7 Things You Can’t Miss in Rome

 If you are planning to visit Rome anytime soon, keep on reading this post and we’ll share with you some of the best things that should not be missed. You cannot claim that you have been in this wonderful Italian city without experiencing these attractions.   Vatican City If you are a Christian, this is definitely on the top of the places that should not be missed when in Rome. Considered as a holy site, this is where you can find St Peter’s Basilica, which is known as the largest church in the world. At the Sistine Chapel, on the other hand, you can see some of the best works of Michelangelo. Top tip – take a small group tour with an expert to beat the queues and get a real insight into the history of the place.   The Colosseum This is one of the most photographed sites in Rome, making it a must in your itinerary. The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheatre that served as the venue of gladiatorial events in the past. It was constructed in 170 A.D., making it steep in history. During the time it was functional and used for public celebrations, it can hold up to 80,000 people.   Trevi Fountain Forget other fountains. This is the most magnificent of them all. Being around since 1762, this is a historical landmark that has captivated the attention of many people around the world. Do not forget to toss a coin over your shoulder. It is believed that if you do so, you are guaranteed to have a return trip.   Pantheon This is another...
How To Find Deeply Discounted Hotel Rates With Sears Vacations

How To Find Deeply Discounted Hotel Rates With Sears Vacations

  This post is sponsored by Sears Vacations     We love learning about free resources to save money on travel, specifically when it comes to hotels and accommodation. I mean, who doesn’t want to get the cheapest price possible when booking their hotels? Most people think that if they head to sites like Expedia, they’ll automatically get the cheapest rate possible. However, that’s not always the case. If you know where to look, you can get insider deals and discounts far lower than any advertised price. So when Sears Vacations approached us to take a look at their free hotel search engine—promising prices lower than any other third party booking site—we were immediately intrigued. And after a bit of time tinkering around in the booking engine (and using it to make hotel reservations for our own upcoming trip), we can say from experience that they have the best prices around. Some of the hotels we found with Sears Vacations were discounted by 39% when compared to other booking sites. That’s worth taking a look at! If you’re interested in a free and easy way to rack up savings on your upcoming travels, we recommend checking out Sears Vacations free member pricing. Here’s everything you’ll need to know:   How To Save Money On Hotel Reservations Through Insider Pricing     The key to accessing discounted rates with Sears Vacations is to sign up for a free membership. If you just head to their website and search through their hotels as a ‘guest,’ you’ll see the same prices you would find on any third party booking site. However, sign...
8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today

8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today

One of the biggest obstacles that keeps most people from traveling more often is high flight prices. We totally understand. As much as we always want to hop on the next plane to anywhere, it’s not easy to justify hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars on tickets to faraway locations when we could better explore Costa Rica or Central America. Luckily though, we have found numerous ways to travel hack our way to cheaper flights. Here are a few of our top tips:   8 Awesome Tips To Find Cheap Flight Deals Today Stay one step ahead of the game with these 7 tips and never miss out on another flight deal again.   1. Be Flexible The more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to find the best deals. Prices can vary dramatically just by choosing a different arrival airport, or postponing your trip for a day. Search for flight tickets before you even begin to plan your trip. This way, you can nail the best flight deal, and then plan your trip around it. But this doesn’t just go for dates, it also works for location. For example, we recently needed to book two tickets from Costa Rica to Hawaii. We had 70,000 miles—enough for one of us to get there. When we were trying to purchase the other ticket on the same flight, the price was $2800. So, we got creative, and found that we could fly direct from Costa Rica to LA, roundtrip, for $400 each. We could then both get to Hawaii with the miles we had. By being flexible and allowing for an extra day...

The hidden gems of Zurich – small, cosy and delicious

  When traveling to Switzerland, the city of Zurich should be on top of any “to-see-list”. This stunningly beautiful city seems to be bursting with culture, flair and easy living. But there is a downside to this fantastic holiday destination: Staying in Zurich is quite expensive. So let’s have a look at some small and cosy hotels which will not leave you penniless after one night. We’ll introduce two nice restaurants, where you’ll enjoy delicious food for reasonable prices and, last but not least, give you some ideas on what not to miss during your visit to Zurich. Design, style and comfort in the heart of the city If you have not heard of the very unique hotel chain called 25hours-hotels, you now have the chance to change that! The German hotel chain consist of 11 individually designed houses in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna and … Zurich! Each hotel reflects the ambience of the city and you’ll never stop finding small lovingly placed details, which will make you smile. On top, the four-star design hotel in Zurich is actually cheaper than a lot of three-star hotels in the area, so you should definitely check it out! Of course, you will also find many youth hostels and random low budget hotels, but a holiday should be a treat after all and nothing beats a good night’s sleep. One more option we would like to present is Glamping! Luxury camping just outside the city right by Lake Zurich is something amazing. There is a Glamping Website in German, which gives you all the needed information about this cool and quite affordable...
Fall In Love With Barcelona This Fall

Fall In Love With Barcelona This Fall

It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with Barcelona. Known for Gaudi’s architecture, excellent museums, a vibrant nightlife, an amazing food scene and a laid-back Mediterranean air, Barcelona is the perfect escape for those who want both the city and beach. Wander the winding stone alleys of the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s medieval neighbourhood. Take a stroll through one of the many city parks, such as the famed Parc Guell. Stare in amazement at Gaudi’s spectacular masterpieces, such as the Sagrada Familia or Casa Mila. Or simply soak in the sun while enjoying Barcelona’s long strip of beach. There’s truly something for everyone here. Barcelona makes a great destination year round, but it is especially magical during the fall when most of the tourists have left and the weather is spectacular. And that’s just the start. Check out this awesome infographic from Dealchecker below revealing 7 fabulous reasons to fall in love with Barcelona this autumn: We were compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions remain our...

The return of the UK seaside holiday

Photo by ReflectedSerendipity on Flickr Ever since the package holiday revolution of the 1960s and 70s heading off for two weeks in the sun has been as much part of the summer for many Britons as wasp invasions of picnics and the chimes of ice cream vans in the distance. From Torremolinos to Tuscany and from the Cote d’Azur to Cyprus we’ve travelled in our millions to enjoy the guarantee of good weather, delicious but still familiar food and a break from the 9 to 5. But following the referendum that defied the Brexit odds and which is set to see us leave the EU could this be all about to change? Already many commentators are predicting that freedom of movement around Europe may become more problematic and exchange rates also started to plummet as soon as the referendum result was announced. There have also been rumblings from the travel industry including the low cost airline EasyJet who have declared that this promises to be their most challenging summer ever. But for all this gloom it could certainly be a cloud with a silver lining for the UK’s many seaside holiday resorts as more and more people are persuaded to enjoy what, in recent times, has become known as a staycation. Because while, for many, the image of a UK seaside resort still includes donkey rides on the beach and “Kiss me quick” hats over the last few years a quiet revolution has been going on, transforming these once drab and frankly quite depressing resorts into holiday destinations fit to compete with almost anywhere in Europe. Take Hastings in...