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I Hate Ryanair - Or Why I Will Never Ever Fly With Them Again

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .


I hate Ryanair. Completely, irreversibly, utterly, wholly hate them. There is traveling on a budget. And there is having just a little bit of self-respect. And Ryanair just hit rock bottom. I have decided that regardless of how much of a budget I am on, I will never give a penny to this company ever again. [...]

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A Weekend in London on a Budget

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .


As a city filled with some of the most exorbitant properties of the world, just like Paris, it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. London is, normally, a very expensive city to live and travel in. But there is hope for you, my frugal friends, and those who do not care to throw money [...]

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Traveling in France - My Personal Tips

Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by .


After spending almost a year living in and gallivanting around France, I have come to learn a few things - some of them the hard way. Whether it’s when I had to fork over 30 euros for having the privilege to park in Paris, or when I was involved in a car accident, there are definitely things everyone [...]

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Low Cost Airlines - 5 Ways To Avoid Extra Fees

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by .


Low-cost airlines are one of the best things about Europe (after the history, the food and the architecture, of course!). But if you are not a careful customer, you might end up paying just as much as you would with a national airline. And who wants to pay the bill and not get the free [...]

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Planning an Epic European Road Trip?

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .


Whether you are looking into French castle valleys, Italian wineries or a full-on eastern adventure, planning a European road trip requires a lot of preparation. While for some a car is simply a liability, I like to think of it as the key to discovery and freedom. Thus, I’ve been on a few road trips myself [...]

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The Not-So-Shiny Side of Being a Consultant’s Wife

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .


Being a consultant wife - it has a nice ring to it, and it does sound very glamourous from the outside. International travel, fat paychecks, big-name corporations. In more than one way, it is very enjoyable. But sometimes, when I dare to look at the other side of the medal, I find myself longing for [...]

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My Favorite Museums in London

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by .


Back in the days when I lived in London, I had two dilemmas: a lot of free time (as I didn’t have a full-time job), but no funds to fill my schedule. I never was a museum person, but quickly I came to the realization that I didn’t have much of a choice if I wanted to [...]

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Alsace Roadtrip: an Itinerary

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .


Plannning an Alsace roadtrip was always a dream of mine (and I was glad to cross it off my my bucket list). I am a big fan of dry white wine and 15th century architecture and trust me, it doesn’t get any better than this for both of these things. Culturally sandwiched between France and Germany, [...]

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24 hours in Geneva

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .


Planning 24 hours in Geneva is actually fairly easy - Switzerland’s second city is quite on the small side and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Annecy, which makes for a perfect daytrip. Let’s see what I had planned for the day. First stop: Palais des Nations Built in 1929 to host [...]

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A Long Weekend in Paris On a Budget

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .


Planning a weekend in Paris on a budget is not simple task, and I had to face it a few weeks ago. My fiancé and I had to visit the Canadian embassy for paperwork and we didn’t want to spend a fortune on a trip we hadn’t even considered taking. Fed up with hostels but [...]

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How to get angry by reading your RSS feed (or the story of a frustrated travel blogger)

Posted on 30. Dec, 2010 by .


  That’s right. I hate reading my RSS feed. Not only because it’s always an overwhelming task due to the hundreds of sites I’m subscribed to, but also because it reminds me of how incredibly powerless I am when it comes to travel right now. I’ve had the chance to travel for most of 2008 [...]

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Recommended Reading: Let’s Go Europe

Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by .


Let’s Go Europe Guide I am sharing today the most resourceful travel companion I had during my adventure in Europe. Its compact format, funny approach and sharp tips have helped me get through all the research I had to do - and even further. Presenting: Let’s Go Travel Guides. Let’s Go Travel Guides have been helping [...]

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Not Just Fries and Mayonnaise in Brussels

Posted on 18. Sep, 2010 by .


We visited Brussels in early May of 2009. It was the first leg of our backpacking trip and we were all very excited, to say the least. The rather early Eurostar ride from London St Pancras was smooth and complemented with mustard fields along the way. Our excitation kept us from sleeping for the whole ride, [...]

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8 unusual things to do in London

Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by .


Yet another list of things to do in London. I know. But you know what they say - one can never be over London… So in an attempt to stay original, I decided to list alternatives to obvious things to do in the city. The underground equivalent, the best kept secret, the unpopular cousin. They [...]

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Top 5 Ways to Eat for Cheap

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by .


There are many ways to bring down the costs of a trip, other than lowering the number of stars of your hotel (and miss out on  luxurious hot water and clean sheets). One of these ways is to plan the meals more effectively, although it has nothing to do with a  concrete schedule. Here are [...]

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