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Friday fotos – an ANZAC Day tribute

Hi Frugalistas! I’m making some changes to my Friday fotos series – moving it from a photo essay to a short selection of photos with a short narrative.  To start I’m so delighted to be able to share this piece on ANZAC Day.  ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the most important […]

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Beyond the Soviets – an insider’s guide to Warsaw

Hi Frugalistas! This edition of my insider guide series is special.  We’re off to Warsaw, Poland, a place I’ve been interested in, but like most travellers, have not had the opportunity to visit.  Being part of the “new Europe” it’s a perfect destination for frugalfirstclasstravellers (you don’t need to look any further than Kami’s restaurant […]

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Clare Farrell in coat and black boots in front of Rijksmuseum

Real life one bag travel – winter weekend city breaks

Hi Frugalistas! The lovely Clare from Need Another Holiday is back with a great guest post – this time she’s taking just one carry on bag on a weekend getaway to Amsterdam and has kindly agreed to share her packing list with frugalfirstclasstravel readers: The best thing about travelling with only carry on luggage is […]

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Friday fotos – life on the Bosphorus

Hi Frugalistas! I’m travelling this week, so join me for some Friday fotos, featuring the fabulous Bosphorus, in Istanbul.  Regular readers will know that I love water, and the Bosphorus has really captivated me.  I hope you enjoy! The Bosphorus is vibrant and ever changing.  Not just one of the world’s great shipping lanes, it […]

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Travel bloggers share even more great packing tips

Hi Frugalistas! My travel blogger friends are back with more great packing tips.  Take it from the experts, and you too can pack like a travel pro!  Your key to successful one bag packing is here….. Vanessa (@turnipseeds) at Turnipseed Travel is a crafty one.  She’s got two great recommendations for travelling successfully with just […]

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The frugalfirstclasstravel Thursday files – 3 April 2014

Hi Frugalistas! Three very different, but very pretty posts this week.  Join me in the desert with Chihuly glass sculptures, find Bali on a budget, and of course, because it’s April, it just has to be spring in Paris! Katherine over at Travel the World takes us on a visit to the Dale Chihuly glass […]

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The frugalfirstclasstravel guide to the Blue Mosque

Hi Frugalistas! Staying in Sultanahmet, the call to prayer from the Blue Mosque is a real feature.  Stay close enough, and it wakes you every morning.  Walking around Sultanahmet, its minarets form a landmark and help you guide your way.  I was fortunate enough to have a hotel room overlooking the mosque – I loved […]

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The frugalfirstclasstravel Thursday files – 20 March 2014

Hi Frugalistas! I’m changing things up a bit with the Friday files – in fact Thursday is the new Friday! To kick off the new world order on frugalfirstclasstravel, I delighted to share three very different, but very special posts.  So read on, as we discover Kiev before the revolution, more of the gorgeous Cinque […]

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The frugalfirstclassguide to visiting the Topkapi Palace

Hi Frugalistas! In the second part of my series on the “big three” tourist attractions in Istanbul I’m taking you to the Topkapi Palace.  The biggest of the “big three” Topkapi is a real treasure trove, regardless of your interests.  Whether it is stunning views of the Bosphorus, religious art, Iznik tiles or just a beautiful […]

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A taste of Champagne

Hi Frugalistas! The second of this week’s guest posts is courtesy of Andrea Powis, the Chief Diva of the wonderful Australian tour company Travelling Divas.  Here, Andrea takes us on a decadently divalicious journey to Champagne…… The word ʻChampagneʼ always evokes a sense of excitement and celebration to those who are lovers of this divine drop. Mention […]

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