BMI Regional Air
BMI Regional air serves 21 destinations across Europe. Photo: RHL Images

BMI Regional: The special appeal of a small airline with frequent low fares

Apr 17 The sale of British Midland International (BMI) to British Airways in 2012 excited the latter mostly due to the former’s routes in and out of London. Most of these routes were absorbed by BA, with some significant and lamentable exceptions. For fans of the Caucasus and Central Asia, the abandonment of routes to Bishkek, Tbilisi and » Read more

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Apr 16 Every now and again one runs across a specific European vineyard or a wider region of wine production which has become the stuff of legend. Think Pétrus (near Bordeaux), Corton-Charlemagne (in Burgundy) or Ornellaia (in Tuscany). Move to central Europe and there are many bright stars in the constellation of fine wines. None shines brighter » Read more

Visiting Barcelona: Finding the best dates to save money and beat the crowds

Visiting Barcelona: Finding the best dates to save money and beat the crowds

Apr 15 As the temperatures start to rise in Barcelona and across Spain, so do the crowds and the prices. As a result, competition for hotels can get a little tough. But fear not Cheapos, because we’ve compiled the dates you need to pay attention to, so you can plan your trip with a little less stress » Read more

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Apr 14 Dutch hotel company Qbic opened its first property in Amsterdam in 2007, and its new London hotel is the next step in an ambitious expansion plan which aims to see 10 properties opened in the UK & Europe over the next seven years. It’s a hotel wth an intriguing concept, but will it catch on? » Read more

Exploring Bremen: A charming and affordable city that you can see in one day

Apr 11 One of Germany’s 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bremen is a handsome city filled with impressive architecture, a spectacular old town, playful public art, Brother Grimm folklore and plenty of budget attractions along the way. Best of all, it is possible to visit Bremen’s top highlights in just one day. And with bus fares as » Read more

5 simple tips for finding the lowest airfare to Europe

5 simple tips for finding the lowest airfare to Europe

Apr 10 Nothing is more rewarding than a vacation, and nowhere offers more fun, history and culture than Europe. From the beautiful waters of the Greek Isles to the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps and bustling markets in Spain, Europe is the ultimate escape. Unfortunately, depending on where you’re coming from, a flight to Europe can » Read more

Germany to Prague: Under-the-radar travel options and finding special fares

Germany to Prague: Under-the-radar travel options and finding special fares

Apr 09 German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) may be the obvious choice for many international train journeys to and from Germany, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to traveling between Germany and the Czech Republic. You’ll see DB carriages on the night train from Prague to Zürich, but that’s an exception. DB » Read more

Paris: 8 travel myths debunked

Paris: 8 travel myths debunked

Apr 07 You’ve heard it all about Paris, but it’s time to set some things straight. Just because TripAdvisor or Uncle Chuck says something is one way doesn’t make it so. Here are eight myths to get out of your head before coming to Paris, in case they are still haunting you. 1. Parisians are rude to » Read more

Amsterdam City Card: New expanded savings within the metropolitan area

Amsterdam City Card: New expanded savings within the metropolitan area

Here at EuroCheapo, we’re always looking at discounts and deals across the continent that help you save money. A frequent topic of conversation is the popular city tourist and museums cards. There are benefits (free admissions) and disadvantages (the sometimes high cost) to each, and opinions can be divided. But it always comes down to » Read more

In praise of London’s independent hotels

In praise of London’s independent hotels

Apr 02 Walk down London’s Gower Street and it’s easy to imagine how it looked 10, 20, 30 years ago—its historic architecture is home to many long established organizations such as University College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Then there’s the reason that most Cheapos will be in the area—the abundance of reasonably priced » Read more

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