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WIN free nights in a luxury hostel & Akra carry-on backpack

WIN FREE NIGHTS IN A LUXURY HOSTEL & AKRA CARRY-ON BACKPACK

Happy New Year! First off, I'd love to wish you all a happy, healthy 2020. Not many resolutions for me this year, just to love more,...

How to spend 48 Hours in Vilnius: 17 top tips

HOW TO SPEND 48 HOURS IN VILNIUS: 17 TOP TIPS

Paris is a good idea but Vilnius might be an even better one? Earlier this summer I had a chance to visit a city that has long been...

 
 
 
How to spend 48 Hours in Goslar

HOW TO SPEND 48 HOURS IN GOSLAR

‘I lived in a more conservative, small minded town nearby before coming to Goslar. The locals here are really friendly and welcomed...

Perfect day trip from Stockholm: Drottningholm Palace

PERFECT DAY TRIP FROM STOCKHOLM: DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE

Dining room, Slottsteater. Drottningholm Palace Royal. Regal. Resplendent When I close my eyes and think of our summer trip to Stockholm,...

 
 
 
Falun: The Swedish town you've never heard of that changed the history of the world

FALUN: THE SWEDISH TOWN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT CHANGED THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

After 7 years I'm heading back to Sweden on a long but pleasant 8 hour train journey from Copenhagen. Our destination? The 31st biggest...

A UNESCO World Heritage roadtrip through Denmark's Riveira, North Zealand

A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE ROADTRIP THROUGH DENMARK'S RIVEIRA, NORTH ZEALAND

Back in Denmark It was a Sunday morning in August like no other. After waking up at the crack of dawn and after only a few hours of...

 
 
 
The Budget Traveller's guide to visiting Ottawa in Winter

THE BUDGET TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO VISITING OTTAWA IN WINTER

Winter in Canada and especially winter in Ottawa is a once in a lifetime experience that you must put on your travel bucketlist. “There...

Backpacking Germany? Consider the moun10 hostel in Garmisch Partenkirchen

BACKPACKING GERMANY? CONSIDER THE MOUN10 HOSTEL IN GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN

Our epic 2 week backpacking Germany trip early this summer took us from the northern extremity of the country to the southern most...

 
 
 
Falling in love with winter in the world's coldest capital city?

FALLING IN LOVE WITH WINTER IN THE WORLD'S COLDEST CAPITAL CITY?

The plan was to stay in Bangkok till March. The beer was cold and cheap, the noodle soup plentiful. However, life had other plans for...

2 days in Bautzen, one of Germany's best preserved medieval towns

2 DAYS IN BAUTZEN, ONE OF GERMANY'S BEST PRESERVED MEDIEVAL TOWNS

An hour's train ride from Dresden, Bautzen with its impressive fortifications and beautifully preserved old town is a joy to wonder...

 
 
 
Ever dreamt of sleeping in a treehouse hostel or a Yurt?

EVER DREAMT OF SLEEPING IN A TREEHOUSE HOSTEL OR A YURT?

If you've been following the blog recently, you probably know that in May we embarked on an adventure to discover some of Germany's...

48 Hours in Meissen, the Porcelain city of Germany

48 HOURS IN MEISSEN, THE PORCELAIN CITY OF GERMANY

Where are all the tourists ?', we wondered as we sipped on a lovely glass of the local Müller-Thurgau wine. It's 11.30am - must be...

 
 
 
My favourite budget places to stay in New York

MY FAVOURITE BUDGET PLACES TO STAY IN NEW YORK

One of the most common questions I get from readers is if I can recommend them a good hostel to stay in New York that is not too expensive....

48 Hours in Riga- Where to eat, sleep & drink

48 HOURS IN RIGA- WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP & DRINK

Compact, very walkable and a mishmash of many striking architectural styles: the result of having been ruled across several centuries...

 
 
 
Taking it slow on the island of Wangerooge

TAKING IT SLOW ON THE ISLAND OF WANGEROOGE

I get a mixture of reactions from my German friends when I mention the island of Wangerooge. ‘Sounds very Australian to me-are you...

