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Is an Oyster card worth it for 3 days?

I am in London for about three days in December (Sunday - Wednesday). I have to get from Heathrow to Balham/Clapham and then to various museums and galleries in the Westminster region during this ...
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Is a written contract required/recommended for vacation housing swaps?

Vacation housing swaps are popular. I'm thinking about doing it for my place. Is it common practice to have a written contract between the swappers? Or is it something that is on-your-honor?
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How can I find the cheapest private hotel room (as opposed to a bed in a dorm) using online tools?

I tried the standard tools like Kayak or Momondo, but there the cheapest option is always a bed in a dormitory. In particular I was searching for Amsterdam and the first few pages of results (sorted ...
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Has anyone ever used the Mega Bus? [closed]

I just looked at a Mega Bus trip from anonymous, Tennessee, to New York City for 81 dollars. Is it dangerous?
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Finding typical exchange rate “spreads” for currency A and currency B in country B?

Sometimes when travelling through more than a couple of countries you can end up with currency from a country you visited earlier that has a lousy exchange rate in your current country due to a wide ...
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How can I work out the price of a UK bus fare online?

I find it vexing and confusing that, while I can get a price for any train ticket, coach ticket, plane ticket, taxi fare etc., there's no obvious way to look up the price of a bus ticket. First - who ...
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Which country could I live the longest at with only $10,000 starting cash and no income? [closed]

If I were to save up $10,000 American dollars and move to another country where the cost of living is very low, how long could I go jobless and survive on the money I brought? Which country would be a ...
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What is the cheapest way to travel from North to South island in New Zealand?

After some search I found the following fare for sail crossing: Wellington to Picton Thursday, 22nd January 2015 - 2 Adults Picton to Wellington Sunday, 8th February 2015 - 2 Adults With a van ...
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What is the cheapest public transport option to get from Paris to Nicosia?

So it's just a sort of sport interest - I wonder how to get from Paris to Nicosia, Cyprus, spending as little money as possible but at the same time using transportation (because, obviously, otherwise ...
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Sell a pair of blue jeans and live like a king for a week: Still possible in Europe?

Some years ago, particularly before the 1990s, there way a saying in Europe that (paraphrased) you can sell your blue jeans in every part of Eastern Europe and literally live like a king for a week. ...
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What's the best time to get “last-minute” discount hotel prices?

Some online travel sites (I'm thinking of Hotwire specifically, but the question applies more generally) offer low rates on high-quality hotels if you're willing to not specify exactly where you want ...
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Cheap way of flying from mainland Europe to the Faroe Islands?

A solar eclipse is scheduled to pass over the Faroe Islands and this seems like an excellent chance to visit. What is a cheap way of flying there from mainland Europe? Kayak seems to only find ...
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Budget ways of getting from Madrid to Portugal

I'm planning to arrive to Madrid soon and make a short 3-4 day trip to Portugal (Lisbon+Porto). Can anyone point me to some budget means of transport (hitch-hiking is out of the question) - websites, ...
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What's the best way to find cheap flight tickets from any place from a set of places to any place in another set of places? [duplicate]

For example, how do I find the cheapest tickets from any place in India to any place in either of England, Germany, Netherlands, Spain. Hope the questions makes sense?
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Accessing Group Fare Concessions

We are a group of around 20 adults planning to travel from India to one of these three sets of countries for tourism purposes during Jan/Feb 2015. Dubai / Abu Dhabi Singapore / Malaysia Honk Kong / ...
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Places in US cities to sleep/kill time after a redeye?

I am taking a redeye flight that lands a major USA city at 6AM and it's possible I won't be able to check in to my hotel until 3PM. I'm probably going to be pretty useless after a redeye; I'd like ...
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What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK? [closed]

I want to start a cycle tour in Laos or Thailand. Anyone know the cheapest way to get there from the UK? P.s. I'm more than happy to combine different modes of transport. For example, in the past, ...
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If there are no planes flying into Nancy, can I schedule my own connecting flight from Strasbourg? Or anywhere for that matter?

I'm visiting a friend in March next year, who lives in Nancy, France. I've been trying to find flights from either Indianapolis or Louisville that fly into Nancy-Lorraine airport for the first couple ...
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Is there any service to make budget bookings on Internet?

Some people ask me to help booking their trips. They ask me because usually I found cheaper flights and hotels. So the question is not if exists any flight or hotel booking site as Kayak, Trivago or ...
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On budget travel from Orlando Florida to Lake Charles LA [closed]

What is the most economical way to travel from Orlando-Florida to Lake Charles-Louisiana, I am travelling on my own. I can compromise in terms of the trip duration and level of comfort if I can cut my ...
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Absolute cheapest transport from Malaysia to Singapore with e-ticket that can be bought online from overseas?

I need an international e-ticket out of Malaysia to show to the airline when I board next week with a one-way ticket. Last year I bought a second class train ticket from KL to Woodlands for about ...
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Is there a cheapest city / airline / season to fly one-way from anywhere in Europe to Australia?

