Best Travel Destinations for Singles Over 50 #flight #tickets #for #cheap

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Best Travel Destinations for Singles Over 50

Are you single, over 50, and not sure where to travel this year? Don t worry. We re here to help!

Summer is in the air, and there is no better time to travel than right now! However, if you re single and over 50, traveling by yourself may seem daunting. If Cancun was the go-to destination when you were 20, it may not be your scene anymore. Here at Stitch, we have scoured the globe for the 5 best travel destinations for singles over 50 that will give you the best opportunity to have fun and meet people your age at the same time.

A cruise ship is an excellent way to meet other singles just like you, and there are many affordable cruises traveling to the Bahamas year around. The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places in the world. In addition to being beautiful, there are actually a lot of activities to do while on the ship, or on the island, with others. One can go on a fishing excursion, take a boat trip to snorkel at the reefs, and even swim with dolphins. Cruise activities may include card games, dance lessons, magnificent pools, casinos, exercise classes, and of course, mixes for singles!

Costa Rica

For the person who likes peace and quiet and is looking for a break from the maddening crowds, Costa Rica is for you. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to lounge around the beach and explore peaceful rain forests. You will also have the chance to tour the wildlife reserves and discover unbelievable volcanoes. But the best part? Costa Rica s lodging and dining are relatively inexpensive and can stay within a modest budget.

Amsterdam

If the tropical climate is not your cup of tea, Amsterdam should be your next travel destination. This city is actually one of the more beautiful cities in the world, and full of culture. You can spend a quiet day walking or biking, along the canals through the city, where you can check out the organic markets, and purchase local delicatessens, along the way. Or you can experience some of the most famous pieces of artwork with a group tour at the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam is a busy place full of interesting people to meet on your guided tours of different attractions around town.

At Stitch, we want everyone’s travels to be fun, yet safe. When traveling to a different country, take a minute to research any cultural differences/laws that may be different from your own country. Also, consult with your doctor about any vaccines needed to visit that country. Finally, be mindful of your surroundings when in the foreign countries.

Do you have a trip planned for 2015? Do you want to try one of the places we mentioned? Have you already traveled some place this year? We want to know! Feel free to comment below and share. Safe travels!

UPDATE: Stitch is now offering group travel opportunities. All verified Stitch members can join a cruise or tour with other solo Stitch travel enthusiasts. You can also ask to share a room to save money, and meet a new friend! Our first trip to Mexico was a great success and we have several more lined up for 2015, including a Danube River Cruise, Wine Tour of Tuscany, and an Alaskan Cruise! Click here to sign up and learn more about our group travel.





23/12/2017

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Best Cyber Week Travel Deals: 50% Off Hotels #travel #services

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Best Cyber Week Travel Deals: 50% Off Hotels

Everyone wants a piece of that sweet Cyber Week pie, and travel companies are no different. If you’re looking to slake your wanderlust, there are plenty of deals available this week for you to sweep up! Check out our selection of the best Cyber Week travel sales below. Just be sure to check back often, as we’ll continue to update this page with all the latest and best travel deals.

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Store: Alaska Airlines

Price: From $43.60

Lowest By: $14

Expires: December 7

Is It Worth It?: This price is tied with the best price we’ve seen for flights on Alaska Airlines. It’s also the lowest price we could find by $34. This price is valid on flights departing from Boise, ID, (BOI) with arrival in Sacramento, CA, (SMF) on January 6, 2016. Select blackout dates apply. Book this travel deal by December 7 for travel on select dates from January 5, 2016, through March 2, 2016.

Other notable fares include San Diego (SAN) to Monterey (MRY) from $58.10; and Los Angeles (LAX) to Baltimore (BWI) from $98.10. See all available Alaska Airlines fares. All prices, dates, and booking details were valid at the time of publication.

Discount: 50% off hotel bookings plus 17% off $300 or more via coupon “BESTMONDAYEVER17”

Expires: March 31

Is It Worth It?: Once you’ve booked your airfare, you’ll need a place to stay on your trip. This discount is the best flat-rate discount we’ve seen from Travelocity. Some exclusions may apply. Book this travel deal today for stays through March 31, 2016.

Store: Cathay Pacific via ShermansTravel

Price: From $663.28

Lowest By: $150

Expires: December 4

Is It Worth It?: That’s $132 less than last year’s Black Friday sale and the best price we’ve seen for any flights on this 5-star airline. Some notable fares include Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) from $724.31 and New York (JFK) to Tokyo (NRT) from $731.49.

Of note: On the ShermansTravel page, click on “CathayPacific.com” in the main paragraph to see this offer.

Store: Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Discount: Up to 51% off with an extra 5% off more than 1,000 hotels worldwide

Expires: December 6

Is It Worth It?: Starwood Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, and now that they’re flying under the Marriott banner (as announced on November 16) it has become even more prominent. This sale discounts more than 1,000 hotels worldwide, including 750 hotels in the U.S.

Expires: December 2

Is It Worth It?: MSC, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, is discounting week-long cruises to the Caribbean, with prices starting from $399 per person. Although this is about average for what we’d expect to see for this kind of an MSC cruise, this offer also includes $25 to $400 in onboard credit. (The credit is determined by the type of cabin booked.) Plus, you can bring the kids for free. When you consider the perks, this sale is one of the strongest discounts we’ve seen from MSC.

Price: From $89 per night via coupon code “CYBER”

Lowest By: At least $27

Expires: December 7

Is It Worth It?: Hawaii has dominated as one of the most popular travel destinations for over 50 years, but lets face it: it can be pricey. Fortunately, thanks to this sale from Outrigger, we found savings of at least $27 on hotels on Waikiki, Maui, Kauai, Kona, and more. Our favorite choice is the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, ranked by TripAdvisor as #9 out of 83 hotels in Honolulu.

Store: Snow.com

Discount: Up to 50% off

We’ve been scouring Cyber Week sales for the best deals, so you don’t have to! Check out all our roundups of the top Cyber Week deals. or sign up for the DealNews Select newsletter to have them delivered to your inbox.





22/12/2017

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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel

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A bible for budget travellers. — BBC Travel

“Whether you’re a savvy backpacker or just dreaming of getting a passport and going overseas, Matt’s collection of easy-to-employ money-saving strategies will open your eyes to the near-infinite ways of seeing the world without busting your budget.” —Matt Gross, former New York Times Frugal Traveler

“If you’ve longed to travel the world but figured it was just an unattainable pipe-dream, take that pipe out of your mouth and read this book. Matt Kepnes does the math and shows you how to make this dream a reality, from how to save for an extended trip, which credit card to get, how to handle banking on the road, to a breakdown of how to save on accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Matt proves that for most Americans, traveling is cheaper than staying home.” —Marilyn Terrell, National Geographic Traveler

“A celeb in the travel blogging world, Matt is your go-to guy for all things budget backpacker. This book is an awesome resource for any traveler looking to maximize their adventures without maxing out their credit cards.” —Julia Dimon, Travel Writer, Outside TV

“There are very few people in the world who have gathered as much first-hand knowledge about long-term world travel as Nomadic Matt. This book will guide you from the first exclamation of ‘I’m going traveling!’ through the planning, take-off, and navigation. Filled with insider strategies and resources, it’s a valuable primer for your upcoming adventures.” —Tim Leffel, author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations

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For close to a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on a budget.

Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that’s what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend lots of money to have a great experience traveling.

This book will show you why that is a lie and how to use the system against itself to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, and as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world.

If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling the world – or maybe just taking your family to Disney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there. Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won’t find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content in this revised and expanded edition. He interviews dozens of other travelers about their success on the road and how you can apply that to your own trip.

Whether it’s a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.

If you want to stop dreaming of travel and start doing it, this book is for you. There’s never going to be a perfect time to travel and Matt will show you how to make the most of your time and money so you stop saying one day and start taking action today!





18/12/2017

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Over 50 travel #travel.state.gov

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Over 50 Travel

50plus Expeditions — offers Small-Group Adventures. Expedition and Adventure Cruises and Independent Adventures .

No mandatory single supplement charge on cruises guided tours

Small-Group Adventures (exception: Exploratory Trips):

Reserved exclusively for travelers 50 and over.

Private groups limited to 16 travelers (usually the groups are smaller).

Escorted throughout by experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

All meals are included.

All transportation during the tours (including plane, helicopter, train, bus, car, boat, elephant, etc.) is included.

All activities, sightseeing, game viewing, tours and excursions in the itinerary (unless listed as Optional ) are included.

All entrance fees to National Parks, game reserves, museums, etc. are included.

Comfortable accommodation with private facilities.

On some parts of the remote wilderness trips other types of accommodation will be offered (e.g. private Indian homes on the Lake Titicaca). All such instances are clearly stated in the itineraries and usually provide a unique travel experience.

Here’s one of their Independent Adventures offerings:

THAILAND —13 DAYS of cultural and sensual contrasts, including Bangkok, a train ride across the famous bridge over the River Kwai (plus rafting on the river), a stroll around one of the 40 temple complexes of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Sukhothai, a boat trip on the Mekong River and a jungle trek on the back of an elephant.

