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Budget adventures for the best travel stories

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
International Balloon Fiesta

Balloons at the Fiesta ©Larry and Linda/Flickr

When we hear the term adventure travel, something very dangerous, distant and probably expensive comes to our minds. But adventures do not have to mean jumping into canyons or fighting Komodo dragons. You can take smaller bites of life that bring new excitement and beauty into your life and do all that on a budget.

As you will see in the video, every step you take can lead to a new story. So I have thought of a couple of budget adventures that are exciting and fun and will make the best travel tales. If you have other ideas or have a great travel story to share, please do that in the comment section. (more…)

Cheap Columbus getaways under $500 per person

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Budget conscious travelers can rejoice, our deal hunters have found them some cheap Columbus getaways under $500 per person. The trips include round-trip airfare and 3 or 4 nights stay in a hotel of your choice, we have chosen some of

Columbus skyline, night view

Columbus skyline jpmueller99/Flickr

the cheapest offers:

? Ramada Inn East Airport from $386 pp
? Extended Stay America-Columbus-Dublin from $475 pp
? Best Western Plus – Columbus North from $328 pp
? Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center from $443 pp
? Columbus Airport Marriott from $444 pp
? Ramada Columbus North from $485 pp
? Ramada Inn East Airport from $406 pp
? Days Inn Grove City from $355 pp
? Red Roof Inn $ Suites Columbus from $403 pp

Compare the prices of the competitors in the box, but keep in mind that we have found all the Columbus getaways at Travelocity. (more…)

How to find the best vacation rental for you

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Vacation house

Vacation house ©bobw235/Flickr

Vacation rental is becoming increasingly popular these days and offers a huge variety of homes away from home in location as well as in size, style and price range. All you have to do – if you decide in favor of this way of vacationing – is to pick one of the many offers. But how?

I hope these few tips will help you figure out how to find the best vacation rental for you. As a starter inspiration, watch this fun video made by HomeAway about the experiences of travelers who choose vacation rental and seem to be quite happy with it – but you will see. :) (more…)

The things we love about Ibis Hotels

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Ibis Budget hotel

Ibis Budget hotel ©Torsten Maue/Flickr

Ibis hotels is an international hotel company with over 1,800 hotels in in countries all over the world – most still being in Europe with a lot of them in France. The brand is owned by Accor hotels and has got three brands on its own: Ibis, Ibis Style and Ibis Budget.

That may be because they care about a lot of small details of comfort. As you can see in the small video, they are doing everything to make the guests’ sleep as perfect as possible with state of art rooms and beds – can’t even imagine how comfy that can be… So here are some things we love about Ibis Hotels, please let us know about your experiences. (more…)

Hit the slopes for less in 2013

Monday, November 19th, 2012
Ski lift

Ski lift ©polapix/Flickr

With a chill in the air and Christmas fast approaching, many of us are dreaming of roaring fires, cosy evenings in and maybe a glass or two of mulled wine. But winter can also bring with it a dose of the blues. Cold days and dark nights can make the prospect of venturing out unappealing.

However, staying active and getting out and about during daylight hours is the best way to maintain a sense of well-being during the colder months. Winter can seem to go on forever, and trying to stay happy and motivated while commuting in the drizzle and trudging to the supermarket in the snow can sometimes be a tall order. So now we will show you how to hit the slopes for less in 2013.


Cheap hotels in Fort Lauderdale under $100 per night

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Fort Lauderdale beach

Fort Lauderdale ©roger4336/Flickr

Sunshine, beaches, perfect weather and the best great theme parks – that is Florida! Now is the time to hit the road and go to the Sunshine state! You can stay in Fort Lauderdale for under $100 per night per room with taxes and all with these cheap Fort Lauderdale hotels we just found on

These are all budget hotels, 1 to 2.5 stars each, but they are comfortable and clean and you don’t want to spend all your days in your hotel room anyway, right? Plus many of these resorts offer extras such as outdoor pool, free wi-fi, free beachfront activities, Jacuzzi, free parking and many other nice little things. (more…)

Bag your dream holiday on a budget

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Summer holiday

Summer isn’t over yet, and there is still time to take the break you’ve been longing for. The Internet is full of deals and offers which are calling out to you: cheap flights on Expedia, car rentals and hotel offers advertised on every website and, worst of all, your friends are posting their photographs and holiday experiences all over their Facebook pages!

If it wasn’t for the cost, we’d all be sprawled out on a far flung beach sipping piña coladas, but going away this summer doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some tips to ensure you can enjoy a holiday you will never forget, on a budget you wouldn’t believe. (more…)

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