How to Decide Where to Stay on Your Next Trip

Planning a trip or getaway is a great way to break free from the monotony and mundane of everyday life. Before you book your next trip, there are a few things to keep in mind that are helpful when deciding on where to stay once you arrive at your destination. Advertisements


Collecting Souvenirs, Mementos & Travel Memories

Do you buy souvenirs when you travel? Maybe you buy something for yourself to remind you of what a great time you had or maybe you buy gifts for your family and friends to give them when you get home? We were so interested in whether or not souvenirs are something people always bring back we ran a Twitter poll.

5 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

Mr ESLT and I are by no means budget travellers, you will not find us staying in hostels or taking 12 hour overnight buses between cities. We are both lucky enough to have well paid full-time jobs with a high percentage of our wages each month being dedicated to travel. On the flip side we are also not five stars and champagne all of the time either, we do like to treat ourselves along the way of course but for…

Inexpensive Ways to Add a Little Luxury to Your Next Holiday

You’ve been waiting for ages to go on a holiday and you’ve had to watch your pennies for a long time so you can afford it. The time has finally come to jet off to paradise! Adding a little more luxury to your hard-won time away would make it absolutely perfect. Here are a few ways to make your holiday that much more luxurious and an experience you’ll never forget.

Plan & Prepare to Mitigate a Medical Emergency

We’ve looked at ways to mitigate a travel emergency before. All the things we mentioned then related to issues like your luggage going missing, losing your cash card, or your phone battery running out. It is, however, important to remember that medical emergencies can also happen while travelling, especially if you already have pre-existing conditions or like to partake in extreme sports. Just imagine the extra stress of not being close to home when it happened? Therefore, why not consider the following things…

4 Must Visit Campsites Around The World

Staycations are on the rise, as Brits decide to holiday on home soil as opposed to overseas – holidays that motorhome and campervan owners have been enjoying for years now. It’s an opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any location you wish – and the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.

Guest Post: How to Buy a Vehicle While Saving for Travel

Do you want to buy a new (or new to you) car—and go on vacation? You’re not alone, and thousands of people manage both every year while still being financially savvy. How do they do it? It takes a combination of frugality, realism, and research. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways online to figure out the best approach for you. Here are a few trips to get started:

Guest Post – Road Trip Essentials: What You Can’t Begin Your Journey Without

Hands down, road trips are the absolute best way to go on a vacation without spending a lot of cash. When you can nix the airfare, you’ll save hundreds or even thousands. And you’ll get to know some amazing sights that are located just outside of your little corner.

Types of Accommodation That Every Traveller Should Be Familiar With

Whether you are taking a two-week holiday or you are a backpacker who intends to stay away from home for months or even years at a time, you need to take accommodation seriously. It really can be a make or break for your trip! Depending on your budget will probably dictate the accommodation you opt for. So, here are a few common forms of accommodation that every traveller should be familiar with.

How to Organise Your Suitcase Before Packing It

Most people love to travel…but hate to pack. We battle between overpacking and forgetting something essential. We struggle to make it all fit. Travelling for something other than a holiday is even worse because it adds a whole other list of things to bring. Before your next departure, follow these simple tips to help you organise your suitcase before you even put anything in it!

5 Destinations for the Holistic Traveller

Do you adhere to a holistic lifestyle? Holistic and wellness holidays aren’t all about yoga and many places around the world can provide more insight into various natural treatments from meditation to essential oils. Travel isn’t always about luxury hotels, fine dining, and sightseeing. Holistic travellers wanting to connect more with their naturopathic lifestyle including wellness and nutrition will be fascinated by the following five destinations.

5 Ways To Protect Your Home While Travelling

As the old saying goes ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle’, well Englishperson but you get my drift, therefore it’s important to ensure we protect and look after our castle at all times, more so when we are away from it. I am quite security conscious and ensure the doors and windows are locked when not in use and always set the burglar alarm when I go out of even to bed. When we go travelling I also ensure we…

How to Make More Frequent Travel Happen

Travelling is fun and exciting. It’s also a great way to expand your personal horizons and learn about new cultures. Many people make the resolution to spend more time travelling each year and whether it’s exploring your local area or hitting exotic parts of the globe, there are lots of ways that you can do it easily. Here are a few tips to help you meet your resolution goals.

Travel Tips – How To Pack Valuables In Your Cabin Luggage

Air travel may be a convenient one, but it is not necessarily relaxing, particularly for those who carry valuables. We are big advocates of not carrying things that hold a high monetary or sentimental value. But if you do have to travel with such things it is vital you keep them close to hand and pack them in your cabin luggage. Whether it is a long international flight or a domestic one, you have to be on your toes all the…

Is Wi-Fi a Contributing Factor When Travelling?

We live in the digital age where we expect to be able to get online all of the time, whether it be to update our social media statues, send work emails or Facetime our friends and family, especially Millennials who have never really known any different. I myself, even though born in the Millennial age range, identify as a xenial (born late 1970s to early 1980s) so I remember a time before the need to be constantly online was a thing…

The Backpacks, Bags and Cases We Use When Travelling

Recently a number of readers and bloggers alike have asked questions along the lines of ‘what is the best backpack?’, ‘what suitcases stand up to the test of being chucked around when checked in?’, ‘what is a great bag to use as a carry on?’ etc. There are a number of amazing backpack, bags and cases out there and there are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right one(s) for you. Your height, build and personal preference…

Planning The Perfect Honeymoon in 2018

Are you getting married this year? Congratulations if you are! Research shows that amongst couples who choose a traditional wedding, 99% of them go on a honeymoon — it’s all part of the wedding experience and a much-needed break after the excitement (and stress) of the big day. In the UK, the average honeymoon costs just over £3,500. Considering that the average cost of a summer holiday for a family of four costs close to £1,000, it’s clear to see…

Why & How We Should Protect The Future of Travel

We love to travel and I am sure if you are reading this you do too. It’s ace, isn’t it? Chucking your stuff in your bag and hitting the road, high seas or air. But, and this is a SCIENTIFIC FACT, we are ruining our own planet, meaning some of the places we visit now will look very different in only a few years time unless we do something about it NOW. It’s hard to believe that some of the…

How Can I Stay Safe and Healthy While Travelling?

Having the opportunity to travel is a wonderful thing and one that can broaden your point of view and open your life to new experiences and delightful people. As with anything else in life, travelling also has its drawbacks which must be considered before you embark on your adventure. These include criminals, dangerous foods, and exposure to diseases. Below, you will find tips on how you can stay safe and healthy while travelling. We’ve also included a few links to…

How To Choose The Right Backpack and Pack Light?

The more you travel, the more you’ll hone your skills at being able to pack light. It is mostly because at one point you’ve realised that travelling with a lesser or a lighter load makes you concentrate more on the destination and less on your belongings. If you are becoming more of a frequent backpacker than a seasonal tourist, you will understand it is all the more important. Let us go through some useful tips that will help you pack…

5 Side Hustles To Stretch Your Travel Budget Further

Don’t you just love it when people wax lyrical about travelling for months on end, enjoying day after day of adventures, followed by nights of partying? It sounds fantastic, but put yourself in that situation and you can’t see how you can manage more than a week or so before your financial resources dry up. Panic not, as this is the age of the side hustle. It might sound like something from a gangster movie, but all it really means…