48 Hours in Liepaja, Latvia's ‘Windy City'

48 HOURS IN LIEPAJA, LATVIA'S ‘WINDY CITY'

‘We have 5 days in the year without wind. Today is one of them. This was the city where wind was born.' Sintija Pusaudze The sun came...

 
 
 

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Görlitz-The most beautiful city in Germany you've never heard of

GÖRLITZ-THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN GERMANY YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

‘Görlitz is a fantastic little town. You don't know what to expect.' Tony Revolori-‘Zero' from ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' The picture...

 
 
 
10 Best Budget Hostels and Hotels in Copenhagen

10 BEST BUDGET HOSTELS AND HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen is one of Europe's most liveable and also one of its most expensive cities. The Danish capital benefits from unparalleled...

10 years of the BudgetTraveller: Rethinking the meaning of influence and wanderlust in a digital age

10 YEARS OF THE BUDGETTRAVELLER: RETHINKING THE MEANING OF INFLUENCE AND WANDERLUST IN A DIGITAL AGE

The BudgetTraveller celebrated 10 years in April. Crazy how time flies. I wasn't in a very good place when I started this blog 10 years...

 
 
 



Rafael Nadal reacts to Australian Open exit and sends message to Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal reacts to Australian Open exit and sends message to Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal has reacted to his Australian Open exit after losing to Dominic Thiem Rafael Nadal admitted he was ‘sad' to bow out of the 2020 Australian Open but congratulated... Read more ...

LIVE: West Ham vs. Liverpool - Follow the Premier League clash here

LIVE: West Ham vs. Liverpool - Follow the Premier League clash here

Liverpool travel to London as West Ham await, can they extend their lead at the top of the table to... Read more ...

BREAKING: Manchester United confirm Bruno Fernandes transfer agreement with...

BREAKING: Manchester United confirm Bruno Fernandes transfer agreement with Sporting

Bruno Fernandes will join Manchester United subject to completing a medical and agreeing personal terms. Read more ...

World Indoor Athletics Championships in China POSTPONED due to growing fears...

World Indoor Athletics Championships in China POSTPONED due to growing fears over the coronavirus

The governing body had been considering cancelling the event and has now taken the step of putting it back until 2021 due to growing concerns over the dangers posed by the... Read more ...

Bruno Fernandes sends heartfelt message to Sporting fans with Man Utd...

Bruno Fernandes sends heartfelt message to Sporting fans with Man Utd transfer imminent

Bruno Fernandes is poised to join Manchester United after a deal was agreed with Sporting Lisbon. Read more ...

Man City vs Man United live stream: how to watch Carabao Cup 2020 semi-final...

Man City vs Man United live stream: how to watch Carabao Cup 2020 semi-final derby from anywhere

With pressure mounting on his managerial position, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must lead his Manchester United side into what looks like an impossible mission tonight at the Etihad... Read more ...

Fern Britton and Phil Vickery announce they've split up after 20 years together

Fern Britton and Phil Vickery announce they've split up after 20 years together

The couple have split after 20 years together Fern Britton and husband Phil Vickery have split up after more than 20 years together. Fern made the announcement on social media... Read more ...

Scottish politicians vote for ANOTHER independence referendum to be held...

Scottish politicians vote for ANOTHER independence referendum to be held later this year

The vote was driven by the SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who insisted a second vote on independence is necessary to protect the country from the consequences of Brexit. Read more ...

Everton 'reject £85m transfer bid' from Barcelona for Richarlison

Everton 'reject £85m transfer bid' from Barcelona for Richarlison

Richarlison signed a new deal with Everton in December but Barcelona have tested their resolve by making the huge offer Read more ...

Gary Neville slams Man United fans for attacking Ed Woodward's house but...

Gary Neville slams Man United fans for attacking Ed Woodward's house but warns frustration will grow

A mob of around 20 balaclava-clad supporters launched an attack on Ed Woodward's luxurious mansion near Knutsford, in which he lives with his wife, Isabelle, and two very young... Read more ...