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How to Survive an Airport Layover

Airport layover


As someone who’s been to a few places, I’d like to thank Maria for allowing me to share some tips about how to make your trip a bit more enjoyable. If you’re planning a trip on a budget, you may want to consider reading their article 20 Ways to Fly Cheap – How to Save on Airline Tickets? after you finish here.

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How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 2 – San Diego ZOO (Gallery)

We continued our adventure in San Diego with visiting the famous Zoo. Make sure to arrive early, as it get’s crowded. I also recommend purchasing tickets in advance – online. You will receive a map at the gates.

The Zoo is very large in size, so in order to enjoy all the animals, more than one day is needed. We managed to squeeze most of it in one day due to tight schedule. There is an option to use tour bus inside the zoo, which may be a good idea if you are not into long walks. Luckily there is enough shade to hide from the sun.

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How to spend 3 days in San Diego: Part 1 – SeaWorld

One of the best attractions in San Diego is certainly SeaWorld. This amazing park has tons of attractions, not to mention all the great shows. The park is quite big, so it’s best to arrive early. This way you can secure good parking as well.

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20 Ways how to save on airline tickets

Getting super discount airline tickets is difficult these days, as airline seem to fill their seats pretty well. There are some tricks, however, that may help getting the lowest possible rates.

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3 months of madness working at Berlin hostel

How it started and how did I end up working at Berlin hostel?

The madness started on a boring and cold February morning, when I departed my home town and went on a long bus ride, heading for Berlin from the town of my studies. It was time for internship at the university, my second year living in Germany. I had never been to the capital before, so journey itself was very promising. It was supposed to be one day trip, I was planning on spending just a few hours in the city of my dreams, and my goal was to attend an interview for an intern position at one of Berlin’s youth hostels.

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Planning first American roadtrip: Arizona, California, Nevada

As time is getting closer to a moment, when our flight will take off, it is a good idea to think about the itinerary. The trip is 2 weeks long and covers a lot of ground. As a first time visit, there is a number of must-see cities and sights. Before hitting the road, we will spend our first night in San Francisco, as that is where our plane from London lands. The hotel we booked is located near the SFO Airport and cost us 70$/night. The next morning we will catch a flight with Southwest Airlines down to Phoenix, Arizona. This airline has some impressive offers, our rate was 60$/person for mentioned flight! Once we land in Phoenix, a rough plan looks like this:

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How to get hotel discounts and negotiate better rates

how to get cheap hotel rates
My friends often wonder how I manage to book such great hotel discounts and deals and where do I find cheap hotel rates. It is usually my responsibility to take care of our accommodation, no matter where we go. There is no big secret, not really. Booking the best deal takes time and patience. I am happy to share my strategy of getting hotel discounts in this post.

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Tenerife holidays – your affordable alternative!

Why Tenerife holidays? Here are the best reasons why this island will be an ideal choice!

  1. Short Flight time. For most European cities 3-4 hours of flight time, easy to get around with daily bus operations to and from South Airport  to your Tenerife holidays hotel. Many low cost carriers like RyanAir, Norwegian Air or EasyJet fly there nowadays.
  2. Affordable accommodation. Assuming you are booking well in advance, there are plenty of options. Particularly popular are apartments and studios with fully equipped kitchen. It is easy to find grocery stores around the corner and the food is inexpensive. Everything you need for a perfect Tenerife holidays!
  3. Exciting tours. Have a look around in Playa de Las Americas – you may find numerous private companies who will take you on a tour around the island. Prices vary depending on the operator, but generally are rather low for guided tours.
  4. Easy to explore on your own. It is easy to rent a car if you are over 24 and have had a valid license for at least 2 years. The roads are in perfect condition and the traffic is not too tight.

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Let’s go to Saaremaa!

It was a rainy morning, when we finally reached Virtsu harbour on our way to Saaremaa island. There was an hour and half until our ferry, so we got ourselves hot coffee at a local cafe. It’s going to be an awesome weekend, I thought. Already it was starting out pretty well – almost no traffic, beautiful landscapes, nice smooth roads. Ferry ride to Muhu island was going to take about 30 minutes, price: 8,40€ for the car and 3€/person. In fact it was really quick ride, just enough to have a quick walk through the small vessel. They do offer some snacks, in case somebody is hungry.

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How to spend a weekend in Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia and the biggest city in the Baltic’s. It is located between Estonia (to the North) and Lithuania (to the South). Due to it’s location and dense population it has always been a magnet for artists and musicians – many shows, concerts, club events are only held here every month. The easiest way to reach Riga is by Air – many low cost airlines fly here (like Ryan Air, Easy Jet). Latvia has it’s own airline called AirBaltic. Tourism is well developed and Latvians are happy to meet and greet new people. Every year, summer festivals are held in Jurmala – coastal town just 30 minutes from Riga.

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