have been thinking about this some time ago but if you haven’t then now is better that never. Here are some ideas for trips types...

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The more you travel, the more small money saving tricks become second nature. These seem obvious once you’re an experienced traveller but the tips are often not obvious to novice travellers. I’ve definitely learnt the hard way a few times. 1. When flying budget airlines, read the T&Cs. Budget airlines will sting you wherever they...

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How to maximize enjoyment of a museum

June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is nothing worse than visiting a museum when a) a school trip has rocked up at the same time, b) it’s boiling hot, or c) when it’s simply packed. You might be seriously looking forward to your time in this particular museum, and you might have been planning it for a while, but there...

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A weekend in Manchester

May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are wanting a change of scene from London for the weekend, then the obvious answer is Manchester. The only sensible way to get to Manchester from London is by train – it takes about two hours and takes you from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. Couldn’t be easier. There are a huge range...

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