Free independent travel brings many advantages over a standard packaged holiday deal: Even within a modest budget, there are no limits. Go where you want, when you want – and tailor the trip to fit your own personal aspirations. Get inspired with some of our own favourite travel bonuses.
Nightmares we didn't see coming...
Check our growing list of budget accommodation nightmares & hotels from hell... because sometimes its important to know where *not* to stay.
Videos & Soundtracks - Favourite Destinations
Video footage can often tell more of a story than a thousand words. Add a decent soundtrack and you feel transported back to the time and place...
Traditional & cost-effective budget accommodation
The hotels and guesthouses you book will have a dramatic effect on your overall travel experience. Check out our recommendations for some of the best, most cost-effective budget accommodation we've discovered in our recent travels.
360 Degree Panoramic Images
Using Google Street View & some post processing software, its possible to produce some pretty nifty 360 degree panoramic images from a standard smartphone.
Airlines, Airports & Transfers
Which airlines deliver ...& which disappoint? Getting a great deal is not just about the cost - How about reliability, service & safety? Checkout our highs ...and lows
Easy-access snorkeling locations
If you enjoy exploring the scenery below the waterline then checkout our favorite easy-access snorkeling locations, most of which are accessible straight off the beach.
Inspiration for Some Unique Activities
Fancy a city-center infinity pool over 50 floors high? How about some Desert Dune Bashing, or a 4½ km zip line tour over the Panamanian jungle?
Whether you’re into water rafting in Borneo or beach combing in Goa, for inspiration check out these accessible, inexpensive & unique activities at SandSpice.
Best Bites & Spicy Delights - Where to eat well
If you have an adventurous palette, when travelling you'll discover some amazing flavours and experience a diversity of unforgettable snacks and dishes.
Discover some iconic film locations
‘From Russia with Love’ in Turkey, ‘Prison Break’ in Panama, ‘South Pacific’ in Malaysia, ‘Game of Thrones’ in Spain. Add another dimension to your trip by checking out these and other classic film locations.
Get Inspired! Budget itineraries for the Free independent Traveller
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