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Four Tips for Glamping on a Budget

I am not overly keen on the term ‘glamping’, but I love glamping on a budget. It can be done! Here are my four top tips, from group travel to taking a certain kitchen item with you. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 June 26, 2014

holme beach

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Caught in time: a mini-break by the sea

Out in the countryside, where the fields are stubbled and the sea can be glimpsed twinkling in the distance, there is a windmill. We went to stay there. So Jonathan Creek, darling. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 September 26, 2013

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How to Find the Best Cruise Deals.

You can find cruises for less than £75 a day if you hunt around. But it’s a complex industry so you do need to do your homework. Here are a few top tips, from travel journalist Jeremy Head. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 February 13, 2013

Brittany galette

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A thrifty holiday in Brittany

Where have I been? On holiday – and on an enforced holiday from this blog. The gite website promised wi-fi and I lugged my laptop bag all the way to France, only to find that the promise was a rash … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 September 4, 2012

okehampton cottage

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Late Lettings: a website for discounted holiday cottages

We all know that if you are planning to holiday abroad, a last minute deal can save oodles of cash. But what about if you are planning to holiday in the UK?  A website called Late Lettings is worth checking … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 August 3, 2012

tea plantation assam

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Well, hello again

Remember a few months ago, when I asked your advice about going out to India for a favourite friend’s wedding in 2011? Some good points were made and I decided to go for it – even though I don’t like … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 March 8, 2011

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…And I’m back!

As previously threatened, I went and took that thrifty roadtrip. Yep: the first holiday in two years, all bought and paid for back at the beginning of 2010. We landed in Colorado and hired a car. Then we drove up … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 November 3, 2010

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A thrifty quandary: what would you do?

I flash the cash rather than flex the plastic, but (gasp!) am I about to break my own frugal rules? Truth is, I’m having a dilemma here – dilemma being a Money Monster sitting on my shoulder, whispering sweet IOUs … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty20 August 18, 2010

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Planning to leave the house at any point? This post is for you.

South of the Watford Gap? If you are in or around London at 6:30 pm on Thursday 24 February, stylist Hannah J is running a Make Do and Mend workshop on Brick Lane. The tickets are £25 each, which I … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 February 19, 2010

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Grab a cheap hotel room in Leeds

Here is one for locals and Yorkshire lovers: 1,000 Leeds hotel rooms are going for £10 apiece. It’s a wheeze organised by Visit Leeds, the city’s tourist body. Some of the rooms are going for £10 for one night; others … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 July 22, 2009

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Low Cost Summer Activities Can Be Yours!

Follow these tips for reducing summer activity costs: Make a summer activity budget. Knowing how much money you can afford to spend to get the summer off Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 May 28, 2009

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Oh la la! Win a Paris holiday

Ah Paris, Paris, how je t’adore! Even though I speak French like Del Boy. This competition has been organised by Paris Ile-de-France Tours, and you can enter by visiting the competition page and filling out your details. You also have … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 19, 2008

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COMPETITION: Win a holiday in Alberta, Canada

SKY Travel is running a competition to win a week’s holiday in “one of the best ski and snowboard destinations in the world”. The winner and his/her guest gets to stay in the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa in the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 December 3, 2008

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FRIDAY BARGAINS: Debenhams luggage

Like M&S, Debenhams is going big on sales and heavy discounts in the run-up to Christmas. Check out the Debenhams website for the full range of offers. I’m looking for new luggage at present: it’s horribly expensive and up until … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 November 21, 2008

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Back to the UK with a bump

Well, I’m still suffering horribly with jetlag but at least I’m unpacked now. I hope to post more about our Thrifty Roadtrip over the coming days; right now I’m still trawling through my crammed RSS reader, and wondering how I’m ever … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 November 21, 2008

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Thrifty Roadtrip!

View Larger Map We’re in the middle of planning our week-long roadtrip (above). We’re getting there, but it’s a squeeze. So many miles, so little time.  I’m excited though; I love driving along a long straight road in the middle of … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty22 October 14, 2008