Your Ultimate Trip Planning Guide – Save Time & Money

Welcome on board! Don’t you love it when you hear those words on a flight? I do, and I guess you do too, which is why you’re here. In this guide I’ll share my best time and money saving travel tips. Here’s what we’ll cover: Taking the pain (and expense) out of trip planning Anybody … Read more

How to Get From New York To Washington DC – Quick Guide

Home to the White House, the Washington Monument and the National Mall, Washington DC has a lot to offer visitors. Not only is it the capital of the United States, it’s a short hop from the Big Apple, meaning you can combine a trip to New York and Washington DC in one visit. In this … Read more

How to Get To Verbier From Geneva

Verbier is a year-round destination in the Swiss Alps. Located in Swiss canton, Valais, and featuring the 4 Vallées ski area, it’s one of Europe’s premier ski resorts in winter. But Verbier is a summer destination, too – those alpine mountains are every bit as tempting for hiking and biking when the snow has gone. … Read more

Denied Boarding: Is Your Passport Still Valid After Brexit?

Update: I got a refund from Easyjet via ADR – see my update below. On Thursday 21 October 2021 I stood at the gate at Manchester Airport waiting to board the 15:45 Easyjet flight to Malaga, Spain. I was with my friend. We were going on a three night trip, coming back on Sunday 24. … Read more

Taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz in Mexico

Chances are, if you’re a tourist taking the Baja Ferry from Topolobampo to La Paz, you’ve just rolled off Mexico’s splendid Copper Canyon Train (El Chepe as it’s known locally) and are looking to explore Baja California. In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to take the Baja ferry from Topolobampo … Read more

Should You Take The Baz Bus in South Africa? A Baz Bus Review

The Garden Route South Africa Baz Bus review

“It’s dangerous.” “Especially for a woman on her own.” “You definitely shouldn’t drive the garden route by yourself.” If there was one piece of consistent advice I received when I was in South Africa it was that driving the garden route – the famous stretch of road from Cape Town up to Port Elizabeth – … Read more

How to Use the Tube in London (Without Pissing off the Locals)

How to use the tube in London

Want to find out how to use the Tube in London (without pissing off the locals)? Read on… I’ve been using the Tube in London a lot recently and as I’m no longer living or working in the Capital, I’m starting to see the underground transport network in a whole new light. Sure, the Tube is … Read more

101 Tips for Cheap Flights

tips for cheap flights

I’ve flow from the UK to Paris for €5 (total price), I just booked my flight home for Christmas (New York’s JFK to London Heathrow) for £75 and I’ve recently flown half-way across Colombia for under $50. How? A combination of experience, sheer will and a fair number of flight booking tips and tricks that … Read more

Dynamic Pricing: Flight Pricing’s Biggest Scam?

Sign Complaints Department 300 miles away

Want to know what dynamic pricing is? Want to find out how this discriminatory pricing practice used by airlines, is pushing up the cost of your flights? And, most importantly, want to understand how to beat the system to get cheaper prices? Read on… Once upon a time I was a consumer protection lawyer and although … Read more

Travel hacking in the UK 4: Using Air Miles

This is the final article in a four-part series about travel hacking in the UK. Here you will find details about using your air 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 … Read more