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Applying for an Over 60s Bus Pass in Scotland

I recently celebrated my 60th birthday. As I live in Scotland, that meant that I was eligible for a National Entitlement Card (NEC), commonly referred to as an over 60s Bus Pass. This smartcard offers the holder free bus travel throughout Scotland. It’s a good idea to apply for your NEC a couple of weeks […]

I’m Impressed by Transport for London (TfL)

I recently spent a week on London. I was so impressed by Transport for London (TfL). I chose accommodation located in a central location to facilitate getting around. My studio was in North Gower Street, close to Euston railway station. I was also close to three Tube stations; Euston, Euston Square and Warren Street . […]

5 Reasons to Find A Good Bank Before Traveling

It’s no secret that I love to travel. With the world being such a big place, I can’t wait to get out there and explore everything that mother nature and the world has to offer. I like to be the type of “get up and go” type of person. That means that basically, I like […]

Review of TVPlayer.com

I decided that I’d like to watch the Australian Open tennis tournament this year. I knew that I’d have to spend some money in order to see this grand slam. Initially, Eurosport Player looked like the best option. However, after some research, I discovered that I wouldn’t be able to watch Eurosport on my Chromebook, […]

Cheap Fine Dining at Your Local College

I’d been intending to try out the Gallery Restaurant at the Stirling Campus of Forth Valley College. The purpose of the college restaurant is to provide real life training for hospitality students. You need to book a table at the Gallery Restaurant, either by phone or by completing an online booking request. During term time […]

Review AGA Mezze Turkish Restaurant Glasgow

If you are looking for a cheap and tasty meal in Glasgow city centre, you should try the Aga Mezze Turkish restaurant. When I had lunch there on a weekday in December 2018, it costs £6 for a two course lunch. The Aga Mezze is located in Dundas Street, just behind Glasgow Queen Street railway […]

New Travelodge Policy on Room Cleaning

I recently stayed at Travelodge Ayr for two nights, I’ve stayed at that hotel recently and reviewed it on Help Me To Save. When I arrived in my room, one of the first things that I noticed sitting between the pillows on the bed was a pink sign to hang on the door knob. Initially, […]

The Roundabout Glasgow Day Ticket

The Roundabout Glasgow day ticket costs £7 for adults and £3.50 for children. You can buy the tickets at staffed Scotrail stations, or from the conductor on the train. The ticket is valid for travel by Scotrail  between more than 100 stations within the Strathclyde area, from Croy in the north, Largs in the west […]

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street

I paid £31.50 for a Thursday night stay in mid November 2018 at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street. The room was originally priced at £37 on the non-refundable Saver rate. As I booked during a 15% off promotion, the price was discounted by £5.50.

I’d Prefer Lower Fares for Everyone to Railcards

There is a plethora of UK national railcards including: Senior Railcard – for travellers aged over 60. Family Railcard – the travellers must include one of the two named adults, plus one child aged over 5. Tw0 Together Railcard – two named adults must travel together. Most of the UK railcard offer discounts of one […]