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

How to Save on Travel Accommodation

I used to think that hostels were the cheapest short-term accommodation available however times are changing. From my experience I have found Airbnb to be consistently more cost effective. I’m a huge Airbnb advocate, I’ve stayed in 15+ different places in various countries. Last year Airbnb contacted me, inviting me to a sweet party in…… Continue reading How to Save on Travel Accommodation

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