Comparing the Most Popular Cheap Airline Ticket Websites: My Review (July, 2017)

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I have written and read many articles claiming that a lack of money should be no obstacle to travel and there are countless hints and tips on making budget trips, but one costly aspect of seeing the world is almost unavoidable…flights.

There is so much to consider when choosing your flight and it seems that an equal amount of considerations need to be given when choosing your flight comparison site.

The site needs to be easy and pleasant to use, it needs to come up with the best prices, there needs to be a clear display of results so that all factors can be considered, and there need to be useful search options that are relevant to individual travelers while not making the process too complex. Continue Reading

15 Most Inspiring Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow in 2017

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Instagram is perfect for travel blogs and it has something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for a virtual escape from the daily grind, trying to find inspiration for your next vacation or considering quitting the rat race to satiate your wanderlust permanently, you will find it here.

This is a list of some of the most motivational travelers who are showing us, one image at a time, that the world we live in needs to be seen to be believed.Continue Reading

7 Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal For Summer

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Portugal has long been the hidden jewel in Southern Europe’s crown.

It is often overlooked for its more popular neighbors France, Spain and Italy, but this is changing.

The world is now discovering this wonderful and vivacious country that lies along the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula facing the dramatic waves of the Atlantic Ocean.Continue Reading

Top 10 US Cities And Towns To Celebrate The 4th Of July

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No matter where we come from, when we hear the words ‘The Fourth of July’ we all have the same images in our mind: a sea of red, white and blue, parades, hot dogs, fireworks, barbecues, family, music, festivals, eating contests, flags and ice cold beers with friends.

Anywhere in the USA is a magical place to be at this time of year, but some towns and cities go the extra mile to celebrate Independence Day and should be sought out by anyone who enjoys revelries and visual spectacles that will stay with them forever.

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Free Things to Do in The 6 Most Expensive Cities of the World

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When the travel company Hoppa released its list of worldwide holiday destinations ranked by price I wasn’t surprised to see the usual suspects at the top of the list.

They calculated the prices by getting an average of the price of a hotel, food, drinks, entertainment and taxis, but they didn’t take into account any of the things you can do for free…so I set about investigating and have listed my five favorite options for some of the top ranking cities.

Don’t write off these prestigious destinations just yet, as there is definitely a way to enjoy them on a budget.Continue Reading

The 9 Most Fabulous Castle Hotels in the United Kingdom

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It is well documented that an Englishman’s home is his castle; however, despite popular belief to the contrary I am very sad to say that not all of us grew up in one.

In fact, some of us have never spent a single night in one and I can confirm that I have not even been invited to a single royal wedding despite being a fully documented UK citizen from birth.

However, considering the cost of maintaining and heating these icons of English culture, it is not surprising that many castles are now being transformed into luxury hotels and the chance to spend some time playing lord or lady of the manor is now very possible.Continue Reading

6 Most Affordable Travel Destinations in Summer 2017 (Unique & Unusual)

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We get told all the time that it’s a small world, but it can seem pretty big when you start considering all the options for travel.

It gets even bigger when you start trying to work out how you can possibly afford to see it all.

There has always been a demand for budget travel destinations, and most of those interested in travel know the usual spots for a cheap getaway, but there are some new kids on the block that you might not have considered.  Continue Reading

Technology: Making Travel a Cheaper Option for Everyone

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I am currently attempting to travel Europe for a year having left home with a grand total of just $600, and that’s not just my spending money — that’s the lot.

Out of that budget I have to travel to my destinations, eat, find shelter and, most importantly, have a lot of fun.

I can honestly say that this would not be possible without the internet, but with the internet it is surprisingly easy! Continue Reading

Technology: Making Travel Easy for Everyone

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We hear many apocryphal tales regarding the evils of smartphones and the Internet.

Myriad cartoons, blogs and articles bemoaning the dumbing down of society and the lack of interaction they have caused.

I am aware of these cautionary tales and I am sure there is some merit in having concerns, but I am now speaking from personal experience and I can honestly say that, when used correctly, they can revolutionize your life.Continue Reading

17 Outstanding Travel Destinations for Vacationing Outside the USA for Up to 6 Months Without a Visa in Your Passport (June, 2017)

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Many U.S. citizens may want to take a vacation without going through the hassles and costs of applying for a travel visa.

There are many great places to visit where you will not need a visa at all, as well as others where you can visit for up to ninety days without a visa. Finally, some of the countries ask you to apply for your visa immediately upon entry. Continue Reading