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How to make overnight bus journeys more enjoyable

If you love travelling chances are you'll come across an overnight bus journey at some point. I love them because they're usually cheap and I'm a bit of a budget traveller in case you hadn't guessed! Family holidays abroad usually involved an overnight car journey when we were younger. Because of that I guess I never got to that stage where you have difficulty sleeping while on the road. Myself, brother and sister all used ...
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Tips for being a language assistant on your year abroad

If you're studying a language at university and have to take a year abroad you may be weighing up your options. Perhaps you could work, study or become a language assistant on your year abroad. I studied French at The University of Warwick and spent my third year - the year abroad - in the town of Grenoble. Instead of opting to go to the university in Grenoble, I worked as a language assistant and ...
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What documents do I need to bring with me to Canada?

If you've successfully applied for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa and are about to head over to Canada, congratulations! It's an exciting (and nerve-wracking time!). I can't believe that the day I'm writing this makes it a whole year since I moved out of my flat in Brixton and headed to the airport bound for Canada. As you're doing your final packing checks you may be wondering "What documents do I need to bring with ...
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I’VE WRITTEN AN EBOOK

Buy Budget Adventures the eBook 40+ pages of tried & test money saving tips for ONLY £2.99  So you want to go travelling? I approve! But you're wondering how you could possibly afford to travel? You feel like you’re spending your whole life working but still can’t afford that much needed holiday? Perhaps you think that after you’ve bought the flights you’ll have no money left to actually do anything? We’ve all been there, believe ...
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How to use the high speed trains in China

During our two weeks in China we used the high speed trains in China to travel fairly regularly from place to place. It struck us pretty quickly that travelling by train in China is much different to travelling by train in the UK. If you’re planning a trip to China soon I’ve pulled together some top tips and things we wish we’d known before getting that first high speed train in China. About China’s high ...
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5 Tips for travelling on a student budget

Whether you’ve just started university or have just gone back, one question; aside from “where are we going out tonight?” or, “which sports club should I try - would I be any good at ultimate frisbee” (to which my answers would be; the one with the best drinks offer, and hey! give it a go, you never know!), might be “how can I travel more on a student budget?” I don’t think I’ve ever travelled ...
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7 Tips For Driving Abroad

This year I hired a car for both my trip to Lake Como and Spain (I've actually driven abroad more than in England this year!). Driving abroad can be scary at first, especially when you’ve only driven in England and have to face driving on the other side of the road for the first time! It’s even more scary when you realise just how crazy Italian drivers can be (seriously, they drive SO fast). So, ...
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What To Do If You Need Medical Attention On Holiday But Have Forgotten Your EHIC & Don’t Have Travel Insurance

Edit: November 2017 - Please be aware that you should NEVER pay for your EHIC . You can get an EHIC for free from the NHS. Sites that try and charge you when you've lost your EHIC are ripping you off and should not be trusted. They cannot get one any quicker than you can and it's more likely to be slower. Here's where to get your free EHIC card. Edit: January 2017 - I ...
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10 Steps to a Fantastic Camping Experience

Camping. It's a bit like Marmite really in that it tends to be something you either love or hate. Personally, I'm a big fan. Even if you set up a tent in your back garden you feel like you're on the ultimate adventure. Add a campfire, BBQ, marshmallows and a couple of beers (served in an aluminium mug of course), into the mix and it's like you're a million miles away. Our first family holidays involved a ...
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London Survival Guide: Cool, Cheap London

I've lived in London since the end of October and, for the most part it's kind of what I thought it would be. If I'm honest I (stupidly) imagined it more like you see on TV shows. I imagined meeting up with friends most nights, trying out exciting new restaurants and events and generally just having a fantastic time being out a lot. The reality is that you're tired and broke. I've never been one to ...
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