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Awesome Trips For Solo Female Travellers

Whether you are in a group or alone, travelling can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But it is not without its hassles or even dangerous. That is why it is best to be clued up before you go, and have a plan for any sticky situations that you might get in. Read on to find out more.

Pre-Holiday Prep

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Sometimes it hard to be women. At least, there always seems more to do before a trip away than if you are a man. First of all, you need to get prepped with a tan. Use the fake stuff it’s much safer. Also if you are travelling for a long time consider getting your legs and underarms waxed. Then you won’t have the hassle of trying to shave them while you are away.

It can also be a not often an inconvenience if ‘Aunt Flow’ comes to visit while you are on your trip. If you don’t fancy having to deal with this in an unfamiliar place, then you will need to take some medication to prevent this from happening. Medicines like utovlan can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days so you can have a hassle-free holiday. You don’t even need a prescription to get some.

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It is very common for female travellers to go solo these days, but safety can still be a concern. But you shouldn’t let this stop you from fulfilling your dreams or seeing the places on your bucket list. If you are concerned about your safety, there are a few tips and tricks that you can do.

Firstly if you are worried about being hassled by strange men, wear a fake wedding ring. You can even have a fake picture of your husband in your wallet to get rid of unwanted admirers. If they persist, despite showing them this, then make your way to the nearest hotel desk and make the receptionist aware that they are hassling you. You can either wait there until they give up, get the concierge to call the police or to order a cab so you can use go straight to your accommodation.

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Another great tip is to try not to look too much like a tourist. This may be hard if you are in small rural place. But can be a lot easier if you are in a big city, which a wide range of people.

Instead of carrying your trusty guide book with you everywhere, use apps on your phone like Google maps. Remember you can plug in your earphones, and your directions will interrupt any music that you are playing as and when you need them. To others is just looks like you are listening to your tunes, and you know where you’re going!

Making Friends

Who doesn’t love to come back from a trip without making a friend or two on holiday? It is always nice to meet someone new? But there are a few things you need to consider as a solo female traveler when making new friends.

The first is that once you join a group, it’s really easy to just go along with what they group wants. That is fine as long as they are seeing the sights that you want to and doing the stuff that is on your list. But if not you might want to think twice about being a member of the group.

Remember it would be a real shame to have come all that way to see certain things to end up looking around places that you are not that bothered about. Just to keep the group happy. Of course, sometimes it can work in your favour. As they know about a hidden treasure, you would have never of thought to look at yourself, which can turn out to be the highlight of your trip!

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You also need to be aware of the safety factor of meeting random people abroad or even using travelling meet up sites. There is no need to be paranoid, and most people are who they say they are and have honourable intentions. But there is that small percentage that aren’t, and you need to put a system in place to ensure that you are safe.

If you are meeting up with someone, you don’t know well, let someone at home know where you are going and who with. Send a picture of them if possible, so make sure you have data roaming. Also, let them know what time you will be home and that you will contact them when you get in. Then they will know to raise the alarm if they have not heard from you at the specific time.

The perfect combination between sports and travel

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Do you like playing sports, especially football? Do you like meeting new people and seeing new places? Well, now you can travel and play your favorite sport as well. This is possible with the help of sport tours, which means that you will travel in the country and abroad, and enjoy football competitions. Not as a spectator, of course, but as a player. If you have a young enthusiastic football player in the family, he will simply love such an opportunity. This way, school football tours will be more exciting and will be organized in the best possible conditions. Your little sportsperson will simply love the idea of participating at a football camp, where he can travel, play, practice, and have fun.

As a parent, you probably wonder why you should opt for such a football tour. First of all, encouraging the practice of sports is the best way to keep our children healthy. Who knows, maybe your boy will even end up making a career out of it. But, with the right travel agency, which is experienced in organizing such travel camps, you have nothing to worry about. The best arrangement and most modern facilities will be a part of these sport camps, for the safety and comfort of your young football player. Every child will have the opportunity to travel in his home country, or even abroad, to play football, have the best training sessions, and enjoy real football tournaments. He will feel like a genuine professional football player, seeing new places and meeting new people all the time.

