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How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

If you’re already on my blog, I can safely assume that you’re not on one of those all-inclusive tour packages peddled by various travel agencies. Well maybe you bought a package but hopefully after reading this particular series you might reconsider purchasing a tour package the next time round! Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

In Part 3 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe we’ll examine the various transportation options available on the continent for the budget conscious traveller.

Do check out my previous two posts in the series in case you just joined us:

You can get across the European continent on virtually any type of transportation. There’s planes, cars, trains, buses and even ships. With such an array of options available, which one should you choose?

We won’t be covering all bases in this post. Instead, we’ll focus on the most efficient value for money options on the market.

Here’s the lowdown on how to travel across the European continent both cheaply and efficiently:  Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation

Welcome to Part 2 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation! If you haven’t read Part 1 where we touched on flights, do take a look.

Travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to compromise on the quality and range of accommodation options. Sure, you won’t be living in luxury – sipping champagne and eating caviar while a butler is on call  24/7 ready to attend to your every need and fancy. If that’s your idea of  travelling or a holiday then this post is not for you. Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation

Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

The Pearl of the Orient has so much to offer – History, nature, retail therapy, sandy beaches, watersports and of course some of the best food on the planet!

With the recent annexation of Georgetown as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang has become a hot destination with tourists from all over the globe. It ranked 8th in The Guardian’s list of 40 holiday hotspots: Where to go in 2014. Continue reading Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

One Night In A Peranakan Mansion

Ke-lan-tan House, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Ke-Lan-Tan House
Ke-Lan-Tan House

I had the pleasure of staying here recently when I was in Penang. A charming Peranakan mansion hidden away in the shadow of the island’s tallest landmark – KOMTAR. Continue reading One Night In A Peranakan Mansion

Fly To Europe For Under $1000 Return

In this follow up to the Budget Traveller’s Guide To Flying (Read it if you haven’t yet), I’ll focus specifically on travel between Asia and Europe. Flights from Asia to Europe vice versa easily cost above $1000. They usually involve a two-leg journey with a stopover in either the Middle East or China if it’s an indirect flight. If you choose to disembark on your stopover, you’ll add another destination to your travel itinerary. This is all pretty standard information. Ask anyone who has flown to Europe or shop around websites/travel agencies and you’ll hear the same.

What if I told you this doesn’t always have to be the case? More stopovers at a lower price?!  YES! It’s indeed possible to have multiple stopovers en route to Europe and still spend less than a $1000! By stopovers I’m not referring to the common transit where you’re unable to leave the airport. In both the itineraries outlined below , the stopovers allow you to disembark and spend as much time as you want in a particular city/country. Continue reading Fly To Europe For Under $1000 Return

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 1: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Flying

So you’ve decided to take the plunge after months of dreaming/consideration/pondering – You’re going to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Great! Now that you’ve taken the first step, let’s move on to the next – Planning. The first step is the hardest but planning your trip is no piece of cake either. Here’s a guide to help you plan for your next trip at the lowest prices available.

*The following guide isn’t solely specific to Europe but pretty much anywhere you intend to travel actually*

This how-to guide is going to be pretty lengthy so for easy reading, I’ll be segregating it into multiple parts; each focusing on a specific aspect of planning.  Let’s kick things off with the first part of planning: Flights!

Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 1: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Flying