You want to travel and you want to go now but reaching into your pockets all you pull out is a crumpled fiver, a used bus ticket, and a bit of lint that for some reason hasn’t coalesced in your belly button as usual. Clearly you won’t be going anywhere far anytime soon. There is an answer though: get a job, ya bum! Just don’t get it where you are now.
Christmas can be an expensive time of year for everyone and if you like to spend the festive season abroad, your costs can really mount up. From the cost of presents to hotel bookings and travel, there’s no doubt that going abroad over the Christmas holidays often requires some careful budgeting.
If you’re spending extended time abroad - whether as a student, a volunteer, a digital nomad, or whatever else - sticking to your budget is usually a priority. Of course there are some exceptions, and people who do well enough to indulge wherever they may be. If you’ve set yourself up in that camp, more power to you! But for most regular travelers or people spending months at a time in foreign countries, the financial picture can be a complicated one.
A smart watch arouses the primitive part of the brain that drove our ancestors to want a better stone tool and create civilisation.
So, you’ve just returned back from your incredible travelling experience. You’ve been gone for perhaps months at a time, and you left your ordinary, straightforward and repetitive daily routine at your front door all those months ago. So now the idea of heading back to it might feel a little deflating…
Keeping yourself on a tight budget means you can travel longer. Because of its limitations you take different opportunities, meet people you wouldn’t find otherwise, and generally see a world those travelling with lined-pockets can’t. It only goes to say that the shoestring way is the better one right? So says Andrew Fraieli, author of this week’s guest post.
It’s no wonder that London is at the top of many traveller’s lists. But with such a vibrant and bustling city at your fingertips, it can be tricky to know where to begin! If you’re planning your first trip to London then read on, as here you’ll get the lowdown on some of the best attractions and places to visit while you’re in the UK’s capital.
This can be an emotive topic so if you don’t smoke, don’t like smoking, and you do not need help with giving up smoking, this short post and infographic aren’t for you.
Phillip Garlick is Head of Commercial at the travel money provider H&T. He shares his top picks of the countries you can travel to affordably this year.
Prasongsook Hostel was chosen by huff as our place to stay in Ubon Ratchathani. It turned out to be the optimal stomping off distance from the bus station in the direction that promised the most light and life. Not too far that one of us would collapse from exhaustion under the weight of our baggage, but not too near that we couldn’t calm down and resume being civilised to each other.