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How to travel on a budget

Who doesn’t love travelling? Seeing new places, trying exotic foods, experiencing different cultures… it all sounds amazing until you realise you are a student and you have zero money. The reality is that expanding your horizons and creating new memories doesn’t have to cost a fortune. To help you get the most out of your future travels, here is a list of some useful tips that will help you save money:

  1. Travel off-peak. ✈️

Most plane tickets are very expensive during holidays, so try to look for tickets during other seasons that are not Christmas, Easter and the summer months. According to a report made by the travel search engine Kayak, you can save up to 57% if you book at the right time. Plus, it will be less crowded.

  1. Look for “secondary” destinations. 🗺📍

More often, we look for holidays in the most popular cities while we ignore other not-so-popular destinations. Next time you are looking to stay in a popular city, try search around the map for towns nearby – they may surprise you! For example, in Spain, Guadalajara is a secondary destination for Madrid.

  1. Ask the locals. 🗣

In every city there is a wide range of free activities to do that, we, as tourist, don’t know about. For this, there are great free apps such as Localeur and Spotted By Locals which provide you with suggestions and tips from locals.

What about you? Do you have any tips and tricks to save money while travelling? Share them in the comments below!

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3 must-go destinations in Northern Italy

Il Bel Paese – The Beautiful Country

Italy is known for its beautiful scenery, the exquisite food and its rich history. Here are 3 places you must visit if you have the chance!

Turin

This bustling city situated in the Piedmont region is great to get lost in and sits close to the French border. Turin, which was the first capital of Italy, is known for its baroque architecture, luscious parks and palazzi. There are multiple attractions around the city which will make you fall in love with it including:

  • Mole Antonellianaan impressive landmark and interactive cinema museum
  • Egyptian Museum – One of the most important collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world (BEWARE OF THE MUMMIES!!)
The Mole Antonelliana (Photo Credit: National Cinema Museum, Turin)

Bergamo

Situated at the foot of the Italian Alps, this beautiful city is special to me as it was my home during my year abroad. Bergamo is split into two parts: The Lower city and Upper city. The lower city is busy and metropolitan with lively bars and stylish shops. Meanwhile, the Upper city is steeped in history with beautiful churches and authentic restaurants which overlook the rest of the city.

Upper City
Lower City

Furthermore, Bergamo has a low-cost airport which makes Bergamo a really easy place to get to and from!

Sermione – Lake Garda

Sermione is a small peninsula which extends into the largest lake in Italy. On this peninsula is a small town which has an abundance of things to do including eating delicious gelato and enjoying captivating views.

Sermione

Have you ever been to Italy and which destination is your favourite?