Travel Guides to Destinations Around the World

Our travel guides aim to give you the best and most up to date information on the major travel destinations around the world. Here you will find budget tips, money-saving advice, recommendations on places to stay, things to see and do, and where to eat.

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13 Easy Tips to Always Finding Cheap Flights in 2021

For most trips, airfare is the most expensive part of the trip. While prices for transatlantic flights have gone down in recent years, they can still put a sizeable dent in any travel …

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Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know (Plus Resources)

Most travel insurance does not apply during a pandemic. This is especially true if your government has issued warnings not to visit specific regions or countries. In fact, some travel …

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Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again

And if travel gets more expensive, even if it is to limit the number of people/protect a place, that will take travel back to a time when it was accessible only …

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Miami Travel Guide: See, Do, Save, & More! (Updated 2021)

Miami Travel Costs. Hostel prices – A bed in a 4-six6bed dorm averages $70 USD per night. For a room with eight beds or more, expect to pay $55 USD. A basic private room with a shared bathroom starts at $80 USD.

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San Francisco Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

This one of those travel books that expands your mind about the place you don’t really know. Blue Highways: A Journey into America , by William Least Heat-Moon This is a deep dive into America’s unknown tiny towns scattered across the …

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Saint John on a Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

St. John Travel Costs. Hostel prices – There are no hostels on Saint John, and unfortunately, Hurricane Irma has shut down the only budget-friendly campground on the island. Until Cinnamon Bay reopens, you’ll have to find an …

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Bruges Travel Guide (2021 UPDATE): What to Do, Costs, How

Bruges Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorm beds in this city will cost between €20-25 EUR ($22-28 USD) per bed. A private room for two with an ensuite …

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Using a Phone Overseas: The Best Smartphones for Travel in

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything …

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Crete Travel Guide for 2021: Do, Stay, Get Around, Save

Crete Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorms cost about €13.50 EUR ($15 USD) per night regardless of size. Prices are consistent year-round, with most hostels …

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What Does Travel Mean to You

Travel means something different to every single person in the world. There are a million and one reasons to travel. Many people travel the world to get the bug out of their system, or to check things off a list to say they’ve been there and done that. Some run to escape their problems. Some people travel …

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Los Angeles Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

This one of those travel books that expands your mind about the place you don’t really know. Blue Highways: A Journey into America , by William Least Heat-Moon This is a deep dive into America’s unknown tiny towns scattered across the country map, like New Hope (Tennessee), Remote (Oregon), Why (Arizona), and Whynot (Mississippi).

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Athens Travel Guide for 2021: Do, Stay, Get Around, Save

Athens Travel Costs. Hostel prices – A bed will cost about €24 ($27 USD) per night for a room with four-six beds. A dorm with eight beds or more costs from €18 ($20 USD) per night. A basic twin private room with an ensuite bathroom costs about €60 ($65 USD) per night for one person.

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Croatia Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Croatia Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostels start at 70 HKR per night for a 6-8 bed dorm. For a private room, prices start at 190-450 HKR. Free Wi-Fi is standard and most hostels have self-catering facilities.

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France Budget and Backpacking Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

France Travel Costs. Accommodation – Dorm rooms will range from €15-40 EUR ($17-45 USD) per night, depending on where you’re staying in the country, with Paris being on the higher end. Private rooms in hostels will cost around €75 EUR ($85 USD) or more. Budget hotels begin around €60 EUR ($68 USD) per night for a double room with free WiFi and air-conditioning.

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Paris Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to

Paris Travel Costs. Hostel prices – During peak season, a bed in an eight bed room (or more) will cost from about €33 ($37 USD) per night. A bed in a four-six bed room will cost between €45-54 ($50-60 USD) per night. You can find beds for as low as €23 ($25 USD) per night, but they’re either far from town or have low ratings.

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Medellín on a Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Medellín is the it city in Colombia (and maybe even South America) right now. The city is a hot spot for digital nomads, expats, and travelers who come to backpack Medellín as they travel through Colombia. Set in the Aburrá Valley, Medellín has a temperate year-round climate that makes it one of the fastest-growing cities in Colombia.

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The Ultimate Phnom Penh Travel Guide (UPDATED 2021)

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. Phnom Penh Travel Guide: The Best Booking Resources .

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The Ultimate Naples Travel Guide (UPDATED 2021) Nomadic Matt

Naples Travel Costs. Hostel prices – You will pay around €15-17 EUR ($17-19 USD) per night for a 4-6 bed dorm room and at least €40 EUR ($45 USD) for a private room. Most private rooms start from €67 EUR ($75 USD), however. Hostels in Naples …

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Panama Travel Guide: Costs, Itineraries, & More (Updated 2021)

Travel off-season – Traveling is cheaper during the rainy season, between April and November. Most tourists visit Panama between December and April – that’s when hotel prices go up, especially in popular destinations like Bocas del Toro.

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Nova Scotia Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs

Halifax Travel Costs. Hostel prices – You will spend about $26 CAD ($20 USD) per night for a bed in a four-eight person dorm. A dorm with ten beds or more costs about $23 CAD ($17 USD) per night. A standard twin private room starts from about $60 CAD ($45 USD) per night for two one person or but averages about $131 CAD ($98 USD) for two people.

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Copenhagen Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Copenhagen Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorms with 6-8 beds cost around 200 DKK per night. Free Wi-Fi is standard and most hostels have self-catering facilities if you want to cook your own food. Only a couple of hostels include free breakfast so be sure to book those hostels in advance if that’s a priority for you.