Playing a sport like football can be incredible for the development of a child, both from a physical and mental point of view. When the child does it with passion as well, the feeling of accomplishment is even higher. Being a part of a team means to learn incredible social skills, communication skills, how to work as a team, and how to collaborate with the other team members. Also, practicing a sport means to be organized, disciplined, and respectful, all these skills being extremely useful in his adult life as well. So even if he will not turn out to become a successful football player, these football tours will help your child in a great manner, teaching him how to be successful as an adult, regardless what he will do in his life. You should allow your child to enjoy professionally organized school football tours, for the sake of doing physical movement and for the fun of playing his favorite sport. The young one will thank you for making such a choice, after he will return from his amazing football trip.

Tenerife – the perfect getaway

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Is your summer vacation coming soon and you have no idea where to go yet? Well, there is one suggestion that will stir your interest. If you haven’t visited Tenerife yet, perhaps you should do it this summer, as you will not feel sorry for making such a decision. This gorgeous destination is found in the Canary Islands, being an exotic place where the sun is at home, where palm trees decorate the surroundings, and where blue waters and waves are welcoming you murmuring easily. It is exactly what you need to relax, unwind, and enjoy the sun just enough to allow your skin to soak in some Vitamin D.

What can you do in Tenerife? First of all, you will love checking out the beaches on the island, because you will love sitting in the sun, relaxing, and swimming. The beaches in Tenerife offer stunning views in the back, with unique vegetation entwined with the image of the city, and bright blue waters in the front. In case you get enough of relaxing in the sun, you can always opt for a variety of water sports, for some excitement.

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You can also lounge on board of a sailboat, looking at the dolphins that will dancer around you in the water and, if you are lucky, you may even see some pilot whales. Such experiences will definitely offer you unforgettable memories. And, if you love snorkelling or plan on trying it, you can easily do it in Tenerife, the crystal clear waters and rich marine ecosystem providing the best backgrounds for such an activity.

The city will also offer you a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops, swimming pools and lounge areas, so it is less likely to get bored here. But, most certainly you won’t end up spending too much time in the city, being called back by the serenity and tranquillity you find near the shoreline, on the beach, away from the town’s centre.

Are you wondering where to stay in Tenerife? Well, the area is filled with hotels, but probably you would enjoy more a chic and private villa in Tenerife. To find villas with the best prices and offers in the area, just check out Clickstay and find one that suits your preferences best. On this site, you will find accommodation that will have all the comfort you need, plus it will allow you to pick something that will fit your budget as well. So, having all these ingredients, you will definitely have an unforgettable vacation in Tenerife, just the way you wished it to be. Make the most of the dreamy Canary island whilst you have the chance!

London Hen-Party Night

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Did one of your girl friends announced the coming of a hen-party? Better yet, did she asked you to help her out with its organization? Well, then you know that a party to remember should be held in London. Here, you will have everything you need, from clubs to restaurants, anything you may want to do is available in London. You and your friends are outside of London? You shouldn’t worry, because you can find accommodation, according to budget and preferences, by simply visiting Travelstay. So don’t miss the opportunity to have an unforgettable hen-party, because now you know what to do for all of your friends involved.

Now that you have the accommodation covered, you will need to find a suitable location for the party. All the best venues have online sites and contacts, so it will be very easy to look at their offer or even give them a call to make the arrangements and discuss details, like booking a date. Of course, when considering the location, menu, drinks, prices, do have a general meeting before anything is settled.

This is a group party, so everybody’s opinion should be listened, if you want the party to be successful. After all, you are all friends, and you wouldn’t like to break this beautiful friendship relationship.

It is up to you, and the rest of the girl friends involved if the “hen” will be a part of organizing the party or it is going to be a total surprise. Still, either way, try not to do something that will embarrass the future bride. Since you are her friends, most certainly you will know what she enjoys and what she disapproves. You can do something out of the ordinary, but without making her live unwanted moments. It is her party, so it should be done according to her style as much as possible.

You can make it a themed party, or anything you will all enjoy, because the point of this party is quality time spent together with your best friends, before getting married. So that doesn’t mean you will just grab dinner and have some wine. It should be something fun, just like in the days you were young and restless, but without something too compromising.

 

The best honeymoon destinations

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The honeymoon is the best way to celebrate your new married status and enjoy some peace and relaxation, after the stress produced by organizing the perfect wedding. But, it is true that weddings don’t come cheap, so you probably don’t have left that much money to go on your dream honeymoon. You probably would like somewhere far away, on an exotic island, sipping cocktails and being shaded by a palm tree. Well, you deserve to go there and make your dream come true because only once in your lifetime you can enjoy a honeymoon. For this, you can access holiday loans offered for such purposes, so your dream honeymoon can become a reality. Now that we covered the financial issue let’s see what the best honeymoon destinations are.

