21 Cheap destinations in 2016 with great weather in August

We continue with this year-long series of articles highlighting cheap cities that have great weather during a particular month, this time for August. If you are a global weather-watcher you might already know that August weather tends to be nearly identical from the previous month, so you’ll also notice quite a few similarities with our list of cheap cities with great July weather.

So not only is the weather in these two months similar, but it’s a similar predicament for budget travelers in that Europeans (even more so than Americans) tend to cram a huge amount of vacation time into the height of summer. This means that any city with a beach that is in or near Europe will have its highest prices of the year during August. There are a few cities on the list below that aren’t nearly as crowded in summer, so let’s have a look, shall we? Click to read more

Is the Go All Florida Card worth it? Go All Florida Card review 2016

4725356637_94d96d969f_zTaking a road trip through Florida is not only a popular choice, but a great one at that. The sunshine state plays hosts to a number of attractions and activities, with several befitting to every type of interest. One way that both locals and visitors alike are saving money on these attractions is through the Go All Florida Card. This card allows each card holder and every other person listed on the card full access to the attractions of their choice.

But is this card really all it’s cracked up to be? Will it really save you enough money to be worth it? We’ll find that out as well as take a look at how to both use and not use the card, how to pay for it and how to receive it, below.

Also, if you’re interested in just visiting one city, you should take a look into both the Go Orlando Card and the Go Miami Card.

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Europe trip-planning guide: Itineraries, transport, accommodation, city passes, and more

AmsterdamCentraalNo one can deny that Europe contains most of the world’s best and most famous tourist cities. If you are from any other part of the world, this continent is probably the focus of many of your travel goals and dreams. With 50 countries to choose from, planning a trip is no easy task for most of us. As someone who has been traveling and researching this region for most of his life, I’ve had the privilege to see a lot of it and share my research and advice on this website.

Many visitors to Priceoftravel.com first end up here while searching for trip-planning information for an upcoming Europe trip. I get questions and comments every day on dozens of articles, and often the answers are already contained elsewhere on this site. Finally, I’ve gotten around to listing all of the most popular articles, many of which are frequently updated, in one place. Click to read more

22 Cheap destinations for 2016 with great weather in July

This year-long series of articles highlighting cheap places with nice weather for each month of the year is a bit of a struggle during July and August. It may not be obvious until you really think about it or research the geography, but most of the world’s cheapest places are tropical and rainy during July, or subtropical and scorching. One pleasant surprise on the list is the Caribbean, which has low rates this month in spite of having better weather than most people realize.

Adding to the difficulties is that so many rigid Europeans hit the road during July (or August) that most of the better places fill up, even with peak-season hotel rates. Honestly, the savvy traveler usually sits out July and August, as good-weather deals are easier to find any other time of the year. Still, there are some places to consider, including a few surprises, so below are 22 (relatively) cheap destinations that have nice weather during July. Click to read more

Is the Go All California Card worth it? Go All California Card review 2016

5365713615_3f53732ea0_z More and more, Go Cards and City Passes are becoming a travel staple and a ‘must have money saver’ for city vacations around the United States. Most of them however, only focus on one city and can only be used within that city. Changing the game is the Go All California Card which covers three different cities- San Fransisco, San Diego and Los Angles- all in one. This card allows you access to attractions around the state, which is great for those who fancy a classic California road trip.

In fact, the card allows access to 30 attractions and activities in total, which really allows you to plan your prefect dream vacation. Now with that said, it is important to keep in mind that some of the attractions in each city are pretty far apart, let alone the actual cities themselves. In order to make sure that the Go All California Card really is the best value for you, we’ll take a look below at what the card is, how not to use the card and how to pay and receive it. We’ll also provide a look into a few sample itineraries to give you a better idea of the savings involved, if any. Click to read more

174 World cities by latitude: Things line up in surprising ways

While this site mostly deals with the economics of world travel, we’ve also included typical weather and climate information for each destination for each month of the year. Hopefully this is useful to those who are planning a trip so they can compare what to expect weather-wise between each destination with just one click.

So building on the weather part, I always thought it would be interesting to see exactly where all the major tourist destinations of the world line up with regard to latitude (distance from the equator). The data below might contain some surprising facts, as it seems like most of us picture the globe in ways that may not match reality. Click to read more

Is the Go Los Angeles Card worth it? Go Los Angeles Card review 2016

MagicMountainThe Go Los Angeles Card is an interesting way to save money while visiting the biggest attractions in the city, but it’s not ideal for everyone. It covers 37 different attractions that are spread over a great distance within Southern California, and the first thing you might notice is that it does NOT cover Disneyland. However, it does cover almost everything else, and visiting Disneyland on your own on another day is simple enough.

It’s easy to get confused when looking at the list of attractions on the Go Los Angeles Card website, especially if you’ve spent little or no time in the area before. So as someone who grew up in Los Angeles and knows all of these places (plus the distances between), I’m going to help you decide whether this pass is good value for you or not. Click to read more

Is the Berlin Pass 2016 worth it? We review prices and value here

Berlin is now one of the most visited cities in all of Europe, and one way of seeing a lot of the city in a short time is with the Berlin Pass. Similar to other city passes, it includes free admission to the top museums and attractions as well as an unlimited public transit pass. It’s a good deal for many people, but certainly not for everyone.

In 2016 they made the card much more valuable by adding four new premium attractions and making the transit card optional, so it’s now an excellent deal for families and even groups of adults. Unlike most other huge capitals, Berlin doesn’t have a great number of “checklist attractions,” and the city itself is the primary highlight. Fortunately, the Berlin Pass includes all of the most popular attractions, as well as 4 different (open-top bus, river, bike, walking) tours. Each visitor’s goals will determine whether the pass is right for them. Click to read more

27 Cheap destinations for 2016 with great weather in June

Since June is an extremely popular month for vacations in the US and Canada, it can make for some interesting situations since nearly all Europeans wait until July and August for a long summer retreat. This means that many places have excellent weather and yet are not nearly as crowded as they’ll be the following month.

This also means that hotel prices are often lower, and planes are cheaper and less crowded, so a June trip can be the best of all worlds if you’ve got the time off. We’ve listed 27 cities from all over the world, so hopefully one or more are within your reach. Click to read more

Family friendly Oahu: Things to do and see around the island

IMG_2519 (Large)Welcome to your dream Hawaiian vacation! On the island of Oahu, which happens to be the most visited island in the chain, families will find a large assortment of things to do and see that are both adult and kid friendly, making the vacation more enjoyable for all parities involved. Though Waikiki and Honolulu are where you’ll most likely be staying, there are fun things to do around the entire island that are only a short, yet beautiful road trip away. To get you started in the planning process, here are our top choices for the best family friendly things to do and see on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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