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Cheapest way to travel inside Europe [closed]

I'm visiting Europe soon, and I need some advice for transportation inside Europe on an extremely low budget. I probably will spend many days there, so I want to visit as many countries as I can. ...
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When should I book my hotel if prices are inflated due to a major event?

My problem: I recently booked a business trip about three months out, noticing slightly too late that there's a huge event (Formula 1 race) happening in town the previous weekend and all the remotely ...
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How to manage a longer transit location in a cheaper way

I want to go from Canada to some countries in Europe, but I found pages like Google Flights, Orbitz, Cheapoair, Flight-Hub that can help you to book a CHEAP VERY CHEAP flight!!! Awesome! Many of these ...
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Cheapest long distance rail routes in Europe [closed]

Which rail routes in Europe over 100km are typically the lowest cost per km? Answers don't need to be precise of course, as prices will change with season and other factors. And answers should not ...
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How to find budget accommodation in Iran?

I usually stay in hostels or guest houses when travelling, it is much easier to meet people than in hotels and usually cheaper too. Coming up is a trip through Iran and the usual suspects like ...
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How does “Fuel Dumping” work?

Recently, I saw a lot of blog post, forum posts etc on Fuel Dumping. For me it seemed like you can book a flight with high fuel charges, and then add another unrelated leg to the flight that you not ...
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is 300 euros enough for a month in Portugal [closed]

I am a student and I got a scholarship to live in Portugal (lisbon) for 9 months, the scholarship covers the accomodation and the health protection and the books for the university and the fee for ...
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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The last time I flew into JFK, I took the "free" AirTrain from the terminal out to the subway. I was rather surprised and annoyed, on getting to the subway transfer, to discover that it wasn't free ...
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Cheap but comfortable way to get from Kingston, ON, Canada to Toronto?

At end of August I have to go from Kingston, ON in Canada to Toronto. I'm looking for the cheapest way to get there, that has a least some comfort. So I don't want to hitchhike, but taking the train, ...
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Railcard and Oyster card for traveling in London/England

I will be visiting London soon and when I look up the details for travelling on public transport there I would like some advice about those 'discount' available. To travel within London, it appear to ...
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Cheapest ways to get from Charleroi to Brussels Midi?

I'm thinking of going to FOSDEM (last weekend in January) and my cheapest plane connection is by the Charleroi airport. It seems that I would pay just about the price of plane tickets again for the ...
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How can I get to Gatwick Airport from London at 5am?

A friend has booked some cheap flights that mean we need to be at Gatwick airport at 5am to catch our flight. We can stay in London the night before, but how can we get there as cheaply as possible? ...
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What is the best option for public transportation in Rome, in terms of cost and public transport coverage?

I am going to Rome in 40 hours, and I need to know what is the best option for the public transportation. I know that in Rome just two main metro lines (actually three, but the last one doesn't go to ...
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Travelling from Germany to Iran

Travelling from Germany to Iran, I'm looking for the cheapest but comfortable way. One idea is to travel to Turkey then going to Iran form there. There are many flights with reasonable price for ...
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Stealth camping in France

Can I use the French aires to camp overnight? I have a VW Transporter van with a bed, 2 dogs, a camping stove and bottled water and loo bottle. I want to be safe but I don't need the constraints of a ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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Possibility and price of getting to Lord Howe Island by sea?

I'm having trouble finding details of getting to Lord Howe Island other than by the expensive flights. Wikipedia implies that the ship that brings supplies can also carry passengers, and searching ...
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What's the cheapest place I can get a high-rise view in New York City? [closed]

I'm spending a night in New York City on the way to DC this May. Growing up in the suburbs, I've always wanted to get a view like this from my hotel room (the church is irrelevant I just liked the ...
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Cheap places to park a car in Barcelona?

I would like to go to Barcelona by car and I'm looking for cheap ways to park my car for about 6 hours. I have already been to Barcelona and I parked my car for 10 hours of parking of Arc De Triomf ...
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Recently I've heard a friend of mine talking about doing a silk route trip from South India all the way to the U.K. on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The way he explained it, people purchase a brand new ...
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Are there any do-it-yourself penguin sighting tours on Phillip Island, Australia?

Penguins are a known attraction on Phillip Island. I know there are organised paying penguin sighting tours, such as the Penguin Parade. Is this the only way to see penguins on the island? Are there ...
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How to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow?

I'd like to visit Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ. Is it possible to visit both places the same day? How much time should I stay in each place? What trains/buses have to take from central ...
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Are there free snorkeling sites in Cuba outside of Varadero and Cayos?

One of our favourite activities when travelling is diving. I've been reading about good snorkeling sites, but all require a tax to access to the beach or are located in the expensive touristic areas ...
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What's the cheapest stable route to cross the Pacific? [closed]

One of the most difficult parts planning a round-the-world trip is figuring out how to cross the Pacific Ocean. If you have a big budget that's not a problem, but if you're trying to save each penny ...
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Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?