Inclusions: 1 domestic flight, all meals, transportation, rafting on River Kwai, boat rides on the Mekong and the Kok River, jungle trek on the back of an elephant, entrance fees, escorted throughout

Start and Finish. Bangkok

Group Size. Maximum 16 travelers

Accommodation. Comfortable accommodation with private facilities throughout. 1 night on Jungle Rafts (rooms are very basic, with private bathrooms but without electricity)

Trip Grade. Easy

Dates.

Nov 30 – Dec 12, 2006

Feb 1-13, 2007

Land Cost. US $2,245

Is bridge is your passion? Consider:

Peter and Mary’s Bridge Holidays — They take place throughout the year at a variety of venues in the United Kingdom based at either Bideford or Seaton or Torquay in Devonshire, at Weymouth in Dorset, at Sandown on the Isle of Wight, and at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.





05/12/2017

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Travel 50 – Beyond Magazine #cheap #hotels

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Get travel tips. insider advice and destination news that will help you plan your next vacation — and the one after that. Travel 50 & Beyond magazine brings you new ideas for trips you want to take — weekend winery getaways, enriching trips with your kids and grandkids, romantic river cruises, easy-to-budget beach vacations. Join the savvy travelers and informed consumers who read Travel 50 & Beyond .

Looking ahead to our Winter 2016 issue, Travel 50 & Beyond presents Embracing the Arts. our salute to visual and performing arts as well as film and television, graphic design, mixed media and more.

UPCOMING FEATURES INCLUDE:

> Emerging Exhibits. These new (or newly expanded) spaces include the Audain Art Museum of Whistler, British Columbia; a 15,500-square-foot photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and added performance space for the Speed Art Museum of Louisville, KY.

> Up-and-Coming Arts Towns. You know New York and Santa Fe, NM, but what about hidden havens like Berea, KY; Ridgeland, MS; or Chautauqua, NY?

> Garden Variety. Trade your afternoon walk among the flowers for these routes through innovative sculpture gardens. Size up bronze statuary on the National Mall in Washington, DC; celebrate the work of artist Charles Umlauf in Austin, TX; and commune with author Beverly Cleary’s characters in Portland, OR.

> On Set. Tour Hobbiton (on New Zealand’s North Island), King’s Landing (actually Dubrovnik, Croatia) or the jungle backdrop of “Jurassic Park” (the equally verdant Hawaiian isles) on these getaways for movie buffs.

> The Old World Art Scene. This roundup highlights festivals and special exhibitions throughout Europe.

> Great American Escapes. Our photo feature highlights scenic destinations from coast to coast. This Winter, we feature Grant County, NM.

> Road Trips. This handy drive planner explores regions that are ideal for retirement relocation. We will feature northern Florida in this Winter issue.





02/12/2017

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Las Vegas hotels, JetBlue flights under $50, and the week s

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By Paula Kerrigan. Dealnews.com August 5, 2014

Sick of hearing about your work colleague’s exciting travel plans? Time to make them all jealous and book an exotic vacation of your own with one of this week’s best travel deals. You can book a flight on JetBlue for as little as $46.10, spend three nights in New Orleans ‘ French Quarter for $117, or even set off on a 6-night Far East vacation for two from $2,405.05. If you can’t decide where to start, we even found free travel eBooks to help you plan your dream getaway.

Vendor:  JetBlue via DealBase

Price:  From $46.10

Lowest By:  $83

Expires:  August 22

Is It Worth It?:  Planning a trip in September or October? You won’t find cheaper flights than these 1-way fares from JetBlue. The best prices can be found on routes departing from Long Beach. Take a well-deserved break in San Francisco from $52.10 or visit our nation’s capital from $56.10.

This price is valid on flights departing from Long Beach, CA (LGB) with arrival in Las Vegas, NV (LAS) on September 1; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. A 14-day advance purchase may be required and blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by August 22 for travel September 16 through October 22.

Vendor:  BookIt via ShermansTravel

Price:  From $247

Lowest By:  $33

Expires:  August 5

Is It Worth It?:  Stay on the Las Vegas Strip at the 43-story luxury Mandalay Bay Resort Casino for $82 per night. This deal includes $100 Restaurant.com credit so you can flit from buffet to buffet without ever putting your hand in your pocket. Plus you’ll get a Laughlin Nevada Tour, which passes through the Eldorado Valley on the way to Laughlin, where you’ll have six hours to explore the city and receive a free meal.

This hotel has a TripAdvisor rating of 75% based on 6,919 reviews. Book this travel deal by August 5 for stays through December 31. To get this deal, click on “Check Rates” and select “Try Our Lowest Price Calendar”, then enter coupon code “MGM30” at final checkout. Select the Restaurant.com voucher under “BookIt.com Featured Activities Services”

Vendor:  Trip Masters via Travelzoo

Price:  From $2,405.05

Lowest By:  $10,115

Expires:  August 8

Is It Worth It?:  Dreaming of taking a trip to Asia. Book this trip departing in October and save a massive $10,115 compared to booking it separately. Arrive in Tokyo, Japan. and spend three nights exploring the futuristic capital of the Land of the Rising Sun. Then head to the Chinese capital of Beijing to visit world wonders like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

This price is based on departure from Chicago, IL, (ORD) with arrival in Tokyo, Japan, (NRT) on October 1; other departure cities are available for an additional cost. Some dates may be excluded and additional fees may apply. This travel deal ends August 8.

Vendor:  BookIt via ShermansTravel

Price:  From $117

Lowest By:  $180

Expires:  August 5

Is It Worth It?:  This Editor’s Choice deal for a 3-night stay at this historic French Quarter hotel comes bundled with a $100 Restaurant.com credit and also includes daily breakfast. For just $39 per night, this is the best price we’ve seen for any New Orleans stay and currently the lowest price we could find by $180.

Book this travel deal by August 5 for stays through September 30. To get this deal, scroll down to find this deal and click on “Check Rates”, thenselect “Try Our Lowest Price Calendar”. Enter coupon code “RMN15” at final checkout.

Travel Kindle eBooks

Vendor:  Amazon

Price:  Free

Lowest By:  At least $1

Is It Worth It?:  Amazon has a selection of travel-related eBooks for sale at the moment, including The Lonely Planet Pocket Edinburgh   Kindle eBook  and Lynnette Hartwig’s Flying for First Timers   Kindle eBook. With savings of between $1 and $10, this is a great time to update your travel eBook collection.

A Kindle, or Kindle-enabled device, is required to read these.

Paula Kerrigan is the associate travel editor for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared:  http://dealnews.com/features/best-travel-deals/

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09/09/2017

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Air Force One Has New Defensive Systems, Antennas #what #is #ptsd,


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Air Force One Has New Defensive Systems, Antennas

Plans for a new presidential aircraft by the end of the decade have been set aside, but the current flying White House is constantly being upgraded and has been observed with new communications and defensive systems.

A new aircraft was once expected sooner. We have recognized for several years now that the Air Force One replacement is out there in our future in the late teens, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said in September 2011. But since then, the recapitalization plan has been put on hiatus.

The tail cone of Air Force One bristles with defensive systems at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012. Photo and annotations by John Gourley

President Barack Obama famously criticized Detroit automobile executives for using business jets to fly to Washington for a Capitol Hill appearance. That, plus a simple absence of funding, means that what the Air Force calls Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) is going nowhere. In the past the Air Staff quoted a target date of 2017, and later revised it to 2019. More recently, officials say a new plane for the commander-in-chief is still farther away.

The Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 have been named as possible candidates to replace the existing presidential Boeing 747s. In 2009, Airbus s parent company said it would offer a candidate to any competition for a new Air Force One.

There appears to be no issue of structural fatigue with the presidential 747s. As of 2009, the last year for which figures were released, each aircraft had flown about 6,500 hours and was expected to log 450 hours per year. A 747 airliner of the same vintage, kept in the air far more often, would have at least ten times as many airframe hours on its structure.

Bumps and Bulges

Multi-purpose conformal antennas are almost flush against the fuselage side of this VC-25A presidential aircraft at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012.
Photo and annotations by John Gourley

Air Force One is the radio callsign for any Air Force aircraft with the president aboard. The term is used conversationally to refer to two VC-25As, or Boeing 747-200s (serial numbers 86-28000 and 86-29000) that have pulled presidential transportation duty since 1990. George H. W. Bush was the first president to fly on one of the 747s.

The aircraft are flown by the Presidential Airlift Group (PAG), and belong to Air Mobility Command s 89th Airlift Wing, based at Andrews AFB, Md.

During a stop at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June, aircraft 86-29000 was seen to be equipped with various items that help keep the president in touch and provide security.

Not new to the VC-25A:

  • About five AN/ALQ-204 Matador infrared (IR) countermeasures devices are located at the tail and behind the four engines, Previously used on the VC-137C (Boeing 707-320B) presidential aircraft and on airliners and executive aircraft, the device emits pulsed IR signals to foil attacks by heat-seeking missiles.

