Mar 07

Cheap European Vacation Destinations

Make the most of your European vacation by knowing which cities offer you the most affordable options for travel and tourism. Check out our top five list of the cheapest vacation destinations across Europe. Our list draws from a number of other lists, including the European Backpacker Index and the Forbes Affordable Travel Index. About the Backpacker Index is a database of travel costs for more than 100 cities throughout the world. The Backpacker Index tallies the costs of a bare-bones travel itinerary, including one night in the cheapest lodging, travel via public transportation and admission to one paid, well-known attraction a day. The Forbes list uses similar research. Read more [...]
Jun 05

The Best Travel Deals Websites

DIY travel has become a way of life for today's savvy vacationers. Travel deals websites are invaluable tools to help businessmen and vacationers find cheap airfares, budget hotel rooms and discount rental cars, but there are new travel websites popping up daily. Check out this list of nearly 30 websites that can help you score cheap travel deals. Cheap Airfares ( Heavily advertised with amusing scenarios, is THE place to find the best airline ticket prices and cheap airfares. Unlike many other sites that are tied to airlines, Kayak searches and fetches airfares from hundreds of online sources. Kayak offers a couple of little extras that put it Read more [...]
Jun 05

All-Inclusive Resort Vacations on a Budget

Looking for a cheap way to vacation? All-inclusive resort vacations may seem expensive on the surface, but they can save you serious money when all is said and done. If you choose wisely, you can even find some great bargains, like these 10 all inclusive budget resort vacation destinations, all at under $100 per person per night. All-inclusive resorts aren't just for honeymooners, either. These days, resort vacations are highly recommended for family travel, both economically and for the sake of convenience. What to Expect: Each of these 10 budget resort destinations includes a double room, three meals, drinks and activities. You'll pay one price to cover it all – with the exception of Read more [...]
Jun 05

How to Pack for Air Travel

Packing is an ordeal that most travelers hate, but you can make it easier if you know a few tricks that savvy travelers use. While some travelers over-pack, stuffing enough gear and clothing to take them two weeks when they're only going for a weekend, others manage to forget even the most vital of basics, like passports and their daily medicine. With air travel prices flying higher than the planes, these air travel packing tips can help you save money while complying with all TSA and other security rules. Pack It Right No one wants to look a wrinkled mess in an out-of-town meeting or when setting out to see the sights in an exotic city – but the wrong packing method can leave you with Read more [...]
Jun 05

10 Things to Do Before You Leave on Vacation

Getting ready for your vacation means booking your flight, making hotel reservations and planning your itinerary – but you should also make arrangements on the home side to make sure that things continue to run smoothly in your absence. These 10 things to do before you leave on vacation can ensure that your home and work will keep on keeping on while you enjoy your well-deserved time off. 1. Make arrangements for plant- and pet-sitting. Unless you're lucky enough to have made a pet-friendly vacation, make arrangements for a pet sitter well in advance. If you'll be boarding your pet at a kennel, you'll need to make reservations at least a few weeks ahead – and for more popular vacation Read more [...]