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What to eat and drink in Athens

Hi Frugalistas!  This week I’m returning to Athens and looking at what to eat and drink.  Yes, there is souvlaki, yes, there is fetta cheese, baklava and ouzo.  But there’s so much more to Greek food and drink.  So join me on a culinary journey around the restaurants, tavernas and street side stalls of Athens […]

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Virgin Australia B737 International Business Class: the frugalfirstclasstravel review

Hi Frugalistas!  Many readers will know I’m a regular traveller on Virgin Australia.  I’m a big fan, and have reviewed both the International and Coast to Coast Business Class previously.  In January I was joined by MissG and Mr Frugalfirstclass on a family trip to Phuket.  Options to fly from Sydney directly to Phuket are limited […]

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5 great travel hacks to save money on phone calls in Europe

Hi Frugalistas!  For most of us, travelling in Europe comes at a hefty cost.  Regardless of your budget, there are some easy things you can do to save money.  Save money on the things that “don’t” matter, and you therefore have more money for a better hotel, a better restaurant, a splurge experience, or save […]

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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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Brilliant Readers’ Safety Tips For Solo Women Travellers

Hi Frugalistas!  If you follow me on Facebook or Pinterest you will know that, like many bloggers, I repost old content periodically. It’s a good opportunity to connect new followers to some of my older content, and to share old content that is still valid and timely. Recently I re-shared a post on tips for […]

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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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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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Why I need to revisit every place I’ve ever visited before

Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers will know that I don’t consider myself much of a photographer.  Up till now I’ve travelled with a tiny little Canon IXUS point and shoot camera.  When I started out it was enough for me – I wasn’t a great photographer, but by taking loads of shots I managed to find […]

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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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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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