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Blue Cruises in Turkey: 10 tips for getting a deal

  Fancy a fantastic blue cruise in Turkey? This post is provided by the team at Alaturka Yachting Turkey’s southern coast is considered to be one of the most exotic and beautiful spots in the world to travel. Its rich history and culture coupled with its breathtaking natural beauty offers travellers an experience matched by […]

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Stained glass window of a man and woman Ste Chapelle Paris

Why I need to revisit every place I’ve ever visited before

Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers will know that I don’t consider myself much of a photographer.  Up till now I’ve travelled with a tiny little Canon IXUS point and shoot camera.  When I started out it was enough for me – I wasn’t a great photographer, but by taking loads of shots I managed to find […]

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Real life one bag travel – the 5 things I never pack – and what to pack instead

Hi Frugalistas! I love clothes – beautiful clothes.  I have a lot of them, and I love wearing them.  I love creating new looks and going out knowing I look good.  When I travel it’s no different.  I still want to look good.  But I also love travelling light with just my one carry on […]

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The Endless Charm of Buenos Aires – the Paris of South America

Hi Frugalistas! I’m really excited about this guest post from Anda Galffy of Travel Notes & Beyond.  I’ve never been to South America, and while it’s not a continent I’m especially interested in, I am fascinated with Buenos Aires and its very Parisian air.  Whether you imagine tango, Evita, soccer, fabulous steak or amazing architecture, […]

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How not to gain weight on a resort or cruise vacation

Hi Frugalistas! While I love heading to Europe and being on the go, there are times when a resort holiday is just the thing I need.  An opportunity to sit in the sun, be still and enjoy the balmy weather.  Recharge the batteries, and have fun relaxing as a family.  While resort or cruise vacations (holidays) […]

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Friday fotos – the Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Hi Frugalistas! Barcelona is one of my favourite cities.  While it is best known for the architecture of Antonio Gaudi including the sumptuous Sagrada Familia, and the spectacular Avenue of Discord in the Eixample neighbourhood, Barcelona also has a pretty Gothic Quarter (known as the Barre Gotic by the locals).  Join me on a wander […]

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We saw places in Europe we only dreamt of… and saved money

Hi Frugalistas! I’m delighted to bring you this guest post courtesy of fellow Australian blogger, Lyn, from A Hole in My Shoe.  Cruises are not my area of expertise, and I know they can be expensive.  And that’s before you do any shore excursions.  Lyn and her husband, Steve, managed to do their dream Mediterranean cruise in […]

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Friday fotos – walking the Cinque Terre

Hi Frugalistas! I’ve written at some length about the Cinque Terre.  It’s one of my favourite parts of Italy.  Based on your feedback and the enduring popularity of my posts, it seems you do too.  The Cinque Terre is world renowned for its hiking.  Despite a number of the trails still being closed since storms […]

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The 7 deadly sins that stop you being a frugal first class traveller – and how to avoid them!

Hi Frugalistas! Do you want to be a frugal, but first class traveller?  Do you always have good intentions to make the most of your travel dollar, but never seem to get there?  Do you always blow the budget?  Well, help is at hand!  I absolutely believe everyone can have the trip of a life […]

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Friday fotos – Canary Wharf – a different view of London

Hi Frugalistas! Think of London….eyes shut tight….what is in your mind?  Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Harrods?  Pomp and ceremony, double decker buses, and who can forget those glorious afternoon teas?  When I last travelled to London it was for work that was in the Docklands area of East London, so I needed to look further […]

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