Best vacation destinations for Americans during COVID-19

With most of the world's borders being shut tight since March of 2020, you can forgive many of us for being desparate to plan a vacation other than a weekend road trip. Nearly all summer trips to Europe in 2020 had to be cancelled and at this point we are still unsure that a summer 2021 trip will be possible. Is there any good news for those Americans (and Canadians) wanting to plan an international trip in the coming late autumn and winter? The answer is YES, and things are much better than you would probably guess.

As the temperatures drop in the northern areas we naturally want to head south for sunny beaches, and the great news is that almost ALL of our favorite destinations are actually open and welcoming American and Canadian visitors. Mexico and the Dominican Republic are among the most popular and easiest destinations to visit, but also quite a few other Caribbean islands and even some Pacific islands including Bora Bora are ready to be booked. Click to read more

24 Cheap Destinations For 2021 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 2021 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 2020 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. The best places to visit in December are of course close to the equator or even below it.

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 2020 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

Best safe USA small towns for road trips in July of 2020

As you have already noticed, the year of 2020 has been a very unusual one and honestly, one for the record books. Normally, travel isn't questioned and travelers don't fear getting sick just from being around groups of people. But because this year is proving to be very different from most, it is now necessary to think a little deeper into what type of travel is safe and where to venture to. In essence, road trips are now the best option for most American vacations.

But you still have to think about traveling safe while road tripping, which is why we've put together a list of best small towns within the USA for road trips during the month of July. Small towns are a good idea because less people stay in them at one time, and things tend to be spread out more, offering you more chances to social distance yourself from people walking by or visiting the same hiking trail as you. Because July can be a rather hot month to travel and vacation in, the list focuses on destinations that offer green spaces that are shaded and destinations that offer cooler temperatures. If you rather not wait until July, you can find some great and safe places to visit during June as well. Click to read more

22 Cheap destinations in 2020 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. That said, the best places to visit in October are spread around the world. Click to read more

Best safe USA small towns for road trips in June of 2020

Spring of 2020 has been one of the strangest times to be alive in many decades, and this article is here to give some ideas to those who are ready to finally venture out of their homes and their areas again. As we discussed at the end of March, it was becoming clear that road trips would be the best vacation option for most Americans, especially since very few people want to board planes at the moment and gas is still amazingly cheap.

This collection of vacation destination suggestions below are all chosen as great road-trip destinations for the era we are currently living through. Most of them are smaller towns and cities where social distancing will be so easy that you won't have to be terrified every time you are in public. These towns are very worthwhile under any conditions, and even a bit nicer for those looking to get out and still stay safe. Click to read more

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