Author Archives: Carmen Allan-Petale

Borneo on a budget: Where to go and what to see

Borneo is an amazing adventure destination and one not to miss if you love the outdoors and activities such as hiking and snorkeling. That’s not to say there aren’t things to do for the traveler who likes to take it easy – there’s beautiful beaches to laze about on and luxury hotels that aren’t too […]

Ho Chi Minh City: What you need to know & budget tips

First up, even though this article might have Ho Chi Minh City in the headline, everyone still refers to the city as Saigon. Although the French left in 1954, the people have kept its foreign name everywhere except for on official buildings. The name isn’t the only thing left behind by the French – you […]

Mexico City on a budget: What you need to know

Unlike other countries like the UK and Paris, where the large cities are the main drawcards for tourists, many people visit Mexico without stepping foot in its capital. Thousands flock to popular coastal towns like Cancun each year, or spend time on Mexico’s Caribbean islands, but not many take the chance to explore Mexico City. […]

Cheap things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is possibly the most charming city in all of the Caribbean coast, with its cobblestone streets, towering cathedrals and brightly colored walls. Horse drawn carts transport tourists throughout this quaint old town, and you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you navigate its narrow alleyways while salsa music thumps out of […]