Melding the Flavors of South Africa with Modern Dining in London: What a Week in Someone Else’s Kitchen Can Do

(This is a guest post by Laura Lynch, of the travel blog Savored Journeys. Laura was invited to a dinner hosted by High Timber and Sabi Sabi Reserve in order to learn more about their chefs’ collaboration.) On a particularly nice evening in April, I found myself dining in the wine cellar at High Timber in London. As I cut into a tender stock of asparagus with smoked butter sauce …

Best and worst in travel 2015

16 countries and 2 continents. Our best and worst Food Fun Travel experiences for 2015. Find out what we loved and what we loathed.

16 countries across 2 continents. We’ve lost track of the amount of miles, but it’s been plenty! During that time we have seen, stayed, experienced and thoroughly chowed down on a lot of amazing things, and some not so good things… As always, full time travel can be stressful as well as inspiring. But with a full 365 days traversing the globe in 2015, what should you be going to …

015: 3 European Transport Travel Hacks & We visit London (podcast)

London Podcast

London Podcast Episode 015: 3 European Transport Travel Hacks & We Visit London ,UK Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @5dollartravel What do you want in the show? Are we moving to …

Think UK food sucks spotted dick? This article might change your mind.

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There is plenty of fun poked at UK food. But is it really that bad? And what the hell is “UK food” anyway? Growing up in Australia I had heard plenty about the motherland – England. My grandparents migrated in the late 50’s, and much of Aussie and British culture is honestly very similar. But, there are aspects that are very different. I had heard many stories of the cold winters, the …

Our best and worst value travel from 2014

What experiences were really worth the price tag in 2014? This is about value for money. Best quality for the lowest price. Value is that balance point in the middle. You can get a 4 hour train ride across India for $2… but you’ll be crushed in a sweaty box like cattle. That’s not value for money. That’s just cheap. Flying from London to Athens for $35 in a comfortable, …

6 Reasons We Spent Less Money in Europe than Asia

Asia is the ultimate budget traveller destination, right? Cheap food. ‘Genuine fake’ clothes that can be bartered for a fraction of the price of an original. Long distance transport is ridiculously cheap compared to western countries. Hostel room for just a few dollars. When we left Australia we set ourselves a budget of $42 total per day (Total, for both of us). Easy right? Nope! We were spending hours searching …

6 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Borough Markets in London

London Food

A feast for the eyes, and the tastebuds. Borough markets will get your mouth watering. Sadly, you’ll be paying London prices… That said, you can pick up some good street food at an almost affordable budget, by UK standards. Prices around £5 ($9) to £10 ($18). The market is free to walk around though, so bring your own sandwiches and just enjoy the atmosphere. The Full market runs Wednedays to …

4 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Roman Baths, Bath, UK

2000 years ago, the romans came to the cold northern lands of England. They discovered the natural hot-springs at Bath and thought, “Shit, this’ll keep us warm on those winter nights, lets build a bath-house”. And build they did. The ancient site, fortunately, was lost beneath the modern city – meaning it was preserved until re-discovery in the 19th century. In fact, the baths at Bath are the best preserved example …

Photos to inspire you to visit Arundel Castle, UK

Arundel Castle

It’s like a fairy tale. Arundel castle has almost 1000 years of living history. If you want a real English experience, this is it. We took the silver package, which gave us access to the old norman keep (dating from the 11th Century) and the grounds. The cost was £11 ($19) http://www.arundelcastle.org/plan-a-visit/admission-prices.html Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We visited Arundel Castle without any affiliation. [manual_related_posts]

My Homeland: Growing up in “The West Country”, UK

Wells-Cathedral, UK, Somerset

When you grow up somewhere you don’t always appreciate what you have. It’s not until you travel that you can look back and realise all the great things your birthplace had to offer. In this BLOG I’m going to briefly outline the best about “The Westcountry” in the UK (Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset) on this, my most recent trip back home to England. Wells Cathedral, on a day when it …