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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Budget Travel, Travel Style |

7 Tips for Travelling Cheap Internationally

7 Tips for Travelling Cheap Internationally

International travel can be expensive. On top of your flights and transfers, you have to find a reasonably-priced hotel, and then factor in living costs, like buying food and excursions. Costs can quickly mount up, which leaves you with less money to spend than you originally thought. This can be particularly challenging for companies who are sending their employees abroad because they could be faced with an inflated expenses bill when their employees return. In a time where budgets are being stretched to the limit, it’s important to be as frugal with your travel as possible. If you’d like to find out how to cut the cost of international travel for all of your domestic and corporate needs, then why not take a look at some of the simple strategies below that could save you a small fortune? Stay with locals If you’re sending your employees on long trips, then the accommodation costs are going to be one of the most substantial expenses of all the overheads incurred –...

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Budget Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Tips for Planning an Extended Holiday

Tips for Planning an Extended Holiday

If you are in a position to do it, taking a longer holiday of a month or more can be a great experience. You can really get to know a place and have an experience almost like living there when you take an extended holiday, and you can benefit a lot from the time out from your normal life. You could make huge progress on learning a language with a period of immersion, make some new friends, and enjoy a totally different way of life for a while. However, planning a longer holiday is different from planning your usual week or two away, especially if you have a limited budget, so it is worth putting in some effort in advance to plan and research where you’ll be going. Finding Reasonably Priced, Well Equipped Accommodation If you are staying for a month or more, unless money is no object, you probably won’t want to stay in a hotel. Not only is this very costly for longer stays, but it also...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Extreme Travel, Family Travel, Food and Travel, Money and Travel, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel and Health, Travel USA |

3 Great Reasons Ocean City Is the Perfect Destination for Your Next Family Vacation

3 Great Reasons Ocean City Is the Perfect Destination for Your Next Family Vacation

Taking your family on vacation doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget or your fun. If you’re staying local in the states and looking for an affordable, comfortable and beautiful spot the entire family can enjoy, consider Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City may have never been on your sight list before, but here are 3 great reasons why it’s actually the perfect destination for your next family vacation. The “Ocean” in Ocean City Who wouldn’t want to visit a place that tells you exactly what it is? The white sandy beach in Ocean City stretches 10 miles long and it’s all free, fresh water from the Atlantic Ocean. Since the water is such an important aspect of the city, there’s always numerous water sports and activities available. Spend your mornings running around and building sand castle with the kids and when they fall asleep at night, you and your significant other can enjoy the beautiful sunset right off the ocean. ( Image by m01229 ) Family Friendly Hotels Whenever...

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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Extreme Travel, Family Travel, Money and Travel, Travel Europe, Travel Tips |

7 Tips For Travel In Vietnam

7 Tips For Travel In Vietnam

Enticing, exhilarating, sometimes downright chaotic – it is easy to understand Vietnam’s appeal for the travellers. Since a first time visit to any country can be daunting, we share our tips for travel in Vietnam. Visa requirements If you plan to travel to Vietnam, a visa is required. Depending on the purpose of your trip you will either have to apply for a tourist or a business visa. Tourist visa can be valid for 30 or 90 days respectively. For Vietnam visa can be a single entry, a double entry or a multiple entry (for example we would recommend a multiple entry tourist visa if you plan to travel in the region and then re-enter Vietnam). If the purpose of your trip is business, matters are more complicated. If you plan to travel to Vietnam in order to attend a conference or to visit a Vietnamese company, your host will have to contact the Immigration Office of Vietnam on your behalf. Once the business visa is granted, your host...

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Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel UK |

7 Great Ways to Explore Liverpool on a Budget

7 Great Ways to Explore Liverpool on a Budget

There are so many fun and free things to do in Liverpool, so you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy your break. We have therefore picked out some of our favourite free attractions to fill up your itinerary. Museums Liverpool offers a plethora of fantastic museums that explore international history, as well as the city’s own. For example, the World Museum offers amazing collections of Egyptian mummies and dinosaur bones, whilst the Merseyside Maritime Museum offers a wide variety of artefacts from RMS Titanic, RMS Olympic and other ships. There are plenty more where that came from, too, and it won’t cost you a penny to pay a visit.(Image by Francis Prior) Cathedrals Liverpool’s cathedrals of the crown jewels of the city, and are both unique and stunning. You cannot help but fall in love with their interior, which are simply breathtaking. Liverpool Cathedral is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out, whilst the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral offers a spiritual...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel USA |

