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Manarola village in the Cinque Terre

The frugalfirstclasstravel top 10 posts of 2014

Hi Frugalistas!  Happy New Year and welcome to 2015.  Today I’m delighted to present to you my top 10 posts of 2014, based on my stats, and therefore as voted by you, my loyal readers.  Interestingly, many of my top 10 posts are older posts, and indeed some of them have proven more popular in […]

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Real life one bag travel: travel blogger’s packing list in practice

Hi Frugalistas!  I’m just off the plane from Athens and the big travel blogging conference, TBEX.  What a time!  Lots of old friends to catch up with, lots of online friends to meet face to face, and lots of new friends made.  The conference was fantastic – I’ve come back with so many ideas.  And […]

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dark blue cardigan, purple cardigan and blue cashmere and silk cardigan

Real life one bag travel: a travel blogger packing list

Hi Frugalistas!  I’m feeling the pressure.  Heading to TBEX Athens with hundreds of other travel bloggers is a bit intimidating.  Not because I’m shy – I’m not, and there will be plenty of friends there.  Not because I’ve never been to a conference before – I’ve been to plenty in my professional life.  No, it’s […]

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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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capsule wardrobe of white shirt and khaki pants

The smartest one bag traveler: my interview with Lady Light Travel

Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers know I love reading the posts of other one bag travellers.  My favourite one bag travel blogger is Cindy Heazlit from Lady Light Travel.  On her blog Cindy offers smart, sensible solutions for one bag travelling regardless of whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.  I’m so pleased that Cindy […]

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Sony RX100 MIII

Real life one bag travel: choosing a camera for one bag travel

Hi Frugalistas!  Regular readers will know that I recently upgraded my camera. Choosing a new one left me with a dilemma – how do I buy a camera with the functionality I was craving, without foregoing one bag travel? I knew it was a difficult balancing act. Numerous readers had posted on my packing posts […]

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red woollen overcoat and blue YSL trench coat

Real life one bag travel: the 5 things I never pack – and what to pack instead

Hi Frugalistas! I love clothes – beautiful clothes.  I have a lot of them, and I love wearing them.  I love creating new looks and going out knowing I look good.  When I travel it’s no different.  I still want to look good.  But I also love travelling light with just my one carry on […]

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sunset view of the Blue Mosque with minarets and lights

The 7 deadly sins that stop you being a frugal first class traveller and how to avoid them!

Hi Frugalistas!  Do you want to be a frugal, but first class traveller?  Do you always have good intentions to make the most of your travel dollar, but never seem to get there?  Do you always blow the budget?  Well, help is at hand!  I absolutely believe everyone can have the trip of a life […]

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tropical sunset with palm trees and water

How to be a frugal first class traveller

Hi Frugalistas!  What does frugal but first class mean to you?  Is frugal but first class a contradiction?  Of course not, or I wouldn’t have a blog!  I absolutely believe that everyone can travel, and can have a first class experience, regardless of their budget.  Here’s how: Frugal first class travellers plan and research Investing […]

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Two tangerine Kathmandu packing cubes

Real life one bag travel: packing cubes reviewed

Hi Frugalistas!  I’ll be the first to admit, I was always dubious about packing cubes.  I saw them on websites, I saw them in luggage shops, but I always thought they were a bit of a gimmick.  Another way to spend more money on travel accessories I didn’t need.  Then I asked my blogger colleagues for […]

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