Thought to be new or recent additions to the VC-25A:

  • An AN/AAR-54(V) missile launch warning receiver located at the tail is intended to report and track missile threats by zeroing in on their ultraviolet exhaust signature. The receiver is also in use on special-operations warplanes like the MC-130H Combat Talon II.
  • The AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis Directional Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system, which can be directed by the AAR-54, fires pulsating flashes of IR energy that confuse a missile s guidance system.
  • Conformal antennas: the VC-25As have been retrofitted with multi-purpose conformal antennas adaptable to satellite communications systems and other purposes. They resemble Band-Aids or patches but are, in fact, antennas that appear to have no effect on the aerodynamic performance of the 747.

Robert F. Dorr is an author, U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired American diplomat who.


03/09/2017

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50 Best European Travel Blogs – Zen College Life #travel #insurance

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If you have ever felt apprehensive about traveling to Europe, and what you might find when you get there, you will be delighted to learn that it is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Not only will you discover a whole different way of life but many fascinating cultures, a rich history and some stunning architecture.

Contrasting cities, magnificent beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea are just some of the marvelous experiences you will enjoy, with most of Europe easily accessible by road, rail or air. Our 50 Best European Travel Blogs mix up the best wondrous stories with informative resources and practical tips to help you get the most from any European trip. Bon Voyage!

General European Travel Information

Consumer Traveler – Pitching itself as “the last honest travel site”, this blog provides valuable information and safety advice irrespective of where you are traveling to in Europe

European Hotel Specialist – Well-written blog  includes excellent resources for hotel availability and provides video clips, so you see  what you are paying for before you leave your computer.

Trip Advisor – The ultimate accommodation resource, with reviews written by the millions of travelers to visit Europe each year –  good to check before you book your accommodation!

Travel Rants – Blogging about all the things that can go wrong when traveling in Europe

Travel Europe –Practical advice on planning your trip and some inique destinations

General European Travel Blogs

Europe a la Carte – Excellent review blog – with descriptive podcasts and videos  for the traveler who prefers independence rather than a set itinerary

Hotel Club – More than a hotel booking site, Hotel Club contains some excellent, perceptive blogs about the most popular destinations in Europe

Frugal Traveler – The NYT has an excellent series on how to see Europe on a budget.

Travelblog Europe – This site is host to individual blogs by people who have “done” Europe

Europe Up Close – An entertaining and insightful guide, with plenty of tips and links to travel deals

Spotted By Locals – City by city guide to Europe with free online iPhone apps on offer!

Rick Steve´s Europe – European travel for everyone on this fantastic resource and travel guide

Roaming Times – Traveling through Europe in an RV can get you to some exotic locations

Free in Europe – Free tourist attractions and things to do throughout the whole of Europe

The Smacaults – A European-wide road adventure with “fun” as the major keyword

Eastern Europe Travel Blogs

Jewish Heritage Travel – Ruth Gruber chronicles Jewish cultural developments and other contemporary European Jewish issues ,and compliments her writing with excellent photography

Addicted to Travel – Things to do in Eastern Europe with over 300  photos to whet your appetite

Globe Trooper – Fantastic photos and guides to some of the less-well known cities of Europe

Central East Europe – News, travel information and destination guides for Eastern Europe

Eurail Blog – Travel stories of a young American seeing Eastern Europe from a train

France Travel Blogs

The Paris Blog – Superb blog about places and events in the capital of France with a fantastic resource section linking to the English versions of Paris travel news

Unlock Paris – I. Paris explores the hidden treasures that you would not normally find in a guide

The French Way – An Australian writes with infectious enthusiasm about his French tours

Why Travel to France – All the best bits, complimented by intriguing photos and videos

France Travel Secrets – Romantic castles, skiing and wine combined with cookery lessons!

Ireland Travel Blogs

Dream Ireland – Things to go and places to see in the Emerald Isle, with links to car rental and suggestions for accommodation

Ireland´s Hidden Gems – Fantastic commentary on the history and heritage of Ireland, with some stunning photography and tips for places to see on your travels

Irish Fireside – Intelligent blogs, videos and podcasts feature fascinating Irish history and culture

Vagabond Journey – A really useful resource, full of practical advice for travelers to Ireland

My Guide Ireland – Some very readable articles blend in smoothly with Irish travel advice

Italy Travel Blogs

Italy Vacation Blog – The Boot of Europe gets a real shine in this blog about some of the finer residences you may come across on your travels

Dream of Italy – Information about sight-seeing tours, accommodation and car rental in Italy

Wandering Italy – Laugh out loud blog about traveling independently through Italy

Florence and Tuscany Blog – Stories, photos and tips for traveling in beautiful regions of Italy

Rome Writings – The Vatican, ice cream and penis-shaped pasta – where else but Rome?

Mediterranean Travel Blogs

Greece Travel Blog – Superb blog about a country of culture, mythology and glorious beaches.

Turkish Travel Blog – Not strictly Europe (yet!), but well worth including in this list

Crete Blog – Find out more about this stunning island isolated in the middle of the Mediterranean

History of Macedonia – If you think that ancient history was all Greeks and Trojans – think again!

Med Food and Travel – All of Europe´s Mediterranean coastline covered in this culinary blog

Spain Travel Blogs

I Want to Go to Spain – Vibrant reports about many of the coastal resorts that make the Spanish Costas the Nº 1 vacation destination for many Europeans

Abroad in Spain – Very funny and insightful guide to living in Spain as an expat American

Spain Travel Blog – Some of the hidden beauties of Spain revealed in this well-written blog

Notes From Spain – Informative views about the current political and economic climate in Spain

Madrid Travel Blog – Travel, tourism and a passion for soccer in the capital of Spain!

United Kingdom Travel Blogs

UK Travel Blog – Easy to read and informative travel blog, whichever region of the U.K. you are planning to visit and no matter whether you are visiting for business or pleasure

Cherie City – Food and fashion feature in this blog heavily influenced by London

UK Airports Information Blog – Essential advice if your destination is via a U.K. airport

Enjoy England – People who work in the U.K. travel industry go on their U.K. vacations

Cheese ´n´ Biscuits – Think English food is all roast beef and fish and chips – think again!





12/08/2017

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50 Best North American Travel Blogs – Zen College Life #indonesia

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Having the opportunity to travel around North America is one of the great adventures of life. But if you physically do not have the time (or the money) to become a journeyperson, possibly the next best thing is to read about others´ exploits.

We have compiled a comprehensive selection of the most entertaining, well-written and informative blogs whatever your mode of travel, line of interest and budget. Many of these blogs extend into other continents, but they all have content about traveling in North America which is worthy of your attention.

Traveler’s Rights

Elliot – Christopher Elliot is a consumer advocate and journalist who writes exceptional blogs on poor insurance company practices, airline misdemeanors and poor car hire firms. Everybody who wants to travel around North America should read this first!

North America General

TravelholicA – Good general advice for travelling practically anywhere

Rambling Traveler – Fantastic photo blog from walks taken around much of North America

My Itchy Travel Feet – Baby Boomer s guide to traveling around America

The Brooklyn Nomad – Native New Yorker, Andrew Hicky, blogs about not spending a lot in the Big Apple, and then gets on a plane and doesn´t spend a lot in other destinations.

Kaleidoscopic Wandering – Fantastic travel resource compiled by ex-Peace Corps member and seasoned traveler. Contains fantastic travel tips and advice

Nomadic Chick What started as a U.S. road trip for a dissatisfied “cubicle dweller” develops into a world tour. Travel tips and advice specifically written for the young female traveler.

Sending Postcards – Picture packed blog from a traveling couple who started in the States and have yet to stop

Beer and Beans – Travelling around the States and beyond on a budget. Some great guest blogs too on this well presented site

Out Traveler – Self-proclaimed standard for the gay and lesbian traveler

Van Down by the River – Almost as many photos as miles in this country-wide touching blog

Otts World – Corporate runaway shows that her talents are best used in an exceptional travel-blog

Everything Everywhere – A worldwide chronicle with awesome photography of the States

Hole in the Donut – Cultural view of the world with plenty of North American content

Without Baggage – Brilliant and well written guide to traveling light

Intelligent Travel – National Geographic´s own travel blog focuses on the cultural, authentic and sustainable places to visit in North America

The Feral Scribe – Pop culture, politics and travel rolled into one very enjoyable blog.

Simpler Happier – Travelling away from the tourist destinations of the States

North America Area Specific

Alaska Travelgram – probably one of the most comprehensive travel guides to what´s where in Alaska. Plenty of human interest, tips and advice

Wandering Justin – Travel and adventure in Arizona – and some pretty weird things to eat!

Canada Trip – In depth travel-blog written from the perspective of an English traveler

Eclectric Trips – A quirky view of travel, featuring on this link Hawaii

Yellow Brick Road Trip – A very enjoyable insight into Mid-West life

Vallartablog – Insiders guide to what´s happening in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico

Jill Outside – What started as an active Alaskan blog moved to Montana with the author and maintained its momentum. Loads of cycling and beautiful pictures from where cars don´t go.

Albuquerque Innsights A local innkeeper reveals New Mexico s secrets to anyone who will listen.

Newyorkology – if it´s on in New York, it is in Newyorkology. Comprehensive guide to everything!

