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    16 2015 August

    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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    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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    25 2017 July

    What makes Maui, Hawaii so special

    Life in Perspective A surprisingly magical experience in Hawaii is watching jets and cruise ships arrive and depart! It really brings home the reality that you are sitting on a dot in the middle of...

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    07 2015 September

    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...

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    06 2015 August

    6 Small ways you can save money on your travels.

    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...

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    13 2015 July

    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...


How to have a cheap night out in London

April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all know the feeling – you have just arrived in a city that has always been one of your dream destinations, you want to get out there to explore and experience everything that is going on, but you are reaching the end of your budget and you are worried that all you will be...

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Insider secrets for saving money in London

March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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, transport is expensive, food is expensive, going out is expensive. London is an expensive city to live. Having made the...

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Ways to save money when visiting Antwerp

February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 all highlights and experience the culture, you may feel it the consequences in your wallet. Entrances fees, accommodation, transport, food...

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A weekend in Edinburgh

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 arrive in Edinburgh it is worth doing a bit of research into the history of Scotland and the importance of...

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Newcastle, UK : Worth a visit!

September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Newcastle upon Tyne is strange little corner of the world – tucked right up in the north east of England it sits on the north bank of the River Tyne (from which it draws part of its name), looking out to the North Sea. While it has a bit of a reputation for being a...

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This summer I moved to Turkey; how long for I don’t know, probably just the summer, but the fact remains that when you stay somewhere for longer than a month, then you’re living there and you need to adjust to the fact that you’re not on holiday. Not being on holiday means one major thing...

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Three Days in …. Paris

September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ah Paris, the capital of haute couture, sophistication, and the downright chic. If you find yourself with a few days to spare in the French capital, then you’ll probably be wondering where to start with getting around, deciding what to see, and figuring out what’s best avoided. Cities can be confusing when you first arrive,...

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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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