How Best to Manage your Money in Laos

August 2018 Despite being one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia, Laos can be one the hardest nations for money management. This is mostly because the tourist-heavy, tube loving party-town of Vang Vieng, the expensive hippie Utopia of Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos’ the on-the-rise capital, are a world away economically than almost...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Vietnam

August 2018 Vietnam is the go-to for many travellers who consider themselves a little too cool for the Khao San road, the Full Moon Party or the tubing rivers of Vang Vieng.* It’s got the gritty narrow streets and sprawling Soviet squares of Ho Chi Minh City, the European quaintness of Hội An and the...

6 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Thailand

Ah, Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’, the accessible starter destination for the first time traveller and gap year student, the home of the Full Moon Party and the owner of (for our money anyway) the most stunning beaches on the continent and, although easier to navigate than its South East Asian neighbours, a bit of...

3 August 2018

How Best to manage your money in Cambodia

Whether you’re taking a one, two, three or four-day tour of Angkor Wat, joining a bar crawl on Siem Reap’s Pub Street or hammock swinging in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has something for every traveller, from the history buff to the party animal to the beach bum. Cambodia is possibly the most complex South East Asian nations...

2 August 2018

[Infographic] ATM Fees Abroad and How to Avoid Them #WeSwapWisdom

In 2018, we released some pretty shocking stats revealing that UK travellers are losing a whopping £125 million in fees by using their normal bank cards at overseas ATMs. Ouch. The problem: if we’re not careful, it’s possible to be charged up to 4 separate times – for one. single. withdrawal with a typical bank card overseas. Yikes! 

30 May 2018

How Much Spending Money do I need in Budapest?

Budapest is an incredible city, the history, the architecture, the wine, the bars, the arts - it's got everything. Popular for long weekends and an essential stop off when interrailing, Budapest is known for being a cheap destination. But how many Hungarian Forint do you actually need to budget? With real data from real travellers,...

29 May 2018

ATM Travel Cash Fees Report 2022

£125 MILLION LOST IN FOREIGN ATM TRANSACTION FEES Put your bank cards down and step away from the cash machine. Our unplanned ATM withdrawals are costing us a lot more than we think.

4 May 2018

How to take amazing GoPro photos on Holiday

Every trip is a unique experience: we meet new people, see new places, learn about new cultures - pretty much we step into a completely different world. And it’s natural that we want to have some remembrance of our journey. Many people like to collect souvenirs from the countries they visit, and photographs are one of...

1 April 2018

Budget Planner Spending Guides

Welcome to budget planner! Often when we’re booking a trip away, the decision on where to go hinges on the cost of flights and accommodation. But actually, knowing how much spending money you’ll need when you get there is just as important. So we took spending data from real travellers, and we created this series of city...

27 March 2018
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