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Florence on a Shoestring

Florence (Firenze) is, unquestionably, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. With its history steeped in art, picturesque bridges, riverside architecture and buzzing café culture, it is a definite must see on any visit to the boot. As with any sought after destination in Italy, Florence can be expensive, but don’t let that put you off.…

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London’s Top 5 Beer Gardens

The sun is out in Britain, and that can mean only one thing: its time to don your shorts (even though it’s still slightly too chilly), forgo the sun cream (even though you’ll definitely burn), and head to the nearest pub garden ready for May Bank Holiday (even though you’ll definitely be hung over at…

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3 Tips For Doing China on the Cheap

By the time I got to China, 6 months of Full moon parties, Whitsundays boats and overpriced diving courses had left me budget-stretched and panicked, wondering how I was going to get through my final two weeks of travelling in China. Not only was I practically penniless, I was also clueless about what to expect;…

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The Five Best Free Things to do in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul)

If you are looking for a great place to spend a weekend, but are concerned about your budget, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are for you! With numerous things to do near the Minneapolis- St. Paul International airport, Minnesota is a great location for a getaway weekend. The Twin Cities offer city life as well…

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Perusing Peru

The south of Peru is one of the most popular regions to visit in South America for good reason. As I discovered last summer, Peru immerses you in its history, astounds you with its vistas and draws you in to its energetic and diverse culture. Cusco and the Sacred Valley Cusco, the ancient Inca capital,…

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How Cruises Can Be For Young Travellers Too

I will admit, when my mom asked if I would like to go on a cruise with her and some of our friends during Easter holiday I imagined it to be a trip of swimming, tanning, unlimited food and well, retired people. Spending several months in Wales for the winter, I quickly jumped at a…

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Ireland: Surfing Dunfanaghy

If you are a keen, or beginner, surfer looking to get away for a long weekend somewhere new this year then Dunfanaghy should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Dunfanaghy is in the stunning county of Donegal which DiscoverIreland describes as a “county that will force you to kick back, slow down…

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Paris on a Budget

Paris may be traditionally associated with extravagance and luxury, but with a bit of creativity you could make the most of an exceptionally stylish, upbeat and forever romantic city. Cheap but comfy hostels Contrary to many European capitals, Paris has never been great for affordable accommodation. However, with more and more international students visiting each…

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The World Is Not As Scary As You Think

When I went to India in 2014 I was told several times by people of all ages how dangerous it would be for me as a young white woman. I was shown rape statistics and reminded over and over about the horrendous rape on the bus in Delhi that took place in 2012. By the…

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Brighton on a Budget

As one of Britain’s most cosmopolitan cities, combining seaside charm with a quirky urban buzz, a visit to Brighton does not always come cheap. In fact, by falling into tourist traps and visiting peak attractions, you could end up spending a small fortune on a day out. But, don’t let this put you off. With…