Porto: 6 things to do in 48 hours

You can only get Port from Porto How long for: Porto is an underrated gem but it won’t be underrated for long, the word is out and even Ryanair flies there! It is a great place for a weekend or 3 day trip and definitely a place you can travel solo. If you’ve got more…… Continue reading Porto: 6 things to do in 48 hours

Lisbon: day trips and best tips

South American salsa x European cityscape perched on a beautiful coastline. How long for: Lisbon is an amazing city. There is so much to do and plenty of day trips available making it a great destination for a short or longer trip. Portugal is also notably cheaper than other parts of Europe making it a…… Continue reading Lisbon: day trips and best tips

Cheapest Ever Airport Lounge Memberships 

I have never used an airport lounge before but I always dreamed about the lux life. I had read about Priority Pass before but never bought one. Firstly, it seemed indulgent for someone who is obsessed with cheap holidays and secondly; I generally try to minimise airport transit time for short European flights. However, I…… Continue reading Cheapest Ever Airport Lounge Memberships 

Timing Tips for Weekend Trips

Having a weekend fling with another city is a fun way to see a new place without eating up any annual leave. I managed to have 61 days abroad for my 20 annual leave last year and much of it comes down to coordinated weekend trips. Below are my time saving basics:   1. Outgoing…… Continue reading Timing Tips for Weekend Trips

Pick a Cheap Journey not a Cheap Flight

London: one city, five (potentially six) airports. If you want to optimise your holidays in terms of time and cost, analysing the outbound airport options is a good place to start. Each journey to the airport takes a different amount of time and has a different cost. Furthermore each have varying times for the ‘first…… Continue reading Pick a Cheap Journey not a Cheap Flight

Registered Traveller Review

It feels good walking in the UK/EU line with my ninja-black New Zealand passport. I shouldn’t be there but the ePassport Gates won’t reject me. Why? because I’m a Registered Traveller. “Registered Traveller?” What does it mean? Are you an official gypsy? If you’re from the EU/UK can you stop reading now… this is just…… Continue reading Registered Traveller Review