Few Ideas for Exploring Miami on a Budget

Few Ideas for Exploring Miami on a Budget

Miami certainly isn’t the cheapest city in the USA, especially for backpackers – but there are ways of seeing the best of this fabulous destination without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best tips for seeing Miami inexpensively. Visit the city’s free gardens Miami’s gardens are relatively unknown to tourists, but offer a great way to get away from the city heat and bustle – and many of them are completely free to visit. Among the best is the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, right in the middle of South Beach but with a restful atmosphere and plenty of winding paths to explore. Alternatively, you could make for the enormous Crandon Park Gardens, which sprawl across 200 lush, green acres. The only charge is for parking, so if you’re making your own way there, you’ll pay nothing at all.(Image by Adelaide Spence) Search out discounts and special offers Several of the city’s museums offer free admission at specified times: the Lowe Art Museum is free on the first Tuesday of each month,...

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Budget Travel, Honeymoon Holiday, Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Seychelles, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

To The East Coast of Africa : The Seychelles

To The East Coast of Africa : The Seychelles

The Seychelles is heaven on earth. The picture alone wouldn’t suffice, you need to experience to fully understand why I said so! Located to the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles is definitely a country with 155 beautiful islands. The Seychelles made it to my list of favorite destinations to visit. Unfortunately, the cost there made me spent mega amounts of money due to the fact that the Seychelles has a pristine environment and it’s isolated. Accommodation and Food The lowest range for a hotel room on the main islands of the Seychelles was USD55 but I paid mine USD95 per night, which I think the highest for low-end hotels. As for the big hotels and resorts, most rooms will start at USD175 for each night and this prices usually rises up. However, like others, I booked mine with a package therefore, accommodation is always included if you buy a vacation package. It’s very rare where you can end up in front of a receptionist table and book a...

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Budget Travel, Money and Travel, Only The Best, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Greece, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Thailand, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Travel Destinations Under $30 Per Day

Travel Destinations Under $30 Per Day

Whether your vacation is for a gap year from college or as a career, choosing the most perfect travel destination can be daunting task. To some people, travel is not a choice but a luxury. However, I’d like to emphasize that traveling doesn’t always need to be expensive. There are a lot of destinations where you can travel for under $30 per day. As a matter of fact, below are the places which I personally like because of the cheap expenses I spent there : Thailand Yes, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destination. But there’s a reason why it’s famous. Not just because of the landmarks, nature, sandy beaches and beautiful girls;  but it’s also because the cost of traveling there is dirt-cheap! USD6-usd10 is the standard starting price of a budget room per night and you can always eat and drink for lesser than USD2-USD5. When I spent days in Bangkok to go sightseeing, I’ve realized that my activities cost me around USD10. For those...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Budget Travel, Cruises, Only The Best, Transportation, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Simple Tricks To Overcome Loneliness While Traveling

Simple Tricks To Overcome Loneliness While Traveling

Everyone will have at least one expectation about traveling. When I first started traveling, I was expecting that I would be meeting a lot of strangers everywhere who would become my new friends, and having non-stop new adventures everyday. It turned out that there were times when I was completely lonely and on my own. Well, this can happen to anyone, especially if you’re traveling alone. At first it was pretty excited because there’s no one to nag about things I wanted to do. I could do anything at anytime without needing second opinion. Then, it hit me. I was lonely. I was alone on the road. But then I realized that the reason why I was alone was because of fear. If you’re introvert, you would understand what I meant. It can get pretty hard to strike a conversation with a beautiful waitress at the restaurant, right? When you’re in Thailand and you know nothing about the language, bargaining with the ladies at the market can be a...

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Family Travel, Money and Travel, Only The Best, Travel and Health, Travel Ireland |

Top 12 Sights in Ireland

Top 12 Sights in Ireland

If you’ve been dreaming of cliffs, shamrocks and beer, you should know that Ireland is even more amazing than the stereotypes make it out to be. Here are just 12 sites in the Emerald Isle that you’ll never forget. 1. Cliffs of Moher More than a million people a year visit the Cliffs of Moher, the greatest and most impressive of Ireland’s craggy mountains. They reach 700 feet at their highest peak, and you can see for miles in every direction when you climb the towers to the very top. ( Image by d i a n e p o w e r s ) 2. Giant’s Causeway According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was formed by a Titan trying to cross the sea and fight his rival. In reality, a volcano was to blame, but 40,000 basalts are impressive no matter their origin story. 3. Ring of Kerry The Ring of Kerry is a scenic drive that will take you through castles, gardens, beaches and hilltop villages. It’s the perfect...

