Cheapest flights to the Caribbean by island and destination

St Martin Airport BeachAs we are starting a series of articles that will concentrate on 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 definitely true that many of the best deals to the Caribbean are part of package holidays where the flight and the hotel (sometimes an all-inclusive hotel) 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

31 Asia cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2018

Hoi An BridgeAlmost all of Asia is a travel bargain once you get there, so finding an affordable flight is often the main obstacle for exotic holidays. For the 8th year we have updated all of Asia's major destinations and ranked them from cheapest to most expensive. A few things changed, but most of the ranking will look familiar to someone who has seen any of the previous lists.

Nearly all Asian currencies gained slightly against the US Dollar in 2017, but the Euro actually gained even more so Europeans should find Asia even a bit cheaper in 2018 than they did in 2017. Inflation was mostly low throughout Asia as well, although there was a few exceptions and all of that has been factored into the list below. Click to read more

56 European cities by price: Europe Backpacker Index for 2018

London View Eye Big BenPrices for tourist in Europe's most popular cities range from amazing bargains to astonishingly expensive. Now in its 8th year, the Europe Backpacker Index is designed to help you sort out the cheap and interesting ones from the overpriced ones, even if you aren't a backpacker.

Europe has continued to be stable with very low inflation in most countries, so things going into 2018 haven't changed dramatically. The European currencies have all gained ground on the US Dollar after being unusually low for a few years, but still the prices you'll find here are quite reasonable considering the sights and thrills you'll experience. Click to read more

18 Best Asia destinations in April of 2018

April is a wonderful month for a trip to Asia since you have so many great choices. It's still dry in southeast Asia, even if it's extremely hot, and April is warm enough to visit China or some of the other places a bit farther from the equator.

This is also one of the best months of the year for travel bargains since it's low season in the beach areas as well as the bigger cities. April is also the first month of the year when Bali isn't in its rainy season, so you can choose from nearly every good Asia destination and save money in the process.

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Is the Go Las Vegas Card worth it? Go Las Vegas Card review 2018

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. The city now boasts a long list of unique and interesting attractions, but unfortunately many of them are quite expensive when purchased individually. This is where the Go Las Vegas Card can be a great help for some but not others.

We have reviewed close to 20 of these “city pass” cards and some of them only provide good value for small numbers of people. The Go Las Vegas Card, however, really stands out as great value for pretty much anyone who is interested in at least 3 of the 32 included attractions. In fact, this is the first card 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.

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17 Best April destinations in Europe for 2018

Since most of Europe is so far from the equator, most of the famous cities are still a bit chilly in April. Still, April can be one of the best months of the year to visit the busiest and most popular cities here. Temperatures are warm enough for enjoyable sightseeing, yet the crowd sizes are much smaller than you'll see starting in May and June.

Those looking for a warm-weather destination in April should be thinking about Asia or the Caribbean. Even so, Europe (more or less) does have a couple places warm enough for a bit of April sunbathing, and those are listed on top. Click to read more

Is the New York Explorer Pass worth it? Explorer Pass review 2018

New York, a highlight for many, is a city dripping with charm, class, excitement and culture. Known for being one of the biggest melting pots in the country, New York caters to those who wish to see it all while on the go.

New York is also known for having some of the highest prices in the country as well. Due to this, visitors often prepare themselves for high hotel, food and attraction costs. Most visualize the city as a place to learn and see a lot, but also one to spend a lot in. But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case, at least as far as attractions are concerned. The New York Explorer Pass is designed with savings in mind, but how well does it actually work? We'll find that out and more below. Click to read more

Is the Chicago CityPASS worth it? 2018 Chicago CityPASS review

Welcome to the ‘Windy City', a tourist hub and one of the most visited cities in the United States. Here you'll find attractions and activities, one after another, each showcasing a different side of Chicago. But with so many different choices, and with each costing a pretty penny, it can be hard to decide where to spend not only your time, but your money as well.

That's where the Chicago CityPASS comes in. Designed to save both money and time, this particular pass is supposed to help visitors during their trip. But does it really? We'll find that out and more below. Click to read more

Is the Go Washington DC Card worth it? Go Washington DC Card review 2018

3999436525_06fd0cb22b_zWashington DC is a classic and popular destination for both Americans and foreign visitors, but things there operate in different ways than cities like New York or Los Angeles. On one hand, many of the top Washington DC attractions are free to enter, including most of the big monuments and the many museums that make up the Smithsonian. But on the other hand, those attractions tend to be a bit dry, especially for younger visitors.

The Go Washington DC Card should be a money and time saver for some visitors, but certainly not all. The hop-on, hop-off bus tour is an excellent way to see the city in a short time and decide on which things you want to see close up later on. If you are going on the bus tour then you already on your way to saving money with this card by seeing another attraction or two. If you add in the boating attraction and Spy Museum, you are not only saving money but saving time in ticket queues. Below we'll take a closer look at this card and see who should consider it and who probably should not.

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Is the Go All California Card worth it? Go All California Card review 2018

5365713615_3f53732ea0_z More and more, Go Cards and City Passes are becoming a travel staple and a ‘must have money saver' for city vacations around the United States. Most of them however, only focus on one city and can only be used within that city. Changing the game is the Go All California Card which covers three different cities- San Fransisco, San Diego and Los Angles- all in one. This card allows you access to attractions around the state, which is great for those who fancy a classic California road trip.

In fact, the card allows access to 40 attractions and activities in total, which really allows you to plan your prefect dream vacation. Now with that said, it is important to keep in mind that some of the attractions in each city are pretty far apart, let alone the actual cities themselves. In order to make sure that the Go All California Card really is the best value for you, we'll take a look below at what the card is, how not to use the card and how to pay and receive it. We'll also provide a look into a few sample itineraries to give you a better idea of the savings involved, if any. Click to read more