On a Budget: Frugal Cruise Itineraries

On a Budget: Frugal Cruise Itineraries

Times might be tough and Brits may be struggling with the economic climate, but that doesn’t mean you should give up a holiday in the sun altogether. It may just mean that you have to be a little more careful with your pennies and make sure you get great value for money. Whether you choose to book a Mediterranean cruise or you choose to head elsewhere, there are plenty of offers available to ensure your holiday on the ocean doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can find the chea... [ read more ]

The best budget accommodation in Birmingham

The best budget accommodation in Birmingham

As Britain's second largest city, Birmingham definitely has something for everyone. The British industrial revolution reached its highest peak in Birmingham, which made it a very rich city, and not even after most of the city center was bombed into dust during WWII, Birmingham didn't falter. The city is a center for the arts, industry, shopping and education, and its attractions are too many to count. Even as a budget traveler, you'll never find yourself without something to do in Birmingham... [ read more ]

Top 5 budget eats in Manchester

Top 5 budget eats in Manchester

Lively Manchester with its rich historical and industrial past, the cradle of British economy for decades, the birthplace of indie music in the UK and a major university city is a travel destination that can cheer you up, entertain you, enlighten you, but never bore you. There are more things to do in Manchester than one can count, from cultural activities to sightseeing, pub crawling and shopping, but whatever you do, one thing is for sure: you will get hungry. And while many of the major t... [ read more ]

Budget eats in Birmingham

Budget eats in Birmingham

Birmingham was the heart of Britain's industrial revolution, and still the leader of many industries. It is a city with more canals than Venice, although they might look slightly less picturesque. It is also the city where famous literary figures like Tolkien, Washington Irving or Conan Doyle wrote or lived. In short, Birmingham is a city with many facets, with a lots to show off, despite being very different from the stereotypical images of ye olde England. The city has lots of museums, sev... [ read more ]

Exploring the UK on a budget with the Great British Heritage Pass

Exploring the UK on a budget with the Great British Heritage Pass

There are as many reasons to visit the UK as there are tourists visiting the UK, and it's impossible to hate the place except if you make great efforts in that direction. Yo might come to Britain for the shopping, the party scene, the museums or the rich and exciting history that has left its mark not only in the British Isles, but all over Europe. Whatever you do in the UK and wherever you go, it's impossible to avoid its historical heritage, because a historical building or site is around the ... [ read more ]

The backpacker’s guide to Wales

The backpacker’s guide to Wales

All of the countries that make up the United Kingdom are rich in history and culture, and Wales is no different. Wales has a distinct culture, language and feel that makes it obviously different from the rest of the UK, and stunning landscapes, wide open spaces and national parks dotted with exciting towns and cities, so it's no surprise that thousands of visitors are attracted to Wales each year. Wales is also eminently fitting for backpacking, because most of its most interesting gems can ... [ read more ]

Budget eats in London

Budget eats in London

London is notoriously expensive, so what to do to save some money while you're visiting the British capital? Well, for one thing, you can spend less money on food. That doesn't mean that you suddenly have to go on a forced diet, on the contrary. There are lots of places in London where you can eat well even if you are on a budget, and it's not just that you can fill your stomach for cheap - you can fill it with delicious stuff! Skip the lines at fast-food joints, and eat some hearty, British foo... [ read more ]