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    Hotel vs. AirBnB: Which Is Best?

    The AirBnB craze sort of crept up on all of us a while back, and now it’s a massive trend for a lot of travellers. In the past, we’d always stayed in hotels as it was just the given thing to do, and we’ve had some great experiences. When we went to Paris though, we stayed in an AirBnB and it was awesome! Beautiful apartment, good price, and right next to the Arc de Triomphe – the dream. It can be hard choice when it comes to the hotel vs. AirBnB debate, but these aspects should hopefully help guide your decision.   Flexibility Winner: AirBnB One of the best things…

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    Budget Christmas Travel Ideas

    Christmas is just around the corner and I’m really excited! I love the festive feeling, seeing the city centre lit up, and hearing Christmas music all over the place. The only problem is with Christmas, is that it’s super pricy! You have you buy presents for people, and generally everything seems to be more expensive. Travelling around at Christmas is really fun though, so don’t let money get in the way. That’s why I’ve made a list of budget Christmas travel ideas that you can look into over the festive season…   Christmas Markets I love a good Christmas market! The German market in Leeds is amazing, and I’ve been…

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    How To Be A Tourist In Your Own City

    When you live and work in your home city, the shine can easily wear off. It’s not as exciting and you’re always thinking about the next trip away and forget what’s on your doorstep! I’ve lived in Leeds for almost 5 years and, even now, I still like to get a bit touristy and see the city with fresh eyes. It’s cheap, it’s fun, and it really makes you appreciate where you live. Here’s some ideas about how to be a tourist in your very own city.   Learn The History Every city has its own history. Some places may be more interesting than others, but there’ll always be something…

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    How To Pack A Suitcase Effectively

    Most people hate packing, but it doesn’t have to be a horrendous chore.  When it comes to packing, I’m a big believer in starting off with a list so you can cover everything off. I know a lot of people aren’t big on lists though, and there are other things you need to think about as well. That’s why in this post, I’m going to tell you exactly how to pack a suitcase effectively so the whole process becomes a breeze!   Break It Down Into Categories A great way to start packing is to break everything down into categories. You’ve got your clothes, underwear, shoes, toiletries/makeup etc. Once you…

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    How To Have A Budget-Friendly Meal In A Pricy Restaurant

    One thing I really enjoy is going out for a nice meal. Me and Tom always say that we’d do it every single week if we could! It’s just really nice to dress up, have a bottle of wine and head out for some really good food. One of my personal fave places for food is Tattu. There’s only 3 restaurants in the UK so far, and lucky for me, one of them is in Leeds! It does contemporary Chinese cuisine and it’s soooo good, but it’s not cheap. However, it is actually possible to have a more budget-friendly meal in an expensive restaurant. Here’s how!   Happy Hour Not…

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    Top 5 Things To Do In Camden

    London has so many great boroughs, and one of my favourites is Camden! Despite living in London for a year and visiting plenty of times, I didn’t visit until recently. It’s such a quirky and unique place – you could spend hours there and not get bored. I’ve put together a list of top things to do in Camden, so if you visit, get them added to your itinerary!   Visit Cereal Killer Café This place is a major hidden gem and visiting here was one of my favourite things to do in Camden! They serve cereal, which sounds basic, but they do it in such a cool way. They…

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    UK Film Locations You Need To Visit

    I’m massively into movies, and I have been known to fangirl when I’ve visited certain UK film locations (#sorrynotsorry). There’s loads of great places where really famous movies have been filmed and they make for a great day trip. For most of us, holiday season has been and gone, so it’s nice to get away for a day and visit somewhere cool. Here are a few great UK film locations you can check out. Some are free to visit as well, which is a bonus! Durham Cathedral, Durham The Harry Potter movies were filmed at Durham Cathedral; it acted as one of the Hogwarts courtyards. Avengers Infinity Wars was also partially…

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    Biggest Travel Mistakes That Will Cost You

    Everyone can slip up, but there are some travel mistakes that can really end up costing you. I’m definitely guilty of making some of the mistakes on this list myself, so I want to tell you what they are, so you don’t make them too! It’s not about being on your guard all the time – it’s a holiday after all! But it’s just about being conscious of things that could leave you out of pocket. Here are the main offenders…   Overpacking It can be really hard to decide what to take away with you on holiday. You may just think ‘fine, I’ll take it all’. But this can…

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    Things To Do In Prague On A Budget

    In September, I spent a few days in Prague with my Mam. I’d never been before and didn’t really know too much about the place, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I absolutely loved it and had an incredible time! Having already been on holiday a few times this year, I didn’t have loads of money to spend on this trip. But what I found is, there’s so many things to do in Prague when you have a limited budget. We squeezed a lot into our time there, and despite it being a large city, pretty much every activity we did cost us very little. I’ve put together…

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    How To Save Money On UK Train Travel

    For places that are just too far to drive to, but too near to fly to, most of us opt to travel there by train. They’re quick and easy and connect you to pretty much anywhere in the UK. In recent years, train fares have been increasing, and sometimes they can be downright extortionate! That’s why I’ve put together some tips on how you can save money on your train fares so that travelling by train won’t cost you a fortune.   Get A Railcard I have a 16-25 railcard. I have done for years and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought! It gives you 1/3 off…