The Wheels on the Bus…

It used to be that you could backpack across Europe by train. Then the likes of RyanAir and Easyjet came about and it became almost as cheap to fly across Europe (if you travel light). Now the most budget friendly way to travel across Europe is by coach (bus). Check out the German owned Flixbus,... Continue Reading →

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Cruising for the Clueless

After five years of working on-board a cruise ship, and another five months of working logistics for multiple cruise lines, I think I can finally pin point some of the most common mistakes or oversights people make when travelling by cruise ship [...]

Experimental Travel

Have you ever heard of experimental travel?  It's essentially a collection of ways to travel based on method over destination - many don't even require you to leave your hometown!  A few years ago, Travel gurus Lonely Planet published a book on the subject.  It is now out of print, but remains a hot topic... Continue Reading →

Learn to Love Layovers

Many people stress over trying to find a direct flight (and the cost of some of those direct flights).  I'm going to tell you why you shouldn't.  Embrace layovers. As you may be aware from my previous post on finding bargain airfare, most of my flying had previously been booked by my company - who... Continue Reading →

Finding Frugal Flight Fares

My company pays for my flights when I travel for work, so it wasn't until I started travelling in between my contracts that I realized how expensive those flights can be, especially when you have to be there on a specific day.  So I started shopping around for the cheapest flights I could find, and... Continue Reading →

International Budget Air Travel

The other night, my friend told me that she wanted to take her husband to Paris or London, but that it was just too expensive to fly there.  She is not alone in thinking this. Many Americans think that travelling to Europe is too expensive.  Even though many European countries offer accommodation for cheap, the flight... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Travel Checklist

There are many different apps and sites and lists out there that help you track all of the places you've been.  But I've found that some are too basic (the US is a big country!  And Hawaii is very different than New York!) and some are too detailed (like if you pin every city you've... Continue Reading →

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