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Tips for Staying Safe on Your Gap Year

Tips for Staying Safe on Your Gap Year

Your gap year will be an incredible experience, and potentially one of the best times of your life – but it’s important to think about staying safe as well as having fun. Here are some tips to help you have a trouble-free trip. Before You Go: Before you go do plenty of research and make sure you know what you’ll need to pack, where you’re staying and how much cash you’ll need with you. It’s also best to check out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on your destination to check it’s safe and if you need any vaccines before you go.Always give the details of your trip to a friend or family memberso if anything goes wrong someone will know where you are. You might be cutting costs, but comprehensive travel insurance is always a must – especially when traveling for a long time. Check that you’re covered for medical emergencies, theft and little things like lost luggage–that way you don’t have to worry about it while you’re...

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Great Restaurants in Perth

Great Restaurants in Perth

Perth is a wonderful city and everyone talks about it. Apart from other Australian major cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, you should head over to the western part of the country to experience more than just the kangaroos. Whether this is your first time in Western Australia or you’re just looking for a great restaurant, Perth is definitely the place where you can find a big diversity in cultural food influence in the city ranging from local dishes to Asian, European and American. Below is a list of great restaurants in Perth for you to visit. Asian Restaurants When it comes to Asian restaurants, you are in the right place because Perth is famously known for Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine. Just like any other type of dining places, Japanese restaurants in Perth can be found anywhere around the city. But if you want a high class Japanese food with a great menu and best deals, check out Nobu Restaurant. This is a world-class restaurant started as...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Italy, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 1 comment

What to Consider When Looking for an Apartment in Rome for Your Holiday

What to Consider When Looking for an Apartment in Rome for Your Holiday

Staying in an apartment during a holiday abroad can be called as “slow travel” sometimes. This is because you are trying to live out your normal life in a place you can merely called “home” in another country. As good as a hotel or hostel is, these two accommodations can never replace the comfort of a home. Hotels are built to cater to the needs of their guests. In other words, it is all about business and you are just a customer. Hostels are more for the youth and backpackers. If you don’t like the feeling of being thrown into a group of unknowns and need to live in such a small space, hostels are not the place for you to be. That is when the homeowners step out to offer their services. Considering the high numbers of rental services out there, finding an apartment in Rome while you are traveling can consume a lot of time. That is also why we came up with some tips on what...

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Budget Travel, Money and Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Budgeting for a Big Trip can be Easy

Budgeting for a Big Trip can be Easy

For some travel buffs, budgeting proves to be a great way of getting excited about a trip. This is obviously the first step in planning that much awaited vacation and increasing the levels of anticipation of a newly found destination. However, for most of us, budgeting for a trip is quite similar to visiting a dentist after gorging on sugar for months in a stretch. Remember, the act of budgeting is  essential and alleviates the concerns of running out of money halfway across a trip, finding yourself stranded in the event of  a medical emergency abroad or making embarrassed calls to well wishers back home. These simple steps will go a long way in helping you save good money for an upcoming trip and removing the stress linked with erratic cash flows—the convenient way! (image by tenerife holidays). Figure out the Figures Note down the biggest costs first—usually they will be linked to your flight/ trains as well as accommodation and car rentals. Get a rough idea about the...

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Budget Travel, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Italy, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Don’t Miss a Great City Tour of Venice

Don’t Miss a Great City Tour of Venice

Traveling experiences enhance the quality of life. You can choose to travel alone or in groups. If you are looking for a worthwhile moment consider traveling in groups. Some of the advantages of group travels and tours include cost sharing on some facilities such as accommodation, entrance fees into sites, and transport. You do not have to worry about waiting in lines as you seek services. This makes it easier for you since everything is organized in advance. One of the most romantic locations that just won’t want to miss is the magnificent city of Venice. Venice is a buoyant Italian city that is perfect for city group tours. Located in northeastern side of Italy, this magnificent city has a multiplicity of captivating sights ranging from the beautiful culture to pristine architecture. Most notably, you cannot fail to note other aspects such as the rich culture, music, and inviting festivals. In Venice, it is easy to get confused regarding what you ought to do. However, with a group tour,...

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