I am planning a trip to Asia and then back to Rio. The thing is that I am traveling on flexible dates, so I am thinking of buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong, and I was planning to do the same when ...
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Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
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Are there any comprehensive spas (“wellness”) in Prague?

I'm thinking of very nice experiences I have had in Grimbergen and Boetfort in Belgium. These spas had heated indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas of various temperatures and ...
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Cheapest destination for a white Christmas starting from Sydney?

What is the cheapest destination for a white Christmas, starting from Sydney? To narrow this down: we should be reasonably assured of snow on or around Christmas (say 90% chance) it should be in a ...
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Safe place to store luggage for 5 days in Sofia, Bulgaria

My family will be in Sofia, Bulgaria mid March 2016. During our stay in Sofia we are travelling to the UK for a 6 day 'side trip' but will then return to Sofia before finally travelling home to ...
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South Africa for students [closed]

I've planned to travel to South Africa this year, around August. I've joined a group of 6 friends of mine and actually we're in the dark about everything that concerns security, prices and guides in ...
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Cheapest season to go to South Africa from North America

What is the cheapest season/months to visit South Africa from North America? How can one best take advantage of "low" season offers? Looking at South African Airlines, summer flight fares (June - ...
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Getting from Colombo international airport to Anuradhapura

I am looking for a budget option of getting to Anuradhapura straight from the Colombo international airport. I haven't purchased a plane ticket yet but I am planning to time my arrival before late ...
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About inter-city and inter-country bus services in Europe

I am planning a month-long trip in mid-June to Europe; mainly Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain in that order. I'll like to know about a bus service that I can use while in a country, and to travel ...
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Where to safely park a car in Hamburg for few days?

I am driving to Hamburg in few days and will stay there three days. Is there s any public, safe parking not far from the city centre? Otherwise, is there any private parking having good prices for ...
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When does Emirates release its economy saver tickets?

I'm on the Emirates website and I'm looking at ticket booking, as far into the future as the website will allow me, and the Economy Saver tickets are showing as all booked up. I'm guessing that this ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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How to make cheapest calls from France (Mobile) to India (Mobile)?

If you are reading this then you know that today there are more than a million calling service providers. After searching for a sometime now I know, which ones not to choose, for various reasons like ...
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Public Transportation, cheapest route from Newburgh, to Potsdam, NY?

I lack the ability to drive and need to leave Newburgh, New York and travel to Potsdam, New York on a personal trip. How can I do this more effectively than traveling to New York city port authority( ...
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Is it true that I should delete search history and cookies when booking flights online?

I often hear that you should delete your search history, cookies and if possible change your IP when looking for flights online. The reason is that otherwise airline websites know that you're really ...
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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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What unusual means of public/share transportation exist around the world?

I wanted to ask about all possible means of transportation, but buses and trains are too obvious, so this question is about those specific only to few cultural regions or a certain place. I am ...
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Is there a website that lists budget airlines for each country?

I'm looking for a list of budget airlines for each country. Is there anything like that?
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Discounts on US Airlines Flights?

I am signed up to get Southwest Airline's discount emails. Once they had 40% off all flights and I do see that they frequently have good discounts, deals, etc. Do other airlines such as United, ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia?

What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia? I found several flights mostly from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, however the prices are quite prohibitive. Do you recommend ...
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Comparison website for scuba diving prices?

Is there a way to compare scuba diving prices at different locations around the world? I think the price for one scuba dive when you are already certified is quite comparable. I know that usually at ...
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Is travelling as an international courier still a possibility for cheap air travel?

Many years ago when I first started travelling, one of the tips you heard for a great way to get cheap international air tickets was to travel as a courier carrying items for specialized courier ...
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Is bidding for business class upgrade better than paying upfront at check-in?

Would anyone know if bidding for a business class upgrade would be better in terms of saving more money than paying for an upgrade at the check-in desk?
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Paid Upgrade Offer! Should I take it or not? [closed]

I am flying on Etihad from Toronto to India. I have booked a round trip for business class but due to less availability, I was only booked for business on my return flight and economy on my outgoing ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from Edmonton International Airport to Jasper national park?

Some private companies offer ~$80 rides directly from the airport to Jasper, while Greyhound charges ~$40 from the city (Edmonton) to Jasper. Currently it seems that the cheapest option would be a bus ...
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Is there a good resource that would help to estimate and compare travel expenses by city?

I am looking for a resource with somewhat accurate/reliable estimations of travel expenses for popular tourism destinations. I am able to find bits and pieces on wikitravel, tripadvisor, lonelyplanet ...