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Low stress travel on the cheap

I love to travel, but I don't have much money. Although long-haul flights and luxury holidays are out of my reach at the moment I've managed to see a fair bit of the world for not very much, and perhaps my budget limitations have meant that I've seen some interesting places I might have otherwise missed out on. I find online budget travel tips not that great though. They seem to swing from "save money by only eating ityereal bars and sleeping on trains on your trip" to "cram in thirty museums in one day with this special ticket" to "get this special Air Miles credit card only available in Florida, and book your flights at 3am on Thursdays Alaska time". I want to eat nice food from the cuisine of the country in question; sleep in a clean, safe and comfortable hotel room in a convenient location; and get a chance to explore and see things properly, not treating sights like a tick list to complete as quickly as possible. I don't want to be cold, hungry, exhausted, or put myself in danger; this is supposed to be fun. I just don't have a lot of money to spend.... Read More...

Danmark & Sverige

Tomorrow I'm going on holiday to Copenhagen for 5 days, somewhere I've never been before. I've visited Iceland, Finland and Estonia before, the outliers in the Nordic group of countries, and all in the winter, but I've never visited the core three Scandinavian countries in their famous long-dayed summers (although I've been in the Highlands of Scotland in the summer before, which is very similar). Copenhagen is within a short train ride of Malmö in Sweden (in fact Scania used to be in Denmark at one time), so I'll kill two birds with one stone and visit Sweden too. As well as Copenhagen, I'm going to try to visit Roskilde, the Louisiana Art Museum and Elsinore, which are all nearby. (I'm not going to Legoland because it's at the other end of the country, and I've been to the UK one loads for work anyway). ... Read More...