Airfare Resources – a guide to the best flight booking sites

Having booked hundreds of flights for myself I can say from experience that there is no one best site to find the cheapest airfares. There are so many variables in airfare pricing that there’s always going to be price discrepancies between the flight search engines. When booking a flight it’s best to know what tools […]

Recommended accommodation booking sites

How I find cheap (and occasionally free) places to stay In my travels I stay in a variety of accommodation types, depending on the length of stay and travel situation. I don’t mind hostels if it’s going to save me money, yet I will keep an eye out for deals on 4 and 5 star […]

Tips for staying at the Chungking Mansions – budget accommodation in Hong Kong

[Chungking Mansions – Hong Kong] Do a search for cheap hotels in Hong Kong and you’ll find a list of accommodation options for the Chungking Mansions. The first time I stayed in Hong Kong I booked a place here not knowing what I was getting myself into. I had a vision of a run-down colonial […]

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

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

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

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, […]

Iceland as a Transatlantic stopover

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 […]

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

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)

[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

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 […]