Archive for the 'Travel & Leisure' Category

Enjoy travel and leisure on a budget by looking out for money saving deals on restaurants, days out and holidays.

Free Art Classes at the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland run free drop-in easel sketching sessions on a couple of days, usually Thursday and Fridays, most months. You don’t need any experience to attend. It’s a two hour session between 2 – 4pm. The venue alternates between the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery, both located in the city centre. […]

How to Keep Your Travel Health Insurance Cost Under Control

Your travel insurance cost is influenced by numerous parameters and factors. You’re bound to take the right decision even if you’re aware of the insurance basics. Instead of restricting your insurance benefits, it will help you to fetch a great bargain for much lower premium rates. You must try and keep your insurance costs at […]

Looking for a Winter Sun Holiday on TravelZoo

As I was thinking of a Winter sun holiday in the near future, either before or after Christmas, I decided to have a look at the TravelZoo website. In the past, I’ve found some great deals on TravelZoo. Last year, I found an all inclusive holiday to Corfu at a four star hotel for £344 per […]

How to Enjoy a Luxurious But Affordable UK Weekend Break

When it comes to holidays, many of us are still trying to stick to a tight budget. However, planning a last-minute getaway or relaxing weekend break doesn’t have to mean cutting corners and settling for something less than average. Instead, it’s all about finding the best deals that’ll make sure your next break isn’t just […]

Scotrail £17 Flat Fare for Club 50 Members

Scotrail is offering members of its Club 50 a £17 flat fare return rail ticket between any two stations in Scotland. You must make the return leg of the journey within one month of your outward journey. The promotion is valid for journeys until 14 November 2017. Within a few hours of receiving the email […]

Review of Scotrail Club 50

When I moved home to Stirling in central Scotland, I decided to pay £15 to buy annual membership of Scotrail’s Club 50. With Club 50 you get a 20% discount on off-peak and advance tickets booked online (but not on Cross Country or Virgin trains). The discount drops to 10% if you book by phone, […]

Money Savings Tips for Cruise Holidays

Cruises have skyrocketed in popularity in recent times. This is, in part, due to the industry targeting a younger generation by offering a range of different destinations and proving all kinds of amazing facilities on board. Nowadays, cruises are multi-generational trips and a fantastic way to travel and see the world. Due to the nature […]

Not All Tourist City Cards Are a Good Buy

It can be tempting to purchase a city card for sightseeing when you are on a trip. Most city card promote themselves as a way to save money. However, it’s a good idea to check out if buying a city pass will actually save you money. Before my recent trip to Porto, I did attempt […]

How to Make the Most of Restricted Free Entry to Museums

We are fortunate that in the UK that it is free to visit the permanent collections of UK state museums and galleries. That’s not the case in many European countries, where the majority of museum and galleries charge an admission fee. In the Spanish city of Malaga, many museums offer free admission from late afternoon […]

Why Bother Running the Tram from the City Centre to Edinburgh Airport?

It costs £1.60 for a single ticket between any two stops in Edinburgh, except for the Edinburgh Airport stop, when the price of a single ticket shoots up to £5.50 (£8.50 for a return). It’s not as though there is an express tram going to the airport, every tram halts at each stop on the […]