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August 2019
Portugal Budget Travel Guide: 10 ways to save
Beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: MK With its mild climate, beautiful beaches and inexpensive cuisine (including the wine!), Portugal is a paradise for budget travelers, especially when compared to other destinations in Western Europe. That said, the savviest Cheapos are always looking for new ways to save a few extra euros. If that’s you, you’ve come...
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Top Deals: Budget Travel Guide to Hualien City & East Coast
Taiwan’s naturally resplendent eastern coastline centres around Hualien City, where a harbour and glamorous Philippine Sea coast meet cultural museums, tranquil gardens and a variety of night markets and restaurants. Hualien is a treasured escape from the more touristy areas of Thailand and is the perfect hub for exploring the East Coast. With more than...
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Dubai: Best Shopping, Nightlife & Where to Stay
Dubai is a city of superlatives, home to glittering skyscrapers, world-class shopping and a dizzying array of cultural attractions. The city oozes glamour on a grand scale, from supersized hotels and luxury malls to an over-the-top nightlife scene. The concept of moderation doesn’t vibe with Dubai. Here, the unofficial motto is “go big or go...
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Must-See Okinawa Attractions & Nearby Hotels from $135
Comprising more than 150 islands, Okinawa is a fascinating Japanese prefecture where you can spend one day snorkelling reefs and the next frequenting lively Naha bars or exploring historical monuments and castles. The main island of Okinawa is home to many of the main attractions and cities, but exploring further afield untaps some of Japan’s...
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14 Best Curacao Hotels for a Late Summer Caribbean Getaway
Dotted with white-sand beaches and brightly-painted Dutch colonial buildings, Curacao is a tiny Caribbean island with gorgeous national parks and fascinating museums. The capital city Willemstad offers access to shopping and cultural attractions, while water-based adventures and laid-back beach bars are never far away. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the...
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14 Unbelievably Cheap Laguna Beach Hotels from $130
One of Southern California’s prettiest beach towns, Laguna Beach is an alluring coastal destination nestled between hidden coves, tide pools and majestic canyons. Outdoor enthusiasts, shoppers and art lovers alike flock to Laguna Beach’s sandy beaches, local art galleries, boutiques and family-friendly attractions. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best...
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Budget-Friendly Luxury in India: Amazing Kerala Hotels
Nature lovers flock to Kerala, where a seemingly endless stretch of Arabian Sea coastline converges with the verdant Western Ghats, wildlife reservations and crystalline streams to create a beautiful tapestry of natural splendour. You’ll feel an immediate sense of peace while exploring the budget-friendly cities and townships of Kerala, including Kochi, Munnar and Trivandrum. With...
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Asturias
A charming coastal village in Asturias. Photo: Jose Luis During my time living in Barcelona, I’ve met many Europeans who have traveled to the US. I always ask them where they chose to go, curious as to which places enticed them. The truth is, with rare exceptions, I know the answer to my own question. Inevitably...
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Omaha Beach Sculpture
After commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings earlier this year, the Beaches of Normandy continue to welcome tourists to remember the battles that turned the tide in World War II. Beautiful landscapes, intense history, and a sobering dose of the realities of war all blend to make a worthwhile trip away from the...
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Solo Travel Destinations in the USA: Best Cities & Places to Stay
Ready to see the world on your own time? The United States is full of rewarding destinations for solo travellers seeking easy transportation, safety, friendly locals and numerous world-defining attractions. Maximise every moment by embarking on a solo trip to the picturesque coast of California, bright lights of New York City or spa resorts in...
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