Relax In Luxury On The Cheap – 5 Top Tips

Vacations can be expensive business. Even the budget packages these days are looking less budget by the year and whilst a £100 vacation was starting to look pretty standard 10 years ago, nowadays you feel lucky finding anything close to luxurious below £300, especially when you’re coming up to high season!

Having said that though, it is still possible to find and enjoy a good deal or two for more luxurious vacation destinations. You just have to know where to look, what to look out for and how to set your priorities right.

In order to help

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Finding and Staying at a Seoul Goshiwon

Ace Residence Seoul

Image Source unknown. Ace Residence Sinchon (aka. my old home!)

If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable place to stay in Seoul, be it for one night or one year, goshiwons make a great budget option!

Goshiwons are places offering small rooms, usually located in the more studenty areas of town like Shinchon, Hongdae, Ehwa, Seoul National Station etc.

A goshiwon will usually offer renters a small room with a desk, chair and cupboard for about 15,000-25,000 won/night (short-term) or 300-600,000 won/month (long-term).

Almost all of them will also offer free rice and kimchi for you to eat (and instant noodles

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How Language Aids Global Citizenship

Image by SaraSmo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Image by SaraSmo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Not too long ago the world, to many, seemed a very large place. If you were living in Europe, it was almost unheard of to travel across to Australia and likewise, if you were living in Asia, it was quite unlikely that you’d end up in America.

However, with the invention of passenger airplanes, the increasing network of long-distance train and bus travel and the growing wealth of much of the first world population, it has now become easier than ever to cross the boundaries from one country to another and experience sights, sounds, smells

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Saving For Travel? It Starts With A Question

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Travel. With only one word a whole world of opportunity arises…

Swim with piglets in the Bahamas, explore the ancient temple of Beng Melea in Cambodia, wine and dine in beautiful Paris, relax on the beach in Hawaii. So many options, so little time!

Money. This is one word that makes so many give up on their dreams of travel…

But it shouldn’t be that way.

Travel is something that, like people, comes in many different forms. You can pass through your own city, county or country on the cheap and discover

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13 Fantastic Places For An Epic Animal Adventure

Image by Matt Reinbold / CC BY-SA 2.0

Image by Matt Reinbold / CC BY-SA 2.0

The world is full of brilliant animals spanning the entire planet. Big ones, small ones, round ones, bold ones, dangerous ones, cute ones and everything in between.

They parade in their beautiful colours, impress with their hunting prowess and allow for hours and hours of fascinating observation by displaying their intriguing rituals with wonderful bravado. It’s no small wonder then that eco-friendly wildlife tourism is such a big hit these days.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to dive into the ocean, improve on your feathered

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(Re)location Junkies Uncovered: Jhon Entrop


(Re)location Junkies uncovered is a series of explorations into what makes people tick and their relationships with life and travel. Every single person featured in this series will be someone I have personally met or interacted with and who I can confidently say embodies the spirit by inspiring positivity through action.

Who is Jhon Entrop?

In the first post of this series, I am proud to introduce you to my immensely talented friend Jhon Entrop. We first met whilst temping at a travel company in Amsterdam in 2013 and since then Jhon has

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When Was The Last Time You Were Happy?

Seoul Happiness

Image by Nayoung Kang
Me + Friends = Happiness!

I recently watched an inspirational video on and started reading Living, Loving and Learning by the amazing Leo F. Buscaglia. These really got me thinking about all the things we are taught in life and all those things we think will make us happy. Money, family, friends, possessions?

It got me wondering about what makes me happy and in particular, what has made me happy recently. I came up with this list:

Recently, I was happiest…

1) …when an old friend I hadn’t seen in a year came to visit me during my turbulent

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Travelling to Seoul on a Budget – 7 Top Tips!

Korean Sushi

Image by Nayoung Kang

It’s kind of unusual for me to be back and not living here, but I’ve noticed the experience is already pretty different. I have to budget, I don’t have time to let things happen later and living out of a suitcase isn’t quite as handy as having everything you need with you when you need it!

However, as an ex-Seoulite and self proclaimed pro-budgeter I know a thing or two about living well (but cheaply) in the capital of the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’, so here are some handy tips if you want to travel to and stay

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Stand Up To Racism: Reach out and Travel

One of the reasons I’m a huge advocate of travel and social outreach is because it lets us experience so much. Through travel and taking the time to reach out and listen, we can meet people from all walks of life. Rich, poor, grateful, hateful, black, white, enabled, disabled, inspirational and in many other ways brilliant examples of humanity.

Often it takes no more than a simple “Hi” to start a conversation, which will let you learn more about the viewpoints of someone who regardless of nationality, colour or background will

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