Top 20 free attractions in Paris City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1. Festooned with gargoyles and gothic touches, this imposing Parisian icon is essential for every visitor. 2. Window-shopping (or lécher les vitrines to the locals) is a great way to take an indulgent peek at objets d’art and wild curiosities you’d never actually buy. 3. A lift to the peak of the Eiffel Tower can squeeze the budget at €13.40 per ticket, but luckily the views below are just as stunning. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Image by OliverN5 9. 10. 11.
The World’s Most Underrated Destinations How popular a country is as a travel destination has as much to do with image as it has to do with how interesting a place is to visit or how accessible or affordable it is. Some simply want to go somewhere because it looks nice, while others are drawn to specific locations – whether it’s Tuscany, India, or Mauritius – as the image presented by these destinations fits their own personal aspirations. While popular tourist magnets, such as Australia or New Zealand, excel at self promotion, other equally deserving destinations fare less well in the image stakes; they may be a little of the beaten track, have suffered from poor leadership, or simply have failed to sufficiently promote their own attractions. Planning a trip around these destinations Wanna add these underrated destinations to your trip? Uzbekistan The three great Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are architecturally outstanding, incredibly atmospheric, and great value for money. Taiwan Tunisia Georgia and Armenia
A Classic Round the World Trip Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal. Getting outside the box of the typical one and two week vacation. In today’s article, we break down a RTW trip that hits up some of the most popular destinations for long-term travelers – South America, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and India. Why you should take this trip Pros With the exception of New Zealand, every other region is extremely cheap to visit (<$35USD/day per person).It gives travelers a wide variety of culture, food, and weather (though variety of weather can be looked at as both a positive and negative).Outdoors? Cons Why this route? When people start planning a RTW trip, choosing the route is typically the most difficult thing to do. Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! This itinerary is a similar one to our RTW trip in 2008-2009. The world is a huge place, and most people’s travel wish list is a mile long (and constantly growing). Packing
Getting Around Eastern Europe – Tips to Save Money and Reduce the Hassle The easiest definition for the Eastern Europe countries would be: “countries which used to be behind the Iron Curtain.” If you don’t like history, then fear not, here’s the list of the Eastern and Southeastern European countries: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. Often you’ll find Hungary on the same list. As many of us know already, if your vacation budget is low, visiting one of the Eastern European countries can represent a great way to see lovely places without spending too much. No matter where you are heading to, cheap accommodation is really easy to find. Flights and low-cost carriers If you are used to the numerous low-cost carriers in US and Western Europe, you’ll probably be surprised by the limited numbers of affordable flights in Eastern Europe. Some of the low-cost carriers include: Alpi Eagles is based in Italy and offers flights to Romania.
8 Incredible Ghost Towns to Visit in Europe Want to add these ghost towns to your RTW itinerary? Don’t know where to start? Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! If you’re a traveling family, sign up for the Family Edition of Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days. By definition, a ghost town is an abandoned town or city. Ghost towns can be found all over the world, but some of them have become very famous. Here is a list of some of the most famous and interesting, sites which are definitely worth your visit: Pompeii, Italy Pompeii is located in Campania, not far from Naples. Tickets are €11 per adult, but if you want to visit Herculaneum as well, you can consider the €20 for the five sites pass. The neighboring Herculaneum suffered the same fate. >> Read more about visiting Pompeii, book hostels in Pompeii or book a flight to Naples Chernobyl , Ukraine The easiest way to get to Chernobyl is by way of Kiev (the city is located 70 km from the capital). Balestrino, Italy
50 beautiful places to visit in Korea Some 25 million South Koreans -- about half the population -- travel abroad at least once a year, but it’s safe to assume that most haven't seen all the beautiful sights within the country. Seoul only takes up a mere 0.6 percent of South Korea's territory: here are 50 stunning photographs from the other 99.4 percent of the country that are all worth a visit. Here are the flowery spring landscapes, sandy beaches, rocky mountains and quietly stunning historic sites on your new Korean travel bucket list. And just in case you were wondering, they are in no particular order. Feel free to add some suggestions of your own in the comment box at the end of the article. 1. Cue the cinematic music. A UNESCO world heritage site, the peak is famous for many things, including numerous rare plant species, but is best known for the magnificent sight of the sun rising over it (hence the name). 1 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province (제주특별자치도 서귀포시 성산읍 성산리 1번지) 2. 3. 4. 5.
Studying Abroad: Planning A Weekend Trip | The Study Abroad Blog My favorite low cost airline It’s no secret that one of my favorite parts of studying abroad was traveling, and it’s safe to say I did plenty of it. I plan on doing just as much traveling when I head abroad this fall, but since China includes so many regions with their own geography, climate, and culture, I don’t know how big of a rush I’ll be in to leave The Middle Kingdom. While I loved planning week-long multi-country excursions in Europe, the fact is that a majority of my traveling was done on weekends when I didn’t have any big papers to write or tests to study for. Believe it or not, if you follow these simple planning guidelines, your weekend trips will not only be hassle-free, but much more enjoyable as well. 1. Traveling with friends is not only safer, but also much more fun. 2. Actually, you’ll want to plan 2; one for your flight and hostel you book ahead of time, and and one for the amount you’re going to spend when you’re actually traveling. 3. 4. 2200 CZK or $129.29 5. 6.
Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Its also a great way to meet and connect with people, you can find a secret spot that only the locals know or the best place to eat in town. Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) I’m lost!
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