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The cheapest ways to get an upgraded holiday

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Travelers on a tight budget are used to getting by on the bare minimum. After all, that’s what budget traveling is all about: to see the world without having to empty your savings account. Seasoned budget travelers have become experts in finding out the cheapest but also clean places to sleep in; the restaurants that serve giant proportions but charge you half of what other dining places usually ask for; and the best time to book flights to snag those cheap plane tickets on sale.


Brief Guide to Toronto, Canada

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Toronto is known for the mix of different ethnic communities, and it boasts of museums and restaurants that will satisfy any craving. It is also where North America’s highest tower can be found. The whole year is a feast of festivals and different cultural events.


Best hidden destinations in Berlin

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No neon lights. No signages. Unmarked. There are places like these but they are among the best shops, restaurants, and bars. If you are having a Berlin holiday, you just need to do a little research if you want to spend the best time in Berlin like the locals do.

Here are some of the best spots that you must not missed:

Sammlung Boros

This is a war bunker that dates back to the time of the Nazis turned into an art house by Christian Boros and his wife. They collect modern art and has been doing a guided tour of the place for several years now. If you want to checkout their collection, you need to book online way in advance. Viewing is only held every Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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Travel Tips: How to have a cheaper holiday

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As we keep ourselves busy trying to earn some money to pay bills and live a comfortable life, and we get a few days of break in a year. We enjoy these days off away from everything but we tend to spend a lot and burn a big hole into our savings account. There are simple ways though to get our dream holiday way cheaper than normal:

Save money when booking your flight

Applying the right strategy when buying your plane tickets will save you a lot of hard earned cash. It is best to take a flight midweek when the airfare is cheapest. Surveys show that the cheapest day to purchase your ticket is on Tuesdays.

If you are flying with another person, split the purchase when shopping for tickets. When you do this, the system will not consider the seats together and you might actually shave off some amount on the fare.


Budget travel: Top 5 affordable hotels in San Francisco

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San Franciso has a very unpredictable weather ranging from warm days in January or a dose of fog and cold in July. One thing is for sure though, San Francisco is an expensive travel destination. Finding a good deal though in this beautiful city is not impossible.

You can actually find hotel rooms in some of the best San Francisco hotels for about $200 per night. So if you are on a budget but want a nice hotel in San Francisco, here are our picks:

Orchard Garden Hotel

This very young hotel is among the green hotels in the state. You can find it right between the China Town, business district, and the Union Square. This San Francisco hotel follows a clean simple Zen theme with the best amenities you can ask for.


Off the Beaten Path in Amsterdam

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If it’s your first time in Amsterdam, it’s always safe to take the classic tours: a stroll around the outdoor flower market, the canal rides, and a visit to all of the city’s popular museums. However, if this is your fourth or fifth time in Amsterdam, you might want to try something new—and there are a lot of other attractions you should see. They’re just not as widely commercialized.

Below are the best offbeat Amsterdam destinations you shouldn’t miss out on.

Accommodations

You might want to steer clear of popular hotels especially if you’re visiting Amsterdam during the peak season. Alternative accommodations include houseboats, hotels, hostels, and renovated houses located along the canals. One hotel in the city, though, offers an offbeat enough experience. The Ambassade Hotel comprises 10 seventeenth century houses built along the canal. This means that you’ll be living at the city’s historical center.


5 Tips on how to travel like a pro

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First time to fly? Avoid getting the ire of those intimidating business people who fly back and forth several cities on a monthly basis. With these helpful tips from travel enthusiast, you too can take to the skies like a seasoned jetsetter.

Air Travel

Avoid excess baggage

Again, how do business travelers manage to fly out with just one briefcase or the smallest carry on fit for normal travel behavior? It’s not even about how short their business vacation is, since most of them do fly out for an entire week. It’s all in the art of professional packing—you bring only the basics and buy what you need when you get to your destination. Moreover, follow airline instructions and restrictions about liquids, baggage size and weight, and other reminders to avoid paying extra at the gates, which causes unnecessary stress not only to you but your fellow boarders as well.


Five Beautiful Beaches in Bali sans the crowd

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Approximately 2.5 million tourists frequent Bali during the peak season. With that figure alone, someone has to wonder whether or not there’s still room for the traveler who just wants some peace and quiet and a nice strip of white sand to enjoy. Thankfully, there are still beaches in Bali which are not as crowded as Dreamland. Discover these hidden but worthy treasures.

Balangan Beach

The Balangan Beach is very close to Dreamland and its chain restaurants and resorts. For some reason, though, it manages to retain its rustic charm. This means you get to enjoy a quiet weekend with the family or by yourself and still be a stone’s throw away from Bali’s hottest hangout spots. The room rates here are also bound to be cheaper, but don’t expect anything too fancy.