40 Easy Tips For Booking Cheap Flights

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I’ve flown from Liverpool to Paris for €5 (total price), I flew home for Christmas (New York’s JFK to London Heathrow) for £75, and I’ve flown halfway across Colombia for under $50. How? Mostly experience – I fly a lot and have spent hundreds of hours searching for and booking flights. In this article, I’ll … Read more

How To Use Air Miles & Points for Cheap Travel – UK Guide

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Ever seen those articles that claim you can use points and air miles to fly for free? It’s known as travel hacking and I’ve been doing it for years. In this post, I’ll share my tips for how to do it yourself. At the end, I’ve included what happened the year I really focused on … Read more

40 Travel Safety Tips for a Stress-Free Trip

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I’ve spent fourteen years as a travel writer, which included six years travelling full-time as a woman on my own. In that time, my travel safety knowledge has increased dramatically. Mostly, I’ve learned from other people’s mistakes. But I’ve had a few unpleasant scrapes myself. Here are the safety tips I give my family and … Read more

My Dengue Fever Experience

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“Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.” – World Health Organisation “You should go to the doctor.” It was a message from my Mexican friend. I was lying prone for the 5th day in a row, each day … Read more

The Best Travel Sites for Trip Planning

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Planning a trip can be a hassle. There are so many different travel resources out there from review sites to flight search tools to maps and apps. Even as someone who has many years travelling full time, it can all get a bit confusing and, usually, the second you think you’ve settled on your favourite … Read more

How to Plan a Trip Itinerary – Step-By-Step Guide

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Taking your dream trip is one of the most exciting things you can do. Planning that trip, not so much. Stressful and at times overwhelming, it can be a challenge to know where to start. The good new: I’m going to take you through everything you need to know about planning your trip. From planning your … Read more

How to Book Cheap Hotels with Priceline Express Deals

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As a full-time traveller, if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to find great travel deals. I’m have ninja skills when it comes finding cheap flights, I got over $300 worth of free taxi rides in the USA in one month this year and when I book hotels I’m regularly securing rates that are 30%-60% … Read more

12 Tips – What To Do If You’ve Missed Your Flight

I knew within seconds of arriving at the airport that I’d missed my flight, which was funny because I turned up two hours before I was due to fly. Nevertheless, as I searched the departure-board looking for my flight from Milan to Manchester it rapidly dawned on me – I may have been ahead of … Read more

Dealing With Bed Bugs When You Travel

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Fresh from my third encounter with bedbugs in as many days (three out of my last five beds had the critters – a bad ratio by any standards), it seemed an appropriate time to share my tips on dealing with bed bugs when you travel. Some facts about bed bugs Most people have heard of … Read more

What to do When your Hotel Room Plan Falls Through

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‘Homeless in Hawaii’ was my Facebook status more than once during my extended stay on the islands at the end of last year. Whether your travel plans have failed or, like me, you’ve failed to make any plans at all, there are times when you might find yourself in a place with no hotels or rooms … Read more