The couple from Leeds who work full time and travel the world on a shoestring budget

A married couple from Leeds who traveled to Europe for just £600 each hope to share some of their money-saving wisdom via their YouTube channel.

John Parks and his wife Becky, who both work full time, enjoy at least five vacations a year and say they are often asked how they manage to split the costs.

“If we have two or three days off, we see if we can go together,” Becky, 28, said. “Nine vacations in one year is the most we’ve done.”

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John, who works for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and Becky, who works for a local airline, have recently started sharing their getaways in the form of a vlog, which they upload to their “Parks Travel Guide” Youtube channel.

“We’ve always traveled together on a budget and people ask how we do it so many times a year,” the couple said. Leeds live. “We were already giving people quite a bit of advice, but initially we were just filming the vlog for us.”



John and Becky Parks are traveling the world together on a budget – and want to help others do the same

The couple uploaded their first travel vlog, titled ’24 Hours in Gdansk on a Budget’, three months ago and have since shared videos from Malta, Munich, Budapest, Krakow, Hong Kong and Tenerife.

“When we leave, the first thing we do is think about what’s in the area and how much (money) we need to take with us,” said John, 35.

“So things like the cost of a pint or a meal. We explain all of that in the vlog and we’ve had a pretty good reception so far – it appeals to the UK market.”

The couple, who have been married for three years, recently visited five major European cities in 13 nights, arranging flights and accommodation during their trip. ‘It only came to £600 each for flights, accommodation and travel,’ they said.

John said the purpose of the couple’s YouTube channel is to help others have similar experiences on a budget. “If we can help a person with information, then our job is done,” he said. “We are not actors, just typical Yorkshire people.

“We’re not sponsored or monetized so we rely on likes. It’s starting to pick up but it’s a marathon for us. We’re trying to have a little fun. We put some of our takes at the end of the vlogs . ”

John and Becky are currently planning their next getaway to Sri Lanka where they hope to visit seven different places in 16 nights.

To visit John and Becky’s YouTube channel, click here. The couple are also active on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok under the username “Parks Travel Guide”.