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.
Trekking in Pakistan, Tibet, Greenland, Ethiopia and France.
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.
Christine Thompson, originally from New Hampshire, has taught EFL for the past 20 years in the Kansai Area of Japan, as well as in the Slovak and Czech Republics. She currently works as Director of Studies for Threshold Training Associates and as Lead Trainer and Career Placement Specialist for TEFL International Prague. Today she gives her take on living and working in Prague.
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…
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.
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.
With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!
Shay Gleesom found his purpose after spending six months travelling, working on farms, helping in back packer hostels and volunteering teaching, exchanging a few hours’ help for accommodation and board. Those experiences gained and people encountered guided him to his future path and into something that he genuinely wanted to do with his life.