Category Archives: Destinations

Where best to park in London?

Where to park in London - Travel for a Living

Faced with the question of where to park a car in London last summer, my initial reaction was ‘WHY?’

I mean, why would any sane person consider taking their car into London? Even though I am living just outside London, I will avoid driving into London at all costs. Instead, I will rely on public transport whenever I can. So why would anyone willingly drive over to the UK to then park in London?

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How much money for a trip to London?

How much money for a trip to London? - Travel for a Living

A question I get asked a lot is how much money you need for a trip to London. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer here. How much money you will need for a trip to London depends on many things. Are you travelling alone or in a group? Do you want to travel cheap or in style? Have an on the go sandwich or a sit down three course meal? Want to stay slap bang in the centre of town or fine to commute in every morning? Take cabs or the tube? All those points will heavily influence the budget you need for your London trip. However, I’ve tried to put together some pointers of how much money is needed for a trip to London. 

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13 Things to See + Do in Palatinate (Germany)

I’ve been writing on Travel for a Living for over six years now. And in that time, I’ve published loads of posts. About my favourite cities New YorkLondon and Paris. Work trips that went horrendously wrong (and some that were just perfect). About mother-daughter weekends or the joy of travelling with a dogAirport and airline reviewstwo-hour travel itineraries… you name it. But you know what? The one thing I’ve somehow never written about is the area I grew up in. Don’t ask me why, it just happened. Let me finally rectify this now by sharing some of my favourite things to see and do in Palatinate.

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30+things in London for free (or little money)

London for free? Sounds too good to be true. Yes, London can be expensive. We all know that, and London is repeatedly right up there as one of the most expensive cities to live in. But that does not mean you shouldn’t visit. With a bit of careful planning, London can be enjoyed without blowing your holiday budget for years to come. How about I tell you about all the fun things to do in London for free? Or how to do London for little money? Yes, these things do exist. They might not include a trip to Madame Tussauds or a private tour of Buckingham Palace. But that doesn’t mean they are less special.

Let’s dive right in. After all, you are here to find out how to save money on your next London trip.

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NYC Neighbourhood Guide – Things to Do Upper West Side

Yay, we finally made it back to New York City. It’s been a long three years, but here we are. And to shake things up, we decided to pick a hotel on the Upper West Side, rather than mid-Manhattan, as we did previously. We have been to the Upper West Side before for a quick mooch around, but this time we decided to spend some more time here and give it a closer inspection. After all, there are plenty of things to do on the Upper West Side. And it does have a very different vibe to Lower Manhattan.

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Self-guided Tour of Harry Potter locations in London

It’s been 20 years since the first Harry Potter movie hit our screens. Can you believe it? But it seems the Harry Potter world has not lost its magic. Who doesn’t secretly dream of dining in the Great Hall, walking the endless moving corridors of Hogwarts or popping down to Hogsmeade for a butter beer and some sweets. Whilst large parts of the films were filmed in the studio, there are quite a few Harry Potter locations dotted around London. And you know the best? You could go and do a self-guided tour of the best Harry Potter locations in London… completely for free.

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Emily in Paris Season 2 locations

Emily in Paris Season 2 has finally landed on Netflix yesterday. Have you seen it yet? Confession: We binge watched almost the entire season straight away in one go. And I immediately started noting down all the Emily in Paris season 2 locations I could identify. I mean, as you do, right? Obviously, there are some familiar sites, like Emily’s apartment and her workplace, but there are also a few new ones, that haven’t featured in season one. I won’t bore you with the familiar ones here, as I’ve covered them in length in my first Emily in Paris filming locations post.

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