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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Budget Italy: Yes, You Can Afford Amalfi

You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given …

Italy

Best-Kept Secrets of Priceline

Shhh... Here's what no one tells you about finding travel deals on Priceline. Use these tips to search wisely, bid smart, and save big.

Travel Deals

Essential Prague: Prague for First Timers

Very few European cities retain their original charm after WWII abolished much of the history in Europe. The medieval old town in Prague remains in …

European Travel

Prague: 8 hidden secrets

Baroque palaces, cobbled squares and a round-the-clock pilsner moustache – it’s tempting to go with the flow in Prague, but swim against the tourist tide and you’ll surface in some far more intriguing places. Head to eight of Prague's hidden secrets, as chosen by <i>Lonely Planet Magazine.</i><p><b>1. Upstairs</b> …

50 things to do in PRAGUE, Czech Republic!

Are you visiting the Czech Republic and looking for things to do in Prague? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Prague is a city that sure knows …

Where To Go Next in Europe

<i>By: Jordan Simon</i><p>Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe - London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history and culture, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes at a cost, whether in inflated prices or jostling crowds of fellow tourists. Yet …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

Wheel of emotions poster for writers

Related Articles<p>A while ago I shared one of these on Twitter and recommending printing it out and putting it near the desk; somebody asked “do you …

Writing

Rewriting – A Checklist For Authors

Are you about to rewrite your book? Here are 30 questions to ask when you’re rewriting your novel.<p>You may enjoy these useful posts:<p>An Editing …

Creative Writing

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Travel

Fly Guy: How to dodge costly airline change fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fee.<p>The …

The Golden City. The Heart of Europe. The City of a Hundred Spires. Praha. Though the Czech Republic might not be at the top of your travel list (it …

European Travel

Things to Do in Prague For Only $25 a Day - I Wander

Europe as a whole can be a shock to those expecting to travel around the continent on a shoestring, especially for first timers. Alongside the …

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

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One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Top Five Things to Do in Paris

Posted in what's hot<p>These must-do’s are not found on your typical list of things to do in Paris. They are my own personal picks, filled with romance …

20 Reasons You MUST Travel This Summer

It's not like you need more reasons to take time off this summer, but a nice little lineup of undercover festivals, stellar concerts and cheap destinations can never hurt the cause.<p>Summer 2014 leaves little excuse for slumming on the couch. It's the ideal season to get up, get out, and explore the …

Top 10 Places to Go This Summer

When school's out, work slows down, and the weather warms up in many parts of the world, it's officially time to take a summer vacation. If you're the busy type, a host of exciting happenings around the globe will keep "lazy days" to a minimum, whether you're cheering on your favorite soccer team, …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in June

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June:</b><p>What do a giant head, a larger-than-life house, and a flying ship have in common? They will be on display at the <b>Greenwich and Docklands International Festival</b> (June 20-28) in …

Locks, Storage and Hygiene

For my second "Finds of the Month" video, here are the three travel accessories that made it to my list of favorites!<p><b>Lewis N. Clark Triple Security Cable Lock</b><p>Yes, we all love to keep our luggage safe and secure. That's why luggage locks are an essential accessory when we embark on any type of …

The 10 Best Urban Islands

Looking for an escape from the turmoil of urban existence? Many waterfront cities have island havens where nature beckons, just a quick step across a bridge or a short ferry ride away.<p>Here are ten worth seeing:<p><b>> Île aux Cygnes (Paris, France)</b><p>For a quiet stroll in Paris, head for the artificial yet …