5 Simple Luggage Swaps That Will Save You Money

We love having meals out, drinking coffee in beautiful coffee shops the world over (see our post here on Our Favourite Coffee Shops (Worldwide List!) However, that is not how money is best spent while travelling. So, we make allowances, and today we are going to share these with you! Here are five simple luggage…

How to Afford a Holiday When You’re Saving for Travel

As you know (if you’ve been following our blog and Instagram page) we are currently in saving mode. The problem with us is, we are big dreamers. I mean big dreamers. We would spend our whole week talking and fantasising about our travel plans if we could, and so, we find saving and working quite…

A Snapshot of Kuala Lumpur

This is an exciting snapshot for us to write, because it is all about one of our favourite cities in the world, Kuala Lumpur. Within this city you have it all, the best food, the best drinks, and some sweet jazz for your ears. Truly, Kuala Lumpur is home to some amazing experiences. Read on…

Our Guide to Haggling

Haggling is one of those things that you are expected to do on some occasions, and is massively offensive on others. So how do you get it right? Here are some of our tips for haggling that price from ‘Tourist’ to ‘Local’. Confidence is Key First of all, yes, you need to be confident enough…

Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?

Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer…

You Need to Read These 3 Books to Inspire your Next Adventure!

Where does inspiration for travel come from? Sometimes we are inspired by a photograph, the price of a plane ticket (that one more than often for us!), or it could even be a work of fiction. I (Rachel) have just finished reading The Miniaturist (recommended, by the way – click here to read more about it),…

A Snapshot of…Plovdiv 

Vibrant green spring leaves hang overhead and the scent of jasmine wafts gently by in Plovdiv’s old town. We’re here in April and it is fair to say that spring has sprung. Traditionally Bulgarians will exchange red and white threads woven into bracelets during martenitsa. These are worn until the first stork or blossoming tree…

What’s In Our Travel Bag?

Hello, fancy taking a sneak peek inside our travel bag? These are the items we carry around day to day, when sightseeing and mooching around new cities. Camera Well, you could have guessed this one. If you follow us on Instagram (if you don’t, please do! @travellingwriters) you’ll know that we love to share our…

Dealing with Culture Shock

Culture shock can be an issue for even the most seasoned of travellers. We all have our ideals, our attitudes and our individual creature comforts. So, when you enter a totally new environment where these aspects of what make you who you are aren’t there, you are thrown into disarray. It can be difficult to…