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How to Use Google Flights to Find the Cheapest Tickets

The best deals vary and you should always search multiple sites for plane tickets. But the best place to start your airfare search is with Google Flights. Google Flights is fast, easy to use and has a calendar that shows you the cheapest dates quickly. It also gives you tips on whether a nearby airport…

Bratislava Worth a Day Trip from Vienna?

Thinking about a trip to Slovakia’s capital? Bratislava is probably most famous in the US for the fictitious movie Hostel, a ridiculously graphic film about a secret organization that kidnaps tourists and murders them for fun. Certainly the Slovakian tourism board was thrilled to be featured. While the city’s rough communist past contributes to mixed reviews…

The Lexington Hotel: A Romantic Stay in New York

The Big Apple is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. If overseas travelers have one American destination on their minds, the overwhelming choice is New York City. Travelers visit for world class shopping, museums, architecture, restaurants and simply to take in the contagious energy of a bustling metropolis packed with…

Most Common Scams Around the World

We’ve lived in the US, Europe, Australia and have traveled to over 50 countries. We know that people worldwide are generally good, but we’ve had some interesting encounters with shady characters who have tried to rip us off. We’ve also seen unsuspecting tourists get conned. Here are common scams around the world that we’ve personally experienced and…

Puebla, Mexico: Awesome Value Anniversary Destination

Puebla overwhelmed us with charm for our 12 year wedding anniversary in March, 2017. A beautiful town formerly colonized by the Spanish, Puebla’s architecture dates back to the 1500’s. For North Americans, it’s like traveling to Spain without the jetlag. Puebla is also one of the foodie capitals of Mexico, along with Oaxaca and the…