Posts in 'Budget Travel'

What is it like to take a night bus in South America?

What is it like to take a night bus in South America?

If you plan on backpacking in South America, chances are at some point, you are going to take a night bus to cover some serious distance. I’ve put together a little lowdown on the four different experiences I had using night buses in Argentina, Chile and Peru – which were of varying quality from free […]

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Hitchhiking London to Morocco

Hitchhiking London to Morocco // Part 2

Apologies, Part 2 has been a VERY long time coming! We are at the half point stage of our hitchhike adventure from London to Morocco – catch up on Part One. Day 4 The Lowdown and Drivers  After a nights stay at my friend Jay’s house from a previous ski season, we were back on […]

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Pool Bridge Campsite Exmoor

A summer microadventure in Exmoor National Park

Early Saturday morning, in the midst of the long, hot summer heatwave.  A rare day off together, we pondered how to make the most of the day. We’d made vague plans to go camping since May, but the tiredness of our seasonal jobs had always got the better of us. I was working the next […]

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Loch Surdal Isle of Skye

Workaway Diaries: Isle of Skye – Week 2

The weeks are flying by up here on the Isle of Skye already, days mixed with cleaning, hiking and my love of taking hundreds of pictures.  Whilst the hostel is quiet during the weekdays, the past weekend was fully booked with groups of friends and families who made the space their own and somewhat forgot […]

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A quick guide to geocaching

A quick guide to geocaching

A couple of years ago, myself and a group of friends had a catch-up weekend down in Poole, Dorset. On the coach ride down, we were researching ideas for quick and adventurous activities for our weekend and stumbled across geocaching in the National Trust’s guide to 50 things to do before your 11 ¾’s (an […]

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Vilnius Lithuania

Valentines in Lithuania: From Vilnius, with love

Throw away the map and just get lost. One of my great loves of travelling…. Old Town Vilinus Reach for the sky Crumbling walls; new art Vilnius Cathedral and Bell Tower A Valentine’s Wedding Gediminas Tower The view from Gediminas Tower Looking out to the New Town from Gediminas Tower Valentine’s sunset: Vilnius, Lithuania from Look With […]

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Music festival volunteering with Oxfam

How to volunteer at a music festival

Wide open fields, you and your mates, new bands and a few cheeky beverages –  many of us have sweet memories of summer festivals gone by. These days, the reality is a weekend in a muddy field will set you back over £200+. But there are alternative options. During a backpacking trip back in 2006, a […]

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Galway Busker

Night & Day: Exploring Galway

When I woke up I was all alone With a broken heart and a ticket home And I ask you now, tell me what would you do If her hair was black and her eyes were blue I’ve traveled around I’ve been all over this world Boys I ain’t never seen nothin’ like a Galway […]

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Hitchhike London to Morocco

Hitchhiking from London to Morocco // Part 1

THE STORY January. The month for big ideas, wild plans, new beginnings. A weekday evening, middle of the month, a group of friends gathered for dinner. Fran, a previous ski season colleague casually mentioned she was probably going to hitchhike to Morocco from London sometime this year and extended an open invitation to the group. The […]

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