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.
As a frequent traveller, I have suffered from jet lag many times – the good, the bad and the ugly. There are many techniques that I have tried and tested but like many things, one might work for one person but not the other. In this post, I will give you all the information you need to help deal with jet lag and how it worked for me. Then you can make your own decisions about the best way of dealing with your jet lag.
I stand on the street corner in Lisbon, waiting. A stranger appears and tells me that he is taking me for lunch. Then another appears and another. Soon there is a group of us, all strangers but all going to lunch. Awkward? Possibly – until little miniature bottles of Moscatelito are pulled out to break the ice and we all say cheers to our new friendships.