San Francisco

Bay Area on the Cheap – Bright, cost-cutting blog about SF on a budget

Spunky Girl Monologues – Blogs by single female travelers who in 2011 plan a major road trip down the West Coast

Peregrine by Nature – Stunning photography sees the Mid-west through the lens of Senegalese native Kari, on her road trip up the country with ultimate sights on Alaska

Have Media Will Travel – Life coach, Shelli Johnson, produces a fascinating guide to the more picturesque areas of Wyoming

Secret Yellowstone – Excellent blog about the rarely accessed areas of this most wonderful national park

North American Sports Travel Blogs

Stadium Journey – Sports enthusiasts will love the well-written reports from their favorite venues

Anygame Anywhere – A complete guide to finding a stadium, buying tickets and where to sit!

North American Road Trips

Around the World by Truck – Not surprisingly, North America provides one of the many highlights of this global tour

Two Beers and a Pretzel – Route 66 in pictures is the highlight of this multi-destination blog

Motorcycle Memoir – Christopher Sorbi travels the globe on a Suzuki GS850 raising funds to fight hunger on his Transcontinental Humanitarian Expedition

Yobosayo – Fantastic photography and humorous tales from a young couple gone camping

Two Tweens and A Teen – Chrono-blog about a family expedition to 13 National Parks in 16 days – informative if not hurried!

Bike and Boots – San Diego to Canada on a Suzuki V-Storm stopping for gas and photos

Bike49 – Cyclists aim to cover 49 States in this green adventure promoting sustainability awareness

Notes From the Road – Extensive and popular educated look at many of the issues facing American travelers.

Young Snowbirds – Rob and Arlene Cooper are young snowbirds from Edmonton who take a year off to lose their RV virginity with some hilarious results. Great tips for that long road trip and the blog includes some fantastic videos and photography.

Wayne on the Road – Wayne Stadler sold everything he owned (except his computer and photography equipment) to embark on a Canadian cross country voyage of discovery in a Nissan Xterra. Everything is on a budget except his wit and excellent writing style.

North American Food Blogs

Road Trips for Foodies – A guide to what´s on and where for culinary aficionados

Beer Geek – Fascinating (and remarkably sober) adventures of Alaskan based beer geeks on their travels

Lannae´s Food and Travel – If you are ever hungry in Nashville, this blog provides a guide to all the best eateries in the area





12/08/2017

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Canada – s 50 Places of a Lifetime – National Geographic

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Canada s 50 Places of a Lifetime

From Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Travel

In the early ’70s, a Canadian living in Montreal, I worked on a book called Scenic Wonders of Canada. It went on to become a best seller in a country that then had about 22 million inhabitants. I would go on to write The Canuck Book. which celebrated the countless Canadian achievements and discoveries that the country’s citizens were reluctant to accept as their own. What amazed me at the time was how little Canadians themselves knew about a country that is the world’s second biggest. I would make phone calls to check out details on Dinosaur Provincial Park. one of the world’s great dinosaur graveyards, and had to resort to a satellite phone call to an elite paleontologist at 4 a.m. to find out what was actually there. I’d fruitlessly try to locate someone who had actually been to Nahanni National Park Reserve (founded in 1976, virtually unknown to travelers, and a movie set waiting to happen—the headless corpses of Métis prospectors Willie and Frank McLeod were found there).





26/07/2017

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Identity Theft Statistics: 15 million victims a year #identity #theft #statistics,


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Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion.*

On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.

Close to 100 million additional Americans have their personal identifying information placed at risk of identity theft each year when records maintained in government and corporate databases are lost or stolen.
These alarming statistics demonstrate identity theft may be the most frequent, costly and pervasive crime in the United States.

The sophistication level of professional identity thieves involved in organized crime continues to grow along with the methods they develop. From individually tailored phishing and vishing scams, to increasingly successful hacks of corporate and government databases, to elaborate networks of botnets designed to hijack millions of computers without any trace, there is an ever-increasing threat to all Americans.

At the same time, basic methods of identity theft continue unabated. From stealing wallets and purses, to dumpster diving and stealing mail, to the use of pretext and social engineering to deceive customer call centers into releasing personal account information, the original methods of identity theft still work.

As the methods used to perform identity theft expand, so do the types of accounts and services being stolen by identity thieves. Credit, debit, checking and saving accounts are no longer the only targets. Identity fraud has grown to include theft of cell and landline phone service; cable and satellite television service; power, water, gas and electric service; Internet payment service; medical insurance; home mortgages and rental housing; automobile, boat and other forms of financing and loans; and, government benefits. Identity thieves will also use stolen identities to obtain employment and to deceive police when arrested.

Quite simply, every individual or business is vulnerable to attack when it comes to personal or corporate information, products and services.

*Based on a range of information gathered from public and private resources.


26/07/2017

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Over 50 travel #cheap #tickets #hotels

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Over 50 Travel

50plus Expeditions — offers Small-Group Adventures. Expedition and Adventure Cruises and Independent Adventures .

No mandatory single supplement charge on cruises guided tours

Small-Group Adventures (exception: Exploratory Trips):

Reserved exclusively for travelers 50 and over.

Private groups limited to 16 travelers (usually the groups are smaller).

Escorted throughout by experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

All meals are included.

All transportation during the tours (including plane, helicopter, train, bus, car, boat, elephant, etc.) is included.

All activities, sightseeing, game viewing, tours and excursions in the itinerary (unless listed as Optional ) are included.

All entrance fees to National Parks, game reserves, museums, etc. are included.

Comfortable accommodation with private facilities.

On some parts of the remote wilderness trips other types of accommodation will be offered (e.g. private Indian homes on the Lake Titicaca). All such instances are clearly stated in the itineraries and usually provide a unique travel experience.

Here’s one of their Independent Adventures offerings:

THAILAND —13 DAYS of cultural and sensual contrasts, including Bangkok, a train ride across the famous bridge over the River Kwai (plus rafting on the river), a stroll around one of the 40 temple complexes of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Sukhothai, a boat trip on the Mekong River and a jungle trek on the back of an elephant.

Inclusions: 1 domestic flight, all meals, transportation, rafting on River Kwai, boat rides on the Mekong and the Kok River, jungle trek on the back of an elephant, entrance fees, escorted throughout

Start and Finish. Bangkok

Group Size. Maximum 16 travelers

Accommodation. Comfortable accommodation with private facilities throughout. 1 night on Jungle Rafts (rooms are very basic, with private bathrooms but without electricity)

Trip Grade. Easy

Dates.

Nov 30 – Dec 12, 2006

Feb 1-13, 2007

Land Cost. US $2,245

Is bridge is your passion? Consider:

Peter and Mary’s Bridge Holidays — They take place throughout the year at a variety of venues in the United Kingdom based at either Bideford or Seaton or Torquay in Devonshire, at Weymouth in Dorset, at Sandown on the Isle of Wight, and at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.





22/07/2017

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Over 50 travel #the #cheapest #airline #tickets

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Over 50 Travel

50plus Expeditions — offers Small-Group Adventures. Expedition and Adventure Cruises and Independent Adventures .

No mandatory single supplement charge on cruises guided tours

Small-Group Adventures (exception: Exploratory Trips):

Reserved exclusively for travelers 50 and over.

Private groups limited to 16 travelers (usually the groups are smaller).

Escorted throughout by experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

All meals are included.

All transportation during the tours (including plane, helicopter, train, bus, car, boat, elephant, etc.) is included.

All activities, sightseeing, game viewing, tours and excursions in the itinerary (unless listed as Optional ) are included.

All entrance fees to National Parks, game reserves, museums, etc. are included.

Comfortable accommodation with private facilities.

On some parts of the remote wilderness trips other types of accommodation will be offered (e.g. private Indian homes on the Lake Titicaca). All such instances are clearly stated in the itineraries and usually provide a unique travel experience.

Here’s one of their Independent Adventures offerings:

THAILAND —13 DAYS of cultural and sensual contrasts, including Bangkok, a train ride across the famous bridge over the River Kwai (plus rafting on the river), a stroll around one of the 40 temple complexes of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Sukhothai, a boat trip on the Mekong River and a jungle trek on the back of an elephant.

Inclusions: 1 domestic flight, all meals, transportation, rafting on River Kwai, boat rides on the Mekong and the Kok River, jungle trek on the back of an elephant, entrance fees, escorted throughout

Start and Finish. Bangkok

Group Size. Maximum 16 travelers

Accommodation. Comfortable accommodation with private facilities throughout. 1 night on Jungle Rafts (rooms are very basic, with private bathrooms but without electricity)

Trip Grade. Easy

Dates.

Nov 30 – Dec 12, 2006

Feb 1-13, 2007

Land Cost. US $2,245

Is bridge is your passion? Consider:

Peter and Mary’s Bridge Holidays — They take place throughout the year at a variety of venues in the United Kingdom based at either Bideford or Seaton or Torquay in Devonshire, at Weymouth in Dorset, at Sandown on the Isle of Wight, and at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.





28/05/2017

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1, 000 Specialized Search Engines within 50 Categories #travel #and #leisure

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Virtual Search Engines

Over 1,000 fully specialized search engines

within 50 categories are waiting to assist you.

