Tag Archives: budget travel

Happy Birthday frugalfirstclasstravel!

Hi Frugalistas! My baby is one year old today.  My first “proper” post was a year ago on 25 February 2012.  When you start a blog you wonder if anyone is going to read it – well about 25 000 of you did over the past 12months.  So a big thank you! When you start […]

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What I’ve been doing this week – redeeming frequent flyer miles

Hi Frugalistas! Despite not quite having everything organised for my trip to London and the Mediterranean in April, I’m already planning my next trip – to France and Turkey later this year. I’m using frequent flyer points and want to sit at the pointy end of the plane, so although I was not traveling until […]

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The books that inspired me to travel

Hi Frugalistas! What inspired you to travel?  Was it a picture, a film or the stories of friends?  A family member who brought back exotic souvenirs, photos and tales?  My own inspiration started when I was young child – I was a reader, and it has always been books that have influenced and inspired me […]

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Planning your itinerary to save even more money in Europe

Hi Frugalistas! I’m planning on writing a series of posts on itinerary planning.  Before I start though, I want to focus on how to use your planning and your itinerary to save money on your trip to Europe. Here are the principles I stick to help me balance the budget and travel to Europe more […]

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Virgin Australia A330 Business Class domestic – the frugalfirstclasstravel review

Hi Frugalistas! I had the opportunity to experience the Virgin Australia A330 business class recently on a trip from Sydney to Perth return on the Coast to Coast service.  Here’s my verdict: At the Airport In Sydney there is a valet check in service for Business Class travelers, but because I arrived by taxi I […]

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My 2013 new years not-resolutions……

Hi Frugalistas! I’m not one for new years resolutions – in fact I never make them in my day to day life.  While the following are definitely not my new years resolutions, there are a few things I really want to achieve or that I want to do differently in 2013: 1.  I want to […]

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The frugalfirstclasstravel year in review 2012 – my favorite photos

Hi Frugalistas! I’m no great photographer and don’t even own a DSLR, but my little point and shoot camera is my constant companion during my travels.  I love looking back at my happy snaps.  Here are my favorite photos from 2012: Well 2012, thanks for the memories!

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The frugalfirstclasstravel 2012 year in review – what I learned traveling this year

Hi Frugalistas! As the end of the year approaches, our thoughts often turn to lessons we learned during the year.  Traveling is no exception, so here is what I learned traveling in 2012: 1.  Places can change I had last visited London in 2000.  It was dirty, expensive and crowded.  Fast forward 12 years, and […]

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The 2012 frugalfirstclasstravel year in review – hits & misses

Hi Frugalistas! As we come to the end of the year it seems timely to reflect on my travel experiences during the year and in particular what worked and what didn’t: Hits Favorite Destination:  I find this really hard to answer – it’s a bit like asking a mother who her favorite child is.  I […]

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Frugalfirstclasstravel tips for traveling first class regardless of your cabin

Hi Frugalistas! We don’t all get to travel at the pointy end of the plane, but it is possible to create a pleasant environment for yourself regardless of your cabin.  Up the front passengers enjoy a quiet, calm and relaxing journey with plenty of space.  Here’s how to make that possible for you, even if […]

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