All posts tagged: Budget Travel

Stepping Out of Istanbul: Day Trips and Weekend Escape Ideas

Whilst Istanbul in itself is teeming with cultural, historic and interesting attractions, the rest of Turkey has much to offer international visitors. From easy day tours to overnight or weekend stays, there is an option for all tastes close by. This is a great way to utilise ones time, whilst adding depth to a prolonged holiday in Istanbul. People like Bonnie Meyer, a university student from the Gold Coast, Australia had no idea just how diverse the country is. “I didn’t know much about Turkey before going, I absolutely loved it when I arrived though,” she said. She spent more than a week in Turkey with Istanbul as her base. “If you had the time I would recommend staying a little longer and doing more day trips or even spending time in another city or town,” Meyer said. Day trips: Princes’ Islands (Adelar) Just an hour by ferry from the city centre, a trip to this chain of nine archipelagos islands in the Sea of Marmara is a great way to get out of the …

My 24 hours in Austria – and why you need to visit!

Beautiful Austria. Picturesque green fields, surrounded by rocky, snow topped mountain ranges. It is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful and naturally stunning places to visit in the world. My last visit to Austria was a cold, snowy stopover in Vienna whilst on a European tour. This time, with only 24 hours in Austria, we packed in two major towns, Innsbruck and Salzburg.

Top 5 Secrets to Cheap Flights Online (that you probably haven’t heard before)

It’s always one of the biggest questions people ask me about travel, and for good reason. Flight’s can be expensive. And if not, the cheap options can be dodgy and take 31 hours to get anywhere because of multiple stops along the way. Having always booked my own flights, and always searching for a bargain, I’ve created some of my own techniques that have saved me hundreds of dollars.

Why I won’t be racing back to L.A

L.A. One of the most tourist driven places in the world. This year I went on my second trip to the city of angels, the first being in 2009 and I can honestly say, twice is more than enough. The celebrity capital of the world is filled with tourists, is smoggy, dirty and filled with some of the rudest people I have ever encountered. But here’s a more detailed list of why I think it’s very overrated.

My secret to the cheapest flights

Wanna know a secret to cheap flights? http://www.skyscanner.com.au is probably the best website I have found that provides cheap flight options from almost every flight company around the globe. It is easy to use and combines not only different airlines, but sources from other travel agencies such as Flight Centre and STA Travel as well as other budget flight sites such as Skiddoo, ifly.net and eDreams.

Budget student travel Twitter list

Twitter is fast becoming an everyday tool for receiving important information. This doesn’t stop at travel information. Many travel bloggers take to Twitter to share links to their blog posts or post short tips, tricks and handy hints. As well as bloggers, you can find travel companies releasing holiday package deals, competitions to win holidays and handy travelling tips.