How to get from Paris to Brussels by local train – The alternative to high speed rail

Lille

See four cities in one day and save on high speed rail reservation fees. One of the things I love about having a Eurail Pass is being able to jump onto almost any train and go. While there are some train services that require a reservation fee, this can be avoided by taking local trains. […]

Getting cheap train tickets in Germany

ICE Train

Travel by train is my favourite way of getting around Germany. The trains are clean, nearly always on time and the rail network goes practically everywhere. All that efficiency though doesn’t come cheap. Unless you have a Eurail Pass, just turning up to the train station and buying a ticket is expensive. If you can […]

Subscribe to the AirAsia newsletter for cheap flights in Asia

AirAsia Sale

If you travel in Asia, or plan to, then may I suggest subscribing to the Airasia Newsletter. AirAsia are the largest low cost airline in Asia and they often have some amazing sales. An example of an AirAsia promotional email. Since I have been subscribed to the newsletter I have picked up some ridiculous bargains, […]

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

Schiphol Airport

Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. Since then I not only know where they are, I have used their airports and have saved hundreds of Euros in the process. [Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Closest isn't always cheapest] My […]

Airport Guide: Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

Free Wifi

[EDIT: LCCT has now closed and KUL budget terminal now operates out of klia2. This post remains as a historical record of the old Low Cost Carrier Terminal.] Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) is the budget airline terminal for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). LCCT is on the other side of the runway […]

How to get from Johor Bahru airport to Singapore

AirAsia

Johor Bahru is the Malaysian city on the other side of the causeway from Singapore. It may look close on the map but getting from Johor Bahru Senai Airport to Singapore is time consuming. Singapore does not allow a direct bus service as the government view Senai Airport as competition to their own airport. Air […]

29 Euro train tickets from Budapest to Munich

Budapest - Munich Train

MÁV, the train operators of Hungary, have special ticket prices from Budapest to locations around Europe. I got a ticket from Budapest to Munich for €29. [Budapest to Munich] The tickets aren’t apparent to find online. I only knew about the ticket offer from billboards in Budapest and there is no indication of the special […]

Iceland as a Transatlantic stopover

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Travellers may never consider visiting Iceland as it is seemingly so out of the way. If you are flying between North America and Europe you could visit Iceland as a stopover trip. [Blue Lagoon - Iceland. (From Iceland Tourist Board).] Booking Flights To Iceland Flights deals from to Reykjavik often turn up on flight finders […]

European City Names and why Köln is Cologne

Cologne Station

Many cities in Europe are spelt differently in English to how they are actually spelt. For example Firenze in Italian is Florence in English. First time visitors to Europe may not be aware of different spellings for city names. Some name changes are obvious enough as only a small change is made. Roma becomes Rome […]

Train travel with a Benelux Rail Pass

Centrale Luxembourg

If you are planning to travel in Belgium and the Netherlands then you may want to consider a Benelux rail pass. (Benelux stands for BElgium NEtherlands and LUXembourg). For European residents there is the Benelux pass from InterRail, and for non European residents the Benelux pass is available from Rail Europe. This pass can be […]