Budget Travel

You don’t always want to spend the Earth to travel the world, which is why budget travel is valued by so many young travellers. Read on to find budget destinations, tips and things to do on your journey.

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A Day Visiting Lyon, France

A Day Visiting Lyon, France

After a repeat breakfast of fresh croissants, I got on my penultimate train journey of the trip from Marseilles up north. I would be visiting Lyon for just one night, so aimed to make the most of the initial day before getting my final train to Paris early the next morning.

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Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights

Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights

Travelling to Marseille, at first it appeared as nothing more than a lesser version of Nice, which I know sounds harsh. It was generally a bit grottier as the area surrounding the train station, while offering great views due to it’s height, was rough.

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Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France

Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France

After Monte Carlo I was ready for France and the final leg of my mainland Europe adventure before Scotland and the Fringe Festival. A trip to Nice was my first stop in France and a beautiful city… it was nice (just to get that out of the way)!

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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

New life plan; become a millionaire, move to Monte Carlo and drive a sports car. On Friday afternoon I left La Spezia and arrived for my weekend in Monte Carlo just before dusk. My first glimpse was from the train tracks and I can’t totally describe how I felt. I’ve wanted to come here for so long and couldn’t wait to see it all; it was almost like waiting to meet a person, a pen pal, rather than a place. My hotel, as Monaco doesn’t do hostels, was right in the centre on a street that looked like it was…

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La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

After four nights in Florence, a beautiful and busy city, I arrived one afternoon in La Spezia, an Italian location I knew little about. In fact, it’s a large town with it’s own castle, theatre, shopping and port, but is used more as a place to find accommodation when visiting the Cinque Terre.

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