Tips and Tricks

Should you visit South East Asia in the rainy season?

Should you visit South East Asia in the rainy season?

The rainy season in South East Asia is a tempting proposition. Cheaper flights, abundant accommodation – and who knows? You might strike it lucky and get days of glorious sunshine. After all, almost everywhere you read seems to describe the rainy season here as having […]

5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Long-haul flights can be a drag. I’m always amazed at the different ways people try to survive these journeys: particularly those who just sit there and drink can after can of beer. (Each to their own, but I can only imagine how rough you feel […]

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

I’m usually pretty good at doing my research prior to a trip, and getting my head around all the different planes, trains and automobiles involved – but Paris seemed unreasonably complicated. Personally, I would put it up there with Tokyo in terms of transport technicality. (Actually, […]

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

London – as with any major city – can be eye-wateringly expensive if you let it. For tourists and travellers who want to soak up as much of the capital as possible, the costs can soon start to add up, particularly when pricey food and drink […]

Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

Top Glamping Tips for Non-Campers

So, first of all, a confession. I’m really not a happy camper. Turns out I’m also not great at glamping (I’m generally more of a ‘hotel’ kind of person). I was fully invested in the whole concept, ready for crackling fires and marshmallows and sleeping […]

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

When eating out in London – and particularly if you’re there on a flying visit, or doing the tourist thing – it can be tempting to stick with what you know. Hunting down quirky coffee spots can be time-consuming, and taking a chance on an […]

7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

7 straight-talking strategies for bagging the best accommodation

Generally speaking I live in a bit of a travel bubble, where most people I know or speak to are as obsessed as I am, and similarly know all the best tips and tricks – and more. Every now and again however, I have a […]

When not to book a cheap flight

When not to book a cheap flight

Everyone loves scoring a cheap flight, and these days it seems there are more opportunities than ever to fly for a fistful of fivers. Nine times out of ten there are some serious strings attached however – whether that’s in the form of an extortionate […]

14 Top Tips for the Shy Solo Traveller

14 Top Tips for the Shy Solo Traveller

Fancy solo travel, but can’t bear the thought of having to socialise in a rowdy hostel? Find talking to strangers difficult? Worried about whether you can hack it by yourself in a strange country? Read on, for the answers to all of the above – […]

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

As world cities go, Bangkok can be a tough nut to crack. Busy, noisy and hot as hell, it lures you in with the stunning temples, the languorous Chao Phraya river and the lip-smackingly good street food, before spitting you out into a smoggy haze […]



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