Today, Travelex launched travel inspiration search engine Luxury for Less – a one-stop-shop for luxurious holiday planning on a budget.
Luxury for Less combines flights and hotels pricing powered by global travel search engine Skyscanner, together with Travelex exchange rate figures and the average spend of past holiday goers to help users create a luxury holiday to suit their budget. It’s the single source of information which does all the hard work for the holiday planner.
By factoring in the cost of everyday holiday spending items, such as wine, taxis and food, the travel inspiration search engine creates peace of mind by helping people to pre-plan their spending money requirements. Luxury for Less works by letting the holiday planner plug in their budget along with a few other essential factors to help them discover luxurious …
Tenerife is a fantastic destination for those seeking a getaway without breaking the bank. And, what’s more, if you’re particularly crafty, you can get a great Tenerife holiday for even less! We’ve put together some top tips for getting there on the cheap, so you can enjoy a sunny break away, even on the tightest of budgets.
- Choosing Your Accommodation
If you know in advance what sort of accommodation you’re after, then this certainly helps. All-inclusive holidays might seem like a wildly expensive option, but if you’re travelling with kids, who seem to want another drink or ice cream every five minutes, then having everything pre-paid can be worth its weight in gold.
If travelling with friends, a large apartment divided between you can cut the price per head right down. Equally, if you’re one …
Our homes are getting smarter, and now our cars too. They can tell your insurance company whether you are a careful driver and then the insurance guys set your premium accordingly.
Sounds good? Here are some more details. DrivePlus is Direct Line’s telematics insurance policy, which offers drivers of all ages an upfront discount when they take a policy out.
DrivePlus gives customers a driving score which is calculated by analysing driving style, including smoothness, braking and contextual speed and where and when you drive. Users can review their overall driving score and their score for each individual journey to see how they have improved over time. The price of the policy is reviewed at the point of renewal and takes driving scores from the prior year into consideration.
Customers have achieved discounts of up …
I am currently having a nightmare with home insurance, so I would always think super carefully, before buying any insurance in the future. With summer just around the corner (honest), many of us are already sifting through brochures, planning that all important holiday.
Travel insurance is important, and I would not want to be without it in foreign climes. The folks at Swinton Insurance sent me some tips to share with you on getting an insurance policy that’s right for you.
Check what’s included
When choosing your travel insurance, it’s good to ensure that the policy has a range of benefits, including cover for medical expenses, cancellation and curtailment, and baggage. Some policies also offer cover for travel disruption, which can protect you in the event of strikes, airline failures and missed connections. If you’re …
As a woman who gets lost in her home town, I concur that there is nothing worse than being lost – especially if you have a car full of tired kids or bags of shopping defrosting in the boot. No matter where you are, one way to make sure this does not happen and you find the quickest way home – is a trusty satnav.
Well I have one inbuilt in my car, but if you don’t take a look at Navmii – a FREE smart navigation and traffic app for iOS and Android. The Navmii app does not cost a penny, but the real savings come in the shape of its offline maps. The navigation function works perfectly offline, even in the middle of nowhere, directing you to your destination without gobbling up expensive …
Saving money while you travel. That is music to everyone’s ears. I was recently introduced to GoEuro.co.uk, a travel website (and app) that compares coach, rail and air travel across 11 countries in Europe.
The smart algorithm behind GoEuro will churn out results that range from the cheapest ticket prices to the smartest or fastest travel times, and offer you all the available modes of transport whilst taking into account waiting times at airports.
Naren Shaam, the founder of GoEuro, started the company three years ago, and since then has been steadily adding providers, new locations and countries to the GoEuro database in order to build a comprehensive search engine. He came up with the idea of GoEuro when navigating his way around Europe that “ground transportation in Europe is superior to the rest of …
How many times have you been on holiday and wanted to message or send pictures to your loved ones while out, but had to wait until you find WiFi to do so? Or worse – how often have you come home to an outrageous bill from your network provider for the roaming charges your kids racked up on holiday? Well, those days are over thanks to ChatSim, the world’s first ‘instant messaging mobile operator’. People can send unlimited messages and emojis for free on their chat apps as soon as they land, so you can be sure the children won’t moan that there’s no WiFi to message their mates – they can just get cracking!
It’s £8 for the SIM, and another £8 for the unlimited messages and emojis for a year, which is …
In my younger days, catching a bus to school or work was fine. Today, however, the thought of catching a bus sends shivers down many spines…especially when you hit your forties. I think this is more true if you have a car and don’t live in London. Oh that’s me then. But that has just changed. I recently got three free day bus passes and decided that I would bite the bullet and catch a bus.
I have learnt things like take the right change,top up bus cards are the cheapest way of getting around and you no longer have no idea when the next bus is coming, as there are cool apps which tell you where the nearest stop is, what buses are coming and at what time.
The buses all seem to have …
Can you save money on skiing? I wrote some save money on tips a couple of years back and most still hold. With ski season fast approaching, Aldi is one way you can also save. It is again offering an alternative to sports and outdoor clothing stores this year with its quality ski gear, suitable for everyone from first timers to seasoned snow junkies – all at great value prices.
From the latest gadgets, knitwear and safety equipment to merino base layers, goggles and snowsuits for the little ones, Aldi has everything the whole family needs to fight the freeze and keep those fingers and toes wrapped up and ready to go.
At Aldi, skiers can be completely kitted out for just £59.94, and this phenomenal deal includes Adult’s Ski Trousers (£16.99) and Jackets (£19.99), …
There are many advantages to being older, and one of these is the fantastic discounts available to pensioners. Aside from a free bus pass, it is also possible to invest in a Railcard, which will present large savings to those travelling by train. Not only this, but we have partnered with Senior Railcard in order to provide our customers with a further 15% discount on the cost of the railcard itself.Read more
The fab folks at Age Mobility, the firm that offers stairlifts, chairs and aids for baths and showers, let me know about this great offer.
A rail card gives 1/3 off rail fares and with this discount, holders get to save more of their pensions or maybe you do if you are giving it as a gift for the older people in your lives. …