Travel, Love, and Change

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There are a lot of travelers out there. Here at Travefy we try to track some of them down. So when we found Jade and Gabriel of We Travel and Blog we were hooked on their mission to change the world while simultaneously exploring the world.  We got the chance to talk to Jade and Gabriel […]

Travel Tips: How To Survive Long Road Trips

How to survive long road trips

How to survive long road trips is a question you might have been asking yourself since you were a child. Remember how boring it was, then, to be strapped to a seat for what seems to be an endless drive? Now that you are all grown up, there is no reason your road travel experiences […]

How To Support Nepal Earthquake Victims

Like the rest of the world, our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. For those looking for ways to support or contribute, please see the below link for a list of charities already on the ground in the region. Link: How to Help Nepal Earthquake Victims

Group Travel Planning Tips You Should Know

Group travel planning tips

Going on a group trip with loved ones can seem like the best thing to do. But with so many people wanting to do their own thing, getting on the same page can be quite troublesome. This doesn’t mean you should scrap your plans, though! Here are some group travel planning tips that will help […]

Top Pick: Best Kansas City BBQ Joints

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Expert recommendations on travel, destinations, food, tech and more. Each week our experts put together one list of the best of the best of some of the top travel ideas and products out there. Kansas City-style barbecue is just as famous and mouthwatering as Texas’s. No wonder the City of Fountains is sometimes refer to […]

Diving into Dublin’s Best Dive Bars

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Expert recommendations on travel, destinations, food, tech and more. Each week our experts put together one list of the best of the best of some of the top travel ideas and products out there. Imagine this: you’re in Dublin on a Saturday and all the main swanky bars are full or maybe you just want […]

Top Places to Learn to Surf in California

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Expert recommendations on travel, destinations, food, tech and more. Each week our experts put together one list of the best of the best of some of the top travel ideas and products out there. Thought about channeling your inner surfer dude this summer in good old California? Have no idea how to surf? We’ve got […]

Must-Visit Europe Bargain Destinations

Europe is well-known for having wildly popular travel destinations on the top of every traveler’s bucket list. The Old Continent attracts visitors for its iconic landmarks, and must-see attractions, just as much as the general lively atmosphere. while Europe vacation hotspots are reputed to be expensive, recent changes in the Dollar-Euro parity -- mainly in favor of the American currency -- make them much more affordable. You really should take advantage of this drop now before prices go back up. In average, traveling to Europe this year will be as much as %11 cheaper than in 2014. Here we put together the top 5 Europe bargain destinations that you can afford for $2,000. 1. Istanbul - Turkey Istanbul is growing into a top-class European tourism hotspot. In fact, it was the most visited travel destination in Europe according to a MasterCard research. There are many things to do in the Turkish capital. Exploring the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, revel in the bars and restaurants of the lively Taksim Square, and relaxing in the many hamams. While Istanbul is a haven for history and culture buffs, lovers must contemplate the cityscape from the top of the Galata Tower and the Bosphorus harbor from the middle of the Galata Bridge. Istanbul is also the ultimate bargain destination in Europe 2015. This summer an average week-long trip to Istanbul will cost you around $1,900, with $1,200 spent on the airfare. That %25 drop compared to last year represents about $600 put back into your pockets. 2. Bucharest - Romania Nightly hotel fares average $67 in Bucharest: by $11, the cheapest in Europe. That makes the Romanian capital a great bargain destination and vacation spot for history and culture buffs. The National Art Museum, the Romanian Athenaeum, and the Parliament Palace are architectural marvels full of artsy local artifacts and pieces. Nature lovers must visit the Herastrau Park and the Cismigiu Garden while the party crowd will find the -- mostly inexpensive -- pleasures of the Lipscani District to be the right place to save their saved dollars. Expect to still pay $1,500 in average for airfare for a one-week travel expenditure of $1,894. 3. Krakow - Poland Poland has been a top vacation destination in Europe for over half-a-century, for the very least. That could explain why the cost of a week-long trip has remain sensibly the same (around $2,000). Krakow attracts European as well as Internationals. Some come to witness the vestiges of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the scars left by the Second World War. But Krakow is, above all, a top shopping destination blessed with a vibrant nightlife. Rynek Glowny is said to be the oldest Medieval market square in Europe and the center of your trip. Spend time sightseeing, shopping and experiencing the food and the local atmosphere around the square. 4. Budapest - Hungary Why visit Budapest? What about the $71 per night? That is the average lodging; the second cheapest among these top 5 bargain destinations. At that price, you won’t be staying at the Grand Budapest Hotel but you will be able to afford some time to explore the local thermal baths. These spas and pools are heated by natural thermal springs and truly quintessential to any trip to Budapest. But there is more to Budapest, starting with the Medieval architectures around Castle Hill -- especially the Fisherman’s Bastion. Learn everything about this European capital’s troubling past in the House of Terror to the Heroes’ Square. Those into arts should visit the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the century-old Hungarian State Opera House. 5. Prague - Czech Republic Prague is a popular stag night spot for English and French. It is also uprising bachelor party destination for Wall Street workers as well. That is because Prague boasts one of the wildest party scenes in Europe with world-class venues without the hefty price that usually come with them. But Prague is also full of impressive architectural marvels including the famous Astronomical Clock, the gigantic Prague Castle, and the ever-popular Charles Bridge. You will understand that a week in Prague will cost you a little more than $2.000. Regardless, it comes as a surprise to see this bustling European capital to feature in the top 5 bargain destination of Europe. You don’t see your dream European destination in this list? Check out the complete TripAdvisor TripIndex Europe to see where your favorite destinations rank.

Europe is well-known for having wildly popular travel destinations on the top of every traveler’s bucket list. The Old Continent attracts visitors for its iconic landmarks, and must-see attractions, just as much as the general lively atmosphere. While Europe vacation hotspots are reputed to be expensive, recent changes in the Dollar-Euro parity — mainly in […]

Group Travel Trends Report: Spring 2015 Edition

Group travel trends 2015

photo credit: travelmarketreport How much should end users spend on their next bachelorette party? What are the most popular travel destinations? From the everyday traveler’s perspective, travel facts and trends help leisure and business planners choose the destinations that will be most suited to their travel budget and needs. For the travel industry, a better […]

The Ultimate Travel Planning & Packing Checklist

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photo credit: petapixel What to pack? How to best prepare for a vacation? How not to forget that phone charger? The answer could be as simple as a travel packing checklist! When planning a trip, you will have a thousand things on your mind. And oftentimes, it is the smallest things that you overlook that […]

Getting Paid To Travel: Exclusive Interview with Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn - The Professional Hobo - Traveling Nepal

An Interview with Nora Dunn – The Professional Hobo At Travefy, we like to throw the spotlight on travel pros and bloggers that we’re falling in love with. Meet Nora Dunn, she’s a Canadian that literally sold everything back in 2006 and has been traveling the world since–and getting paid to do so. #Jealous Photos […]

Coolest Beaches For Your Summer Vacation

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If, like many of us, you are unfortunate enough to live no where near a beach getting the chance to go can be as exciting as getting a new puppy. Maybe even more since the beach won’t pee on your carpets and ruin your favorite shoes. With summer right around the corner the trip planning […]