Travel Search Engines

Choose from over 13000 hotels, motels, inns, hostels, bed and breakfasts and resorts around the world.

All the Hotels on the Web

Over 8000 hotels and increasing every day.

The AutoPilot Highway Trip Planning System

The AutoPilot Highway Trip Planning System produces personalized and comprehensive itineraries that include the locations of enroute facilities which you select. You can even work in particular points of interest, including hotels and restaurants. Approximate travel times and mileage are included.

BedandBreakfast.com

Search all B margin: 0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://www.virtualfreesites.com/Index_search.gif” /> Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE

Browse these 2000+ US bed and breakfast listings for your next vacation. The listings include location, amenities, nearby attractions and a picture. Also find state innkeeper association info here.

Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns of North America

Award-winning directory of Bed & Breakfasts and Country inns in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with color photos of every inn, complete descriptions, contact information and an email link to the inn.

DeLORME Earth Maps

DineSite Search Engine

Run a quick search through this US directory packed

with restaurant reviews, ratings and menus.

ProcurePoint

ProcurePoint is the largest meeting, convention & destination planning guide with 10,000 hotels, facilities, suppliers plus a community network for FREE. Plan your event FAST! Even The site also provides a searchable database of more than 7,000 hotels, convention halls, theaters and arenas.

Flight Tracker

Find out the current status of any flights between major cities within the United States.

FlightView

Track an flight by airline and flight number or by cities and time.

Free Trip

Take A Free Trip on AutoPilot Everything You’ll Need For Your Trip!

Hotel Guide

This is the largest searchable database of hotels, both domestic and international, on the Internet. It lists over 60,000 hotels around the world, including accommodations of all types and all levels of luxury.

Bed And Breadfast and Inns

Information on over 27,000 Bed and Breadfasts and Inns throughout the world.

How far is it?

Determine the distance between 500 cities around the world!

MapBlast

MapBlast! allows you to create, customize, and save easy-to-read digital maps pinpointing almost any location within the US & Canada. It can be downloaded, sent via email, or incorporated into a home page.

Maps On Us: A Map, Route and Yellow Pages Service

Maps On Us provides integrated maps and directions in an easy-to-navigate Web site. Features include full-color, detailed maps of specific U.S. addresses; the ability to set place markers route planning between two points with multiple intermediate points; detailed maps of each turn; the choice of the fastest or shortest route or to favor or avoid highways.

MapQuest

Find instant driving directions to get from Point A to Point B, from the database of over 150,000 towns and cities in the continental USA, Canada and Mexico!

In addition to City-to-City directions, MapQuest can now generate Door-to-Door directions for major metropolitan areas!

Quikbook

This site offers to help you find “the best possible rates” for a quality hotel room in major U.S. cities. A street map locator helps you find your way through the city, and the site features discounts on even the priciest places.

Find an address or get driving directions.

RV Web Directory

With more than 1,000 links, organized by catagory, the RVCare Web directory is the largest single collection of RV-related links on the Internet.

Tiger Mapping Service

You can type in the city and state, pick options and zoom in or out. Shows excellent legends for roads, streams, lakes, parks and more.

TravelBase for Internet Travel Planning

Travelocity — Travelling

Check schedules, make reservations and compare prices.

111 Travel Directory

Find a travel resource worldwide.

TheTrip.com theFLIGHT

Thetrip’s Fare Tracker lets you keep an eye on the lowest roundtrip airfares between ten different combinations of cities, then sends out a periodical report to you via e-mail.

Track a flight–visually! We’re the first on the Web to show you flights in progress using true-to-life topographic maps. Zero in on one now!

TravelSphere

It contains links to over 4000 travel related businesses.

USA Commerical Event Search

Includes the offerings of over 1,000 of the best universities, industry associations, media, and training companies.

Virtual Tourist World Map Explore more than 31,000 destinations

WorldPages: MapMaker

To make a map, enter an Address, City and State and WorldPages will do the rest! They’ll be adding Canada and other countries soon.

World Tourist Information

Get the address, phone number, and links to on-line tourist info for

over 150 countries.

Yahoo Maps

Using Street Address or Intersection or City, State

Yahoo Driving Directions

Give us two addresses and you’ll be provided door-to-door driving directions, getting you there quickly, via the shortest route.





18/05/2017

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50 Best European Travel Blogs – Zen College Life #round #the

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If you have ever felt apprehensive about traveling to Europe, and what you might find when you get there, you will be delighted to learn that it is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Not only will you discover a whole different way of life but many fascinating cultures, a rich history and some stunning architecture.

Contrasting cities, magnificent beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea are just some of the marvelous experiences you will enjoy, with most of Europe easily accessible by road, rail or air. Our 50 Best European Travel Blogs mix up the best wondrous stories with informative resources and practical tips to help you get the most from any European trip. Bon Voyage!

General European Travel Information

Consumer Traveler – Pitching itself as “the last honest travel site”, this blog provides valuable information and safety advice irrespective of where you are traveling to in Europe

European Hotel Specialist – Well-written blog  includes excellent resources for hotel availability and provides video clips, so you see  what you are paying for before you leave your computer.

Trip Advisor – The ultimate accommodation resource, with reviews written by the millions of travelers to visit Europe each year –  good to check before you book your accommodation!

Travel Rants – Blogging about all the things that can go wrong when traveling in Europe

Travel Europe –Practical advice on planning your trip and some inique destinations

General European Travel Blogs

Europe a la Carte – Excellent review blog – with descriptive podcasts and videos  for the traveler who prefers independence rather than a set itinerary

Hotel Club – More than a hotel booking site, Hotel Club contains some excellent, perceptive blogs about the most popular destinations in Europe

Frugal Traveler – The NYT has an excellent series on how to see Europe on a budget.

Travelblog Europe – This site is host to individual blogs by people who have “done” Europe

Europe Up Close – An entertaining and insightful guide, with plenty of tips and links to travel deals

Spotted By Locals – City by city guide to Europe with free online iPhone apps on offer!

Rick Steve´s Europe – European travel for everyone on this fantastic resource and travel guide

Roaming Times – Traveling through Europe in an RV can get you to some exotic locations

Free in Europe – Free tourist attractions and things to do throughout the whole of Europe

The Smacaults – A European-wide road adventure with “fun” as the major keyword

Eastern Europe Travel Blogs

Jewish Heritage Travel – Ruth Gruber chronicles Jewish cultural developments and other contemporary European Jewish issues ,and compliments her writing with excellent photography

Addicted to Travel – Things to do in Eastern Europe with over 300  photos to whet your appetite

Globe Trooper – Fantastic photos and guides to some of the less-well known cities of Europe

Central East Europe – News, travel information and destination guides for Eastern Europe

Eurail Blog – Travel stories of a young American seeing Eastern Europe from a train

France Travel Blogs

The Paris Blog – Superb blog about places and events in the capital of France with a fantastic resource section linking to the English versions of Paris travel news

Unlock Paris – I. Paris explores the hidden treasures that you would not normally find in a guide

The French Way – An Australian writes with infectious enthusiasm about his French tours

Why Travel to France – All the best bits, complimented by intriguing photos and videos

France Travel Secrets – Romantic castles, skiing and wine combined with cookery lessons!

Ireland Travel Blogs

Dream Ireland – Things to go and places to see in the Emerald Isle, with links to car rental and suggestions for accommodation

Ireland´s Hidden Gems – Fantastic commentary on the history and heritage of Ireland, with some stunning photography and tips for places to see on your travels

Irish Fireside – Intelligent blogs, videos and podcasts feature fascinating Irish history and culture

Vagabond Journey – A really useful resource, full of practical advice for travelers to Ireland

My Guide Ireland – Some very readable articles blend in smoothly with Irish travel advice

Italy Travel Blogs

Italy Vacation Blog – The Boot of Europe gets a real shine in this blog about some of the finer residences you may come across on your travels

Dream of Italy – Information about sight-seeing tours, accommodation and car rental in Italy

Wandering Italy – Laugh out loud blog about traveling independently through Italy

Florence and Tuscany Blog – Stories, photos and tips for traveling in beautiful regions of Italy

Rome Writings – The Vatican, ice cream and penis-shaped pasta – where else but Rome?

Mediterranean Travel Blogs

Greece Travel Blog – Superb blog about a country of culture, mythology and glorious beaches.

Turkish Travel Blog – Not strictly Europe (yet!), but well worth including in this list

Crete Blog – Find out more about this stunning island isolated in the middle of the Mediterranean

History of Macedonia – If you think that ancient history was all Greeks and Trojans – think again!

Med Food and Travel – All of Europe´s Mediterranean coastline covered in this culinary blog

Spain Travel Blogs

I Want to Go to Spain – Vibrant reports about many of the coastal resorts that make the Spanish Costas the Nº 1 vacation destination for many Europeans

Abroad in Spain – Very funny and insightful guide to living in Spain as an expat American

Spain Travel Blog – Some of the hidden beauties of Spain revealed in this well-written blog

Notes From Spain – Informative views about the current political and economic climate in Spain

Madrid Travel Blog – Travel, tourism and a passion for soccer in the capital of Spain!

