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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, Virgin,...
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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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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 ...
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What's with NYC hotel prices in late March?

There's a concert I want to go to on March 25, 2016, in New York City. I live close enough to drive, but far enough away that I don't want to have to drive back late at night afterwards. So I did ...
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How can two people travel/survive cheaply for two months between housing contracts? [closed]

I currently live in single university approved housing but plan on getting married in the middle of March. I hope to buy a married on-campus housing contract that starts very soon after I get married ...
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Is there a resource to find free, open wifi hotspots?

It would be great to know where free, publicly accessible (municipal or otherwise) hotspots are when travelling in foreign cities. Does such a utility exist (website/app etc.)?
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How can I check when I can (statistically) fly to given locations most cheaply? [duplicate]

There are many sites where I can search for a particular flight with various date ranges and compare the prices. But, say, I want to go from Warsaw to New York, or London, or anywhere else (the ...
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Is there a particular bank in China that has the best fees and withdrawal limits using an Australian ANZ Bank ATM card?

In many countries there are large fees for using ATMs that vary from bank to bank. ATM fees with all Australian banks are already very high and include a percentage of the amount and a fixed fee. ...
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Where to get free WiFi access at JFK, landside and airside?

In Terminal One, there is a hotspot, but it requires registration. In Terminal 7, (If I recall), British Airways have WiFi for their travellers. Where at JFK, can one get free Internet access, and in ...
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what would be the most economic public transportation deal for me in HKG?

I'll visit HKG for two periods: one evening, a day and a half 3 days and a half I wandered the net and saw some public transportation deals. But I'm confused which one would be the most economic ...
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Local sightseeing in Sao Paulo on a budget - in a day, solo traveler - is it doable?

I will have a Saturday evening and a full Sunday for local sight-seeing in Sao Paulo. A few characteristics of my 1.5 days available in Sao Paulo being: Solo traveler, will be staying quite close ...
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How to reach Luton Airport from Watford Junction?

I'm looking for an efficient way to reach Luton Airport from Watford Junction, during the weekend. More exactly, on a Saturday morning. It doesn't matter if it's with the train, bus or even taxi. I ...
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“Free Camping” in India

I've seen many questions inquiring about the safety / legality of so-called "free camping" in Japan, Iceland, and the USA among others, but none regarding India. I realize that safety will vary ...
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Which airline/alliance have cheap children's fares?

Most airlines charge almost adult fares to children over 2. I have twins, who turned 2 last year and looking into ticket prices, really hurts. I know of airlines in South America that charge per ...
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What are good places to guerilla/stealth/free camp with a hammock tent? [closed]

In order to stretch my dollars, I plan on stealth camping in my hammock tent (dark green and modded with extra-long webbing straps) as much as possible. I know to generally pick either secluded spots ...
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What transportation is available from Costa Rica to Nicaragua?

We will be flying in to San Jose Costa Rica in January for 3 weeks, and would like to spend part of that time in Nicaragua. What is the easiest, least expensive way to get to Lake Nicaragua area?
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Wien: U-bahn + S-bahn to the airport, how many tickets?

I would like to get to the Vienna international airport from the city of Vienna. The cheapest option, according to the airport website, is to use the S-Bahn. Since I do not live next to the railway ...
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Are airport duty-free shops really cheaper?

I guess this one will be hard to answer because prices vary from airport to airpot, but...every time I travel friends tell me not to forget to "bring something from the free shop". On a general basis ...
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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Which options do I have to travel in Berlin in an affordable way?

I will be spending a couple of days in Berlin. I've been seeing which options I have to travel around. I think the subway might be a good option but I be missing some. Some cities have a good public ...
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Are there low cost airlines to travel within the US?

I'm from Europe where there are a lot of low cost airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, etc... But these operate mainly in Europe. Then, my question is if there are airlines which provide cheap flights ...
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Are there ways to keep long-distance land transport costs down in France when not planning in advance?

Ten years ago I travelled around Europe for the first time and in some countries I was very frustrated by high cost of trains and lack of alternatives to them. I remember being in Cannes with a ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?

Imagine I have a car in Thailand and I want to get Australia, is there any ferry that cross from Asia to Australia? How much is it? No problem if have to drive to another country or if there is no ...
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What's the highest price a country charges citizens of another country for tourist visa?

Many countries charge money to issue visas to people wishing to enter, and many charge different fees for citizens of different countries. On my current trip the most I've had to pay was $20. One ...