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Trafalgar Christmas
Trafalgar Square during the holidays. Photo: Jim Crossley
The Christmas lights are sparkling, the temperature has dropped and London town is starting feel oh so very festive. While there are tons of “official” Christmas activities to partake in over the next few weeks, you’ll find that many (like the plethora of ice rinks that have popped up in all corners of the capital) » Read more

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Hotel Brouwer Amsterdam
The charming Hotel Brouwer is old fashioned, central, and (believe it or not) equipped with a small elevator. Photo: Tom Meyers
Planning a trip to Amsterdam and looking for the perfect place to stay? Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We’re here to help, with 14 things that you should understand before booking your hotel. A quick intro » Read more

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2015 will be a great year for visiting Paris. Photo:Yann Caradec
The New Year is almost upon us, and with it the attention of so many readers turns to travel in 2015. As is our holiday tradition, we’re ready with our list of why you should be excited about visiting Paris in 2015. (Funny how the list gets longer every year. We wonder what 75 reasons » Read more

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Delta baggage check
Delta's baggage check in Atlanta. Photo: Hoyasmeg
When flying between the United States and Europe, you probably know that it’s best to pack light. After all, the less luggage you have to haul around town the better. Related: 10 tips for packing for a two-week European trip For Cheapos, there’s one more obvious reason to keep the amount of luggage to a » Read more

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Norwegian
You too can fly for cheap on the Norwegian 787 Dreamliner. Photo: albedo20
Even with falling oil prices, flights to Europe from the US are still really expensive. It often seems like there’s no way around it. That’s where we come in. Our main expertise might be hotels, but we also know our way around low-cost airlines. This past fall I was able to nab a fantastic deal » Read more

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London Winter
Winter in London. Photo: Nick Kenrick
Thinking of heading to London this winter? Congratulations, you’ve picked a wonderful time to visit. Sure, it’ll be a little chilly but with average temperatures of around 37 to 50 degree Fahrenheit, it’s nothing a good coat, gloves and a few warm layers won’t cope with. For budget travelers, there’s also the advantage of securing » Read more

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Note: The following post is sponsored by airberlin. This Thanksgiving weekend, book your upcoming trip to Europe on airberlin for huge savings in 2015! Fly from the US to Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and more from $499 roundtrip. But hurry, this deal won’t last long. Book now! This offer expires on December 2.

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Yellow Bikes
Yellow Bikes along the famous Amsterdam canals. Photo: Simon
To first timers in Amsterdam, it’s overwhelming to see a surplus of bicycles blanketing the city. Bicycles are leaning on everything, and transporting everyone, everywhere at all times of day and night. Questions that come to mind are: 1. Which one is the bike lane? 2. Why do all the bikes look so shabby? 3. » Read more

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London Pass
The London Pass can help you save. Photo: Protocol Snow
While many of London’s most interesting sights, such as the national museums, are completely free to visit, there are still those “must-see” places that come with a hefty price tag. Whether you’ve got your heart set on sailing over the city at the London Eye, delving into its gory depths at the London Dungeon, or » Read more

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Luggage Venice
Don't worry, you won't have to lug your luggage in Venice. Photo: Emiliano
You may have heard the recent head-scratching news that rocked Venice’s tourism scene last week. According to reports that shot around the Web on Friday, the city was (allegedly) set to impose fines on tourist who dared to roll through the streets with suitcases that feature hard plastic wheels. According to news reports, this new » Read more

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Amsterdam
The canals of Amsterdam. Photo: Moyan Brenn
Amsterdam isn’t the most expensive city in Europe (we’re looking at you London!), but it’s certainly not the cheapest. You can expect to pay a little bit more for all of the essentials than you would in a place like Italy or Spain. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and know how, a tourist » Read more

Posted in: Airlines

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WOW Air
WOW Air is launching super cheap flights across the Atlantic. Photo: Aero Icarus
Travel blogs have been abuzz in the last few weeks in the wake of Iceland-based WOW Air’s announcement that they will be offering summer 2015 transatlantic flights starting at $99. How is this possible? Is it really possible? There must be a catch, right? Before we dive into the analysis of these deals, let’s take » Read more

Posted in: Free London

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London is filled with free things do do around every corner. Photo: Craig Nelson
London is filled with free things do do around every corner. Photo: Craig Nelson
There’s that famous phrase “tired of London, tired of life.” But it’s not that we get tired of London’s countless entertainments and diversions—it’s just that sometimes our wallet does. When that budget starts to bite, it’s worth remembering that the many things that London offers for free, can be every bit as inspiring as all » Read more

Posted in: Berlin

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East Side Gallery Night
The East Side Gallery aglow for the fall of the wall celebration. Photo: Craig Nelson
Twenty-five years ago on the night of November 9, 1989, Berlin witnessed the Fall of the Wall, an iconic moment for the whole world. This weekend the city was aglow with lights spread out along 15km of the wall’s former path. It was a spectacular sight to behold across Berlin, and the city held several events » Read more

Posted in: Barcelona Hotels

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Barcelona
The view from the most famous Barcelona landmark, Sagrada Familia. Photo: craiggyisland21
Compared to sprawling Madrid, Barcelona is compact and easy to cover on foot or by public transportation. Nevertheless, if you’re coming for a short trip to the city, staying in a central location and near a popular sight will save you a lot of money and time. There are several budget hotels to choose from » Read more

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