Stop Bleeding Away Your Travel Money Via Overseas Card Transaction Fees (UK Only)

Fee-free UK current accounts for overseas spending are hard to come by. Enter Starling Bank, a mobile-only ‘challenger’ bank offering its customers zero-fee withdrawals and purchases in any currency anywhere in the world.

Get Funding For Your Next Big Cycle Tour With The Next Challenge Expedition Grant

Set up by my good friend Tim Moss, The Next Challenge Expedition Grant has just opened for applications. Up to £1,300 of funding is available for a big adventure, whether by bicycle or otherwise. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 26th August 2015. I caught up with Tim to ask about…

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How To Travel Full Time While Working On The Road (Includes Q&A With A Veteran Of 9 Years)

Today’s article includes a Q&A with Nora Dunn, a Canadian who sold everything (including a busy financial planning practice) in 2006 to embrace her dreams of long-term immersive travel. She runs, a blog dedicated to the art of making travel financially self-sustaining, and has written several books on various aspects of…

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How To Fly With A Bike For Free, In Business Class, For The Price Of An Economy Ticket

Yes, you read that correctly. It is possible to upgrade an economy flight ticket for free to business class, and get free bicycle carriage into the bargain. Pretty good, right? This lunacy is a classic example of travel hacking. I’ve been experimenting with its various techniques for the last year or so, and I’d like to…

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Cycle Touring Insurance: Recommendations for Short & Long-Term Travellers

Travel insurance is an absolute genius idea for a business. Every time we leave home and go overseas, we buy it in the hope what we will never use it. On the rare occasion we do need to use it, some clause in the small print usually means we can’t. And, if…

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