United Kingdom Travel Blogs

UK Travel Blog – Easy to read and informative travel blog, whichever region of the U.K. you are planning to visit and no matter whether you are visiting for business or pleasure

Cherie City – Food and fashion feature in this blog heavily influenced by London

UK Airports Information Blog – Essential advice if your destination is via a U.K. airport

Enjoy England – People who work in the U.K. travel industry go on their U.K. vacations

Cheese ´n´ Biscuits – Think English food is all roast beef and fish and chips – think again!





18/05/2017

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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day or Less

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How to Travel Anywhere in the World on a Budget

“The bible of budget travel.” – BBC

Do you want to travel more but think it s expensive? Would you like to find a way to make travel more affordable?

I m here to show you all the tricks, tips, and unconventional ways you can afford your dream vacation whether that s a trip around the world, a vacation to Disney, or that week long trip to Japan. Wherever you want to go, you can get there without breaking the bank.

I used to see the commercials, watch the ads, and read the magazines and think I ll never be able to afford to travel. There just didn t seem like anything I could do to ever change that. Even if I could get that extra vacation time, hotels, flights, resorts they were all too expensive.

But then I went to Thailand and everything changed.

In 2005, I was on a vacation to Thailand with my friend Scott. We were in Chiang Mai to visit some temples and one day, I left Scott to visit a large temple outside of town and shared taxi with five other strangers (three Canadians and a couple from Belgium).

On the way up to the temple, we started talking. The Canadians were on a break from work and traveling until their money ran out and the couple was using some of their vacation time to travel for a month. Then there was me I was using my entire year s vacation time (in January!!) to be in Thailand.

As we talked about travel, vacation time, and cultural differences, I realized that these 5 people were living my dream. All I wanted was to travel more and these people were actually doing it.

A few days later, I turned to my friend and said When we get home, I m going to save up, finish my MBA, quit my job, and travel the world.

That night I walked into the one book store on the island and bought a travel guide to Southeast Asia. I didn t know when I d travel or where I d go but buying that book and holding it in my hand made my decision seem real. There was no going back. Meeting travelers who were following their dreams made me realize there was no reason not to follow mine and why you can t follow yours either.

HOW TO AFFORD AND PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

You only ever see fancy resorts, hotels, expensive cruises, and tours advertised, right? Why is that? Because only big companies have large advertising budgets and the more expensive travel you buy, the easier it is for them to make money. Small, mom and pop guesthouses, local tour operators, and small local restaurants don’t have the money to pay the fees big media demands so they get ignored.

But they exist and once you know how to find them, they make travel possible for the majority of people (people like me and you) who don t have thousands to spend on a week in Paris.

I know this because I’ve spent the last ten years traveling the world using them to make my trips affordable without sacrificing comfort. Actually traveling showed me that there was a lot more to travel than advertised, and that there are a plethora of ways to travel on a budget of $50 USD per day or less.

In my New York Times best selling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day . I ll show you step-by-step exactly how to find the deals, tips, and companies that make travel affordable for all. This book takes the information on my website and goes into much more detail was well as features tips, tricks, and country breakdowns never talked about here on the blog! It condenses ten years of travel into one easily referenced book.

I m going to teach you how to become a master traveler so you ll have the lifelong skills to always get the most value from your money, afford any trip, go anywhere, and stop imagining yourself in exotic destinations because you ll actually be there. If that s sound like something you want, you re in the right place! Here s what the editor of National Geographic Traveler said about this book:

If you’ve longed to travel the world but figured it was just an unattainable pipe-dream, take that pipe out of your mouth and read this book. Matt Kepnes does the math and shows you how to make this dream a reality, from how to save for an extended trip, which credit card to get, how to handle banking on the road, to a breakdown of how to save on accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Matt proves that for most Americans, traveling is cheaper than staying home.

— Marilyn Terrell, National Geographic Traveler

What You ll Learn With This Book

  • Learn how to make your money work for you and never pay overseas bank fees again.
  • Master the ways to get FREE airline tickets and save thousands yes, free!
  • Learn the ins and outs of round the world tickets (and whether or not you need one).
  • Discover what to look for in a backpack so you get one that lasts forever (and is always comfy).
  • Learn how to use travel credit cards to gain hundreds of thousands of free frequent flier and hotel points.
  • Learn where to send your mail and what to do with your stuff before you set off on your adventure.
  • Find out where to find travel discount cards that can save you 40% or more on your trip.
  • Get the secrets to eating cheaply in any city in the world.
  • Get demystified about what travel insurance is, why you need it, and how to pick the right coverage provider.
  • Learn why tourism cards are the best kept travel secret and how to use them to save hundreds in any city you are in.
  • Find out how I manage to cut my transportation costs by 50% and how you can too.
  • Discover all the ways you can get free accommodation from someone s couch to luxurious mansions when you travel.
  • Get stories, tips, and interviews with other travelers to learn from their successes and failures so you avoid rookie mistakes.
  • Get a comprehensive list of all the best companies to use from around the world.

PLUS Get detailed costs for accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, and activities (and specific ways to cut those costs) for the following destinations so you ll know exactly how much everything costs, what you need to budget, and ways to save:

  • Australia
  • Central America
  • China
  • Europe
  • India
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Southeast Asia
  • South America

Each of these sections has destination specific money saving tips so you can learn how to save money in all of these destinations beyond what s talked about above! I get into the nitty gritty because this is about money and spending less of it.

But beyond the practical tips, this softcover print book will lay out planning a long term trip in easy to follow steps that build upon each other, ease your fears, get rid of your anxiety, and comfort you as you prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

CLICK A LOGO TO ORDER THE BOOK

Whether you re a savvy backpacker or just dreaming of getting a passport and going overseas, Matt s collection of easy-to-employ money-saving strategies will open your eyes to the near-infinite ways of seeing the world without busting your budget.”

— Matt Gross, former New York Times Frugal Traveler

If you re thinking Matt, I do want to travel more but $50 still seems like a lot of money. don t worry! Using the plethora of savings tips in this book, you’ll be able to lower your costs and spend less than $50 a day whether you are in Thailand, Japan, Australia, or France. Traveling the world on $50 a day is about a philosophy as much as it is about a specific number. If you just focus on that number, you’ll miss the entire point of the book which is to get you to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter.

I know a lot of worrying goes into planning a trip. How do you plan a flight? Is this a good route? Is that a good company? It s a nail biter but let me take away all that worry and anxiety. I ve been there. I ve felt it. I ve done it.

Whether a two week, two month, or two year trip, we all want to stretch our money further. We want to find ways to travel longer and more often. My book will show you how to go anywhere you want without breaking the bank. I will show you the tips that have kept me traveling to where I want, when I want. No matter how long you want to travel for, now you can.

CLICK A LOGO TO ORDER THE BOOK





12/05/2017

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Passport America The original 50% Discount Camping Club – Passport America

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Passport America Testimonials:

“We called to make a weeks reservation at a RV park, the clerk quoted me the Passport America price by mistake! When I saw what the savings were for this stay alone, (a savings of over $100), we promptly looked Passport America up on the web joined!”

Jay Christine Roth

To all the RVers who, despite the high cost of gasoline, are “still hitting the road,” we want to say, “We are STILL proud Lifetime Members of Passport America.” We have our Passport America logo on the side of our motor home. When people ask what it’s for, we tell them about Passport America, and they are very happy that there is a company that really cares about RVers.

We will be staying at Passport America parks on our way west this summer for our family reunion. Don’t let the big oil companies make you stay at home. Drive slower, stay at Passport America campgrounds, and Happy Camping!

Harry Jo Theirl

Caryle, Illinois

“We just returned from a 6 week trip. Our savings paid our dues 3 times over. We also found out that Passport America is the most respected of the ‘half off’ discount clubs. We have 2 others, but will not renew them.”





26/04/2017

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Best Cyber Week Travel Deals: 50% Off Hotels #southhall #travel

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Best Cyber Week Travel Deals: 50% Off Hotels

Everyone wants a piece of that sweet Cyber Week pie, and travel companies are no different. If you’re looking to slake your wanderlust, there are plenty of deals available this week for you to sweep up! Check out our selection of the best Cyber Week travel sales below. Just be sure to check back often, as we’ll continue to update this page with all the latest and best travel deals.

NEW!

Store: Alaska Airlines

Price: From $43.60

Lowest By: $14

Expires: December 7

Is It Worth It?: This price is tied with the best price we’ve seen for flights on Alaska Airlines. It’s also the lowest price we could find by $34. This price is valid on flights departing from Boise, ID, (BOI) with arrival in Sacramento, CA, (SMF) on January 6, 2016. Select blackout dates apply. Book this travel deal by December 7 for travel on select dates from January 5, 2016, through March 2, 2016.

Other notable fares include San Diego (SAN) to Monterey (MRY) from $58.10; and Los Angeles (LAX) to Baltimore (BWI) from $98.10. See all available Alaska Airlines fares. All prices, dates, and booking details were valid at the time of publication.

