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Travel Tips for Staying in London
June 29, 2011
Travel Tips for Staying in London

When backpacking through the UK, London is one of the main stopping points for most travellers; there’s so much to see and do in terms of art, historical sites, festivals, shopping etc. If you’re on a budget like most backpackers, it’s best to decide what part of London you plan on staying in ahead of [...]

3 Steps to the Perfect Slovenian Experience
June 16, 2011
3 Steps to the Perfect Slovenian Experience

Travelling on a budget often takes a lot of careful planning and organisation of finances, and although it seems that spending less means having to compromise on the quality of the experience, there are plenty of ways to minimise spending, which may even result in your finding the hidden gems of your destination that you [...]

How to Save Money in Europe
April 4, 2011
How to Save Money in Europe

Traveling within Europe can be as cheap as you want it to be. If you take a look at Europe on the map you will see that most of the countries on the Continent are relatively close to each other. Distances are smaller so that means that you can get from one country to another [...]

Cheap Places to Stay in Chicago
February 23, 2011
Cheap Places to Stay in Chicago

The cities of North America are not likely destinations for budget travelers; rumors of surviving on a few dollars a day and reveling in cheap bottles of beer come straight out of South-East Asia and Eastern Europe. So to save your hard-earned travel money for more interesting things than a simple bed for the night, [...]

Budget Gift Ideas for Travelers Under $20
December 2, 2010
Budget Gift Ideas for Travelers Under $20

On a budget and looking for something useful for the traveler on your gift list? Then why not consider one of these gift ideas for travelers that are each under $20? We’ve highlighted a few functional and interesting gifts for that active traveler in your life. Flexible Tripod – Designed with self-timer photography in mind, [...]

The Japan Centre – Seriously Cheap Eats in London
November 15, 2010
The Japan Centre – Seriously Cheap Eats in London

During a recent trip to London, Andy from the 501 Places travel blog, introduced a group of travel bloggers, including myself, to what just might be one of the best meal deals in all of London at the Japan Centre. Located at 14 – 16 Regent Street in London’s West End, the small store-front with [...]

Why Do I Have to Pay to Volunteer?
March 1, 2010
Why Do I Have to Pay to Volunteer?

“Why would I pay to volunteer?” We certainly appreciate why this is by far the most common question BrilliantTrips receives regarding the volunteer opportunities we offer. Our friend Randy from GeoVisions helps us answer just that. Please read on to understand why we ask our invaluable volunteers to cover some of the costs involved in making positive sustainable projects come to fruition.

5 Hotels in Florence, Italy for 200USD or Less
February 19, 2009
5 Hotels in Florence, Italy for 200USD or Less

I’ve compiled a list of 5 unique hotels in Florence, Italy that are 200USD or less. Picking the right hotel to stay at is a very personal thing that many people are very passionate about. Personal taste is an important variable in picking hotels and I would note that I would chose a hotel based [...]

Shrewsbury – England's Finest Tudor Town
February 12, 2009
Shrewsbury – England's Finest Tudor Town

This is a big year for this County Town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. The Visit Shrewsbury website states: “2009 sees the bi-centenary of Charles Darwins birth in Shrewsbury. It is also the 150th anniversary of the publication of his most famous work ‘On the Origin of Species’. Shrewsbury has been [...]

A Weekend in Bristol
February 11, 2009
A Weekend in Bristol

According to the Visit Bristol website, Bristol is “a Fairtrade City, the UK’s first Cycling City and a city truly dedicated to sustainable living – it’s not difficult to see why Bristol has earned its proud status as a Green Capital. All of these credentials, along with over 450 parks and green spaces, proportionately more [...]

Berlin for 40EUR a Day
February 6, 2009
Berlin for 40EUR a Day

Getting around Berlin on 40EUR a day can be tricky and needs to be carefully thought out. Here’s how we would attempt to do it: Transport: For travel within central Berlin, buy a day pass that covers zones A&B for 6EUR. Breakfast: Pick a random spot of interest that’s close to where you are staying. [...]