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How You Can Go to Europe for Less

A European vacation is something that many people dream about.  Going to Europe is something that is often out of the budget that someone has to spend.  Learning how to save money and find budget friendly deals is something that can make your dream come true. Saving Money on European Travel Opt for Travel Tours […]

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Explore Medieval Slovenia on an Adriatic Sea Cruise

  Slovenia is a country famed for its Gothic architecture and medieval towns, the most fascinating of which is arguably the coastal city of Koper in the south-west. If you’re looking to go medieval in a big way then this city provides many old town historic sights as well as easy access to the country’s […]

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Turkish flag flying near the Topkapi Palace

The Pleasures of an Aegean Cruise

The advantages of an Aegean cruise are obvious aren’t they?  The opportunity to visit multiple cities and the world’s greatest treasures in a relatively short time.  Unpacking just once – that is true luxury, isn’t it?  All that wonderful food and entertainment.  The ability to do as much or as little as you like.  But a cruise […]

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Hunting Down those Elusive Northern Lights in Lapland

  That first glimpse of those magical Northern Lights is said to be an almost spiritual experience which can leave even the most seasoned world-traveller speechless. Hunting this spellbinding lightshow has become an obsession for many people and you can increase your chances of viewing if you’re heading to the northernmost regions of Finland, Norway […]

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Blue Cruises in Turkey: 10 tips for getting a deal

  Fancy a fantastic blue cruise in Turkey? This post is provided by the team at Alaturka Yachting Turkey’s southern coast is considered to be one of the most exotic and beautiful spots in the world to travel. Its rich history and culture coupled with its breathtaking natural beauty offers travellers an experience matched by […]

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Why a driving holiday could be your dream holiday

This post is in collaboration with Economy Car Hire and supports the operation of frugalfirstclasstravel It often feels like the world is getting smaller. Technology and accessible travel mean even the most exotic destinations are now at your fingertips. However, this also means the list of must-see destinations is constantly getting longer! Over the years […]

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Yarra river Melbourne

Melbourne: no mean city

Melbourne is my home town, so I’m delighted to bring you this little taster courtesy of DialAFlight. Recently rated the “world’s most livable city” by the Economist magazine, Melbourne has sights that delight and sounds that abound around every corner. The capital of Victoria, Australia, Melbourne has a personality that makes it unlike any other […]

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Things NOT to do in Barcelona

  Barcelona is no doubt the most desirable travel destination in Spain. An ideal mix of incredible architecture and sunny beaches cannot but pull in thousands of visitors annually. Though experienced tourists are aware that apart from must-do things and must-see attractions there are lots of issues one should avoid in order to take in […]

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Getting Around Europe

Hi Frugalistas! My last series of posts focussed on the finer points of the Eurail pass and getting the most out of your pass to travel around Europe.  But how do you decide how best to get around?  Here, I discuss some things to think about when deciding whether the train, a plane or a […]

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Garuda Airlines Business Class – The frugalfirstclasstravel Review

Hi Frugalistas! We recently went to Bali.  It’s about 6 hours flying time from Sydney and the return flights are often overnight, so I looked at Business Class airfares.  With a Garuda business class airfare at almost half what the competitors (Virgin Australia and Jetstar) were offering it seemed worth considering.  Only problem was Garuda […]

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