Archive for the 'Travel & Leisure' Category

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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 […]

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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 […]

The True Cost of Car Hire

Hiring a car should carry a danger to your wealth warning. There are so many possible trip wires which trigger extra payments e.g. insurance excess of hundreds of pounds, daily fees for an additional driver and being charged a refuelling fee if you don’t adhere to the fuel policy. My husband was researched car hire […]

Changes to Scotrail Club 50

Scotrail like to trumpet their offer of a £17 flat return fare within Scotland to members of the Scotrail Club 50. This perk is now going to be available three times a year. It was twice a year until now. Whilst it is a good offer, it’s pretty rare for me to make long trips […]