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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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the Acropolis, Greece

Reader poll: what frugalfirstclass travellers want and why I asked

Hi Frugalistas! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the recent frugalfirstclasstravel reader survey.  So many of you took the time to tell me what you liked at frugalfirstclasstravel, and what you wanted to see more of.  As the Chief Frugalista I know what I like, but what did you like?  European destinations? Is […]

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table with Turkish village breakfast

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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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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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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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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rooftops of Vernazza with the sea and a headland in the background

Walking the Cinque Terre

Hi Frugalistas!  I’ve written at some length about the Cinque Terre.  It’s one of my favourite parts of Italy.  Based on your feedback and the enduring popularity of my posts, it seems you do too.  The Cinque Terre is world renowned for its hiking.  Despite a number of the trails still being closed since storms […]

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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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wooden waterwheel

The backlanes of Provence in photos

Hi Frugalistas!  I recently posted some very old photos from a trip to Provence on Istagram.  Despite their age they were a great hit, so I’m sharing more today with blog readers.  Forget about the beach and fields of lavender – instead I’m focussing on the little details that make Provence special.  Think quiet backlanes, […]

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