11 Best Asia destinations in September of 2018

If you've been researching where to go in Asia in September you probably already know that most of the famous destinations such as Bangkok and Phuket are extremely hot and also very rainy this month. That is true in most of Southeast Asia as well, but there are some good places with very little rain to consider instead.

Below you'll find our list of the 11 best cities in Asia to visit in September. A few of them are a bit rainy early in the month, but even in those you still might be okay because the wet season can end early and it's not nearly as bad as July and August. A few other cities are a bit wet, but they are so well built for the quick tropical showers that it won't slow you down much anyway. Click to read more

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

TopRockViewNew York City has a reputation for being expensive for tourists and it really does deserve that reputation. The best and most famous attractions in the city are, on average, the most expensive in the world. If you want to experience the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Memorial those things don't come cheap. There are many experiences such as walking through Times Square or Central Park that are free, but the best tours and sights are very pricey. The good news is that the New York Pass can get you into all of the most famous (and most expensive) attractions for a flat price. It's not for everyone, but if you are interested in experiencing the top sights in a short time the New York Pass can definitely save you time and money.

Further down the page we'll recommend who should get New York Passes and who's better off without them, but first let's look at the current prices for everything. Prices in New York City in general are some of the highest in the world, but the thrills and sights are also among the world's best. Buying a New York Pass can help you limit costs while still allowing you to do everything on your list. We will discuss who should consider the pass and who shouldn't in the article below. Click to read more

Top world theme parks and their 2018 admission prices

For most around the world, summertime is time for kids to explore, play and learn a little bit outside of the classroom. It's also a time for family vacations, with most parents taking a few weeks off of work so that they can treat their family to a trip of a lifetime. Though some families decide to stay within their own country for their vacation, others choose to explore another piece of the world. During this exploration, it's very common for families to take a day or two to explore an internationally recognized theme park, creating fun for everyone involved.

In fact, there are literally thousands of parks around the globe and in 2017, over 475.4 million people visited the top 10 theme park brands worldwide, throughout the entire year.

But because it would take a few lifetimes to visit every single amusement park in the world, and the fact that not all of them are worth a visit, we've complied a list of the top theme parks in the world. In addition to a short summary detailing what you can discover at each theme park, we've also included their summer rates for both children and adults, giving you an idea of what you'll end up paying once you visit. This particular list, crafted by using past attendance rates, ranks the parks from the highest priced admission rates to the lowest.

An interesting fact: Theme parks, over the last few years, have steadily seen an increase of admissions, meaning that more and more families, couples and singles are choosing to visit one of the many theme park options available around the world. Theme park attendance has gone up 8.6 percent from 2016, which is an impressive amount. Each year however, Walt Disney World has still come out on top, holding on to its title as the most visited theme park in the world.

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Top US theme parks and their 2018 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

23 Best Europe destinations in September of 2018

In many ways, September is the single best month for a visit to Europe. Only the northernmost cities are getting cool this time of year, and nearly every other city has arguably their best weather of the year. Better still, the crowds of July and August are home again, so you can enjoy the mild weather with smaller crowds.

Hotels in most cities are also cheaper starting in September, so you can stay longer or get a nicer place than you would have in summer. Below are our best recommendations for places to visit in September. If this is your first trip to Europe you may also be interested in our recommendations for best first-time Europe itineraries of your own. Click to read more

23 Cheapest European cities and airports to fly into in 2018

Budapest RiverviewSo many of us starting in the US or Canada will be visiting multiple cities when we tour Europe that we have the luxury of flying into several different destinations. But with the airline business changing so rapidly, how do we know which are the cheapest cities to fly into?

Not too many years ago the cheapest flights into Europe were almost always into the largest and busiest airports, which are in London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam, but times have changed. Now those are sometimes the most expensive airports to fly into within Europe, so savvy travelers on multi-stop trips are better off starting elsewhere. The cheapest international flight destinations from the USA are largely in Latin America, but many of them are also the top cities in Europe. Click to read more

24 Cheap destinations in 2018 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

Is the New York Sightseeing Pass 2018 worth it? We review prices and value here

Easily one of the most popular cities within the United States (if not THE most popular), New York City is both large and impressive with a plethora of attractions and activities that will keep you more than busy each and every day of your stay. New York City is also known for being extremely expensive to visit, but if you play your cards right, you won't end up spending all of your money in one trip. This is because there are actually a lot of great things to do within the city limits that are either free or at least on the cheaper side.

However, if you're planning on visiting the more popular sights and attractions, you'll quickly find that once added up, the end price will put a lump in your throat. That's where the New York Sightseeing Pass comes into play. This pass, designed to save you money, is a great option for visitors who plan on visiting the more expensive city attractions while skipping the free ones.

In this pass review, we'll touch on who should purchase a pass and who is better off skipping it. We'll also take a look, in short detail, at some of the more popular attractions included in the pass attraction list. But first, let's take a look at the current New  York Sightseeing Pass prices so that we can better compare them to the prices of New York City's top attractions. When researching New York City, you'll find that New York City prices are extremely high when compared to other popular cities. But, to most visitors, these prices are well worth it. When you pair those high costing attractions with the New York Sightseeing Pass, you'll find that you'll save a good deal of money. For more information on how to make this possible, continue reading below.

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8 Best Asia destinations in August of 2018

Finding a good place to visit in Asia in August is challenging, in spite of the fact that it's such an enormous continent. Almost all of the best tourist destinations are along the coasts, and especially close to the equator, and almost all of them are very wet in August. There are a few great exceptions, which are listed below.

In a very few cases a destination will have its best weather in August or at least this time of year, but in most cases it's just a matter of that it's always hot in that place, and August isn't really any worse than the rest of the year. The larger cities are also usually easy to visit because you'll be spending much of your time indoors in the air conditioning anyway. Click to read more

Is the Helsinki Card 2018 worth it? We review value and prices here

Finland's southern capital, the city of Helsinki is located on a beautiful peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. This European city is home to quite a large amount of museums, as well as other historic and cultural attractions. The Helsinki Card is a city pass that covers admission to over 20 attractions at a flat rate and offers a discounted entry rate for 22 others. You also have the option to purchase an extra region travel option with the card.

The most popular attraction in Helsinki is the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to 1748 and offers visitors picturesque views, museums and more. It's also included on the card.

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