Tag: Budget Travel

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

This guide will give you all the information you need to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City. Imagine being surrounded by thousands of butterflies high in the central mountains of Mexico. It’s a true natural spectacle that is unique…

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

I’d heard and read horror stories about the shuttle from Flores to Lanquin. “The worst experience of my life” and “A drive from hell” were common phrases but I didn’t actually think it was that bad. Maybe it was the local collectivo we’d been in…

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

10 Tips On How To Book The Best Hotel Anywhere And Avoid Overpaying

Booking a great place to stay is a minefield. Will the bed be hard? Is there hot water? Will the bathroom be down a dark jungle path with snakes? True story. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes, but when you’re constantly travelling you get…

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

How to book cheaper accommodation and travel for FREE!

Ever wondered how people can afford to travel all the time? Think they must have secret rich parents or a lottery win nobody knows about? Well I’m here to tell you it’s easy to travel cheaper and even to travel for free. Yes free, like…

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

How to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker. There are many blog posts about how to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker with the various options and routes to take. Most go on to explain the option that takes the ferry from Chetumal to Caye…

5 day trips from Havana

5 day trips from Havana

Havana has so much to offer but even the most hardened tourist might need to take a day off from the busy city. Luckily there are some great places nearby that you can get to experience the ‘real Cuba’ away from the rest of the…

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

While Cancun is famous for its all inclusive resorts I’d heard from many travellers it’s not the best place to be a backpacker. So where else can you stay on the peninsula? Here’s a run down of some of the most popular as well as…

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

If you want to get off the beaten path in Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Holbox is the answer. Get back to nature and away from the crowds. Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel can feel a little tourist heavy. But make the extra effort to get…

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

Havana is one of the most unique cities on the planet. It’s grand buildings reminiscent of Spanish colonialism in South America, echoes of Stalinist architecture from Russia, vibrant tastes of the Caribbean and a complex economical situation that is totally it’s own. It’s storied history…

How to beat the crowds at Chichen Itza

How to beat the crowds at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of Mexico’s most famous tourist attractions. As one of the modern seven wonders of the world it’s no shock to hear it can get a little busy at times. What’s the best way to get great photos, beat the crowds and…