Category Archives: Money

How to Do Hong Kong for $100 a Day (Miles Away)

Hong Kong is famous for a lot of things. Being an inexpensive city isn’t one of them. Nevertheless, experiencing east-meets-west with big city glitz doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Continue reading

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Which Caribbean Island Should You Retire to? (Going Places)

If you’re starting to plan ahead for retirement and wonder just how far your money can go in the Caribbean, then this list is for you. Continue reading

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Why You Should Retire to Thailand (Miles Away)

About to take the leap into retirement and thinking of doing so overseas? Your options are many but the argument for putting Thailand at the top of your list is strong. Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Solo Trip Like a Pro

Travelling is a hobby for few, but for others, it is their passion. They want to travel the whole world, meet different people, known about different cultures and take it all in. But seldom have such travel junkies had a partner to share their love of travel. Continue reading

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Win £500 and a Crate of Ale from 24hourlondon

Download an app (for free), tell the developers what you honestly think about it and win £500 plus a crate of craft beer? Where do I sign up?!? Keep reading for details about a fun competition from 24hourlondon offering the chance to win £500 and a crate of Tremethick craft ale. Continue reading

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Hej! Here’s How to do Stockholm for $100 a Day (Going Places)

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a favorite destination for travelers seeking a friendly, clean, and virtually crime-free city where they can enjoy traditional Scandinavian charm mixed with contemporary cosmopolitan culture. Continue reading

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Oh Là Là! How You Can Do Paris for $100 a Day (Going Places)

Paris for $100 a day? No, we haven’t lost our marbles — it is very much possible! And you’ll even have a great time experiencing the best the City of Lights has to offer. But doing Paris on the cheap will take a bit of thinking ahead and careful spending.
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Sponsored Video: Norwegian Reward from Norwegian Air

Norwegian Air’s frequent flyer rewards program is called Norwegian Reward. It’s free and easy to join and makes flying with this low-cost airline even more affordable. Continue reading

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Tabun Kitchen, Soho

Tabun Kitchen serves “Jerusalem home cooking” from a comfortable Soho nook on Berwick Street. I had a satisfying lunch there recently and thought I’d pass the word on about it. Continue reading

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Get Five Free Lunches in London with MealPal

For a limited time, I’ve teamed up with MealPal to offer readers five free lunches. Continue reading

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Bloggers, Make Money with blogfoster UK

Make money blogging with newly launched blogfoster UK. Continue reading

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Lunch at Tostado

Blink and you’ll miss it (and miss out) – tiny Tostado in Soho offers Ecuadorian fare at a fair price and with a warm Latin welcome. Continue reading

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Mister Lasagna, Rupert Street, Soho

Mister Lasagna serves (as you might have surmised already) fresh made lasagna, with a varied range of this popular Italian oven treat on offer alongside an assortment of fresh pastas dishes, snacks and desserts. Continue reading

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Lucy Watson Raises Money for PETA with Leetchi.com | #LWfundraiser

Lucy Watson’s passion for animal rights is well known. She’s been closely involved in PETA for quite some time. But this is the first time she has proactively fundraised for the charity. In a campaign video filmed in her home, she explains why she wants to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty. Continue reading

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London Meet MealPal and Get a Week’s Worth of Lunches for Free

Super popular American lunch app – MealPal – has launched in London. Through the app, you can reserve quick pickup lunches for less than £5 per meal at a time and place convenient for you. But before you get all excited about that, check out this opportunity to give the app spin with a week’s worth of free lunches with no obligation to continue after that. Continue reading

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CookeryBox: Online Low-Cost Recipe Cookbook from Voucherbox

Voucherbox has published a free online cookbook featuring “22 scrumptious low-cost recipes from your favourite bloggers,” including one from me. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Thanks!

Thanks for reading my series about Leetchi.com and how the platform offers a safe and easy way to raise money online for a wide range of events and activities. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Birthday Party!

Raising funds for a big party or a special gift? Leetchi.com is the ideal platform for group giving. With Leetchi, collecting money online has never been easier, safer or more manageable. Happy birthday? You betcha! Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? A Good Cause.

