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6 Ways to See New York City on a Budget

I quit my job to see New York. Admittedly that statement is slightly out of context but in May I left my job to spend a month in New York State. I soaked in two weeks of small town America whilst visiting friends in Westchester County followed by two busy weeks of exploring the big…

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Travel The World At Dollywood, Tennessee

It was a difficult thing to hear that some people don’t know Dolly Parton has a multi-million dollar theme park when I moved to the UK. Mostly because for the past twenty-something years of my life my parent’s have held season passes and I have gone there several times a year since the time I…

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7 Things You Can Do In Washington, DC On A Backpacker’s Budget

Washington, DC might not seem like a budget location to travel to but, with all the Smithsonian museums being completely free, there are definitely ways to make this historic location a cheap trip. There are many things to do in DC within walking distance, or by metro, so it is hard to choose how best…

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Melbourne Beach, Florida: Without a Car and on a Budget

Do you want an inexpensive winter escape to a warmer climate? Get yourself down to Melbourne Beach, Florida for a holiday that will leave both you and your bank card refreshed and glowing. Located on a narrow island bordering the Atlantic Coast, with the salt water on ocean side and the Indian River’s brackish water…

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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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A Season in Banff: Off Piste and On the Cheap

Renowned around the globe for its world class slopes, Banff is a dream come true for adrenaline junkies and gap year students alike. What better way to spend a year than cruising down pearly white mountains and topping up your goggle tan line? Yet for most of us, our entire budget during our season is…

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Here’s Why Every 20-Something Should Spend a Summer in Chicago

In a city like Chicago, you can be that broke 20-something and still feel like you have a life. Located in Illinois, Chicago is the third most populated city in the US. Known for Al Capone, architecture, jazz music and Barack Obama, the city has a dazzling skyline and a beach to look out over…

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New York City on a Budget

New York City: a glamorous destination that’s high on the wish-list of many, but notoriously not so easy on the bank balance. There’s no escaping the fact that it’s a pricey place to set your sights on, but once the flights are out of the way there are several ways and means to let you…

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5 Cheap Things You Can Do in Texas

You’ve heard about Texas, you knew it was big, full of steak, and has giant cows called Buffalo. I saw big, I saw steaks, I saw big steaks. I unfortunately missed the buffalo, a source of great embarrassment to me. Here are five things I did see in Texas, and not one of them was…