Japan: Visiting the Country of Modernity and Tradition

  The fact that tipping is not customary in Japan does little to mitigate the country’s reputation as an eye-wateringly costly place to visit, with Tokyo and Osaka occupying the top two spots on the Economist’s 2013 list of the world’s most expensive cities. The rewards, however, are phenomenal, with outstanding transport, a wide variety […]

15 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Italy

Italy is a gorgeous country with a long history, is rich in culture, fine food, and very open and friendly people. It should be on every bucket list for the beauty, arts, history, and cuisine it offers.  Italian food is absolutely delicious, and nobody does it like the Italians.  It’s impossible to list all of […]

A Travefy Trip Diary to Italy

Here at Travefy, we thrive off our user’s trip stories and this story is nonetheless amazing. Meet Joanna, who traveled to Greece and Italy on a three-week exploration through the world’s wonders. This is the second part of her trip diary, highlighting her trip to Italy. Read all about the beginning of the trip to Greece here!   […]

Nepal: Where Legends Hold Truth and Heaven Meets Earth

Nepal is a nation like no other. It stands between the huge peaks of the Himalayas and the dense jungles of India. It is home to eight of the fourteen highest peaks in the Himalayas and represents some of the best hiking trails in the world. From here it is even possible to access the […]

Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Spain

The bride has been given away, the bouquet has been tossed, the cake has been eaten and the first dance has been danced and now is the most awaited part of the entire celebration; the honeymoon. What better destination can one think of than Spain? The sheer beauty and the uniqueness of the place beckon […]

7 Philippine Mountains Perfect For Novice Hikers

Mt Batulao: Philippine Mountains

Mountain hiking is a physically draining but for beginners, it should be easy, rewarding, enjoyable, and safe. A beginner’s hike should be short without difficult, uneven trails. This activity should be enjoyable with beautiful views either at the summit or along the way. So, if ever you want to try something new when you go […]

Top Pick: Your 5 Best Yellowstone Lodging Bets

Mammoth Springs Lodge

Like we mentioned before in this post, it will take you more than a day to truly explore all the natural wonders featured in the Yellowstone National Park. From the spectacular geysers to the humbling waterfalls, the park is the ultimate getaway for any nature lover. When on a Yellowstone road trip, it is a great […]

Yellowstone National Park: The 10 Things to See

Top Things to do during a visit to Yellowstone National Park

People traveling the west coast spend a lot of time exploring the California Coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. But an equally-exciting adventure is the road trip from S.F. to L.A. via Las Vegas and the Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone National Park features 3,5000 square miles of lush greens, dramatic canyons, alpine lakes […]

The Best Ways to Stay in Orlando

Disney Grand Floridian Resort

One of the biggest decisions in Orlando trip planning is where to stay.  Should you stay inside a resort?  Go to a nearby hotel?  Find cheaper accommodations or even a condo?  Perhaps you prefer to stay in a vacation home. The choice is not always an obvious one given that each lodging option has its […]

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 […]

Australia Islands You Must Visit At All Costs

Whitsunday Island - top Australia island

Australia has over eight thousand islands within its maritime boundaries. Some of these are among the most beautiful in the world. Australia islands are not only postcard-perfect, they are also surrounded by many World Heritage sites and top tourist attractions, every traveler should visit at least once in a lifetime. Out of these, we have […]

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Attractions Of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur - Family-Friendly Attractions

Kuala Lumpur is not only the capital city of ‘Malaysia, it is also one of the most family-friendly metropolises in Asia. There are many unique attractions for kids of all ages and plenty to keep them entertained. Should you be planning a family vacation in Kuala Lumpur, here are 5 amazing kid-friendly attractions you must […]