I wish I had found this earlier to give you guys a better heads up.. anyway, for those who read this in time, Lonely Planet the travel information company are giving away copies of their guides on the iPhone. These are completely free until, er, TODAY! So grab yours as soon as possible.. they usually cost £9.50 each and there are 13 guides available:
So grab them now from the Apple Appstore!!!
If you have a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club membership, you can earn more points, through their online shopping experience. These are the double miles offers:
ITunes: 6 miles/£1
Interflora: 16 miles/£1
Boden: 8 miles/£1
Ebay: 4 miles/£1
Charles Tyrwhitt: 16 miles/£1
Debehams: 8 miles/£1
Play.com: 2 miles/£1
Comet: 4 miles/£1
I want one of those.com: 20 miles/£1
Waterstones: 12 miles/£1
Apple Store: 3 miles/£1
Currys: 4 miles/£1
Low cost budget airlines have been massive in the past few years… there are so many deals and it’s great that the prices are so cheap. However, with bargains, they don’t hang around for long.. you frequently read about some fantastic deals only to find that the limited £1 tickets are gone by the time you book.. the question is, how do you keep track of the deals that all these low cost budget airlines advertise?
Here is a list of some ideas to save money if you’re doing some travelling.. perfect for those looking to save some money or on a Gap year!
Dont bother with Easy Jet’s speedy boarding, not worth the money they charge.
Before buying your flights, check that there isnt cheaper alternative on skyscanner.net
Dont walk in to a hotel, always try to phone in to book first and ask for discounts as a student or group or for the number of rooms you are booking.
Look for backpacker hotels, they are quite clean and can sometimes be found in central and cool locations.
Look for a local guide. Go to greeternetwork.com who hooks you up with volunteer guide.
Look out for the free copy of the local listing magazine or newspaper which has promotions and deals on going out and restaurants, and museums.
Cheapest way to cross channel is through SeaFrance.
Fill up petrol in England rather than when you cross to France because the euro rates makes it more worth to fill up here.
Make your lunch at the breakfast buffet. Use the eggs, bread, bacon, etc.
The Louvre is free on the 1st sunday of the month.
Local travel cards can be very helpful such as the New York Metro Card £18 for 7 days. Website is mta.info