The first choice in the list is Camino Real, Acapulco, for the incredible weather, warm throughout the year, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. John and Jackie Kennedy spent their honeymoon here back in the days, but the destination is as famous today for honeymoons as it was back then. Even if the views are stunning and beach nearby, Acapulco is an affordable destination, in comparison with others. Restaurants are available for exquisite dining and clubs for having fun after night falls. If you want to have breathtaking views during your honeymoon, visit Fairmont Chateau, at Lake Louise, Canada. The destination is perfect if you enjoy spending time up in the mountains and practicing winter sports. Lake Louise is fed by a glacier, so the temperatures here are chillier. But, the hotels has a spa for pampering, romantic sleigh rides into the nearby forests, and a setting you will never forget. Not to mention that you get to cuddle up near a fireplace in the evening.

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Do you want something more exotic? Then try Amankila, in Indonesia. The place is translated as being the “peaceful hill”, and it is, so it is perfect if you want to relax and enjoy your time. For an ultimate honeymoon experience, it is recommended to book the deluxe pool suite, if you wish to have a pool just for yourself and your lover. Besides this, you will love the culture and multiple temples of the area. If you want a luxurious and wild honeymoon at the same time, visit the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. All the bungalows are constructed on the water, so you will be able to see fishes swim under the glass panels of the bungalow’s floor. The views are simply stunning, activities charming and you get the chance to spoil yourself at the spa.

10 Things Travellers Must do to Stay Safe

Staying safe as a traveller is a must. Although there’s so much fun to be had when travelling, it’s important you stay safe. You do want to be spontaneous and try new things, but you don’t want to be careless. Here are 10 things travellers must do to stay safe:

Stay in Touch With Friends/Family

Make sure you stay in touch with your friends and family if possible. You should call, send texts, or Skype with them so they know that you’re OK. If you plan on doing something particularly adventurous, it might be wise to text them to let them know. This is especially important if you’re doing it alone.

Leave a Note in Hotel Rooms

You’re always going to make friends when travelling, but you can’t always trust people you’ve just met. This is why it’s important you leave a note in your hotel room to let people know where you’ve gone and when you should be expected back. If anything should happen, it’s likely somebody will raise the alarm.

Keep Money and Documents Safe

You’re going to have lots of money and documents on you when travelling, so you need to make sure you keep them safe. Wear a money belt, and make sure you keep money in different places, just incase. Don’t flash your money around wherever you go. Make sure you have copies of your important documents too.

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Write Down Emergency Numbers

Write down emergency numbers in the area, just incase anything should happen to your mobile phone. Keep these numbers safe with your documents. It might even be wise to keep some emergency money with them, in case you need to use a phone box or buy a card. People back home should have emergency numbers too.

Get Insurance

Insurance is essential, especially if you plan on doing adventurous things while you travel. You’ll need to be sure the level of insurance you get suits the things you plan on doing.

Apply for an EHIC

Apply for an EHIC to make sure you get the same treatment as a local in the area you’re travelling. You can see Ukehic to learn more about this card. Bear in mind that it only works in certain countries.

Research Safety Precautions to Take in the Area

There are going to be different safety precautions you should take depending on the area, so make sure you do your research.

Be on Your Guard

Be on your guard for scams and people who might not be genuine. Be open to making friends, but if something feels wrong, it probably is.

Have a Story in Your Head

Sometimes, it can help to have a story in your head for when locals ask questions. This is true especially for lone female travellers. You may be asked where your husband is. It’s always safer to make up a fake husband and somewhere he may be, rather than revealing you are alone.

Don’t Drink too Much

You must keep your wits about you when travelling, so don’t drink too much. Know when enough is enough!

Stay safe and you’ll have the best time.

60 funny facts about Romania. Dracula’s country through the eyes of a brazilian

Fernando Castilho Cintra is one of the many tourists who found Romania interesting enough to visit it and to have a great time here. However, this tourist was really special. Beside the fact that he took interest in Romanian culture and people, he wrote a really interesting review, of his time in Romania, on Facebook. His 60 funny facts about Romania have quickly become viral. So, for the sake of sharing his experience in Romania with you guys, here is what he wrote:

”Exactly 1 month ago I was arriving in Brazil. So here it goes: 60 things I learned by living in Romania!

