Tag: bargain travel

A Snow Hike in Austria

A Snow Hike in Austria

| March 11, 2015 | Reply

On our way home from Liechtenstein last weekend, we drove into Austria looking for a hike. We would be driving along the Bodensee, which we’d biked last summer. This did not look like the Bodensee we saw last summer. Leaving Liechtenstein, we were in search of a nice hike like the one we’d taken the day before. Instagram […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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3 Reasons to Spend More on Your International Travel Tickets

3 Reasons to Spend More on Your International Travel Tickets

| January 5, 2015 | 2 Replies

People often share their tips for bargain travel, but today I’m sharing the 3 areas where I feel it is worth spending the extra money when flying internationally–and why. FLY DIRECT Obviously, airports do not offer direct flights in and out of every destination. However, whenever possible, it is worth my money to save the […]

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Paris Pass: Is It Right for You?

Paris Pass: Is It Right for You?

| September 28, 2014 | Reply

While planning our recent weekend in Paris, I came across the Paris Pass and the Paris Museum Pass online, and decided to look into them before the trip and upon our arrival. The Paris Museum Pass is explicitly for museum entry, whereas the Paris Pass includes the Paris Museum Pass in addition to other benefits. Prices […]

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Ryanair: the Lowdown

Ryanair: the Lowdown

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Reply

Last week, we decided to check out Ryanair when we flew to Spain, since Paul’s co-workers seem to like the deals they offer.  Ryanair is a European “discount” airline.  The word “discount” comes with many asterisks.  Your fare is really cheap…unless you’re checking a bag, bringing along your kid’s booster seat, wanting assigned seats next […]

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