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

The Hershey Train in Cuba: The Slow Way To Varadero

The Hershey Train in Cuba is the epitome of how travel should be. Lazy, unpredictable, social and slow. As someone who crammed herself into London’s commuter trains for the best part of a decade, always watching the clock, multi-tasking the entire journey (sipping coffee, sleeping, standing, emailing and reading all in one shot), travel was … 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

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

Guide to Visiting the Philippines

palm trees in front of beach

Every now and then I come across a country and for one reason or another we don’t get on – that was my experience with the Philippines. Don’t get me wrong, the country is beautiful, the people even more so it really was not them – it was me. Three months breezing through Hawaii at … Read more

How To Get Around Manila

How To Get Around Manila

Manila, like any capital city is a sprawling mass meaning you’ll need to investigation various forms of transport to see the sights – having navigated the Philippine’s main city (with varying degrees of success) here’s my guide for how to get around Manila. Taxi The huge plus to Manila is that the taxis are super … Read more

Entry Requirements For The Philippines – One Way Tickets

Entry requirements for the philippines

I’ve been a fan of one-way tickets for some time now, mainly because of the flexibility they lend to my travels, but this buy and fly method doesn’t always work, as I discovered this morning when I was introduced to the stringent entry requirements for the Philippines. Booking A Flight To The Philippines I booked … Read more

Guide to the Japan Rail Pass

I consider myself to be a reasonably savvy traveller, yet the Japan Rail Pass had me stumped for a while. Why? It’s not the simplest rail ticket around. After several days researching what the pass is about, whether it is worth it, how to get it and how to use it (which I’m currently doing … Read more