Now, I know what many of you reading are thinking, either that is impossible or you’ll be slumming your trip on someone’s sofa. Well no actually, travelling is not as expensive as people believe it to be. With many people still being glued to travel agents and package deals, it’s understandable that many would believe travelling to be expensive, especially if they have never booked a trip themselves independently. But in all honesty, it was only until recently I have worked out how to make a trip that cheap. Before I was able to bag a two-night city break in a 4-star/5-star hotel for £100 a person, but by discovering Airbnb and booking flights further in advance, that cost can be brought down to a whopping £35. So how can you bag flights and accommodation that cheap, well look no further (and I’ll try to keep the post brief)…


  • Book the flights with Ryanair or Easyjet – Ryanair tends to be the cheapest.
  • Returns as low as £20/£30. Sometimes even £10!
  • However, you must book far in advance for some destinations to snap these fares up before they go.
  • Example destinations can all be found here, most UK airports are listed with their most budget destinations. Some examples include Cologne, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Basel, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milan, Stockholm.


  • Opt for Airbnb to keep the costs right down, without skimping on comfort.
  • Find an Airbnb for £30 a night, it is easily done, meaning your accommodation will come to £60 for two nights,  £30 per person in total, £15 per night.
  • However, to keep the costs right down, book your Airbnb stay on an account that has never booked before and take advantage of this £30 voucher! This will bring down a stay to £30 in total, meaning you will only pay £15 in total!
  • £30 voucher:

Of course you can easily pay more for your accommodation and flights if you wish, for instance, pay £50 a night for a nice Airbnb and maybe pay a little more for flights if it is a slightly pricier destination, but still apply these tips to keep the costs down as much as possible and well under the £100 per person mark.

That’s all there is to it, it’s not rocket science, it is literally a case of booking your trip in advance, going hand-luggage only, and taking advantage of vouchers and sign up deals! If anyone ever tries to challenge you and say travel is expensive, they haven’t been smart about it.

Happy travels!


  1. TheAssortedWriter
    June 22, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Fab advice here babe! Curious to know, how far in advance to you recommend booking flights with Ryanair etc.? Love the post, you're definitely one to go to for great travel advice!Charlotte

  2. Naomi Katharine
    June 22, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Wow, £35!!! And it all sounds so simple! Ahh I'm definitely going to have to try this… Great post! 🙂

  3. Steph's World
    June 22, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Amazing tips Sophie. Will be keeping them in mind when booking my holiday 😊 thank you for sharing them and the voucher code. Steph xx

  4. Ana
    June 23, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I do just the same as you when I plan my trips! Booking the flights in advance can save you a lot of money and staying in Airbnb's houses are the cheapest option! xxx

  5. Lydia Wilkins
    July 31, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    This post is GREAT! I've bookmarked it as I'm looking to go to Washington DC next year-as Sylvia Plath is calling me with the exhibit at the National Gallery… but I'd also love to go to Europe to meet my pen pal.

  6. Faerie Kanon
    July 31, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I always book my city trips with airbnb. 😀 Lately I booked a double room in a hostel in Osaka for 20€… For two people! Which means 10€/night per person! I really love when I'm that lucky. :DThank you for the informative post!

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