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Why I hate resort vacations

Dear Resort Vacation, we need to talk.  I’ve loved you since my first stay in Bali in 1989.  Mr Frugalfirstclass and I have had many wonderful experiences with you – including our wedding in Mauritius.  I even took MissG on her first mother-daughter trip on a resort vacation.  And we loved it.  But you are making […]

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white sandy beach and blue water at Bora Bora

Real life one bag travel: packing for a luxury travel resort vacation

Hi Frugalistas!  Luxury Travel with just one carry on bag?  Of course!  Just because the number of staff will outnumber the number of guests, just because you are not moving from location to location, and just because if you can afford a luxury resort you can certainly afford a porter to carry your bags doesn’t […]

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How not to gain weight on a resort or cruise vacation

Hi Frugalistas!  While I love heading to Europe and being on the go, there are times when a resort holiday is just the thing I need.  An opportunity to sit in the sun, be still and enjoy the balmy weather.  Recharge the batteries, and have fun relaxing as a family.  While resort or cruise vacations (holidays) […]

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girl walking on the beach at sunset

8 things to do on a mother-daughter trip

Hi Frugalistas!  Sometimes I travel alone.  Sometimes we travel as a family.  But what I love to do is take mother-daughter holidays (vacations) with my daughter MissG.  Heer are my top tips for making your mother-daughter trip a successful, memorable and meaningful experience for you both: Do something luxurious Going to the spa is a […]

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The frugalfirstclasstravel Friday files – 15 November 2013

Hi Frugalistas! The end of another week is upon us!  Don’t they roll round quickly?  I’ve got three great posts to share with you this week – each very different.  Good to mix it up occasionally don’t you think? First, I’m off to one of my favorite cities, Barcelona, courtesy of Jeff Broman from Gotravelzing.  […]

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Is this the best market in Europe? A visit to La Boqueria in Barcelona

Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers will know I have a bit of a thing about markets.  I love them!  Not just in Europe, but anywhere.  After years of looking, I think I’ve found the ultimate European market – La Boqueria in Barcelona. Hiding, set back a little from the busy tourist trap that is the Ramblas […]

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Travel rituals

Hi Frugalistas! What are your travel rituals?  The things you must do, no matter where you go?  The activities or places that make your trip a trip?  Here are the things I love to do no matter where I am visiting: 1.  Markets Every destination has a market of some description.  I love markets for […]

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