Broke but raving in Las Vegas: A Backpackers’ Guide to Sin City on a budget

When we crash landed in Vegas from San Diego, we knew we wouldn’t be spending our days sipping Cristal and gambling away our life savings. But if you're canny you can enjoy everything Sin City has to offer, without breaking the bank!

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The world’s oldest McDonald’s & why Hollywood Boulevard is the worst place in the world

We couldn't come all this way and not come to LA, and although we found some gems, in the main we found it to be a vast, trashy touristy hell hole!

Machu Picchu is unmissable, but it’s also a massive rip off. So was it worth it?

This may be controversial... but from start to finish, we felt milked by Machu Picchu. It cost us the best part of £800 over 2 days. Are the Peruvians ripping everyone off? Can you really blame them? Or could there be a cheaper way of doing it?

Buying your Bolivian Salt Flats adventure from an operator in San Pedro de Atacama? Make sure you read this first!

We spent three days in San Pedro obsessing over which Salt flats tour to choose, and which operator seemed to be offering the best deal. We were promised the world from many of the tour operators, even though essentially every tour is the same. To save you those three days, here are our top tips on how to choose and how to avoid being ripped off!

We thought the Monzo card was the answer to our travel money prayers … but now we’re in a payment pickle

Managing your finances on a round the world trip is complicated. It's common to move from cash-only to almost cashless societies from week to week, with the potential to rack up big charges for using your British Debit cards to make purchases or withdraw cash from ATMs. So when we found the Monzo card it … Continue reading We thought the Monzo card was the answer to our travel money prayers … but now we’re in a payment pickle