Travel Hacking in the UK 3: How to Earn Flyer Miles

This is the third article in a four-part series about travel hacking in the UK. Here you will find details about how to earn flyer miles but you may also be interested to read: Travel Hacking in the UK 1: Can You Really Fly for Free Travel Hacking in the UK 2: Choosing a UK Air Miles … Read more

Choosing a UK Air Miles Credit Card

This is the second article in a four-part series about travel hacking in the UK. Here you will find details about choosing a UK air miles credit card but you may also be interested to read: Travel Hacking in the UK 1: Can You Really Fly for Free Travel Hacking in the UK 3: How to Earn … Read more

Travel Hacking in the UK 1: Can You Really Fly for Free?

Ever seen those articles that claim that with a bit of travel hacking you can fly for free around the world? I see them a lot, particular from US residents and the sceptic in me wonders whether it really is true that you can get free flights, and, more importantly for me as a UK … Read more

To Take Tours or Not to Take Tours – That is the Question

I’m an independent traveller. Have been for close to four years, but that doesn’t mean I’m against organised tours. Although my personal preference is to go it alone, I think tours can offer an invaluable travel experience if done well and taken in the right circumstances. I’ve taken tours that have lasted hours, days and … Read more

Challenges of Going From A Gap Year to Long-Term Travel

I recently wrote about why I don’t regret quitting law to travel and it seemed only fair, as I make my final preparations for my 2014 travel plans (where I’ll be heading back to Latin America for at least the rest of the year), to present the flip-side of the story because long-term travel isn’t … Read more

The Highs and Lows of Low-Season Travel

Travelling in high-season can be a bitch. I should know, I foolishly planted myself in Italy for the entire month of July last year and endless queues and searches for beds ensued. Prices were high, street space was low. There. Were. People. Everywhere. So, it seemed logical (in my tiny mind) to test the converse … Read more

What Does Travel Insurance Cover (and What’s Excluded)?

What does travel insurance cover? It’s a good question that many people don’t ask; a fact that’s surprising when you think about the cost and importance of buying travel insurance. As a former-lawyer, I’ll guide you through what is covered by travel insurance, what is not covered, what level of cover is typically good enough and … Read more

Backpacking Hawaii? Where to Stay in Hawaii on a Budget

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Hawaii is expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit on a budget. Whether you’re backpacking Hawaii, trying to achieve a dream honeymoon without taking out your first mortgage or you’re a family on a budget, you may be surprised to know that you can sleep for … Read more

How to Visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii for Only $5

Which Hawaiian Island to Visit

The day after my hike up Diamond Head I decided to visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii. History was never my favourite subject at school. As one dull teacher after another tried to download an encyclopaedic dossier of British history into my brain, I’d long tuned out before we even got to the matter of World history, … Read more

How to Get to Urbino

How to Get to Urbino

“How do you get to Urbino?” It was a good question that came from a good friend when I declared I was off to explore a new part of Italy (new to me, I’m pretty sure Urbino has been on the Italian map for quite some time). I can plan a trip to Rome with my … Read more