These are our top money saving tips, a collection of the apps and services we use to save cash while travelling.


Revolut is my go-to card for holiday spending. With great value exchange rates there’s no need to mess around sorting out foreign currency in advance. You can also send and receive money in multiple currencies quickly and easily – and at far lower cost than using a regular high street bank. If you do need cash while travelling, you can use a local ATM to withdraw it. Paid-for plans (we have a Metal subscription) offer extra goodies like a savings account and crypto/stock market investing.

Use our Revolut referral link to earn a sign up bonus.


Using your mobile abroad can be stupidly expensive. But with a Smarty SIM-only plan, you can use up to 12GB of your monthly data allowance in the EU for free. Plans start from just £6 per month and are exceptionally good value. So much so that we moved all of our family’s phones across.

Use our Smarty referral link to receive a bonus £10 Amazon gift card when you sign up.

American Express Gold Credit Card

Airline loyalty points are incredibly useful for helping to reduce your travel costs – and with the Amex Gold Card you can earn transferrable points on every pound you spend. Why does that matter? Your Amex points can be converted into points for many airline and hotel schemes (like Avios), quickly boosting your balance. After the first year, there is an annual subscription cost, but with the ability to earn bonus points quickly and easily, along with monthly cash back offers, you can easily make your money back.

Use our Amex referral link to apply for your card before 9th January 2024 and earn a 22,000 30,000 points welcome bonus (when converted into Avios, that’s more than enough for a business class return flight on British Airways to mainland Europe.

We’ll be adding more top money saving tips as we discover them – so don’t forget to check back here occasionally!

Please note that although we may earn a referral fee or bonus points on some of these services, we never recommend anything we wouldn’t use ourselves.