How I’m Paying for a Family Trip to the UK in July

My husband and I are taking our two children to the U.K. for two weeks in July. We’ll spend the first half of our trip in London, York, and the English Lake District before heading to Loch Lomond, Inverness, and Edinburgh in Scotland for the second half of our trip. We …

All-Inclusive Resorts vs. Cruising: Which Is More Frugal?

Since I frequently travel with my kids and prefer to keep things easy, I really love cruising and all-inclusive resorts. Both options make it easy to budget and pay for your trip without a ton of surprises, and both can be booked in one of my favorite regions of the …

Berlin in summer: 5 easy ways to cool down

Berlin in summer: 5 easy ways to cool down

Summer in Berlin is glorious, but the heat can really get to you when the temperatures really start to rise. Air conditioning is virtually unheard of (including in hotels in Berlin), and the subways and buses start feeling more like saunas. When the thermometer starts rising, try these popular ways …

Why Prices Go Up in Countries That Were Cheap

Why Prices Go Up in Countries That Were Cheap

The cheapest places to travel around the world are still a bargain, don’t worry. The 5th edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations will have more of them this time too, thanks to improving infrastructure in the Balkans and a few currency exchange declines. This doesn’t mean prices stay constant though …

One Phrase You Should Stop Using If You Use Points and Miles

Travel credit cards let you earn points and miles that can be used to save money on travel or pay for exorbitant travel expenses most couldn’t normally afford. I have personally redeemed miles for airfare and hotel stays that would have cost me thousands of dollars, and for that I …