Hi Frugalistas! London is not necessarily known as one of the best walking cities in Europe – with its fabulous underground train network and huge crowds, walking is not always seen as the best way to get around London. But when we visited London in the summer of 2019 we discovered one London walk that […]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2022 are here!
Hi Frugalistas and France Travel Planners! Are you planning on travelling in 2023 and beyond? Travel is definitely back if flights and hotel bookings are anything to go by and prices are high. This means a good deal can’t be passed up on, can it? As always, travel companies have saved their best deals for […]
One bag travel: what to pack for Europe summer 2022
Hi Frugalistas! After what has been a very long three years, I’m thrilled to be returning to Europe in June. Because fashion never stands still I’ve been thinking about what to pack for Europe summer 2022 style. It has to be a packing list for one bag travel (of course) and has to be suitable […]
Disneyland in a day: Disneyland Paris day trip
Hi Frugalistas! There’s always so much discussion in the France Travel Planning Facebook group (you can join here if you aren’t a member) about day trips to Disneyland Paris – while it’s not a unique bucket list idea, it’s definitely a popular place to visit. Is it worth visiting Disneyland Paris, how to daytrip to […]
Weekend in Béziers: things to do in Béziers France
Hi Frugalistas! I’m the first to admit that Béziers is not on everyone’s radar when they come to plan a trip to France. But I had my reasons for spending a weekend in Béziers. Firstly, we were travelling by train from Barcelona to Bordeaux, so Béziers was a convenient point to break up what would […]
Paris Pass vs Paris Museum Pass: which is the best Paris attractions pass?
Hi Frugalistas! In my France Travel Planning Facebook group (you can click on this link to join now) there are always questions about whether to buy the Paris Pass or the Paris Museum Pass. Or whether buying any Paris attractions ticket was worth it. While there are many Paris city passes available, such as the […]
Which is better? An apartment for rent in Paris or a Paris hotel?
Hi Frugalistas! When you are planning a trip to Paris a basic question to think about, especially for less experienced travellers, is “is an apartment for rent in Paris best or is a Paris hotel better?” Would you be happier in some form of hosted accommodation such as a Paris hotel, hostel or B&B or […]
Sagrada Familia tips: Sagrada Familia inside visit
Hi Frugalistas! I first saw the Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi’s fantasy basilica in Barcelona, Spain, as a much younger traveller in the early 1990s. In those days it was not possible to book Sagrada Familia – it was just a building site. By 2012 visiting Sagrada Familia was possible. I spent an amazing morning enjoying […]
Advice for first time visitors to France
Hi France Travel Planners! Many of the questions in the France Travel Planning Facebook group are first time visitors asking for advice. Advice on what to wear, where to go, facts about France, planning a Paris itinerary, how to get around Paris, you name it, we get asked it. In this post I’ve gathered together […]
France Travel Planning French Lessons – Lesson 2: How to be polite in French
Hi France Travel Planners! Welcome to your next French lesson. Having learned how to say hello and good bye at different times of the day, it’s time to move onto those handy phrases for good manners. French manners are quite formal but it is easy to show your good manners with some basic phrases. As […]