Should you buy a 2017 Eurail Pass? Here’s how to decide

Munich Train stationAt least a decade or two ago, the dream of anyone planning to travel around Europe was to buy a Eurail Saver Pass. They were almost certain to save money, plus they allowed for a freewheeling style of travel where you could go anywhere you wanted at a moment’s notice. But things have changed, and Eurail Passes have some new restrictions along with fierce price competition from discount airlines, so whether or not to buy a pass is a complicated issue.

You could spend several days hunting down the point-to-point prices and creating a spreadsheet to determine how much your possible routes would cost with each type of travel, but for the majority of people it’s possible to ask a few questions and the answer will be clear. Having done extensive pricing research, and having traveled around Europe both with and without Eurail Passes, we have boiled the main decision down to the key elements below. Click to read more

Best Montego Bay all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more


Though the entire island of Jamaica is beautiful, the north coast of the island is known especially so for its stunning white sand beaches tastefully lined with palm trees, shops and luxury resorts. It’s also known for its diving, snorkeling, nightlife and close proximity to golf courses and other fun island activities. Montego Bay, easily one of the most popular and well known parts of the north shore, is no exception. Here you’ll find pretty much everything you could seek in a Jamaican vacation.

Because of its popularity, numerous high class resorts have popped up over the years, including a few great all-inclusive options. To help you quickly sort through the maze of research and get on your way with planning your dream vacation, we’ve complied a list of the best of the best in each respected category, below.

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22 Cheap destinations for 2017 with great weather in February

Phuket Beach TreesBy the time February rolls around in the Northern Hemisphere, nearly everyone is so sick of the cold weather that they are willing to pay almost anything just to get out of it for a week or two. Fortunately, the world is actually filled with cheap and warm areas that are waiting for your February visit.

The one complication for many people is that the flight itself might be quite long and fairly expensive to get to Southeast Asia or Latin America, but you’ll see fare sales and low prices popping up in December and January so don’t give up if they look too expensive at first glance. Booking as early as possible is usually wise, though plenty of the places on this list will have a wide range of available resorts even if you book closer to the last minute. Click to read more

Best Ocho Rios all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more

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A well known port town on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is a Caribbean destination visited by both cruise ship passengers and those flying in. Its famous beach is a hot spot for locals and tourists, making it an extremely busy area to visit. This also means that there are lots of accommodation options right on the beach as well as near by.

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive option, you’ll find plenty of great choices to select from. To make things a bit easier, we’ve selected the best of the best in different categories and listed them below.

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17 Cheapest Caribbean islands in 2017 for all-inclusive resorts


As of late 2016 there are around 350 all-inclusive resorts spread around the Caribbean, with more being constructed every year. More than 100 of those are in the Dominican Republic, with nearly 70 others in Jamaica. The Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Cozumel area has more than 100, and the rest are spread among other islands. When researching Caribbean vacations, you’ll find the cheapest all-inclusive deals are clearly on the islands with the most resorts.

With so much competition it’s getting more clear that the Dominican Republic is the cheap vacations value leader and the best choice for most people. The Punta Cana area is home to dozens of newer resorts that have a thousand or more room each, and the new airport and new highways make it the easiest and most efficient place to reach as well. But those looking for something smaller and more exclusive also have choices, so we track all of the islands that have more than a few all-inclusive resorts. In other words, the best all-inclusive resorts are often on islands with only a dozen or so. Click to read more

Cheapest Caribbean Islands: 32 destinations by price in 2017


Extremely 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 2017 to include changing hotel rates and airfare differences to help sort out the best cheap vacations.

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

23 Cheap destinations for 2017 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it’s just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it’s far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more

Best Puerto Plata all-inclusive resorts for couples, families, nightlife & more


A popular and scenic vacation destination situated on the Atlantic north coast of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata is perhaps best known for her stunning white sand beaches and the presence of an 18-hole golf course. It’s also home to some great all-inclusive resorts, each with their own ‘best feature’. Though each resort possesses great reviews, dining options and activities suited either for adults or children, or maybe both, they each differ from the next. In order to help you find the best resort for your Puerto Plata vacation, we’ve complied a list of the best Puerto Plata all-inclusive resorts in their own respected category, below.

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Is the Go London Card worth it? Go London Card review 2016

8737855542_def1a6beed_zLondon is a city famed for its culture (modern and historic), its buildings, its people and of course, the large amount of things to do throughout the year. With so much to do and see, sometimes a visit to London can get a bit overwhelming.

That’s where the Go London Card comes into play. Not only is it designed to help you save money on your chosen attractions and sights, but it comes with a few extras that will help you to find each attraction with ease. But is it really as good of a deal as it is made out to be?

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Best Paris Pass 2-day or 3-day itineraries for maximum value

LouvreCourtyardEasily among the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris is also loaded with famous and worthwhile attractions and museums. Planning your first visit to the city can feel daunting and overwhelming, but as long as you put in a bit of time before you arrive, you’ll have an amazing visit. As you may know, the Paris Pass covers almost all of the famous attractions, so it can be a great way to see a lot in a short time and save money in the process.

If you only have 2 or 3 sightseeing days in Paris, you can still see most of the good stuff using the Paris Pass. The Pass doesn’t cover the elevator up the Eiffel Tower, but if you read below you’ll see that you might be better off skipping that anyway, or doing it on a non-Paris Pass day. Click to read more