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Posts by Danielle

Love the summer sun: cheap ideas to brighten up your house

When the days grow longer and the sun shines high in the sky, you’ll want to make the most of summer in your home. It’s the perfect time of year to give it a makeover and remind yourself why you first fell in love with it. This doesn’t need to be expensive. With creativity and a bit of hard work, you can get the place looking fabulous at a very

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Affordable, Bustling & Cultured: The World’s Cheapest Cities for Long Term Travel

Whether it is for business or just an extended holiday, there are many affordable cities around the world that are ideal for long-term travel. These places offer affordable living in addition to great opportunities for sightseeing and getting familiar with a new culture. Whether you prefer proximity to outdoor activities or fast-paced urban living, anyone can find a great place to stay during their long-term travels. Chiang Mai, Thailand Situated

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Save money: Combine several US city breaks in to one multi centre trip

America is an amazingly diverse country – and truth be told, it would probably take months and months to get to visit at least a bit of every fabulous place they have in this country. For those of you living outside of the US, travelling here may seem like a costly affair, especially if you want to get to see more than one place. Of course, it may not be

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Counting down the days …

You might think that being organised is dedicated to those with clipboards, sticky notes, and tick-lists, but if you stick to that viewpoint you could be missing out on a few important areas! When it comes to travel, being organised is the only way to make sure you get to where you need to be, when you need to be there, and you get the best deals along the way

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How to Avoid Blowing your Budget while Traveling in the UK

Many people mistakingly believe that travel in the UK is expensive. However there are plenty of ways to avoid blowing your budget, and see the UK on the cheap, without resorting to eating baked beans out of a can. Here are some ways to travel cheaply in the UK: Go in the off-season Try to avoid traveling during the Christmas period, school vacation, and peak times such as the middle

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Where are the expats going?

The world is becoming more and more international. The Internet has broken a lot of barriers and made it even easier to live an international lifestyle. One of my biggest concerns about becoming an expat was my concerns about how I would keep in touch with friends and family back home. With things such as Skype and Whataspp, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch. It’s not the same

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What’s the True Cost of Travel?

Planning a holiday can be difficult, especially if you’re on a tight budget and it’s somewhere you’ve never been before. Some people think travel is a lot more expensive than it has to be. In the past I’ve backpacked a little bit, so I think I can say, with some authority, if you’re quite frugal you can easily travel to most countries for an average of $50 per day. That’s

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Where to go in Europe: For Food

Food is one of the highlights of any trip. Trying new things. Finding things you hate. Finding things you love. I even go as far as learning to cook while I travel and have taken cooking classes in both Nicaragua and Thailand. I’d love to take more. Local dishes tell you so much about the community, how they eat, and how the culture is. I love exploring a new place

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money When Building your Dream House

It is expensive and stressful to build a house these days. This is why it is important to cut down costs and save money while you are building your dream house. It is beneficial that you need to find a reliable construction company who understand your needs and budget in making your dream house a reality. 1. Select a good contractor A contractor that cares for you can save you

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Why Value Investing Works?

If you’ve ever thought about value investing, you may be wondering if it’s right for you. Before you judge value investing though, it’s important to understand what it is. What is Value Investing? The premise of value investing is pretty simple. You don’t need to have an extensive background in finance (although if you understand the basics it will help), but you do need patience, common sense, some money to

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