From the monthly archives:

April 2008

Getting to and from Stansted Airport Cheaply
If you want to save money on airport transportation, moral of the story is: BOOK EARLY and ONLINE.
Absolute cheapest when booked in advance is easyBus, where you can snag fares as low as £4 each way (plus 25p booking fee). Since planning for my own trip, they [...]


Tuesday Reminders

April 29, 2008

in Travel

Have you gone to get your free Ben and Jerry’s yet? Get thee to the closest scoop shop and enjoy!
There is one month left to submit your conversion fee refund claim. If you’ve spent or withdrawn more than $2500 in foreign transactions since 1996, you will receive a larger refund by itemizing; any [...]


Another five days in London, including flights to/from Berlin, once again cost me under £100. How did I do it? I lay my budget bare and reveal the winner of the Reader Tips contest for London after the jump.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Readers in the northern hemisphere have already had their first taste of spring (between spells of bad weather), while those in the south are watching autumn slowly wind towards winter. Here is your chance to enjoy your first/last ice cream outing of the season on [...]


A short warning from the road for anyone who may be considering booking cheap flights to Cornwall: the Newquay airport charges an extra £5 tax on departures which is 1) neither included in your ticket price 2) nor avoidable, as you must present your paid receipt in order to go through security. The [...]


This little guy (delivered sans surfboard) is likely to fit and be found easily inside your travel bag. Request your free clockman directly from McCartney’s.
Similar clocks online have a built-in alarm; should yours come without, use it when traveling set to home time or leave it at home set to your new time to [...]

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Don’t let airline security regulations keep you from looking and feeling your best on the road. Try out these goodies, all guaranteed to fit in your 1L ziploc bag:
Skin Care

hand and body lotions from Curel, Dove 1, Dove 2, Gold Bond and Vaseline
foot cream from Gilden Tree
night cream from Aveeno

Hair Care

shampoo from Sunsilk, Dove [...]