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UK Tax Travel Guides : Top Backpacking Tips

UK Tax Money Saving Travel Guides : Top Backpacking Tips

The best part about backpacking is that anyone can do it. Whether you’re a millionaire or on a shoestring budget – travelling this way is for everyone.
If you’re trying to save money – or simply don’t have a lot but still want to experience the world then have a look at our top backpacking tips.

Pack Light

Streamlining your stuff will make for much easier backpacking. Who wants to be lugging around their entire wardrobe when they could make do with a few essentials?


There are thousands of comfy campsites all over Europe for you to lay your head. Not only will it save you a lot of money, but you’ll experience things that you never have before and hopefully make some new friends!

Consider Hostels

Hostels are a backpackers dream. Full of likeminded people for you to get to know and cheap too! They are everywhere and range from shared dorms to private rooms with private bathrooms.

Feed Yourself

Eating out can be tempting but when you can try and cook for yourself. Campsites and hostels usually have cooking facilities so you can do just that.

Train It

Instead of getting a taxi or flying places, consider getting the train. It’s a fraction of the price and actually really fun!


Or if you’re feeling a bit more energetic you can always walk. It’s the perfect way to see the local area and come off the beaten track every now and then.

Make Yourself Aware

Before going anywhere, make sure that you’re up to date on any scams that involve tourists. Unfortunately some people do prey on tourists – make sure you’re not one of them!

Avoid Tourist Traps

Instead of going where all the tourists go, watch the locals. They are far more likely to know cheaper places to eat and visit – saving you a lot of money.

Group Travel

If possible, travel in a group. Many places will offer discounts on group tickets or group accommodation which will save everyone money.

To help you fund your next overseas adventure find out if you’re owed a UK Tax refund. Most non-residents and due a significant tax rebate after working in the UK due to being on the wrong tax codes and for various items that you can claim. Fill out our easy to use UK tax return forms online.


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