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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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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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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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Real life one bag travel: winter weekend city breaks

Hi Frugalistas!  The lovely Clare from Need Another Holiday is back with a great guest post – this time she’s taking just one carry on bag on a weekend getaway to Amsterdam and has kindly agreed to share her packing list with frugalfirstclasstravel readers: The best thing about travelling with only carry on luggage is […]

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How to find discount Business and First class airfares

Hi Frugalistas! I’ve written previously about how to save money on Business Class flights.  There are even more ways to save, so I’m delighted to present more favourite ways to save on Business and First Class seats! Point Aggregator Sites Websites like Fly Luxe for Less and the Australian I Fly Flat buy frequent flyer […]

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Romantic destinations in Europe

Hi Frugalistas! Not everyone likes to celebrate Valentines’ Day.  Not everyone has a Valentine, and not everyone likes to celebrate Valentines’ Day.  Whether you like to celebrate Valentines’, want to celebrate Valentines’ or have the opportunity to celebrate Valentines’, I say, Valentines’ Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some lovely photos of some gloriously […]

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Beyond sachertorte and Strauss: an Insider’s Guide to Vienna

Hi Frugalistas! I have only visited Vienna once, and it was many years ago.  I am therefore delighted to have the opportunity to feature Vienna in the latest Insider Guide.  Enrique Manzano of Hardcore Viajero takes us on a journey past sachertorte (although I’m sure we’d all enjoy some anyway!) into a different, yet still satisfying […]

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Travel bloggers reveal their favorite packing tips

Hi Frugalistas! Some of my fellow travel bloggers have joined me to share their favorite packing tips.  Their traveling styles vary, their travel destinations vary, and some of them are self-described “hopeless” packers.  What they share though is a great willingness to share (thanks everyone!) and also to learn from each other.  If you want […]

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Seven things I know about Istanbul

Hi Frugalistas!  This was meant to be a short guide to Istanbul.  But despite having spent four days there, I feel so ill-equiped write it.  Sure I went to the “big three” sites of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.  Sure, I went to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market.  A Bosphorus […]

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My latest post on Ma Vie Francaise – visiting the Taittinger champagne cellars

Hi Frugalistas! Despite being one of the newest premium champagne houses (it was founded in 1932), the family Taittinger occupies some of the oldest and most historic champagne caves in Reims.   I was privileged to be given a private tour of their caves in central Reims, allowing me to explore parts of the wine cellars not open to the general […]

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