24 Cheap destinations in 2020 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. Europe is really one of the best places to visit in September because of the smaller crowds and pleasant weather, so give that a good look. Click to read more

Is the Go New Orleans Pass 2020 worth it? Go New Orleans Pass review

BourbonStreetNew Orleans is easily one of the best tourist cities in the entire United States, and it's unlike any other city on the planet. Fortunately, hotel and food prices are quite reasonable in this town, but the prices for the popular tours and attractions can seem a bit high. This is where the Go New Orleans Pass comes into play.

Depending on your situation, a Go New Orleans Pass may be the best money you'll spend in this city because it covers literally everything that most visitors care about and plan to see and do anyway. You should definitely do the bus tour, whether you buy the pass or not, because it's by far the best introduction to this amazing place. Once you've factored in the bus tour price you'll see that it doesn't take much more to make this pass worthwhile. Still, it's not for everyone, and we'll discuss that below in this review. Click to read more

Cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination

St Martin Airport BeachAs we now have a series of articles that concentrate on several of the Caribbean islands to help winter travelers figure out which is the best for their budget and their style, we thought we'd start out by breaking things down by the price of the flights themselves.

It's certainly true that many of the best deals to the Caribbean are part of package holidays where the flight and the hotel (sometimes an luxury all-inclusive resort) are bundled together into an unbeatable deal. Have a look at our list of the cheapest Caribbean islands and destinations to see where your travel money goes furthest. We'll be sorting through those deals in the coming weeks as well, but in the meantime we'll start by ranking each island and destination by the cost of the flight itself, which will also generally translate into the cost of an entire vacation package. Also consider looking into your choices for the cheapest Caribbean cruise, as those can also be great bargains. Click to read more

Cheapest cruise lines for 2020 Caribbean cruises – 11 lines ranked by price

Miami PortThe Caribbean is by far the most popular part of the world for cruises, and thanks to a surge in popularity of the activity, it can now be explored by those in almost every budget category. Considering it's mostly an all-inclusive holiday and the departure ports are generally near cheap and popular airports, a Caribbean cruise can be done so inexpensively that it might be shocking.

However, unlike airlines that are basically interchangeable, cruise lines each tend to fit into a price category and have a personality of their own. There are 11 different cruise companies (including a few small-ship luxury outfits) that cover the Caribbean, and a scan of the information below should help you narrow your best options down to only one or two of the lines. Click to read more

Cheapest cruise lines for Alaskan cruises – 7 lines ranked by price

alaska_cruises_slide2Often referred to as the last frontier, Alaska is an outdoor lover's dream with sky high mountains, lush wilderness, glaciers, wildlife galore and a unique way of life that is not often found anywhere in the lower 48. But because Alaska is so large, it's sometimes hard to view a sizable amount in a short amount of time. That's where cruises come in. With a recent surge in popularity, Alaskan cruises have now become the best way to see Alaska, whether on a budget or not.

Each cruise line, much like hotels and resorts, tends to fit into a certain price category and thus have a different overall cruise atmosphere and personality. There are 7 main cruise companies (including a luxury ship) that venture from Seattle up and around the Alaskan coast. The information below should help you narrow down your choices to only one or two of the cruise lines available. Click to read more

Top world theme parks and their 2020 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 2018, over 501.2 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 5.4 percent from 2017, which is an impressive amount. For 2018, Magic Kingdom in Florida came out on top as the most visited theme park in the entire world.

Click to read more

Top US theme parks and their 2020 admission prices

For most families, summertime is often thought of as the best time of the year. These fun filled sunny and 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, there are even more that 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 rated theme parks.

In fact, there are well over 400 amusement and theme parks within the US alone, with each of them differing from the next which offers lots of great choices to select from. Some focus on water fun with water slides, lazy rivers, and more, some focus 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 excited 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 and your family.

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

Is the Go California Pass 2020 worth it? Go California Pass review

The state of California is easily one of the most talked about and well known states within the US. This is because of the state's beautiful coastline, thriving cities, mountains, deserts, and activities in every direction and for every season. No matter what your travel style is, you'll find something that fits in California. You'll also find that the famous and popular attractions here can be a little on the expensive side, which if you're traveling on a budget, can be a negative. Luckily, there is a way to save money and it's with the Go California Pass.

Part of the Go Pass family, this pass covers famous and attractive attractions throughout the entire state, which is great if you're planning a road trip. But does it save you enough money to be worth it? Continue reading below for our review of the Go California Pass 2020.

Click to read more

13 North American cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2020

Downtown Los AngelesNow fully updated for 2020, the North American Backpacker Index is in its 10th year to rank the major tourist cities in the US and Canada from cheapest to most expensive. The currencies and inflation rates were pretty stable through 2019, so not much changed except for hostel prices in both countries. In some cases the rate at a great and central hostel has come down a bit, and in other cases it's gone up.

More than in most of the world, it's difficult to rank these cities in a meaningful way because food and drink costs are pretty similar in all of them. This list is meant to help backpackers and budget travelers, and those who are bargain hunters can find really great deals in all of these places, while mid-range tourists with more money than time will end up paying much higher prices. In fact, if we were to rank the cities by the prevailing prices at their better hostels, the rankings would be almost identical to the rankings including everything. Click to read more

Is the Go Las Vegas Pass worth it? Go Las Vegas Pass review 2020

5844364807_4f8ea1b712_zAs Las Vegas continues to transform itself into a destination with something for everyone rather than just gamblers and nightlife people, things can become a bit more confusing right from the beginning. The city now boasts a long list of unique and interesting attractions, but unfortunately many of them are quite expensive when purchased individually which would end up making a trip to Sin City extremely exhausting to your wallet. This is where the Go Las Vegas Pass can be a great help for some but not others.

We have reviewed close to 20 of these “city pass” passes and some of them only provide good value for small numbers of people. The Go Las Vegas Pass, however, really stands out as great value for pretty much anyone who is interested in at least 3 of the 45 included attractions. In fact, this is the first pass we've seen where it's possible to save money by just doing ONE attraction, and if 2 to 4 of the other attractions look interesting, it's a very easy call. However, you can't assume that the expensive attractions are great just because they are expensive, so do a bit of homework before buying.

Click to read more