I recently celebrated my birthday. I hit the magical 25, and except for a mild quarter life crisis (what am I doing with my life?!) I thought this would be…
Once upon a time, there was a young girl. Blonde hair, a brown snowsuit, and tears running down her chubby red cheeks. Under her feet bounded skis. She…
I’ve been asked many times by fellow young females if I would write a post about solo traveling for the first time. I noticed that there are many young girls who would love to try it, but either are not allowed by their parents, can’t muster up the courage, or simply don’t know how to go about it. Although I am far from being an expert (the longest I travelled alone was one week), I like to give you my best tips.
This article is part 1 of my series on saving money on travel.
Depending on where you’ll travel and how long you’ll stay, transport is most likely to be one of your biggest travel expenses. And unfortunately nothing is going magically transport you to your destination for free (except hitchhiking, actually, that will). Don’t let transportation costs stop you though. With these tips you’ll arrive with a full wallet to your destination.
Welcome to the Budget Flight Checkers Anonymous Meeting. My name is Milou, and I’m a flight checker addict. The first step to recovery is admitting it, so here we go: I am following about 10 cheap flights websites, get notified of deals on Facebook all the time, and check Skyscanner for cheap flights every day. EVERY. DAY. It’s my hobby. It also means I never pay more than €100 for a flight. Ever.
Hence I know exactly which cities pop up with cheap flights often, aka what the cheapest cities are to fly to in Europe, with budget airlines. I decided to share this wealth of knowledge with you ;-) (Why did I never learn anything useful in school?) So here are the cheapest European cities to fly to (from Europe)!
No money is no excuse. It’s essentially a mantra for me (i built my business while I was broke and travel the world on a budget constantly), but still I keep running into people who say they’d like to travel more, but can’t because BROKE. Bullshhhh*. If you really want to you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse. And to prove to you that you can travel with ZERO dollar, I wrote this post: how to travel for free (the £0 travel guide).
(* this is tough love, I really do love you, you know).
One of my favourite things about traveling is getting up close with wildlife. Really being in touch with nature, marveling at the local animals in their natural habitat… feeling so tiny and so humble in this great big universe. But traveling and animal experiences are a very touchy subject. It’s so easy to go wrong and unintentionally support a toxic industry that exploits and mistreats animals. You may not even realise you’re doing it. But how do you know what’s ethical and what’s not? What animal projects to support and what to avoid? To be on the safe side: you should probably skip these 10 travel experiences with animals.
Figured you knew Europe inside and out? And that you’d pretty much seen everything on that whirlwind trip of the continent three years ago? Sure, we all know France, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia. But Europe has lots of lesser known countries that deserve a little time in the spotlight too! You should totally visit these 13 unknown countries in Europe!
Yep, you’ll have to wear a zillion layers of clothes, fold your legs under your armpits for a few hours, and pay for anything that even remotely resembles luxury, but hey… don’t knock a £15 flight, right?! Every now and then I park my luxury princess-ego and exchange it for the hustling go-getter who will gladly compromise a bit of luxury if that means nicer meals, more adventures and better hotels at my destination, by flying a budget airline.
If you’re an avid budget airlines abuser like me (<3 you Ryanair), you’ll LOVE this ultimate list of ALL budget airlines in Europe.
Budget Bucketlist is the reason you’ll love us: for this feature we take bucketlist destinations, and tell you how to do them cheaply. Guess what: your dream is actually more affordable than you thought! So take that Craigslist add offline where you’re selling your kidney, and read this instead. This time we focus on how to do a cheap safari in Kenya, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa (and perhaps even the world)!