Cheapest cruise lines for 2015 Mediterranean cruises – 7 lines ranked by price

Over the last few years, the Mediterranean has become a hot spot for visitors from around the world. One of the best ways to experience everything the region has to offer is through a cruise. Not only will you get to experience a few different countries in a short amount of time, but you’ll get to skip finding a hotel and having to fly here to there, and there and back again. In fact, the only flight you’ll have to take is to the starting country and then back out again. Generally, ports are near popular airports, making this both easy and cheap.

Each cruise line holds its own personality and is made to fit a certain type of traveler. This allows for each to have their own price category. There are many different cruise companies that cover the Mediterranean but for this assessment, we’re going to focus on those that offer a 7 night or 7 day itinerary. With a quick read of the information below, you should be able to figure out with one is your best fit, as well as the best option for your price range. Click to read more

16 South and Central American cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2015

Rio De JaneiroSouth and Central America are sometimes forgotten by residents of the rest of the world, but savvy travelers continue to flock to this region for a great variety of reasons. In addition to the cultural and scenic highlights, the entire area is quite cheap by international standards, at least once you are here.

This list has been updated and reorded for 2015, although there weren’t any dramatic changes in the rankings. As the currencies of Europe have tumbled, the currencies in Latin America have been fairly stable compared to the US Dollar. The exceptions continue to be Venezuela, where things seem to keep getting worse, and Argentina, which now has a parallel currency situation similar to the one in Venezuela. Click to read more

Is the New York CityPASS worth it? New York CityPASS review 2015

Welcome to, what many would consider, one of the best cities in the US- New York City! Here you’ll find attractions and activities galore, showcasing everything from art to history, architecture to scenic views. But with so much to see and do, it can get a little difficult trying to decide where to spend your time.

Not only that, but you’ll also be trying to figure out the best ways to save money. That’s where to New York CityPASS comes into play. But is it really all that it’s cracked up to be? We’ll find that out and more below. Click to read more

13 Cheapest Caribbean islands in 2015 for all-inclusive resorts

Caribbean Beach LongIt’s no secret that there has been a boom in demand for all-inclusive beach holidays, and along with it, a boom in all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Not including Mexico, there are now around 250 all-inclusive resorts spread over more than 20 Caribbean islands, so it at first seems like a confusing choice for someone new to this style of vacation.

What most newcomers don’t realize is, that over 100 of these resorts on in the Dominican Republic, and almost as many are on Jamaica, so those two islands represent a large majority of the market, and most of the best deals as well. Click to read more

Cheapest Caribbean Islands: 32 destinations by price in 2015

Bahama BeachExtremely popular with both North Americans and Europeans during the winter months, the Caribbean is filled with islands and destinations that range from cheap & basic to posh & exclusive. You’ll also find islands where English dominates, but also where Spanish, French, or Dutch are far more common. This list has been totally updated for 2015 to include changing hotel rates and airfare differences.

Ranking Caribbean islands and destinations by price is challenging for a variety of reasons, so we simplified it by including only a cheaper 3-star hotel room for a week and two cheap flights from New York City. Generally speaking, islands with cheaper hotels will also have cheaper meals and diving etc. Click to read more

31 Asian cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2015

Hoi An BridgeBeing such a huge chunk of the world, it’s no surprise that Asia has a huge range in the price ranges for the popular tourist cities. Tokyo and Singapore are among the more expensive tourist cities in the world, while much of Southeast Asia is literally the cheapest region in the world for budget travelers.

In this complete 2015 update we’ve added one new city (Xi’an, China), bringing the total to 31. Interestingly, while currency exchange rates went crazy in much of the world in 2014, the Asia currencies barely budged against the US Dollar, so the rankings below didn’t change much. Click to read more

23 Cheapest European cities and airports to fly into in 2015

Budapest RiverviewSo many of us starting in the US or Canada will be visiting multiple cities when we tour Europe that we have the luxury of flying into several different destinations. But with the airline business changing so rapidly, how do we know which are the cheapest cities to fly into?

Not too many years ago the cheapest flights into Europe were almost always into the largest and busiest airports, which are in London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam, but times have changed. Now those are all among the most expensive airports to fly into within Europe, so savvy travelers on multi-stop trips are better off starting elsewhere. Click to read more

56 European cities by price: Europe Backpacker Index for 2015

London View Eye Big BenAs you’ll see below in the 5th annual version of the Europe Backpacker Index, the price of traveling around the continent varies massively depending on where you go. We’ve added 5 new cities for the 2015 installment, so now the list covers virtually every corner of Europe.

The major changes this year had to do with exchange rates. Every currency in Europe fell against the US Dollar, with some plunging far more than others. The Euro itself lost 15% against the USD, while the Norwegian Krone dropped about 20% (along with falling oil prices). If you are holding US money, Europe is now cheaper than it has been in many years. Click to read more

24 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2015

Medhufushiwater_villa400Show a person a photo of an overwater bungalow or water villa and suddenly they have a new goal in life. Unfortunately, most of the 140 or so resorts that feature overwater rooms are quite expensive, usually well over US$600 per night, even in the off season.

Well, there is a bit of good news then as it turns out that not all of them are priced only for the super-rich. Thanks to the overwater bungalows and water villas guide, which lists every overwater resort in the world, we know that there are some affordable options out there.

Updated for 2015

The list of 24 resorts below has been totally updated for 2015, and all room rates are current for this year. Some resorts only have one rate, while most of the larger resorts offer the lowest rates only to those who book well in advance. Click to read more

Is the New York Pass 2015 worth it? We review prices and value here

New York City is a place everyone should visit at least once in their life, and while it has a reputation for being expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Unfortunately, the best and most famous attractions in the city are, on average, the most expensive in the world. Walking through Central Park will cost you nothing, but all the wonderful museums and tours are pricey.

The New York Pass is an ideal solution for many people, as it allows you entry into over 50 of the cities best attractions and tours for a single price. That price seems high at first, until you do the math to see what it includes and how much you can save. Click to read more