London on a Budget

A bustling city with plenty of activities to do, sights to see, and dishes to eat, London is a fabulous place to visit or live in. A financial, academic, and artistic hub, there are many opportunities for students or travelers from around the world to take advantage of. The only potential drawback is that London has a (deserved) reputation for being an expensive city. Not to worry though, with a careful budget and plenty of planning, you can...

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Top Travel Essentials: Don't Leave Home Without These 10 Items!

Packing for an overseas trip can be a daunting task, particularly if you will be away for several months. So, how do you decide what makes the cut for the precious space in your backpack? And, more importantly, which items will you consider essentials when on the road? Having travelled to over 60 countries, I have accumulated some knowledge along the way about what I consider to be the items I simply don’t leave home without. Assuming you have th...

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Exploring Melbourne on a Budget

If you have travel plans that involve Australia, Melbourne is more than likely on your list of destinations to check out. Voted one of the most liveable cities in the world for several years, this cultural mecca excels when it comes to shopping, gourmet eats, sports and so much more. Australia is known for its high prices and although Melbourne is not excluded from this classification, there are ways to make the most of this fantastic city w...

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Tokyo on a Budget

Tokyo is chic, modern, and vibrant. It is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. This is a city with one of the (if not the most) expensive meals in the world as well as the most pricey hotel rooms. While you can live in the lap of luxury and splurge on 35,000 Yen Kobe beef meals, not everyone has the means to spend on an extravagant lifestyle. If you are interested in touring around Tokyo on a budget, then this is the article f...

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Hong Kong on a Budget

Hong Kong is one of the most fabulous cities in the world. It has one of the lowest crime rates, has some of the best shopping centers, and some terrific food. It is a busy metropolis with an excellent transportation system and it even boasts a few bar districts. The thriving banking sector and plenty of multinational businesses ensure a continuous flow of expats, wealthy locals, and high-powered people from all countries. The only drawback ...

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Istanbul on a Budget

Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is one of the most incredible cities in the world. Sitting astride two continents, Istanbul is a city of gorgeous and iconic mosques. This city is filled with all sorts of exciting activities to do, delicious food to devour, and historical sights to absorb. However, while Istanbul is not as expensive as many cities in Western Europe, it can still be a pretty pricey place to have a good time. While off-seaso...

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