Things to do in London 2017: Best tours, attractions, museums, free things

As an American who lived in London for six months after visiting it dozens of times prior, I feel like I can give a combination of a local’s perspective and that outsider view from the eyes of a tourist. London is an amazing city so filled with top attractions that no one ever sees them all, so it’s just a matter of choosing the ones that appeal to you most and then budgeting your time.

If you’ve got 4 days or less in London it’s highly recommended you do at least one tour on either the hop-on, hop-off bus or the cruise along the Thames, or preferably both. Do it early in your trip and you’ll know where almost everything is so you can go back to the things that interest you the most. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in September

Having wrapped up the articles for cheap cities with great July weather and cheap cities with great August weather, it’s nice to arrive in a month where better bargains are available in places with manageable crowds. The savvy budget traveler skips the summer months to take advantage of better weather and lower prices at the best holiday destinations in September.

Europe in particular really opens up with some great deals in cities that actually have their best weather of the year at the end of summer. Airfares get lower and hotels and hostels get cheaper and easier to find, so this is really perfect if you’ve got the time off. Click to read more

Public transportation prices in 80 worldwide cities

Any good budget traveler can tell you that one of the best and easiest ways to save money in almost any city is to use the public transportation system, especially on longer journeys. As we recently displayed in our world taxi prices comparison, even a short trip can be incredibly expensive in some cities.

So below we’ve compiled public transportation prices in 80 of the most popular tourist cities all over the world. Since nearly every one of these systems is subsidized by the city, some of the prices are shockingly low, even on quite a few new-and-clean metro systems. Click to read more

9 Best Asia destinations in July of 2017

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

Top US theme parks and their 2017 admission prices

For most families, summertime is often thought of as the best time of the year. These fun filled warm days are made even better with trips to the beach, summer camps of all types, ice cream trucks and family vacations. Though lots of parents choose to venture outside of the Untied States with their kids for their long awaited yearly two week vacation, even more decide to stay within the country, instead opting to spend a few days of their vacation time running around one or more of the nation’s top theme parks.

In fact, there are over 400 amusement and theme parks within the US, with each of them differing from the next. Some focus on water fun, some on animals and wildlife and others on themed adventures. And of course you can’t forget about the famed Disney parks that attract hoards of visitors throughout the entire year to both Florida and California.

But because you’ll never have enough time to visit each and every park scattered across the US, and the fact that not all of them are worth visiting, we’ve gone ahead and complied a list of the top US theme parks and their admission prices below starting with the highest priced theme park at the top. This list has been created by using past attendance rates. Some of the names are quite familiar, while others might be new to you.

An interesting fact: US Theme park attendance has steadily gone up within the last few years and has more than doubled in Orlando, Florida over the past 20 years, meaning that you’ll find yourself surrounded by large numbers of like minded people each and every visit. Click to read more

Where to buy unclaimed luggage, and why you should

Like many other people, I used to think that “lost” luggage from airlines was auctioned off in a dramatic manner as on the early seasons of the show “Baggage Battles.” I’m still not sure where those suitcases came from, but it turns out that every American airline has a contract with one company, and they sell all the best items individually out of their fascinating retail store in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Thanks to a recent visit to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama as part of a press trip, I got the full story and I can’t wait to go back. It turns out that things work differently from how I expected, which I will explain below. It also turns out that the Unclaimed Baggage Center is one of Alabama’s top tourist attractions, with over 1 million visitors each year. Click to read more

The 15 Most expensive museums in the world

Rijksmuseum AmsterdamUnlike most other travel costs, museum prices are particularly hard to predict until you’ve actually done the research. Many governments and private foundations continue to subsidize museums as a way to make them accessible to all, but that doesn’t happen everywhere, of course.

So here at Price of Travel we’re all about trying to help people calculate their budgets in all the major destinations around the world, and in some cases this can be a tool to actually pick your next holiday. We’ve compared taxi prices around the world, and public transportation prices around the world, with mostly predictable results. This one is a bit different. Click to read more

21 Cheap destinations in 2017 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

22 Best Europe destinations in August for 2017

You might expect that every city in Europe is overrun by tourists in August, but that’s not actually true. Many of Europe’s cities are very crowded in August, but some others, including Paris, are actually somewhat empty because so many locals and businesses are out of town and closed.

Below is our list of the 22 best places to consider for a Europe trip in the month of August. You can expect pleasant weather in almost all of them, as well as sizable crowds in most. If this is your first trip to Europe then it would be a shame to skip a city like London or Paris just because of other tourists. You’ll also find some lesser known cities on the list, and hopefully you can put together a great Europe itinerary of your own. Click to read more

Cheapest flights to Caribbean islands from Europe

St Maartin Beach AirportAs winter is approaching and the Western World dreams of flying on down to the Caribbean for a week or two, we are sorting out which are the best-value islands and which are better for those with bankrolls that allow them to avoid the riff-raff.

Recently we broke down the airfare market for Americans by listing the cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination. For that one we used New York City as the starting point for all of them since it’s by far the largest market for winter Caribbean flights and it’s also the cheapest starting point for many islands. Those starting elsewhere will still find that list to be helpful because the order will stay more or less the same, with flights costing a bit more for most, depending on starting city. Click to read more