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Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down

Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down

Can you do Route 66 on a Budget? Route 66 on a Budget?  Can it be done? As always we travel on a pretty tight budget.  Our Route 66 trip wasn’t the most budget of all our trips that we’ve taken and in fact I should go through my statements and find out a total cost (I’ll be shocked I’m sure!), but we still kept a tight hold of our purse strings and I thought I’d share our tips for…

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How to benefit from UK airline loyalty schemes and score the holiday of a lifetime!

How to benefit from UK airline loyalty schemes and score the holiday of a lifetime!

I think everyone has probably heard of airmiles. You save them up and spend them on flights to pretty cool places, or hot places as I’d prefer given we’re in the midst of winter! Although I’d heard of the term and the concept I have to admit I hadn’t really given much thought to actually saving them or even if that was what was available in the UK. Before we set off on our first adventure I came across a…

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Europe in a campervan – our pre trip costs

Europe in a campervan – our pre trip costs

When we decided that we’d travel around Europe in a campervan for our big trip, we felt it would be quite a budget way of doing it. Of course, travel budgets are bandied about quite a lot and I’ve said before that we intend this trip to be at the very budget end of the scale.  We’ll try to detail our costs as the trip progresses so anyone else wanting to try to do this kind of trip has some…

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What’s your travel budget?

What’s your travel budget?

I’ve hinted before that we’ll be on a *very* budget trip this year but I haven’t quite said much about it all.  There’s a couple of reasons for that, firstly I didn’t know if we’d be able to save enough (we may still be short – we’ll see!) and also, I don’t know if it’s completely unrealistic. There are a lots of posts around the internet which spout numbers and ideas for how much it costs to travel and what…

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Saving in our sealed pot – an update

Saving in our sealed pot – an update

Way back in April (which feels ages ago now!) we started saving up in our ‘sealed pot’ other wise known as a campervan money box called Fillmore and you may remember it was to be for an experience like sea kayaking in Cornwall.  Something that we’d love to splurge on but when faced with a mornings activities that would set us back over £100 we thought we’d decide we can’t even begin to contemplate.  We wanted experiences, not things, but…

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