Adventures of Staying in Dubai Cheap

On Bell and I’s recent trip to Dubai we were fortunate to have friends to stay with and share the experience. But on our first night we arrived at nearly 1am, so it was more convenient for everyone for us to find a cheap place to stay. Just a bed to rest our heads for…

One of the best and most affordable ways to book accommodation in Europe

Once upon a time, hostels were the most affordable accommodation in Europe. And if you’re travelling solo, they usually still are. But if you’re traveling with even one other person, let alone more, hostels might not be the cheapest and they almost certainly won’t be the best value you’ll find anymore. We’ve found private apartments, rented through…

An Anniversary at the Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland

This past March, Bell and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary at the lovely Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland. The beautifully preserved Victorian mansion is a stark contrast from today’s cookie cutter hotels, while still providing a luxurious stay at a surprisingly affordable price. Their offseason rate of €80 ($90 US) per night, including…