News: Zip Hotels by Premier Inn

News: Zip Hotels by Premier Inn

New budget hotel ZIP from Premier Inn Sometimes you really just need somewhere to place your head at night. Somewhere quiet, clean and has the essentials. For us this includes internet – imagine a day without it (bliss I bet!!) This is where ZIP comes in. Basic room with theRead More…

Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

When you think of hostels don’t think of smelly dorms, think of private rooms on a budget! We often stay in private rooms within hostels.  They are generally a lot cheaper than hotels, you can sometimes get an en-suite bathroom and you can meet other travellers easily.  No need toRead More…

Food: Cheap breakfast in The Hague, Amsterdam and more!

Food: Cheap breakfast in The Hague, Amsterdam and more!

We’re always looking to save some money when eating out to allow us to splash out at other times.  The best breakfast (ontbijt) tip for visiting any main town in the Netherlands is to visit HEMA. HEMA has a Scandi-feel, a bit like IKEA meets (Flying) Tiger.  Lots of budgetRead More…

Cafe Review: Posh Nosh, 86 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7QB

Cafe Review: Posh Nosh, 86 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7QB

Good value cafe breakfast in the West End of Glasgow If you ever need a picture framed, The Framing Workshop on Clarendon Place is where to go to.   Myself and The Don had just dropped off a picture to be framed and went on the hunt for some teaRead More…

Food Review: Mac and Cheese Pot Noodle

Food Review: Mac and Cheese Pot Noodle

I love Mac & Cheese and being an ex-student I still enjoy a pot noodle once in a while so when I saw a Mac & Cheese pot noodle, well I just had to! Opening the pot there is a sachet of tomato sauce.  To sauce or not? I decidedRead More…

Accommodation Review: Greenpoint Lodge, 95 Norman Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

Accommodation Review: Greenpoint Lodge, 95 Norman Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

Budget accommodation in New York Finding somewhere cheap and within easy reach of transport is always top of our to-do list when arranging a holiday. After much searching, we came across Greenpoint Lodge, located in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. Greenpoint is on the G subway line and is a quietRead More…

Hotel Review: Carmelite, Stirling Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JU

Hotel Review: Carmelite, Stirling Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JU

Located in the city-centre of Aberdeen, The Carmelite Hotel is near to the main train and bus stations and handy for public transport as well as amenities. Outside features the clean and bright Aberdeen granite. Inside it’s a bit different.  As soon as you walk in the front door you are straightRead More…

Accommodation: Backpackers Bamberg, 4 Heliggrabstrasse, Bamberg, Germany

Accommodation: Backpackers Bamberg, 4 Heliggrabstrasse, Bamberg, Germany

Situated in the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage centre of Bamberg, Backpackers Bamberg Backpackers Bamberg is handily located for both the old town and transport links. With accommodation comprising single rooms up to 6 bed dorms, with free wifi, free tea and coffee as well as areas to relax in and socialise.Read More…

Accommodation Review – Ostel, Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, Germany

Accommodation Review – Ostel, Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, Germany

Located in the Friedrichshain area of Berlin and a 5 min walk from Ostbahnhof is Ostel, a nostalgic hostel ideal for backpackers,  young couples, families and anyone with a love for Ostaligie and DDR kitsch. We are big fans of modern history and Berlin/East German history and have eyed up.Read More…

Recipe: Cauliflower Fish Pie

Recipe: Cauliflower Fish Pie

With the weather beginning to get to time for winter comfort food. This budget meal will keep you warm, isn’t too unhealthy (you can omit the cream from Step 4, and use milk instead of cream at Step 3.). A quick and easy recipe that will give you a quickRead More…