Looking for a way to raise funds for your favourite nonprofit, community project or charity? Leetchi.com is a smart, safe and easy way to collect money online for your worthy cause. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Group Holiday!

One smart idea for putting Leetchi to work for you is to use the platform to raise money for a group trip. With Leetchi as your interface you can avoid pesky IOU situations while monitoring progress, encouraging participation and sharing motivation about the good times to come. Continue reading

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Infographic: When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?

The travel wise folks at Opodo have dipped into their 2016 average flight price database on return flights from the UK to answer to the age old question: when is the best time to book your flight? Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot?

Leetchi money pots offer an easy and secure way to collect money for groups. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share a few of the most popular reasons people are coming together for crowdfunding and how Leetchi helps them save time and energy while making the process fun and engaging. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2016

I hope you enjoyed reading my Best of 2016 series and that the posts may assist you in having more fun, saving more money and making more of your time than you would have otherwise. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London of 2016

No joke. It is still possible (if slightly less likely than this time last year) to eat well with only a fiver to spend. And not only in the hinterland! Three of the six establishments listed below as my preferred cheap eats are in Zone 1 and extremely easy to access. The other three? Hello Waltham Forest, you big gorgeous borough full of yummy East London treats of reasonable price and generous proportion. Continue reading

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Crossing a Border for a Bargain (Going Places)

If you’re thinking about taking such a cross-border trip, make sure you’re aware of any limits on quantity of purchases or outright restrictions on buying certain things. Continue reading

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Job Hunting In The UK

Finding and obtaining a job, and especially one that will give you job satisfaction, can be rather difficult in the current job market. There are, however, certain practices that can be followed, attitudes encouraged, that can certainly help make the … Continue reading

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Catching Up: What Does Brexit Mean for Your Future Travel Plans? (Going Places)

Whatever comes of this and however you might feel about the decision, one thing’s still for sure: Brexit might be bad for international relations … but it’s been undeniably generous to American travelers looking to get more bang for their buck. Continue reading

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The Best Foreign Cities for Every Kind of Shopper (Miles Away)

For your next vacation, why not merge your shopping list with your bucket list? Plan your next trip abroad to one of the world’s best cities for shopping. Continue reading

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How to Plan an Affordable Destination Wedding (Going Places)

When it comes down to tying the knot, cost is always a major factor. Throw in the fantasy of having a destination wedding, and couples may have to face a bloated wedding budget. But does saying “I do” in a beautiful locale have to be out of reach? Continue reading

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4 Secrets to a Cheaper European Summer Vacation (Going Places)

If you’re gearing up for a last minute trip (or thinking about next year’s travel plans), have a look at this quartet of tips on how to make the most of a summer vacation in Europe…while spending the least amount of money. Continue reading

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Most Affordable Places to Visit Each Month of the Year (Miles Away)

From January to December, we’ve got your travel destinations covered. A few of these recommendations may actually surprise you! Continue reading

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More Fizz, Fewer Bottles with SodaStream

SodaStream invited me to take the Plastic Bottle Challenge and use one of its automatic sparkling water makers in an effort to cut back on buying bottle water. The results so far have been a sparkling success! I grew up … Continue reading

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How To Save Money On Food When You Are On The Go

When we say travelling the first thing that comes to our mind is food. What are we going to eat? Where are we going to eat? Will the food taste good? Ahaaa… the list is endless! Yes, we have a number of questions. But something that strikes our mind frequently is will the food cost us more? People cannot afford to pay more on food, especially when travelling. Continue reading

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How to See the World’s Most Expensive City for Just $50 a Day (Miles Away)

The tiny Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore has just been named the world’s most expensive city in a new report. Ouch? Definitely not! It might be costly to live there, but for out-of-towners, Singapore can be a very affordable destination. Continue reading

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#TravelexTourist for a Day

Travelex, the foreign currency experts, got in touch recently to see if I’d like one of its Multi-Currency Cash Passport cards pre-loaded with $150 for a day out in London. Continue reading

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