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

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

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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24 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in February

Phuket Beach TreesBy the time February rolls around in the Northern Hemisphere, nearly everyone is so sick of the cold weather that they are willing to pay almost anything just to get out of it for a week or two. Fortunately, the world is actually filled with cheap and warm areas that are waiting for your February visit.

The one complication for many people is that the flight itself might be quite long and fairly expensive to get to Southeast Asia or Latin America, but you'll see fare sales and low prices popping up in December and January so don't give up if they look too expensive at first glance. Booking as early as possible is usually wise, though plenty of the places on this list will have a wide range of available resorts even if you book closer to the last minute. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it's far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in December

Phuket Beach ChairsThe final month of the year marks the time when people in northern climates start looking around for an escape to the sun. Fortunately, there are big parts of the world that have their best weather of the year at this time, and are very cheap as well, once you get there.

Most of the destinations below are in Latin America and Southeast Asia, so depending on where you are starting from it might be a rather long flight to get there. Many of us can take two weeks or even more around this time of year, but that fact means that all of these places do get crowded and raise hotel prices for the weeks around Christmas and New Year's. Speaking of that, we have a separate list of cheap and warm places to go over Christmas and New Year's, only listing beach areas around the world with affordable hotels during that period.

It's best to book as far in advance as possible for both your flights and hotels, since so many people have the same idea and prices generally just keep going up as it gets closer. Click to read more

23 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in November

If you have a flexible schedule, or if you just happen to have some time off in November, you are in luck. This is honestly the best month of the year for finding cheap destinations that also have fantastic weather. Since most people don't start their winter travel until mid or late December, it means crowds are small and hotel prices are low through huge sections of the travel world. Those wondering where to go on holiday in November have many great choices at bargain prices, although airfare may cost a bit.

Of course in November you can pretty much forget about Europe if you want warm weather and little chance of rain. Fortunately you can go almost anywhere in Latin America and through many parts of Southeast Asia on a cheap flight, and you'll be in the sun with shockingly low prices, easily making the flight duration and cost worthwhile. The best holiday destinations in November are found all over the world, which you'll see on the list below. Click to read more

Things to do in Mexico City: Attractions, neighborhoods, and best sights

With its reputation for crime, most first-time visitors are surprised at just how safe they feel whilst strolling the streets of Mexico City. The majority of tourists enjoy a trouble-free visit to this cultured, colorful and often overlooked metropolis. If you take the precautions that you would in any major city, you are likely to have an enlightening, fun and fascinating time.

Mexico City is blessed with an abundance of museums. In fact, it is home to more museums than any other city in the world. Furthermore, many of them are free or cost a mere few pesos to enter. The city offers exceptional value to visitors, whether it be accommodation or delicious street food and the Metro is one of the cheapest underground systems on the planet (the equivalent of 28 US cents per trip). It’s easy to use and the perfect way to get around the sprawling capital.

It would take months to experience everything this absorbing city has to offer. The chances are that when you discover Mexico City’s delights, one visit won’t be enough. 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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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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