16 Best Asia destinations for March of 2018

March is the last great month of the high season in southern Asia, but still a bit too cold for the northern countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. Still, as you'll see on the list below, you've got a lot of excellent choices, including a few amazing cities.

One great thing about March is that it's sort of an in-between season month, so you can get cheap flights in and cheap hotels in many places as well. The list below contains many beach destinations and quite a few very interesting cultural destinations as well. Mixing a couple from each category can make for an even more memorable trip. Click to read more

15 Best March destinations in Europe in 2018

If you are coming to Europe in March you are obviously not looking for sunbathing destinations. Still, many of Europe's best and most popular cities have surprisingly decent weather in March, so it can be an excellent time for a city visit. More good news is that most of southern Europe is mostly dry in March, so a light jacket or sweater is probably all you'll need most of the time.

If you are looking for a warm-weather destination in March you should probably think about Asia or perhaps the Caribbean. As long as you don't need it to be actually hot, the Canary Islands are warm and pleasant enough that some people do sunbathe in March, so it's the first place on the list below. Click to read more

28 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2018

Show a person a photo of an overwater bungalow or water villa and suddenly they have a new goal in life. Unfortunately, most of the 180 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. Click to read more

17 Cheapest Caribbean islands in 2018 for all-inclusive resorts

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As of late 2017 there are around 400 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 2018

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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 2018 and it includes the results of the devastating 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria. The hardest hit islands are at the bottom of the list because nearly all cheaper hotels are still rebuilding while the expensive ones reopened quickly.

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

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? Here’s how to decide

When travelers dream up a visit to Central America, most of the time, Costa Rica is the first country on their mind. This is because, despite its small size, Costa Rica is home to variety of towns, climates, wildlife species and activities, both in the ocean and on land. The country is also home to cultural and historical attractions, luxury resorts, eco-minded hotels and surprisingly, cuisine from around the world. When planning your visit however, you'll not only want to take into account what to do and see, but when and where to visit. This nation is home to both a strong high and off season, as well as a few major holidays that affect hotel rates and room availability.

When looking into the climate differences around the country, you'll notice that the Pacific coast tends to be less humid than the Caribbean coast and that the interior of Costa Rica ranges from dry cattle and farming land to misty mountain jungles. For most, these differences offer the chance to experience a lot in one vacation while being able to truly customize your trip to your wants and needs. For example: If you're visiting the country for a week and would like to spend a few days in the mountains as well as a few days on the Pacific coast so that you can book a deep sea fishing excursion, you can easily do that by first flying into San Jose, then taking a private van (or domestic flight) to the coast for a few days before taking a private van to the Northern Costa Rican mountains and then heading back to San Jose for your flight back home. This is possible because Costa Rica is well versed when it comes to public and private transportation options.

A quick note: Sometimes confusing, what we would consider winter in the Northern Hemisphere is actually referred to as summer in Costa Rica and what we consider summer is referred to as winter.  This means that in Costa Rica, January is a summer month and July is a winter month. This is particularly perplexing as Costa Rica itself is situated in the Northern Hemisphere. There doesn't seem to be much of an explanation as to why the seasons are opposite of each other aside from it being a geographical quirk.

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Cheap destinations around the world by month

Rio De JaneiroIt's a great feeling to have some free time coming up and not yet know where you want to spend it. It's even better when you have more than a single week for a trip, which means you can often actually save a lot of money by flying to a cheap part of the world where things cost very little once you arrive.

This whole site – Price of Travel – is meant as a tool to help people research where they can and should go, plus how much things will cost and what the weather is likely to be once they arrive. You'll find average temperatures by month on every City page, in addition to when hotel prices are highest and lowest in each destination. Click to read more

26 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in March

Pokhara Boats HDRThe month of March is one of the better ones on the calendar for budget travelers since it's well before the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter crowds in the tropical areas are starting to thin out at the same time. Through much of Latin America and Asia you can find perfect weather with off-peak hotel prices and reasonable crowds.

For those starting in North America or Europe you'll find that most of these places will require a fairly long flight to reach, but that's the price you pay for warm weather this time of year, and those staying for at least two weeks can easily justify the airfare by the cheap prices they pay once they have arrived. Click to read more

China by tour or plan and go independently? Here’s how to decide

China famously has about 20% of the world's population, but it hasn't been a tourist hot-spot for most outsiders. I knew I had to see it for myself so in September of 2017 I painstakingly planned a 14-day visit there. At first I considered doing it on an organized tour because that's how the vast majority of people visit this huge country, but in the end I decided I should try to do it myself so I'd know how easy or difficult it really was.

It turned out to be more difficult than I had imagined, although certainly not impossible and I very much enjoyed my trip. I've now been to just about every major destination in Asia and I was surprised by how different visiting China was compared to the rest. If you are thinking about visiting China you absolutely should. If you are wondering whether to plan it and go on your own or go on an organized tour, I think you'll find the information below useful in making your decision. Click to read more

When is the best time to visit Hawaii? Here’s how to decide

Due to their location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian islands serve as a great (and popular) place to visit throughout the entire year. Though you won't find the 4 different seasons on any of the islands, you will notice that there are a few climate changes on each, especially The Big Island of Hawaii. On The Big Island of Hawaii, also referred to as simply The Big Island, there are 11 different climates situated around the island. The other main islands, Oahu, Maui and Kauai also please with a small range of climates that you can experience all in a few hours time.

Because of this, you'll notice that summer is really the main weather season here and that the only real difference you'll experience is how dry or humid the air is during your trip. Though the amount of rain each island receives does change a bit throughout the year, the amount of rain that you'll personally witness really depends on which side of each island you stay on. This is because there is a dry side and a rainy side to choose from. When deciding what time of the year to visit, you'll want to note that late Spring and Fall are the cheapest. Both of these ranges (April through May and September through the first few weeks of December) are considered the off season. The high season runs from mid December through to the end of March. For more information on when to visit Hawaii, continue reading below.

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