AMII @ THIRTY

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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6 things you should know about using Airbnb

There’s travelling like a tourist and then there’s travelling like a local. Airbnb has made the second option so much easier in recent years. By staying out of hotels and hostels and getting to live in a home, your travel experience can be completely different and sometimes more enriching. airbnb, amii at 30, deventer, netherlands, holiday, travel blogI love being able to experience real-life when I travel and not just stick to the usual tourist opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, I still love doing an open-top tour bus and a bunch of museum and attraction visits when I travel to somewhere new but I also like to Continue reading…


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Things I learnt from selling my first home

I was in a very privileged position at the age of 21 when my parents were able to buy me my first home. A lovely, 2-bedroom flat near central Manchester which I absolutely treasured.

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In 2010, after 4 years in my home, I made the decision to move to Birmingham Continue reading…


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Live like a student. Live like royalty.

There’s a widely-held view that being a student means you have to live in squalor…

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I can assure you that this doesn’t have to be the way. Life as a student means life on a budget. For most of us the dream of jacuzzi bathtubs, 50-inch TVs and someone to cook and clean for us is exactly that: a dream. It doesn’t have to be so dreary though, and with lots of choice about where to live, it’s better to find something to suit you and your budget and just make the most of it. Continue reading…