Rhian

Rhian is a travel-obsessed personal finance and lifestyle blogger currently based in Bedfordshire. She has been collaborating with Travelscoop since 2019 and is currently our go-to money-saving blogger. You can find more of Rhian's writing at Rhian Westbury.

Rhian

Latest posts

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How to fund a big travel trip

10th April 2024 by Rhian

Most of us dream about leaving reality behind and jetting off to travel the world. And adult gap years are a real thing. According to a survey by Sainsbury’s Bank 46% of those taking a gap year are over the age of 26. Well, it doesn't have to be a pipe dream. Many companies offer sabbaticals if you’ve been employed for a certain period, meaning you can take unpaid leave and still be able to come back to your job. Or you might be lucky enough to work remotely and have the ability to...

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Four ways travel insurance can save you money if something happens while travelling

8th April 2024 by Rhian

Travel insurance is one of those things you should get, but hope you never need. Unlike car insurance it’s not always a legal necessity, but it can save you a lot of money in the long run. We never want to think about things going wrong, but the sad reality is it happens. It might not be as drastic as a life-changing accident, but losing your luggage or missing a flight are real realities. Recent research from GoCompare revealed one in four British holidaymakers go on holiday without...

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Six ways to get great deals on cruising

2nd April 2024 by Rhian

I went on my first cruise in September 2022 and absolutely loved it. There’s something special about waking up each morning in a new destination. Going on a cruise can be expensive depending on various factors such as location, ship, time of the year etc. But there are plenty of ways you can get great deals on cruising and save money while you are there. Keep your eye out for last minute deals Cruise ships don’t want to have empty rooms, or sail away at lower than full capacity....

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Best money saving apps for travel

15th March 2024 by Rhian

I’m always on the lookout for ways to save money and get the most for my pounds. This is both when I’m booking a trip, but also when I’m physically away. Going away is expensive so every pound can make a difference. Pretty much everyone has a smartphone nowadays (even my nan!) and there are some apps that can save you money on your travels.ExpediaLet’s start with one of the biggest travel apps/ sites around; Expedia. They are an all-in-one search engine where you can look for...

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Six ways to save money on flights

13th March 2024 by Rhian

Flights can be one of the most expensive aspects of a holiday, especially if you’re travelling long haul. But they’re pretty essential if you want to get out of the UK! There were a few years when I went away almost every month and I couldn’t have done that without saving some pounds on flights. While the prices of everything has increased you can still grab cheap airfares to Europe for the same as you’d spend on a meal out or a gig ticket. I once went to Copenhagen for the day...

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Five ways to save money when booking a holiday

11th March 2024 by Rhian

When I was a kid I remember going on a summer holiday every year and we didn’t think anything of it. But as an adult the amount of budgeting and planning that goes into a trip is epic. We all deserve some time to switch off from life and day-to-day work, but holidays can get expensive. And with the prices of everything going up we all have a bit less disposable income.Here are my top tips on how you can save money when booking a holiday.Be flexible with your travel datesThe more flexible you...

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Why a package holiday can actually work out cheaper

8th March 2024 by Rhian

I used to go on package holidays with parents every year growing up as it wasn’t as easy to browse for flights and hotels yourself. We’d go to a travel agent and book our summer holiday that way, and I did the same thing the first few times I went away on my own. But over the past decade I’ve preferred to do it all myself. But did you know that booking a package holiday can work out better for you and save you money? You get peace of mind Before considering the potential...

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