• How to spend a budget weekend in Edinburgh!

    We recently went for a long weekend break to Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim was to enjoy a city break on a budget, and we started this off in style with a nine hour overnight bus ride. The journey was a bit of a struggle, but for £48 for the two of us to get from London to Edinburgh, and back, we were happy to take the bus. We arrived early Thursday morning, it was cold and had just started to snow. But this felt appropriate for Scotland! But it wasn’t long until the sun was shining and we were off exploring the city. Here’s how we spent a budget weekend…

  • Beers, bands and beaches: Our weekend away in Perranporth

    Last month we spent a weekend in one of our favourite places on earth, Perranporth. This is the second year we’ve gone down for the Tunes in the Dunes music festival that’s held on the beach there (the first year we went we actually got engaged there). And if you’ve never been to Perranporth, it absolutely needs to be on your bucket list! It’s a small seaside town in Cornwall, and if you’re anything like us and love being by the sea, you’ll love it there. Perranporth has one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. We visit Perranporth at least twice a year – but more than that…

  • The 7 emotional stages of packing

    We’re going away next week and that means one thing – I’ve got to pack! Some people will be experts at packing by now, others not so much. But one thing’s for sure, we’ve all been through these seven emotional stages of packing at some point in our lives. Queue the packing panic! 1. Feeling prepared You start off the packing process strong, making a list of everything you need to take with you so you don’t forget anything! At this point you’re feeling pretty relaxed about the whole thing.   2. Feeling productive Then there’s the burst of productivity before you begin. It’s time to wash everything you need,…

  • 6 reasons why travelling is good for your soul  

    Travelling can influence our lives in so many positive ways. For us, it made us realise that we don’t want to spend our lives chasing money, or possessions, or saving for a house we can never really afford. We want to see the world, expand our minds and chase adventure instead.   Whether it’s going for months at a time, or just the odd weekend away whenever you can escape the office, everyone should travel as much as they can. And it doesn’t have to be far! Just take some time to get away from your usual surroundings.   Travelling is good for your mind, body and soul. Here’s six reasons why…

  • How much planning should you do before travelling?

    We are planners (at least I, Tash, am a planner). I just love planning events and trips. But if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that travelling doesn’t need a plan for every step of the way. Though I’m not sure Danny’s jump in the car and go approach would always work, there needs to be certain amount of freedom when you travel – so the question is, how much planning should you do? Here’s our advice for smart planning, whilst leaving plenty of room for spontaneous adventures! Saving money Perhaps the most important part of planning a trip is the money. Are you going to save up before you…

  • Our bucket list: 10 places we have to visit

    Our bucket list never stops growing! But right now we have a few amazing destinations in mind. Check out our bucket list below, including the 10 countries we can’t wait to visit! And if you want to recommend a destination that’s not on here – leave us a comment or drop us an email. All suggestions very welcome – we love taking inspiration from fellow travellers. 1. Sri Lanka Number one on our bucket list is the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Many parts of this country remain relatively unspoiled by tourism, and it’s wildlife and world heritage sites make it a must-visit destination! Not to mention Sri Lanka is…

  • 4 tips for saving money while you travel

    Being on a budget when you’re travelling doesn’t mean you have to miss out on things. In fact, it means you can save more money to travel for longer and spend your cash where it matters most (like those more expensive excursions you just HAVE to do!). But living on a budget is a bit of an art form, especially when you’re first starting out. But if you work at it, it’s something you can teach yourself to master. Here are our top tips for living on a budget, whilst still making the most of every experience: Treat your taste buds for less One of the biggest expenses you’re likely…