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budget travel

Inspirational Trips, Travel Tips

Self Drive Trips: Why life on the road is the best.

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.

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Destinations, Europe, Lisbon, Portugal

The Best Sight Seeing Tour Of Lisbon: We Hate Tourism Tours

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.

 

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide To Coimbra, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do In Coimbra.

I had never heard of Coimbra, a lesser-known city in central Portugal. However, it has a place in many Portuguese hearts as a place where they studied at its UNESCO World Heritage University. But being in a historic city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Coimbra 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 Coimbra, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do On New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is often considered one of the most stunning places on earth to visit. Because of its vibrant cities and numerous historical landmarks, however, the North Island attracts much more attention. In fact, the South Island only contains about 23% of the total country’s population! Although it’s sparsely populated, this island offers plenty of gorgeous landmarks, glaciers, mountains, and views to feast your eyes upon. There are also plenty of activities and adventures to partake in as well. The great news about visiting the South Island is that because so many of the attractions are outdoors, they are usually free! Here’s our pick of the top ten free things to do on this breathtaking Kiwi island.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Portugal

A Tourist Guide to Braga, Portugal: 10 Free Things To Do in Braga

Braga, for me, is a lesser-known city in Northern Portugal. However, I was surprised to learn that it is, in fact, Portugal’s third-largest city. Braga in Portugal is well known for Pilgrims and for religious reasons. But being in a large city in Portugal does not have to break your bank balance. You can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Braga 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 Braga, Portugal more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Spain

A Tourist Guide to León, Spain: 10 free things to do in León

León (or spelt Leon for those who can’t find an accent on their keyboards) is a lesser-known city in Northern Spain but is well known by Pilgrims who are walking the Camino Way. I would say it is well worth a visit due to its beautiful architecture and its accessibility to the surrounding national park, the Picos de Europa. As it is less popular than more well-known cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Santander, it is friendlier on your purse strings. However you can’t go wrong with this tourist guide to Leon 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 León, Spain more enjoyable.

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Riaño, Spain tourist guide: Why you should visit and things to do.

Imagine being told that you had to leave your home. That the land that had been in your family for centuries was going to generate hydroelectric power and reduce flooding in the surrounding area. The forfeit for this was that your home was going to be underwater for years to come. This is what happened to the villagers of Riaño (or Riano if you can’t find the ñ on your keyboard)  and six other villages located in the Cantabrian mountains, the foothills of Picos de Europa in Northern Spain.

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Hiking in Picos de Europa, Spain: PR-PNPE15 Prada

On a warm sunny day in September, what more can you want, than to be sat up on top of the world, with buzzards circling above and eating a cheese and pickle sandwich. Breathing in the cool mountain air whilst looking out over the spectacular view with limestone cliffs, jutting out into the sky, I am sat on the edge of the PR-PNPE15 path in the Picos de Europa, Spain, which literally translates to the peaks of Europe. I can hear the soothing sounds of the cow bells, from the herd down in the valley below.

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