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25 free attractions in London

Great Britain’s capital city is well and truly in the spotlight at the moment, with the enthralling Olympic opening ceremony surpassing the expectations even of London’s biggest fans. Most people’s perception of the city is that it is not easy on the wallet – especially while the Games are drawing the crowds. Sure, like any … Continue reading

The Greyhound way round: crisscrossing America by bus

Aaron Francis shares his experience of traversing the huge distances of the US … As the bus wound its way through the strangely quiet streets and turned into the Transbay terminal the driver announced, “this is San Francisco, folks. End of the line”. After 60 days, 29 states, nearly 9,000 miles, and more than 200 … Continue reading

Jamaica: Beyond the beaches

Stephan Lorenz uncovers hidden gems away from Jamaica’s well known and well trodden coastal resorts… “No sorry man”… we don’t want any ganja, cocaine, women, or bracelets. Well ok, let me look at that bracelet. “No, sorry we are poor biologists” was our standard excuse, which would leave the touts confused. My friend Matt and … Continue reading

Five Tricks for Scoring Free Travel

Caroline Macomber shares her top tricks for ensuring that her passion for travel doesn’t break the bank:  My husband and I love to travel, and our favourite kind of travel is free!  This is where most folks either roll their eyes or ask for clarification.  It seems that every time we get into conversation with … Continue reading

Free mini guides downloadable from Footprint

Footprint Travel Guides have just launched a series of free mini-guides to great cities worldwide. You can download your free mini-guide for your first 24-hours in Buenos Aires, Havana and Rio de Janeiro; more are scheduled for release in the coming months. Each pdf guide contains information on visas, climate, currency, public transport, what to do … Continue reading

Britain’s best cheap eats

For any foodies heading to Britain, The Guardian’s ongoing project ‘Britain’s Best Budget Restaurants’ will prove to be an indispensable guide. They have been searching for the best cheap eats on offer across the country for the last two years, and you can use their handy interactive map of their progress so far to find … Continue reading

On a shoestring: ten intrepid destinations that won’t break the bank

For those of you who need to travel on the cheap, here’s ten fantastic destinations that will blow your mind but not your budget. India: India has been known as a cheap destination for ages. From the Taj Mahal to the mighty peaks of Ladakh, this classic shoestring destination is still an amazing destination for … Continue reading

Five classic backpacker trails

East Coast Australia: Kicking off in Sydney with its glammed up beaches, great nightlife and iconic harbor views drawing their attention this well beaten track trips north through hippy haven Byron Bay which has awesome surf breaks, to Brisbane where you might choose to stopover at beautiful North Stradbroke Island. After fun in the sand on … Continue reading

Some of the world’s best attractions are free!

Travelling doesn’t have to break the bank. Aside from making the most of low cost means of travel and budget accommodation, there are a multitude of attractions to enjoy all over the world that cost nothing at all. Here’s a few ideas, some more well known than others, for attractions around the world that are … Continue reading

London: top 10 things to do for free

So we all know that the UK’s capital is often perceived as being on the pricey side as far as destinations go. Well staying at one of it’s many luxury hotels and shopping all day on Bond Street will certainly put a hole in your wallet, but did you know how many fantastic things there … Continue reading