Tioman Island – ed in Paradise!

Tioman Island was recommended to me by friends and for this trip, unlike the busyness of Thailand, we knew we wanted to have more chill time (I say we, I mean Joel).

It’s difficult to gauge the best place to stay on Tioman Island as there are several different areas. We opted for a quieter part of the island as our accommodation, The Tunamaya Beach and Spa Resort, was better-rated on TripAdvisor and we were still just a boat ride away from Tekek Village – a more built-up and touristy area.
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Kuala Lumpur – fect!

Another summer, another trip to Asia. I genuinely don’t think I will ever tire of exploring Asia, it’s a world away from the Western world and I’m obsessed with indulging in its culture. Not to mention, that I’m a student on a budget, and your money goes so much further!
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Never London – e with this Place!

As a surprise for my sister, Katie’s, 25th birthday, my mum and I arranged a trip to London to watch a matinee performance of Lion King the musical. My sister is SO hard to buy for but I genuinely think we smashed it with this present!
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Holds an Ibiza My Heart

“Ibiza in the summer with the gals” – we couldn’t get any more twenty-something-years-old and cliché if we tried but, what a place!

I could go on and tell you all about the different clubs, however, I’m sure some hardcore “ravers” could give you a much better insight… So, I’ll just ramble on about the best bits, beaut places to eat and things to do!
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Brighton Your Day

After a month away, it’s safe to say that funds were going to be pretty low for the rest of the summer. In a moment of madness, Joel and I decided to buy a tent and go camping…

Brighton was rated one of the best places in the UK to visit during the British summer, however, hotels and apartments were pricey. When researching well-reviewed campsites, Brighton Caravan and Motorhome Club Site hit top of the list and we were just a short walk from the Pier and town centre – and at the fraction of the price!
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Un- Bali -evable

Bali was the final stop of our Asia trip and the week that we planned to treat ourselves after weeks of hostels! One thing that is so valuable for budget-travelling is how far your money goes in Asia, you can almost live like a king on a pauper’s wage – love it!

After hearing mixed reviews on places to visit in Bali, we landed on the most positively talked about… Ubud, Gili Trawangan and Seminyak.
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Vietnam – azing

The second stop on our Asia trip and Vietnam went straight up in the ranks as one of the best countries I’ve ever visited! We planned to start at the top of Vietnam in Hanoi and work our way down, visiting: Huê, Hôi An and Ho Chi Minh City.

Keeping in the ‘backpacker’ budget, we booked all of our hostels through Hostelworld.com, however, some of these easily rivalled decent hotels – only with a more welcoming and homier feel!
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India – DELHIghtful!

7 years on from my first trip to India and I’m back but, this time with my 2 best friends, Poppy and Liv. This was the first leg of our month trip around Asia and we had planned to complete ‘The Golden Triangle’ – Agra, Jaipur, Delhi. We booked all of our accommodation through Hostelworld.com, which is a god-send for a variety of budget accommodation and plenty of reviews to tell you all the ins and outs of the hostels… be sure to read the reviews in-detail as they may change your mind!
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N – Iceland

Katie and I decided on a 5-day trip to Iceland for our annual sister trip, and I cannot recommend it enough! Now, being cold is my biggest hate but, as long as you’re geared up like an Eskimo and you’ve got lots planned then you’ll just forget about being cold! Well, sort of… ha.

Iceland is very expensive from trips, to restaurants, to alcohol, to souvenirs in shops. Iceland’s cost of living is over 68% more expensive than the UK so, as long as you go with the mindset that a bottle of Coca Cola might cost you £5 – you’ll be fine! The experience of Iceland is worth it though!
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