Discount: 50% off hotel bookings plus 17% off $300 or more via coupon “BESTMONDAYEVER17”

Expires: March 31

Is It Worth It?: Once you’ve booked your airfare, you’ll need a place to stay on your trip. This discount is the best flat-rate discount we’ve seen from Travelocity. Some exclusions may apply. Book this travel deal today for stays through March 31, 2016.

Store: Cathay Pacific via ShermansTravel

Price: From $663.28

Lowest By: $150

Expires: December 4

Is It Worth It?: That’s $132 less than last year’s Black Friday sale and the best price we’ve seen for any flights on this 5-star airline. Some notable fares include Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) from $724.31 and New York (JFK) to Tokyo (NRT) from $731.49.

Of note: On the ShermansTravel page, click on “CathayPacific.com” in the main paragraph to see this offer.

Store: Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Discount: Up to 51% off with an extra 5% off more than 1,000 hotels worldwide

Expires: December 6

Is It Worth It?: Starwood Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, and now that they’re flying under the Marriott banner (as announced on November 16) it has become even more prominent. This sale discounts more than 1,000 hotels worldwide, including 750 hotels in the U.S.

Expires: December 2

Is It Worth It?: MSC, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, is discounting week-long cruises to the Caribbean, with prices starting from $399 per person. Although this is about average for what we’d expect to see for this kind of an MSC cruise, this offer also includes $25 to $400 in onboard credit. (The credit is determined by the type of cabin booked.) Plus, you can bring the kids for free. When you consider the perks, this sale is one of the strongest discounts we’ve seen from MSC.

Price: From $89 per night via coupon code “CYBER”

Lowest By: At least $27

Expires: December 7

Is It Worth It?: Hawaii has dominated as one of the most popular travel destinations for over 50 years, but lets face it: it can be pricey. Fortunately, thanks to this sale from Outrigger, we found savings of at least $27 on hotels on Waikiki, Maui, Kauai, Kona, and more. Our favorite choice is the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, ranked by TripAdvisor as #9 out of 83 hotels in Honolulu.

Store: Snow.com

Discount: Up to 50% off

We’ve been scouring Cyber Week sales for the best deals, so you don’t have to! Check out all our roundups of the top Cyber Week deals. or sign up for the DealNews Select newsletter to have them delivered to your inbox.





23/04/2017

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Travel 50 – Beyond Magazine #cheap #flight #and #car #rental

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Get travel tips. insider advice and destination news that will help you plan your next vacation — and the one after that. Travel 50 & Beyond magazine brings you new ideas for trips you want to take — weekend winery getaways, enriching trips with your kids and grandkids, romantic river cruises, easy-to-budget beach vacations. Join the savvy travelers and informed consumers who read Travel 50 & Beyond .

Looking ahead to our Winter 2016 issue, Travel 50 & Beyond presents Embracing the Arts. our salute to visual and performing arts as well as film and television, graphic design, mixed media and more.

UPCOMING FEATURES INCLUDE:

> Emerging Exhibits. These new (or newly expanded) spaces include the Audain Art Museum of Whistler, British Columbia; a 15,500-square-foot photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and added performance space for the Speed Art Museum of Louisville, KY.

> Up-and-Coming Arts Towns. You know New York and Santa Fe, NM, but what about hidden havens like Berea, KY; Ridgeland, MS; or Chautauqua, NY?

> Garden Variety. Trade your afternoon walk among the flowers for these routes through innovative sculpture gardens. Size up bronze statuary on the National Mall in Washington, DC; celebrate the work of artist Charles Umlauf in Austin, TX; and commune with author Beverly Cleary’s characters in Portland, OR.

> On Set. Tour Hobbiton (on New Zealand’s North Island), King’s Landing (actually Dubrovnik, Croatia) or the jungle backdrop of “Jurassic Park” (the equally verdant Hawaiian isles) on these getaways for movie buffs.

> The Old World Art Scene. This roundup highlights festivals and special exhibitions throughout Europe.

> Great American Escapes. Our photo feature highlights scenic destinations from coast to coast. This Winter, we feature Grant County, NM.

> Road Trips. This handy drive planner explores regions that are ideal for retirement relocation. We will feature northern Florida in this Winter issue.





15/04/2017

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The 50 Best travel essentials #travel #paris

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Berghaus Mule II 100 wheeled duffel bag

Can be used as a wheelie case, duffle bag or a rucksack. There are chains along the sides too, for attaching to the roof of a car or even the back of a real mule.

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LondonBelle The Flyer Suitcase

Internal drawers mean swift unpacking, says Jon. Plus, the reinforced frame can hold up to 300lbs so you can sit on it while waiting for your flight.

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Streamlined and designed specifically for women, says Poorna. It s big, but the suspension means even when full, it never feels too heavy.

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Ally Capellino Freddie waxed-cotton holdall

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Osprey Ozone 36

This super lightweight carryon wheeled case weighs less than your laptop. Ideal for hopping on/off planes with zero fuss. And pretending you re stronger than you look.

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Herschel Little American backpack

Inspired by classic mountaineer design, says Dan. They re built to last and have nice touches such as the red striped lining and padded straps.

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Arc teryx Altra 65 Expedition backpack

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Piz Buin Wet Skin

The UK s first sun protection that can be applied to wet or dry skin. This can be applied straight to wet skin to ensure you re never wondering why you burned, says Kirsty.

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Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ Moisturiser

Specifically formulated for men s skin which is a bit tougher than women s this is easily absorbed and will keep you hydrated, says Dan.

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Aromatherapy Associates Revitalizing Face Oil

To avoid dehydrated skin, this oil is great, says Kirsty. The rose oil brings out thatessential radiance.

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Malin + Goetz Essentials Kit

Everything you need, at the size you need, for a price you ll like. The Essentials Kit, in a transparent bag, will speed that healthy holiday glow.

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Mrs White s Unstung Hero Anti-Mosquito Eau de Cologne

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Ray-Ban New Wayfarers

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are a classic that will never date, says Dan. There are plenty of colours to choose from, but I prefer these black ones, which work for casual and smart.

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Colin Leslie Eco Unit. T tortoise sunglasses

Firm celebrity favourites. Seriously stylish sunglasses made using ethically sourced bamboo and recycled plastic. What s not to like? says Jon

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AM Eyewear Ava

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Oakley Garage Rock

Armed with advanced Plutonite lenses, these will chew up and spit out any and all UV and harmful blue-light rays before they get anywhere near your peepers.

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Persol 714 foldable tortoise sunglasses

The great thing about these shades is that they fold up so they can be stashed in a pocket when the sun goes down, says Dan.

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Franks Polka-dot swim shorts

A colourful poolside upgrade, Franks are made from fast-drying fabric. Born from Australian beach culture, the brand is for the man unafraid to stand out from the crowd.

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Quiksilver Women Ikat Ballito bikini

Bridges the gap between fashionista and sporty surfer girl perfectly, says Kirsty. This patterned bikini is simple in cut and sports a great pattern.

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Orlebar Brown Bulldog swim shorts

The great thing about Orlebar Brown s shorts is that you can walk straight from pool to bar, and look your best in both places, says Dan. They dry quickly and are very well cut.

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Tallulah Hope Multi Tie swimsuit

Clever straps mean two swimsuits in one, says Poorna. It can be tied as a halter neck, or across the bust for a completely different look and to avoid tan lines.

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Original Penguin Volley Mazarine swim shorts

Great, affordable beach wear from an excellent brand, says Dan. This style of trunk colourful and cut noticeably higher than the board short is very much on trend.

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer down jacket

At 170g, this is the lightest down jacket in the world. It comes in both men s and women s cuts and is perfect for shoving in a backpack.

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TOMS Navy Canvas Classics (unisex)

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Rohan trousers

The original multifunction travel trouser and still the best. Lightweight, functional and quick-drying, the Rohan Bags are an icon of useful design and will never let you down.

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Marks Spencer foldable panama hat

This ingenious little invention always returns to its original shape, and looks like it s just emerged brand new from a hat box, says Dan.

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Banana Republic women s linen sleeveless blazer

This sleeveless jacket is smart enough for a more dressy evening, but also works as a casual day look, says Kirsty.

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Arthur Henry Shakespeare linen shirt

This boutique, family-run business has made it a mission to create beautiful, organic shirts with a twist.

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Nike Flyknit Trainer unisex running shoe

These are the trainers to pack if you re planning to go for a run (always a great way to see a new place) or hit the hotel gym to work off dinner, says Dan.

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Haglöfs Women s Amfibie Q long shorts

Perfect for hiking, these fast-drying, lightweight women s shorts also have UPF40+ for added sun protection.

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Rohan Men s Envoy suit jacket

A jacket that defies the laws of physics. Screw it up and toss it into your suitcase, it ll still look absolutely perfect when you pull it on at the other end.

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Banana Republic Seersucker blazer

Channeling the Hamptons relaxed summer vibe, Banana Republic s seersucker blazers are hard to beat for price, cut and quality.

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Arc teryx Squamish hoody

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MH Way2Cool T-shirt

A traveller s dream, this is the UK s first sweat activated T-shirt. Tiny blue circles next to your skin react as soon as they detect sweat, releasing an active cooling agent.