PS: Pay attention to what down here is a joke and what is not.

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1 – Dracula is a vampire outside Romania.

2 – The same dude, Vlad Tepes, is a national hero.

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3 – While vampires drink blood, the real red thing I loved to drink was Visinata.

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4 – Another devilish drink is Tuica, Hungarians call it palinka, but it is the same thing.

5 – Most moldavians, muntenians and others have no idea what happens with Hungarians in Ardeal

6 – Romanians smoke an absurd amount of cigarettes. They smoke inside their houses, restaurants, and even shopping malls.

7 – Romanians always take of their shoes when entering home
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8 – I believe Romanians prefer to keep their floor clean rather than their lungs.

9 – Travelling in Romania is one of the best memories I have. Rivers, canyons, hills, mountains… They have it all

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10 – While travelling in Romania you will go through Romanian roads. They are in good condition, but they have an absurd amount of curves.

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11 – Also when travelling in Romania, you might want to pee. But worry not; there are so many houses by the side of the roads that it’s easier to end up in a bathroom than behind some bushes.

12 – Maramures is a happy place. Happy people, happy costumes, happy colours, even happy cemetery

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13 – The only thing that isn’t happy in Maramures are shepherd dogs. They are not happy. They don’t like you. Run.

14 – In fact, unless you are inside a city, whenever you see a dog in Romania, run.

15 – Another tactic is to always carry mici with you. As I’m vegetarian, I wouldn’t mind giving mici to dogs.

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16 – As a matter of fact, as a vegetarian in Romanian I can definitely say: Romanians love meat

17 – Sarmale, tocanita, slanina, carnati… you have it all, meat eaters.

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18 – Romanians have soup every single day of their lives.

19 – Taxis in Romania are ridiculously cheap. In Bucharest they can cost as low as 1,29 per km.

20 – Another extremely easy way to go around is Hitch-hiking. Romanians do it, and give it in return.

21 – Romanians also expect you to pay for giving you a ride. You can, of course say “nu am bani” before hopping in, but you can get a frustrated driver to shout “INCHIDE USA” at your sorry moneyless face. (true story)

22 – My favourite mean of transportation though was by inter-regio train. They are cheap, comfortable, on time and often not crowded.

23 – However, you can end up inside a 12 hours train trip from Suceava to Mures back from New Year’s holiday. Then you will know what “crowded” really means. (true story)

24 – Romanians love skiing.

25 – Skiing in Romania is absurdly cheap.

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26 – It took me 3 full days to be taught how to ski. Skiing is not for Brazilians or tropical countries inhabitants.

27 – Once you learn, though, you will love it and open another door to my favourite part of Romania: Mountains

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28 – Romania has the most beautiful scenarios I’ve seen so far in my life. All of them from mountain tops.

29 – Romanian mountains have incredibly well signed paths for hikers, cabanas for travellers to stay overnight and places for the more audacious to camp.

30 – By now you should have guessed that doing such a trip will be absurdly cheap.

31 – Interesting though is that many Romanians have never been to such mountains.

32 – Even more interesting is that Romanians will often overestimate some rather average places (e.g. Mamaia or Bucovina Monasteries) and underestimate awesome places (e.g. Bucharest).

33 – Bucharest is a great city. Sure it has no such architecture as Budapest, Krakow or other eastern European cities, but it has the museums, parks and nightlife that few others have

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34 – People say there are many stray dogs in Bucharest.

35 – I had more dogs chasing me in any given day by bike that I had during a week in Bucharest.

36 – Truly, I didn’t see stray dogs in Bucharest.

37 – Romanian language is beautiful. It sounds beautiful and is achievable for Brazilians to learn

38 – “Cu carne de vaca nu se moare de foame”…. And my Google chrome translator thought I was writing in Portuguese.

39 – However, the most obscure part or Romanian language is Dativ.

40 – AHHHHHH DAAAATIIIIV!!!!

41 – You can say “mi-e foame” “mi-e sete” “mi-e somn”….. but you can’t say “mi-e oboseala”.

42 – AAAAHHH DATIIIIIV!!!!

