Portugal, a place I will always remember as the country that really surprised me. From the kindness of locals in rural areas to the hipster vibe of Lisbon. The beautiful beaches to the wild winds. It is also the place where I met up with friends that I have met around the world. Portugal is most definitely not an expensive country to travel in, in fact, things are pretty cheap in Portugal compared to the rest of Western Europe. But I certainly made things even cheaper by travelling around Portugal in my Nissan X-trail camping car.
The world is full of beautiful places and travelling is one of the most fulfilling things a person can do. Luckily, while not easy, travelling around the world on a strict budget is actually doable. With careful planning, you could visit any country in the world and have a wonderful time exploring it.
As I flew down the hill, I could feel the bike tipping. I felt like I was about to fly over the handlebars. Then suddenly I remember the training I had been given earlier that day. I quickly pressed the button on the handlebars and my seat went down, correcting the centre of gravity. The fear wasn’t needed, I had all the protection gear I needed and was under the close eye of my expert guide. I am mountain biking in Sintra, a beautiful location near Lisbon, Portugal.
Lisbon is an affordable city (especially when compared to other major Western European cities like London and Paris), but the cost of a trip to Lisbon can quickly add up. But being the capital city of Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Lisbon which will give you the top 10 free things to see as well as other options and some great tips to make your stay in Lisbon, Portugal more enjoyable.
I love budget travel. Not only due to the fact that I have quit my job to travel the world, but also because I love a challenge. In this post, I am going to tell you what methods I use to travel the world on a budget and how I travelled for a whole month spending only £10 per day.
There is nothing quite like taking your first tentative steps out in your van all by yourself and discovering all the big wide world has to offer. You can go where you want when you want without having to take the needs of others into account, it’s all about you. It can, however, be scary. As a solo driver, you only have yourself to rely on in dangerous situations and it can be easy to feel like an easy target for those without good intentions. The benefits of solo van driving really do outweigh the risks though and a little bit of risk isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Read my step by step guide to solo van life safety and see if we can convince you to give going out on your own a try.
As an advocate of travel and experiencing new things, I feel that everyone should get out there and
give it a go. Explore the world! Learn about yourself and other cultures! I am a lone traveller, and
that works for me, but it’s certainly not for everyone. If you want to go and have a good time, you
need to do it in a way you feel comfortable with, so let’s talk about your options.
For years I have been travelling fast. Trying to see the highlights of a country in the time that I managed to take off work. Twenty-five days in Brazil, three weeks in India, Two weeks to travel through Italy etc. Truly believing I was seeing the world.
But now things have changed for me. After quitting my job at the end of 2016, I haven’t looked back. Slow travel is my thing, and even more so, slow travel by road. Not by bus and trains but self-drives are my preference.
Packing can be a big stress when you have an upcoming trip, and it’s something that many people put off until the last minute. However, if you want to make your travels more comfortable, you should start planning your packing as soon as possible. Here are five top travel packing tips to make your trip go smoother.
I love seeing a city in a way that is different to how most other tourists see it. This might be because I don’t like to identify as a tourist or perhaps I like to think I am not one of those people who follow the crowd . . . I am not sure. So I cannot help but be blown away by a tour of Lisbon, Portugal that I have taken with We Hate Tourism Tours. As the name states, they hate tourism tours and wouldn’t dream of taking you on ‘that’ type of tour.