9 Best Asia destinations in July of 2018

July is the trickiest month to visit Asia because it's one of the wettest months in most of the Tropical destinations, and the hottest (and often rainiest) month in most of the northern destinations. The good news is that there are still at least 9 good choices, and a few of them may surprise you.

In a few cases you might still be getting a quick rainfall a few days a week, but it's almost always over within 30 minutes and then things feel even nicer for a couple hours after that. There are even a few very cheap places on the list below, as well as a couple of traditionally expensive ones. Click to read more

22 Best Europe destinations in July for 2018

Finding a great destination in Europe in the month of July is quite easy, so narrowing down your choices is really the tricky part. This is the single most crowded month in most of Europe's most touristy cities, although July (and August) can be less crowded than you might expect in the largest business cities such as Milan and Paris.

Those with a Europe trip to plan for July should even consider the Nordic countries because this is part of the short time of year that they have decent weather and the long daylight hours can make up for the high prices. Here are our best 22 suggestions for where to go in Europe in the month of July. Click to read more

Things to do in Grand Cayman: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, museum, shopping

An extremely popular Caribbean island for spring breakers, Grand Cayman is the most well known and largest of the three islands that make up the Cayman islands. The other two are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Even though the spring break months may bring a large crowd of college kids to the island, the entire year serves as a tropical escape. This is due to the large amount of outdoor activities and generally good weather. Most people who visit don't intend to enjoy a calm, relaxing vacation but instead partake in hours and hours of ocean fun through activities, tours, and excursions. With that said, there are a few great things to do on land as well, including duty free shopping and sightseeing.

If you're stopping at Grand Cayman as part of your cruise, you'll want to explore Georgetown (the island's capital) and an activity or two in the ocean if time allows. If you're flying onto the island, then you'll have a lot of time to explore a few different aspects of the island. Generally speaking, a week will give you plenty of time to go on a few adventures, along with a day to just sit back and people watch on one of the beautiful white sand beaches.

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21 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in July

Finding the best places to go in July seems like it would be an easy task since almost everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere has its warmest and driest weather of the year this month. But it's actually not quite that easy, especially if you are looking for cheap destinations that also have good weather. Many of the most interesting cities in Asia are actually too hot in July, and many of the most interesting cities in Europe are too crowded and/or too expensive this month. But there is good news.

The list below contains 21 destinations that have lovely weather and are relatively cheap once you get there. You'll find some interesting choices in the Caribbean, which some people assume is too hot or rainy in July, as well as great picks in Europe and Asia for cities that are cheap year round and have clear and dry weather in July. Click to read more

Is the London Pass 2018 worth it? We review value and prices here

ThamesBoatsLondon is a very peculiar city for budget travelers. If you just turn up with little preparation you are guaranteed to think that it's the most expensive place on earth. Unlike most other large and famous cities, the center of London feels like a trap built to suck all the money out of your wallet and your credit cards. Every turn brings another outrageous expense, but it doesn't have to be that way.

We've previously discussed London budget travel tips, and if you follow that advice you can actually cut your expenses in half or so, while having just as much fun in the process. Generally, London prices are near the highest on our cheapest European cities list, but savvy travelers and those who do their research can save a lot.

New for 2018

The London Pass added popular attractions including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Freud Museum in 2017, and for 2018 they are including the View from the Shard (£29.95). In case you aren't familiar with it, The Shard is London's very distinctive new skyscraper that is Western Europe's tallest building. The observation deck is on 68th through 72nd floors and is 800 feet (244 meters) up.

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Europe 3-Star Traveler Index for 2018: 56 cities from cheap to expensive

Many of us start our exploration of Europe as backpackers or at least staying in budget hotels, but eventually we prefer at least a 3-star hotel with a few creature comforts. That is why we have created this list of all of Europe's top tourist cities ranked from cheapest to most expensive for those on an average budget and sharing a 3-star hotel room for two people.

The index below shows a price for each city and that can be used as a typical budget for normal daily expensive, but of course it doesn't include shopping and souvenirs. You'll notice that the cities at the bottom of the list will cost more than four times as much per day as those on the top of the list, so choosing which cities to visit can make a huge difference in your overall budget. Click to read more

12 Best Asia destinations in June of 2018

Most of us from North America or Europe could easily assume that June is a perfect weather month for just about anywhere in Asia, but that is far from the truth. June is part of the rainy season in much of the Tropics, so figuring out where you should go this month could be tricky.

The good news is that the rainy season doesn't start until later in the year in some of the best Asia destinations. The hottest month is actually in April in the warmer areas closer to the equator, and by the time June rolls in you start to get afternoon cloud covers that make it cooler and nicer. Read below for the 12 best places for a trip to Asia in June. Click to read more

20 Best Europe destinations in June for 2018

The month of June is obviously very popular for Europe trips, and the weather is nearly perfect on the whole continent. You can even visit some of the more popular beach destinations without being overwhelmed by the local Europeans who book everything during July and August. June is actually one of the busiest months in cities like Paris and Rome, but still not so busy that you should avoid them.

Below we list the 20 best destinations in Europe for a June visit, along with reasons why each one is a top pick this month. Many of them are also close enough together that you can easily string them together into a little Europe tour of your own. Train rides of up to about 5 hours are generally wonderful and very scenic, not to mention faster than flying as well. Click to read more

26 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in June

If you have your summer vacation in June then you are in pretty good shape. Since most of Europe's wealthier office workers have their holidays confined to July and August, those who are able to travel in June will find smaller crowds and better deals in most place. The best places to visit in June are spread all over the northern hemisphere, and many of them are cheap.

Planning in advance is still key, as demand from Americans and Canadians will book the best hotels at the best rates, but you do have more flexibility in June. We have listed 26 places around the world that all have fantastic June weather as well as reasonably priced accommodations once you arrive. Click to read more

Flights are cheapest 5 to 16 weeks out in 2018: Here’s when to book

Trying to find the absolute cheapest airfare for a trip you are planning is like playing a game that feels too easy to lose. Now in this era of ‘big data' where many companies are able to check airfares on every route every day to calculate the cheapest possible time to buy, it's finally a bit easier.

Only a few years ago the advice was often to buy between 4 and 6 weeks out, but things have changed and it really depends on where you are going. As you'll see in the 2018 update below, the window for buying the cheapest fares starts earlier these days and buying about 4 months out often leads to the best deals. We've summarized a variety of studies below and with a quick scan you should be able to get some insight on when to buy and when to wait. Click to read more