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Alice Bow shoe inserts

Made from Italian leather, these are a secret weapon for stylish travellers, says Poorna. Good-looking but practical, they mean you can wear your favourite shoes comfortably while hitting the sights.

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Eagle Creek Pack It expandable cube

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The Nixon Baja watch

A marriage of fashion and function from cult Californian brand Nixon, the Baja is loaded with a compass, an LED flashlight and a thermometer. A force to be reckoned with.

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Muji navy passport Case

If you re anything like me, you ll need all the help you can get keeping tabs on your passport when you re on the move, says Jon. This is a practical solution.

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Outwell collapsible washing-up bowl

Do you tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink when you go on camping holidays? This ingenious device, made with flexible rubber sides, folds down flat.

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Unit Portables: Unit 04 Blue iPad bag

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The Katapillo walks all over your standard inflatable aeroplane cushions. A flexible multi-cushion , you can mould it until you find your perfect position, then relax.

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Kate Sheridan Biscuit Column print wash bag

There are three separate zip-top compartments inside, a waterproof lining and a hanging hook on the outer edge of this chic wash bag.

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Reisenthel foldable rucksack

A cute little rucksack that s perfect for packing flat in your suitcase, so you have a day bag tucked away, says Kirsty. Comes in a range of colours.





01/04/2017

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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day or Less

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How to Travel Anywhere in the World on a Budget

“The bible of budget travel.” – BBC

Do you want to travel more but think it s expensive? Would you like to find a way to make travel more affordable?

I m here to show you all the tricks, tips, and unconventional ways you can afford your dream vacation whether that s a trip around the world, a vacation to Disney, or that week long trip to Japan. Wherever you want to go, you can get there without breaking the bank.

I used to see the commercials, watch the ads, and read the magazines and think I ll never be able to afford to travel. There just didn t seem like anything I could do to ever change that. Even if I could get that extra vacation time, hotels, flights, resorts they were all too expensive.

But then I went to Thailand and everything changed.

In 2005, I was on a vacation to Thailand with my friend Scott. We were in Chiang Mai to visit some temples and one day, I left Scott to visit a large temple outside of town and shared taxi with five other strangers (three Canadians and a couple from Belgium).

On the way up to the temple, we started talking. The Canadians were on a break from work and traveling until their money ran out and the couple was using some of their vacation time to travel for a month. Then there was me I was using my entire year s vacation time (in January!!) to be in Thailand.

As we talked about travel, vacation time, and cultural differences, I realized that these 5 people were living my dream. All I wanted was to travel more and these people were actually doing it.

A few days later, I turned to my friend and said When we get home, I m going to save up, finish my MBA, quit my job, and travel the world.

That night I walked into the one book store on the island and bought a travel guide to Southeast Asia. I didn t know when I d travel or where I d go but buying that book and holding it in my hand made my decision seem real. There was no going back. Meeting travelers who were following their dreams made me realize there was no reason not to follow mine and why you can t follow yours either.

HOW TO AFFORD AND PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

You only ever see fancy resorts, hotels, expensive cruises, and tours advertised, right? Why is that? Because only big companies have large advertising budgets and the more expensive travel you buy, the easier it is for them to make money. Small, mom and pop guesthouses, local tour operators, and small local restaurants don’t have the money to pay the fees big media demands so they get ignored.

But they exist and once you know how to find them, they make travel possible for the majority of people (people like me and you) who don t have thousands to spend on a week in Paris.

I know this because I’ve spent the last ten years traveling the world using them to make my trips affordable without sacrificing comfort. Actually traveling showed me that there was a lot more to travel than advertised, and that there are a plethora of ways to travel on a budget of $50 USD per day or less.

In my New York Times best selling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day . I ll show you step-by-step exactly how to find the deals, tips, and companies that make travel affordable for all. This book takes the information on my website and goes into much more detail was well as features tips, tricks, and country breakdowns never talked about here on the blog! It condenses ten years of travel into one easily referenced book.

I m going to teach you how to become a master traveler so you ll have the lifelong skills to always get the most value from your money, afford any trip, go anywhere, and stop imagining yourself in exotic destinations because you ll actually be there. If that s sound like something you want, you re in the right place! Here s what the editor of National Geographic Traveler said about this book:

If you’ve longed to travel the world but figured it was just an unattainable pipe-dream, take that pipe out of your mouth and read this book. Matt Kepnes does the math and shows you how to make this dream a reality, from how to save for an extended trip, which credit card to get, how to handle banking on the road, to a breakdown of how to save on accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Matt proves that for most Americans, traveling is cheaper than staying home.

— Marilyn Terrell, National Geographic Traveler

What You ll Learn With This Book

  • Learn how to make your money work for you and never pay overseas bank fees again.
  • Master the ways to get FREE airline tickets and save thousands yes, free!
  • Learn the ins and outs of round the world tickets (and whether or not you need one).
  • Discover what to look for in a backpack so you get one that lasts forever (and is always comfy).
  • Learn how to use travel credit cards to gain hundreds of thousands of free frequent flier and hotel points.
  • Learn where to send your mail and what to do with your stuff before you set off on your adventure.
  • Find out where to find travel discount cards that can save you 40% or more on your trip.
  • Get the secrets to eating cheaply in any city in the world.
  • Get demystified about what travel insurance is, why you need it, and how to pick the right coverage provider.
  • Learn why tourism cards are the best kept travel secret and how to use them to save hundreds in any city you are in.
  • Find out how I manage to cut my transportation costs by 50% and how you can too.
  • Discover all the ways you can get free accommodation from someone s couch to luxurious mansions when you travel.
  • Get stories, tips, and interviews with other travelers to learn from their successes and failures so you avoid rookie mistakes.
  • Get a comprehensive list of all the best companies to use from around the world.

PLUS Get detailed costs for accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, and activities (and specific ways to cut those costs) for the following destinations so you ll know exactly how much everything costs, what you need to budget, and ways to save:

  • Australia
  • Central America
  • China
  • Europe
  • India
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Southeast Asia
  • South America

Each of these sections has destination specific money saving tips so you can learn how to save money in all of these destinations beyond what s talked about above! I get into the nitty gritty because this is about money and spending less of it.

But beyond the practical tips, this softcover print book will lay out planning a long term trip in easy to follow steps that build upon each other, ease your fears, get rid of your anxiety, and comfort you as you prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

CLICK A LOGO TO ORDER THE BOOK

Whether you re a savvy backpacker or just dreaming of getting a passport and going overseas, Matt s collection of easy-to-employ money-saving strategies will open your eyes to the near-infinite ways of seeing the world without busting your budget.”

— Matt Gross, former New York Times Frugal Traveler

If you re thinking Matt, I do want to travel more but $50 still seems like a lot of money. don t worry! Using the plethora of savings tips in this book, you’ll be able to lower your costs and spend less than $50 a day whether you are in Thailand, Japan, Australia, or France. Traveling the world on $50 a day is about a philosophy as much as it is about a specific number. If you just focus on that number, you’ll miss the entire point of the book which is to get you to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter.

I know a lot of worrying goes into planning a trip. How do you plan a flight? Is this a good route? Is that a good company? It s a nail biter but let me take away all that worry and anxiety. I ve been there. I ve felt it. I ve done it.

Whether a two week, two month, or two year trip, we all want to stretch our money further. We want to find ways to travel longer and more often. My book will show you how to go anywhere you want without breaking the bank. I will show you the tips that have kept me traveling to where I want, when I want. No matter how long you want to travel for, now you can.

CLICK A LOGO TO ORDER THE BOOK





25/03/2017

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A Seniors Travel Blog For The Over 50 s Travel Enthusiast.

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Deals for Senior Single Travel – Tours and Holidays

Check out thes companies that we consider to be senior single travel friendly :

G Adventures cater extremely well to single travellers. You may choose to share and they will match you with a fellow traveller of the same sex. Or, if you wish to have your own room, some tours provide special single room pricing. They run small groups tours to most corners of the globe to off the beaten track locations. Average group size is 10 and they take no more than 16. You will encounter unique and local style accommodation and best of all, the costs are very reasonable. Click here for more They always have great specials, particularly for those willing to book online. Check out G Adventures promotions and specials page. You should also take a look at their 50 tours under $995

Intrepid Travel has assembled a selection of travel experiences that cater well to those singles who prefer not to be completely alone. They re not run-of-the-mill holidays typical of the larger tour companies. Journeys range from the unexplored to the luxury and cater for many special interests, including cooking, music, painting and walking tours. They also have a number of journeys that are exclusively for women.

A Rendezvous for Singles is a travel agency that specialises in travel for single people. If you want to travel with like-minded people, they have regular departures for both Australian and overseas holidays and cater well to the +45 age-group.

Evergreen Tours has regular tour departues with huge savings on single supplements.

Odyssey Travel is a not-for-profit educational travel agency that provides limited single rooms with no single supplement on their tours. Last we spoke to them, these included departures to Italy and France. There is also no single supplement on their Norfolk Island program.

Sage Travel specialises in senior over 50 s travel. They offer relaxed fully inclusive tours with minimum 5 nights in each city. In many instances they offer single ensuite rooms at no extra cost.





11/02/2017

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