11 Best Asia destinations in September of 2017

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

Top world theme parks and their 2017 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 2015, over 420.4 million people visited the top 10 theme park brands worldwide, throughout the 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. 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. Even with admission rates continuing to increase, it looks as if the Magic Kingdom at Disney World will continue to hold on to its crown.

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23 Best Europe destinations in September of 2017

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

Is the Walt Disney World FastPass worth it? Walt Disney World FastPass review

Florida is home to sunshine, white sand beaches, clear ocean waters and famed attractions like the Everglades and the Crystal River Springs. It's also known for the city of Orlando. But why is this centrally located city so popular? It's known the world over for one reason- the 4 theme parks that call it home. Noted as the land of Walt Disney World, Orlando attracts visitors from both the United States and those from nations around the globe, making it one of the more popular international attractions.

When visiting one of the 4 theme parks, you have a few choices when it comes to admission. You can buy a 1 day pass or a multi day pass. You can even go ahead and purchase a year long pass if you'll be returning multiple times. But did you know that you can also get a Walt Disney World FastPass+ with your park ticket? These passes allow you to skip the lines at 3 pre-selected rides, attractions or events, making them ideal for families on the move. But is the pass worth it? We'll explore that and more, below.

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World taxi prices: What a 3-kilometer ride costs in 88 big cities

Here at Price of Travel we are now tracking travel prices in over 200 different cities around the world, hoping to help travelers make an accurate budget as well as pick places where their money goes furthest. Not surprisingly, transportation prices can vary dramatically, so we are tracking the cost of getting to and from the airport and getting around town, using taxis as well as public transportation.

In general, taxi prices can be very confusing in any given city, so trying to compare all the cities together was complicated. To do this we decided to track a typical price range of a 3-kilometer (about 2 mile) trip in each destination. We use price ranges instead of “average” prices because many cities have different prices with each company, or different price structures at night or on weekends. Click to read more

8 Best Asia destinations in August of 2017

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

Flights are cheapest 5 to 16 weeks out in 2017: Here’s when to book

It's a common question. Someone is planning a trip for several months out and they are wondering if they should buy the cheapest ticket available now, or wait and hope the fare drops at least a bit. If the flight is around a holiday time (Christmas, Thanksgiving etc) then the answer is to buy it as early as possible, since fares around holidays generally just keep going higher and higher.

However, if the trip is planned for some random non-holiday time, research shows that there is a sweet spot usually between 3 and 15 weeks where fares are the lowest. If you buy too early you'll be paying too much, and if you wait too long the price will start to go up even more quickly. Click to read more

22 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in October

It shouldn't be too surprising that October is quite a transitional month in much of the world for weather, with some cities changing quite a bit as the month goes on. There are many fine choices in all regions of the world in October though, so it's just a matter of zeroing in on the places that should be nice for the whole month. Needless to say, the Tropics are full of hot places in October, and the list below will show which are the ones that are also dry.

The south of Europe has ideal conditions for anyone with some time off, and there are still several places with beach weather for resort types. Asia is a bit spotty, however, since October is very rainy through most of the popular and cheap cities in Southeast Asia. Click to read more

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