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13 Most Affordable Bed & Breakfasts in Tucson
Tucson is a laid-back university town in Arizona known for its cultural attractions, luxurious spas and outdoor activities. This sun-drenched city in the southern Sonoran Desert offers easy access to the majestic saguaro cactus in Saguaro National Park, the only place in the world where it grows. You can follow scenic hiking trails in nearby...
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Lisbon
Instead of Madrid or Barcelona, consider a trip to Lisbon. Photo: mgkm photography On the face of it, this should be a great time for Americans to think about traveling to Europe. Just a few years ago, it took $1.38 to buy a euro; today, a euro can be had for just $1.13. But despite...
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Madrid Car
Driving through Madrid. Photo: Ruben V For the first few years I lived in Spain, I didn’t have a car. There’s really no need to get behind the wheel if you’re living in a city or visiting another city on vacation. But sometimes you get the urge for a road trip, and the Spanish rail and...
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Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Top Hotels & Neighbourhoods
It’s impossible to fit the creativity, charm, tranquillity and history of Amsterdam into a single trip, but oh boy is it fun to try. Amsterdam’s picturesque canals meander past confronting World War II history, beloved alfresco cafes and some of the most beautiful parks in the world. From north to south and east to west,...
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Should You Still Buy a Guidebook for Europe? Yes.
Guidebooks might not be cool, but they’re very practical. Photo: mrdamian I’ll be the first to point out this irony: I started EuroCheapo, a budget travel website, back in 2001, and yet I still love traveling around Europe with a guidebook. Furthermore, I’m conveying this information to you — on a website. Ironies aside, I...
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14 Best Gay-Friendly Hotels in Puerto Vallarta's Old Town
Known for its picturesque beaches, buzzing nightlife and luxury beachfront hotels, Puerto Vallarta is an LGBTQ holiday paradise. Gay travellers flock to this idyllic Mexico destination for its accepting atmosphere, particularly in the Zona Romantica (Old Town), which has gay-friendly beaches, bars and restaurants. Quirky boutiques sit on winding cobblestone streets, while the iconic Malecon...
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Best Paris guidebooks for your trip to the City of Light
Paris is always at the top of my list when I’m drawing up vacation plans for the year. And although I’ve strolled down the streets many times and know my way around a fair bit, I still like to have a little help by my side. I always travel with a handy friend — a...
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13 Best Santorini Hotels with Infinity Pools
Santorini is best-known for its picturesque villages and dramatic ocean views, dotted with whitewashed Cycladic houses, multicoloured beaches and one of the most photographed sunset spots in the world. Along with black pebble beaches and snorkelling spots, this alluring island also offers a variety of cultural attractions, such as quaint wineries, historic landmarks and charming...
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12 Top Hotels to Stay in Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, is a diverse city dotted with French colonial landmarks and family-run food stalls. This city offers the chance to visit ancient temples, bustling markets and local restaurants serving steaming bowls of pho. With a mix of modern skyscrapers, ornate pagodas and fascinating war museums, Ho Chi Minh is...
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Hostal La Macarena
A room with a view at Hostal La Macarena. Madrid is an energetic city with beautiful neighborhoods. You’ll find world-class museums alongside tapas bars and a thriving nightlife scene. And although it is one of the top cities in the world, Madrid can still be explored on a cheapo budget. Case in point: The abundance of high-quality...
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