43 – Romanians talk with their shoulders. Observe it! When someone says “pai, nu stiu…”.

44 – Follow the same exercise mentioned above and observe their mouths and the chin.

45 – Hungarians won’t admit, but they have THE Romanian accent. The way of saying “nu stiu” is the same of saying “nem tudom”

46 – My preferred way of practising Romanian is with drivers that have me a ride by the road.

47 – They would often say what the hell am I doing in such a country if am Brazilian.

48 – These drivers didn’t know that Romanian healthcare system is great, it has a lower murder rate than Norway and is the fastest growing economy from eastern European countries.

49 – Generally Romanians complain about Romania. They will find a way to complain about it. Politics, economy, society…

50 – They are wrong.

51 – I learned what 4 seasons mean: Hot summers, cool autumns, cold winters and fresh springs.

52 – Romania has all the 4 seasons with two huge advantages from northern countries: In winters they have sun. In summer it’s not cloudy.

53 – Romania has a nice wildlife: Dears can be seen frequently, black goats can be seen on occasion (been there done that), bears and wolves are invisible
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54 – The closest we’ve been to a bear was its footprints

55 – Romanians are Latin in language, but not as Latin in blood.

56 – When you enter an office, you have to shake hands with the men but you just wave to the women.

57 – Romanians expected that me as a Brazilian would play football really well… Terrible mistake

58 – For months after the world cup I would hear “so, do you like Germany” from people. Go to hell…

59 – Most Romanians at their 18’s have two dreams in mind: 1 – Moving to the UK. 2- Moving to any other country that isn’t Romania.

60 – While Romanians dream to leave, I dream once I will come back.”

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Family Day Out Ideas for the Kids

Now that the summer holidays have arrived, every parent is on the lookout for ways to keep the kids occupied. While us mums love having our little ones home with us, it can be a bit of a struggle keeping them entertained for six weeks.

However, that being said, it is possible, it just takes a bit of creative thinking that’s all. As well as having days at home baking, getting crafty and watching movies, it’s important that you also plan a few fun days out.

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In case you are feeling a little stuck for inspiration when it comes to planning days out that the kids will love, I thought I would share a few ideas with you. For all my favourite day out ideas, keep reading, below:

Take a trip to the beach

Kids love the beach, so if the sun is shining, why not pack up the car and head to the beach? Beaches are great fun and have so much to do that the kids will never be bored. From building sand castles and swimming in the sea to having donkey rides and watching Punch and Judy, there’s always lots to do.

One of the best things about taking a trip to the beach is that it isn’t an expensive day out. All you need to pay for is the fuel to get there, the parking, and your picnic food, and that’s it. So, even if money is tight, a trip to the beach is the perfect family day out.

Visit a theme park

For us mums, theme parks may not be the most exciting of places. However, kids absolutely love going to theme parks, so they are the perfect place for a family day out.

The best thing about taking the kids for a day trip to a theme park is that there are so many to choose from. From Thorpe Park and Alton Towers to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Drayton Manor, there are lots of options. So, however old your children are, there will be a theme park that is perfect for them.

Go for a bike ride and picnic

Around the UK, there are various off-road cycle paths that are ideal for a family bike ride. So, if the weather is warm, pack up a picnic basket and head out for a family day of cycling.

Just make sure to map your route in advance to ensure that you have chosen a route that is completely off the roads, so it is safe for your little ones. To find the best local cycling routes for families in your area, have a look online and do some research.

Spend the day at a water park

Many of the UK’s water parks are only open seasonally, so make sure to make the most of them by planning a day out to your closest park. If your kids are young, it’s best to opt for a park that has heated water so that they don’t get chilly while splashing about.

Most water parks have various slides and play areas, including areas for teens and adults, children, and babies and toddlers. So no matter how old your children are, the whole family should have a great time.

Keeping the kids occupied during the summer holidays isn’t always easy. However, by planning a few fun days out, you can make it much easier for yourself.

Tips That Inexperienced Travelers Need to Know

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Have you dreamed of traveling and now you finally have the money to do it? If this is the case, you are about to begin an amazing journey where you will see and experience foods, cultures and sights that you could never have imagined. However, traveling is not something that you should do without careful consideration. There are many things you need to think about before you leave on your trip, as well as after you arrive at your destination. If you fail to plan your trip properly, it could result in a multitude of problems that ruin your overall travel experience. Here are some useful tips that inexperienced travelers need to know.

