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

Cheapest cruise lines for 2017 Caribbean cruises – 13 lines ranked by price

Miami PortThe Caribbean is by far the most popular part of the world for cruises, and thanks to a surge in popularity of the activity, it can now be explored by those in almost every budget category. Considering it’s mostly an all-inclusive holiday and the departure ports are generally near cheap and popular airports, a Caribbean cruise can be done so inexpensively that it might be shocking.

However, unlike airlines that are basically interchangeable, cruise lines each tend to fit into a price category and have a personality of their own. There are 13 different cruise companies (including a few small-ship luxury outfits) that cover the Caribbean, and a scan of the information below should help you narrow your best options down to only one or two of the lines. Click to read more

19 Cheap and warm places to go over 2016 Christmas & New Years weeks

KaronBeachSpending the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks with family and friends is the longstanding tradition in most of the Western world, but those based in the colder northern climates are looking for alternatives. After a couple decades of being bundled up, many start to wonder if there is another way to spend the holidays.

Those with the resources have been heading to Hawaii for Christmas for a long time, but there are actually dozens of countries and islands with similar tropical climates around the world, and most of them are far cheaper, at least once you get there. Below is a list of nearly every major tourist destination that combines warm weather and low prices during the weeks around Christmas and New Year’s.

Updated for 2016: This year’s list has been updated and expanded, with current price information for 2016 holidays as of September, 2016. Click to read more

Borneo on a budget: Where to go and what to see

Kuching-sunsetBorneo is an amazing adventure destination and one not to miss if you love the outdoors and activities such as hiking and snorkeling. That’s not to say there aren’t things to do for the traveler who likes to take it easy – there’s beautiful beaches to laze about on and luxury hotels that aren’t too expensive to enjoy.

Borneo is one of the more expensive places to visit in South East Asia. But that’s not to say a holiday there still can’t be done on a budget. You can certainly do most things even by spending just US$40 a day, especially if you map out your adventures before you get there. Click to read more

23 Cheap destinations in 2016 with great weather in December

Phuket Beach ChairsThe final month of the year marks the time when people in northern climates start looking around for an escape to the sun. Fortunately, there are big parts of the world that have their best weather of the year at this time, and are very cheap as well, once you get there.

Most of the destinations below are in Latin America and Southeast Asia, so depending on where you are starting from it might be a rather long flight to get there. Many of us can take two weeks or even more around this time of year, but that fact means that all of these places do get crowded and raise hotel prices for the weeks around Christmas and New Year’s. Speaking of that, we have a separate list of cheap and warm places to go over Christmas and New Year’s, only listing beach areas around the world with affordable hotels during that period.

It’s best to book as far in advance as possible for both your flights and hotels, since so many people have the same idea and prices generally just keep going up as it gets closer. Click to read more

Patagonia on a budget: Here’s how to do it

patagonia-fitzroy-wThe snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes and alpine meadows of Patagonia make it one of the undoubted highlights of South America. Unfortunately, its location in two of the continent’s more expensive countries (Chile and Argentina) and the often vast distances involved in travel here, conspire to make it among the more expensive destinations as well.

However, the thrifty traveller can always find a way to cut down on costs, and here we look at a few ways you can enjoy everything Patagonia has to offer without blowing your budget. Click to read more

Is the Stockholm Pass worth it? Stockholm Pass 2016 review and prices

StockholmSkylineAs one of Europe’s more remote and expensive capitals, Stockholm doesn’t get nearly the visitor numbers of cities like Paris or London or Rome. Even so, Stockholm is a stunning place that is packed with history and interesting sights. If you are coming on your first trip to explore the best this city has to offer, the Stockholm Pass is probably a good way to see a lot in a 2 or 3 days.

You’ll see when you look at the numbers below that the hop-on, hop-off bus and boat tour is expensive on its own and if you are going to do it anyway, the Stockholm Pass is a slam dunk. And since the bus and boat tours are the best and fastest way to see a lot of Stockholm in only a few hours, they are highly recommended whether you are considering the pass or not. The ABBA Museum is NOT included with the pass, but pretty much everything else is, so it’s easy to get your money’s worth if you plan your days at least a bit. Click to read more

21 Cheap destinations in 2016 with great weather in November

If you have a flexible schedule, or if you just happen to have some time off in November, you are in luck. This is honestly the best month of the year for finding cheap destinations that also have fantastic weather. Since most people don’t start their winter travel until mid or late December, it means crowds are small and hotel prices are low through huge sections of the travel world. Those wondering where to go on holiday in November have many great choices at bargain prices, although airfare may cost a bit.

Of course in November you can pretty much forget about Europe if you want warm weather and little chance of rain. Fortunately you can go almost anywhere in Latin America and through many parts of Southeast Asia on a cheap flight, and you’ll be in the sun with shockingly low prices, easily making the flight duration and cost worthwhile. The best holiday destinations in November are found all over the world, which you’ll see on the list below. Click to read more

Dominica, the stunning Nature Island, on a budget: Tips and advice

Mountains of DominicaDominica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and yet not many people visit. The main tourism comes from the cruise ships that dock in its main port of Roseau for the day, but what Dominica has to offer cannot be covered on a day trip – it really takes at least a good week to explore the island properly.

The reason Dominica, an English-speaking island, hasn’t hit it off with tourists is because its beaches have black volcanic sand, instead of the pearly white you’ll find on other islands. It also doesn’t have a direct flight from mainland Central or North America – you have to come via another Caribbean island like Puerto Rico – but don’t let that put you off from visiting. Click to read more