Sooner or later in the next few months my money is going to run out and I'll have to get back to Australia from some point in Europe. Since Europe is big and many fares vary significantly from season ...
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When is the best day and time to buy tickets at Qantas?

Is there any day of the week and time when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy? I read this question, but does anyone know it specifically for Qantas? Particularly, I'm searching for a ...
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What's the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Madrid by train?

I am planning to travel from Northern Germany to Madrid by train in March. I found an offer for a night train to Paris for 43 Euro which is pretty cheap. From Paris to Madrid, my local train ...
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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Unplanned backpacking across several European countries

I'm an undergraduate student, and upon graduating from my university a year from now, I want to travel solo across Europe. I want to be on this vacation for a month and a half. The catch is that I ...
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How do I negotiate a lower price at a hotel?

When living and traveling in Mexico, I became quite accustomed to asking for discounts in many situations: At the market, at the car wash, and at hotels. I was usually successful in getting a lower ...
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Cheapest (and hopefully fastest) option for family to transfer from CDG to ORY

My husband and two young daughters (6 & 3) are needing to get to ORY from CGD for a connecting flight that leaves 6 hours after we land. I have ready about Air France Bus, which sounds the most ...
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Cheap way to frequently fly during the weekend to visit friends/family/girlfriend? European City Hopping

On multiple and frequent occasions I want to fly for a visit during a weekend (EIN -> BUD), without it interfering much with my job. For this reason I'm only somewhat flexible when it comes to the day ...
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How do you avoid the hefty toll fee on the French highways?

Some of the toll fee's on the French highways are hefty. I know that you can avoid them by taking the routes nationales, where some are almost like highways. I don't mind traveling a little bit longer ...
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Going to Mustang Oklahoma, what is there to do? Spending money? [closed]

so I'm going to visit my friend in mustang Oklahoma, and i was trying to decide how much spending money will i need? I don't need to buy food, or hotel, just for basic activities, maybe a little ...
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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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How to register while wild camping in the Balkans?

Many countries in the Balkans have the regulation that you must register your stay with the authorities after, let's say, 24 hours of crossing the border into that country. Registration is easy when ...
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Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday seasons?

There is a common story that airline ticket prices rise significantly if you buy them less than two weeks before departure. And that any time before that will yield standard prices. Is that advice ...
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Staying in Belgium as a Student [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a masters programme in Belgium and one of the benefits of the scholarship I saw is an 860 euro allowance per month. I am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? i ...
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Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
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Cheap bus lines in Germany, something like Orangeways?

Are there any cheap bus lines inside Germany? Something like Orangeways? I've checked Deutsche Bahn cost for transport from Berlin to München and I was shocked with the price about 100 Euro. By ...
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What's the cheapest way to travel from the airport to my hotel in Dublin, Ireland?

I'm flying into Dublin early on a sunday morning, and I just wanted to know if I can travel from the airport to the Dun Laoghaire Harbor area without having to use a taxi. Bus? Metro? Any other ...
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Place to quickly find Amtrak fares for multiple days?

There are a lot of sites that can show you air fares over a range of dates, some of them up to a month. But where can I find something vaguely like that for Amtrak? I'd like to go what ever day is ...
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How can I get around Paris both cheaply and efficiently?

I will be visiting Paris in a couple of days. I was wondering what is the cheapest way to visit all the major tourist attractions in Paris? Do they have 3-day passes for all the public ...
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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
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Select carrier to transport pallet from Europe to USA [closed]

I'm planning to move from Switzerland to the US for about 2 years and plan to bring along about 2 pallet of stuff with me, next to the baggage I can bring along in the plain. I personally don't mind ...
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Travel from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki, Greece

I want to get from TLV to Thessaloniki, Greece on 21-24/June. What is the cheapest way?
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What is the cheapest and most direct route from the UK to Malawi?

I'm researching a trip to Malawi and I'm struggling to find direct flights. I'd be happy to travel from any UK city to anywhere in Malawi. I've only been able to find flights for around £900 with at ...
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Is it possible to buy another 16-25 Railcard before my current one has expired?

I'm trying to maximise the time I can use a 16-25 railcard. I'm currently 23 and my current card expires in October. I gather that the last date you can purchase a 3 year card is a day before your ...
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What's a cheap ski location to reach from Amsterdam (Netherlands)?

What are the cheapest ski localities I can go in a weekend if I live in Amsterdam (in the Netherlands). I want reasonably good ski runs (I'm not a beginner), and outdoor. Should I go to France? ...
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Four trip discount on Netherlands trains?

AMS to Amsterdam, next day to Haarlem and back, third day back to Schiphol. Each single trip is €4 but is there a way to combine them into less than €16? Also, for the Haarlem trip, I’ll have a ...
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What is the most affordable tropical getaway from Seattle?

I'm looking to plan a 4-5 day trip at the end of March to get away from the cold and relax. I've just moved to Seattle from the East Coast where there are a ton of options for this sort of excursion, ...
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More economical times to fly from New York to Paris

What are the least expensive times to fly round trip from New York to Paris? In terms of times of year: what is off season when an airline ticket would be cheaper? And in terms of length of trip: ...