1. Plan a budget

Planning a budget for traveling is not as easy as it sounds. While you know going in how much your plane tickets and hotel rooms are going to cost, there are many other expenses which are hard to plan for. Budgeting for food and transportation are difficult to do, especially if you only have a rough idea of where you will be going and what you will be doing on your trip. If you go to a foreign country, the exchange rate is something that confuses many people. Find out what the current exchange rate is in your destination country before you leave on your trip. It is important for you to know how much your money is going to be worth.

2. Money

You will need to think about how you will be paying for things when you are on your trip. When people go overseas, they often bring traveler’s checks with them. Some also bring large amounts of cash. While traveler’s checks are a safe way to pay for things when you are abroad, they can also be cumbersome, inconvenient and easy to lose. Also, you can’t use a traveler’s check to pay for everything. For example, if you want to take a bus, taxi or subway, you will need to pay for that in cash. Therefore, you should simply withdraw money using your ATM card whenever you are in need of some money. You would be wise to only withdraw it in amounts that are small. This is because most banks charge special fees when a person withdraws money in a foreign country. The larger the withdrawal, the larger the fee. Another reason to only take a small amount of money from the ATM is to protect yourself. You are in a strange city, so you could get robbed. If you only carry small amounts of cash, getting robbed or losing your wallet or purse will not be a devastating event.

3. Take looking for a hotel very seriously

Do not simply book a room at the first hotel you come across that is located in your destination city. You can save money on hotels in Honolulu by devoting a few hours of your time to researching hotels. The time you spend doing this will be worth it in the long run. Keep your budget in mind when you are comparing room rates. If you have kids with you and you are on a limited budget, it might be necessary to have them sleep in your room. The money you can save by doing this is significant, especially on a long trip.

This article was contributed by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, a complete travel platform that allows you to do everything from comparing charter flights and train rides, to finding the best resort hotels and Airbnb rentals.

The Best European Cities for a Weekend Break

Sometimes you just need to get away for the weekend. And although you can go to London, Edinburgh or perhaps Cornwall, you might want to explore further afield. It feels more like a proper holiday when you go over the Channel, even if it’s only for a couple of days. There are lots of cities on the continent to explore, and it doesn’t matter whether the weather is being kind for your trip. If it’s sunny, you can walk around or lie on a beach, but if not there’s always food, drink and other activities. When you go away for the weekend, you want plenty of fun and excellent value. So check out these top European destinations for a weekend break.

Paris

For a classic weekend away, you can’t beat a trip to Paris. You can take the ferry or train, and take a car or leave it behind. Book yourself and whoever comes with you into a chic boutique hotel. After you’ve checked in, you can go looking for somewhere for dinner. With so many restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Spend your evenings out on the town, enjoying the food and drink. During the day, you can take in some culture or get in some shopping.

Prague

If you would rather have something different, Prague is another popular destination for a weekend break. Beer lovers will want to make it their second home and could spend the weekend moving from pub to pub. Visit one of the cities museums if you want to learn more about its history or admire the antique shopping arcades, and perhaps buy a souvenir. At night, there’s plenty of live music, especially if you’re a fan of jazz.

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Bruges

This Belgian city might not be the first place you think of when you want to get away. But it’s easily accessible by Eurostar, ferry or flight, and it’s a beautiful city. Once you’ve booked your hotel or apartment using Venere or a similar site, you can plan your weekend. Take a boat ride through the city people often call Little Venice, and see the magnificent belfry in the square. You could buy a waffle for an authentic Belgian experience, drink plenty of beer, or just spend the weekend pigging out on chocolate.

Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful place, and the perfect destination to visit with your best friends. If you love art and especially architecture, you’ll be captivated by the city. But there’s plenty of other things to do if that’s not your thing. Spend some time lounging on the beach with a cocktail and some ice cream or sample some tapas on a tapas crawl. The nightlife is fantastic too, so you’ll have plenty of fun out on the town. If you want to take in as much of the city as possible in a couple of days, go on a walking tour, hop on a bus or sign yourself up for a Segway tour.

There are lots of possibilities for a quick weekend break, whether you want to drive, fly or take a train or coach. There’s something for everyone all over Europe, from beaches to beer.

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