Holiday Shopping around the World

Tis the season for holiday shopping! For many, holiday shopping can be stressful. Dashing through crowds and crowds of people searching for the perfect gifts for your friends and family is definitely exhausting, so check out these amazing places around the world where you can shop for your loved ones! 1. Bond Street – London, […]

Orlando: Your Ultimate Guide Off The Beaten Path

When you think of Orlando, Florida a few things probably come to mind. A famous mouse, perhaps? A movie-centric theme park? Shamu? Yep, Orlando is famous for theme parks and attractions, but there’s more to the sunshine state. Follow my guide to lesser-known attractions, and you’ll find a new Orlando favorite while avoiding headache-inducing crowds […]

Scariest Halloween Attractions

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of costume ideas and places to go for the spookiest holiday of the year. If you dare, check out the scariest Halloween attractions! 1. Hangman’s House of Horrors Located in Fort Worth, Texas, this house of horror features Cirque de Fantomes, Hillbillies Revenge and a crazy […]

5 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Next Adventure

If you’re anything like me, traveling plays a huge role in keeping your sanity throughout your day-to-day life – followed closely by pizza and cat pictures. Okay, maybe the two are just me. Growing up throughout southern Idaho, I have found myself traveling quite often in search of new adventures. Nowadays, being a touring musician […]

Top 5 Must-Have Road Trip Apps

Must-have road trip apps: Travefy itinerary

What is better than a road trip during the summertime? We have been writing a lot about road trips lately from the iconic routes to explore around the world to the best North American road itineraries. But nobody should hit the road unprepared. From building your travel itinerary to navigating the roads with ease to […]

Top Pick: Best 5 Orlando Kid-Friendly Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Orlando kid-friendly resort

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. The little ones have been particularly nice this year and you want to treat them to something they will love and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Lincoln Group Activities to Try This Summer

Memorial Stadium Bird view

Summer. Travel season. We wait for it way too long and when it finally comes, it never lasts long enough. That is why smart vacationers start planning trips as early as possible. If you decide to take a i-80 road trip or you are one of the lucky bunch that will be attending SGA2015, we […]