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My Favourite Gift This Year: My El Camino Bracelet

It was my birthday last week (one step closer to 30 – eek!) and all the post was cancelled. I can thank Orkney’s weather for that. So it was a lovely surprise this week to open a little package from one of my favourite travel gift companies, El Camino! El Camino specialises in making beautiful… Continue reading My Favourite Gift This Year: My El Camino Bracelet

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Earning Money To Travel: Online Surveys

If there’s one new years resolution you should have for 2017, it’s to save money for that dream trip. And what better way to do that than earning money from the comfort of your own home? If you’ve ever looked into ways to earn money online, you’ve probably heard of filling in surveys. A lot… Continue reading Earning Money To Travel: Online Surveys

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Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback

Cashback is not a new thing – but it’s something a lot of people forget exists. It’s a great way to save money on all your online purchases, particularly coming up to Christmas. There are a few cashback sites out there, but I rarely make a purchase online without checking TopCashback (when I don’t it’s because… Continue reading Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback

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Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

Happy weekend! And welcome back to my new feature of all the best travel deals and competitions I’ve seen! Since I made my last deals & comps post, I’ve had tons of competitions coming up on my Facebook, which only serves to provide YOU guys with more! But I’ve found some brilliant deals too, including £250… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

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Weekend Wishlist: Deals & Competitions

Blah blah blah, Black Friday. There have been some really amazing deals, admittedly, but I don’t always buy into the hype. What I do buy into, however, is great deals year round, amazing competitions, and flash sales – and I often see them and want to post on here about them. Whether it’s a £10… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: Deals & Competitions

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The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

After months of travelling around hostels and changing beds every few days, we were looking forward to settling down in Brisbane and getting our own apartment. We spent five weeks (four weeks too many) living in a central hostel with a party atmosphere before moving to a laid-back “sharehouse”-type hostel closer to my work. Cut… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

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Weekend Wishlist: A Traveller’s Christmas

My mum has been asking what I’d like for Christmas, and with little over a month to go, I started drawing blanks. My go-to answer is always in the form of tours or activities or experiences, but the more I thought about it, the more I realised how many practical travel accessories I could do with.… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: A Traveller’s Christmas

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Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

In this post, I’m going to outline exactly how much this part of the trip cost us, and hopefully it will help some of you to budget what you need. I’ve been working on this for a while and meant to post it along with my other budgeting guides but didn’t think it was ready.… Continue reading Budgeting For Your Southeast Asia Trip

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Things You Should Do Before You Go Travelling

There’s a lot to remember to do before you go off on your travels – particularly if you’re leaving indefinitely – and that’s after you’ve tackled one of the hardest tasks: packing! Then there’s researching accommodation, activities, restaurants, what food you should eat, the currency rates… but there are other things you need to remember… Continue reading Things You Should Do Before You Go Travelling

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12 Ways To Save Money While Travelling

In my final instalment of travel budget posts (for now!) I’m covering lots of ways in which you can save WHILE you travel. From food to accommodation to flights, here are 12 ways you can save on the road! (side note: this is my 50th post on An Orcadian Abroad! It does NOT feel like… Continue reading 12 Ways To Save Money While Travelling