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How to Travel on a Budget in London

If you want to stick to a budget in London, self-control is necessary. You’ll quickly overspend without financial discipline. I’m not an extreme budget traveler. Instead, I save money where I can to spend it on what matters. A budget in London of $79 per day is a sweet spot in...

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The Best London Day Tour

The internet could not answer my one burning question about London–what was the best London day tour? Since every traveler’s needs and wants are different, I summarize the three tours I took below and describe each tour’s ideal traveler. This way, you can determine the...

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Warwick Castle, Stratford, and Oxford Day Trip

My London welcome tour was not in London, and neither was my goodbye tour. After my lackluster experience with another tour company, I was more than ready travel with Golden Tours again on this Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford day trip. But this day tour was destined for...

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Evan Evans Review of Leed’s Castle, Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury

This Evan Evans day tour, comprised of visiting the world’s most romantic castle, seeing France from the top of the beautiful Cliffs of Dover, and walking the cute and historical town of Canterbury, was supposed to be the highlight of my trip. I looked forward to writing this Evan...

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip with Golden Tours

My first grand adventure in London wasn’t even in London. Instead, I visited Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath with Golden Tours. I found it slightly difficult to arrive at the coach station since I had no bearing in the city yet. Londoners pointed me in the correct direction...

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London Pass review: How It Works, What to See & More

I discovered the London Pass while reading another London Pass review, but questioned the pass’ ability to save me money since many London attractions offer a student discount. After several hours of calculations under hundreds of possible scenarios, I purchased the London Pass but...

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London Confuses Me

Arriving in London was exhilarating. After nearly two years without international travel, but saving fiercely for it, I was in a new country and fulfilling my goal of solo travel. Hard work was finally paying off. After a few days, though, things took a turn for the worse. I found myself...

Guide to Visiting NYC on a Budget

New York City is famous for fashion, business, theatre, food, art, museums, and pretty much everything else under the sun. After six visits to the Big Apple, I still haven’t touched the surface. The possibilities are endless in the city that never sleeps. Uncovering everything here...

Skiing in Austria: How It Helped Me (Almost) Overcome My Fears

Exchange students go to school, but we also like to look for opportunities to not be a student. The most stunning and challenging trip during my exchange year was skiing in Austria. A total of 40 exchange students, including myself, skipped school for a week to ski on Großglockner, the...

Italy’s Travel Scam: How to Avoid It (And Save Your Money)

If you’re visiting Italy soon, specifically Milan, you’ll want to avoid Italy’s travel scam. Save yourself the headache of pestering men and save your money with these tips! Updated June 21, 2020 Prior Warning “Remember–-walk in the middle of sidewalks, and don’t hold...