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Want to head off on that perfect getaway with a personal touch without paying exorbitant fees?

 

Or maybe you are on the lookout for a truly unique experience all packaged and ready for you?

 

Planning something special can be tiring and time-consuming which is why I’ve put together these articles to help you as much as possible in putting together something you’ll truly love!

When arranging accomodation, there’s one thing I’m always on the hunt for – The ‘coolest places’ to stay.

 

We’ve stayed in caves, tree-houses, riad’s, chalet’s, houseboats and in the midst of the Sahara, to name a few.

 

Irrespective of whether you’re backpacking on a budget or looking to splurge, there are options that cater to everyone’s needs. Have a look at the places we’ve stayed at. I’m sure you shall find something exotic for your next trip!

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AIRBNB

One of the best alternatives to a hotel room both for short and long term stays. Unique locations and houses with a local touch. The owners rent it out and ensure you have the best possible experience! Ensure you read review thoroughly before booking! Register by using the link to receive £30 FREE CREDIT!


BOOKING.COM

Booking.com is  my to go site when I am planning a last minute getaway. Why? To find the best options available in peak season when everything’s booked. Even otherwise, if you’re low on funds their ‘Book Now, Pay Later’ option bundled with free cancellation if required, is a gem!


COUCHSURFING

The best site out there to grab a couch for free! Yes, Free! Locals post listings and it’s one of the best ways to get inside trivia about a city too. However, as with everything, there could be shady people so ensure you read tonnes of reviews and send invites yourself rather than getting invited over!


HOSTELWORLD

Hostelworld is the best place to search for hostels around the world. Their interface is user friendly and the search options are too. Hostels are great is you’re traveling solo. Not keen to share a room? Opt for a private one then!


AGODA

Agoda is my must-use site when it comes to booking accomodation in Asia! They have places not listed anywhere else which goes to prove that the have  one of the biggest inventories out there! Try them out, they have points you can accumulate for free stays!


As someone who wants to make the best use of the time at hand, planning sits at the top of the pyramid for me! There’s always space to do spontaneous activities or take a break, but if you’re someone who likes to move fast, these will help!

 

Travelling only to step foot in a place is something I do not endorse, but no matter if you travel fast or you’re more inclined towards slow travelling, there’s lots of info on how to plan a stress-free getaway in these articles.

Sometimes just purchasing an online ticket saves hours!

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TRIPADVISOR

If you’re a traveller, you’ve definitely heard of this before! Un-baised and personal reviews put up by millions of users which help in making those difficult decisions! Make sure you read reviews throroughly before checking out a new place!


There are only a handful that would visit a place and not venture out to check all the ‘cool’ places in the city!

While it is certainly difficult to do ‘everything’ that a place has to offer, here are some of the top picks with all the needed info to book in advance if needed.

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LONELY PLANET GUIDES

I love the pocket/mini guides by Lonely Planet! They’re concise  and it gives you enough space to take your decisions! However, if you are pressed for time, the full guides have lots of data, maps and pictures for everything you’d want to do and see in a city!


If it’s food that draws you to a place…we’re very much alike! There’s few things in the world that compare to a Paella in Spain, Tangia in Morocco or Dolmades in Greece!

 

These compilations of the foods we’ve tried and loved, will definitely get your taste buds tingling! (Or if you’re skeptical about trying something new, you’ll know what it contains to avoid it!)

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

As someone who possesses a third-world passport and compulsorily needs insurance to apply for a visa, I can state that there are few things as important as having a valid travel insurance, when you’re planning to travel.

 

Think what best suits your travel plans and opt accordingly.

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WORLD NOMADS TRAVEL INSURANCE

Too many things to handle before flying? Unsure where to get the best travel insurance at the most competitive rates? Not keen to compare many Insurance providers to verify if you’ve got the best deal? World Nomads is what I use for all my travel needs. They cover 150+ countries and are available 24/7, another reason to reduce unwanted stress!


ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRAVEL INSURANCE

A very useful guide about the types of coverage travellers can expect on a typical travel insurance policy. This is a very useful resource from Compare on the importance of getting travel insurance coverage while abroad.


Cruising isn’t necessarily to be pushed away for when you retire! Sure it isn’t cheap, but when planned right, it can be budget-friendly.

 

As long as you don’t get sea-sick, it is one of the best means to get a taste of a country, irrespective of whether you’re a couple or family of any age-group!

 

I plan to keep adding to the articles already present. Till then, if you’re planning a cruise yourself, use these guides to select the best option out there and have a whale of a time!

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KAYAK

Decided where to go but unsure when? Looking for the best deals and are flexible on the dates? Kayak should be your starting point! Their search engine displays the best flights to opt for +/- 3 days from your selected date of departure.


SKYSCANNER

Just want to travel, head out anywhere, wherever it’s the cheapest? Skyscanner’s amazing ‘Everywhere’ option is what you’re looking for! Populate your preferences and enter ‘Everywhere’ in the destination to pick the cheapest options available!


GOOGLE FLIGHTS

The most flexible option available on the net! Try putting a continent or country as your destination. You could even put multiple airports as the departure point or search countries by interest. If you’re flexible, find the best trips available by opting to search by month and time-frame. A map displayed with prices around the world is the best!


ROME2RIO

Clueless how to get from point A to B? Unsure if certain modes of transportation are feasible? Look no further! All you need to do is enter your Source and Destination and voila! this awesome website will display all the routes, including the cheapest ones, be it bus, ferry, train or air!


VOYAGES – SNCF

The best site when it comes to booking train travel in Europe! You needn’t worry about facing language issues as you can book a train journey in almost every country in Europe through this site in English :) They sometimes have good offers and you can purchase bus tickets too.


MEGABUS

For all those looking for thrifty travel in Europe look no further! If you are  flexible with time and have no issues about spending hours on a bus, Megabus has cheap bus tickets in many countries, sometimes for as low as £1, from London to Paris although it does take 8 hours!


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