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41 Top Signs You are a Travel Addict Nomadic Matt

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. I’ve been using World Nomads for ten years. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:

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The Ultimate 2021 Rome Travel Guide: Itineraries, Costs

Rome Travel Costs. Hostel prices – You can expect to pay as low as €13 ($14.50 USD) a night for a 4-6 bed dorm room and around €45-50 ($50-56 USD) for a private room that sleeps two (though you’ll pay double in the main season). Private rooms are not a good deal here, and I’d recommend going to a hotel if you want a private space. Budget hotel prices – A night in a 2-star …

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Greece Backpacking and Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Greece Travel Costs. Accommodation – Depending on the area of Greece you are traveling to, hostels will cost 10-35 EUR (11-40 USD) for dorms and 25-40 EUR (30-45 USD) for private rooms per night (less in Athens, more on expensive islands like Mykonos). A room in a budget hotel that sleeps two can be found for 25-45 EUR/30-50 USD (expect much higher prices – up to 50% higher – …

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Bermuda Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways

Bermuda Travel Costs. Accommodation – There are currently no hostels in Bermuda, and camping is only permitted for residents.. Budget hotels start around 100 BMD ($100 USD) for a basic double room outside of Hamilton’s city center. A bed and breakfast for two in Hamilton can cost upwards of 200 BMD ($200 USD).

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Backpacking Chicago Travel Guide (Updated 2021) Nomadic Matt

Chicago Travel Costs. Hostel prices – During peak season, a bed in a 4-6-bed dorm costs about $40 USD. For a room with eight beds or more, expect to pay around $36 USD. During the off-season, a bed in a room with eight beds or more costs about $28 USD while smaller rooms start at …

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Granada Travel Guide: See, Do, Spend, & Save (Updated 2021)

The travel card is available for €5, 10, or 20 ($6-22 USD) which cuts the price of a bus ticket by 30% to just €0.82 ($0.90 USD) per trip. Bicycle – Granada does not have a city bike system like Malaga or Seville do, but bike rentals are possible from a number of different rental shops.

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Slovakia Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Slovakia Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostel dorms are the cheapest option in Slovakia, with prices starting at 14 EUR ($16 USD) per night for a 6-8 bed dorm. Free Wi-Fi is standard and most have kitchens. For a private room, expect to pay at least 45 EUR ($52 USD) per night.

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Estonia Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Estonia Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostel dorms are the cheapest accommodation option in Estonia, with prices starting around 11 EUR ($13 USD) per night for a 10-20 bed dorm. A smaller dorm with 6-8 beds costs 11-13 EUR ($13-15 USD) per night. For a private room in a hostel, expect to pay at least 40 EUR ($45 USD) per night.

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French Polynesia Travel Guide: See, Do, Spend, & Save in 2021

French Polynesia Travel Costs. Accommodation – A bed in a 4-5 bed dorm starts at 3,200 XPF ($32 USD) per night. Some dorms can be found for the same price but have upwards of 15 beds so just be sure to double-check if you don’t want to be stuck in a huge dorm.

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Spain Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to

Spain Travel Costs. Accommodation – Accommodation in Spain is pretty cheap when compared to other Western European countries. Dorm beds in hostels typically begin around 15 EUR (17 USD) per night and go as high as 30 EUR (35 USD) in major cities like Barcelona or Madrid.

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide (Updated 2021) Nomadic Matt

Ho Chi Minh Travel Costs. Ho Chi Minh City is split into twenty four districts (i.e. neighborhoods) and each has a different vibe. For visitors wanting to be in the center of Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife scene book a hostel in District 1.

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Oslo Travel Guide: See, Do, Costs, & Save (Updated 2021)

Travel with friends – If you rent a car to get out of the city (which is the best way to see the surrounding areas) try to find people to join you to share costs. You can use the Couchsurfing app or just ask around in hostels to find people. This will help you save money on gas and rental prices — which can eat into your budget quickly!

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Belarus Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways

This comprehensive Belarus travel guide will help you plan your dream trip by giving you all the tips, tricks, and travel hacks you need. From things to do, costs, ways to stay safe, save money, get around, and more!

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Cartagena Travel Guide: See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

Cartagena Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Cartagena has some great accommodation options, although you will notice a big increase in price in comparison to the rest of Colombia — most dorm beds are 46,674-53,342 COP ($14-16 USD) for six to eight beds. Four-bed dorms cost about 66,677 COP ($20 USD) per night. A private room will cost about 158,000 COP ($50 USD) per night, …

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Hungary Budget and Backpacking Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Hungary Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostels are incredibly affordable, starting around 2,500 HUF ($9 USD) per night for a dorm room. Private rooms can be found for as little as 5,500 HUF ($20 USD) per night. Free WiFi is common, and a few hostels also offer free breakfast.

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Montenegro Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Montenegro Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostels start at 8 EUR ($9 USD) per night for a 6-8 bed dorm. Free Wi-Fi is standard as are self-catering facilities. Most hostels do not include free breakfast. For a private room, expect to pay 20 EUR ($22 USD).

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Laos Travel Guide 2021: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

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Maldives Travel Guide: See, Do, Costs, & Save (Updated 2021)

Maldives Travel Costs. Accommodation – There are no convenient hostel or dorm options around the country. There is a single hostel on Thulusdhoo Island but it costs 615 MVR ($40 USD) per night. Since private rooms can be found for that same price, opt for a guesthouse instead of a dorm.

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Backpacking Porto Travel Guide (Updated 2021) Nomadic Matt

Porto Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorms typically cost between 12-20 EUR. Expect prices to be slightly higher in the busy summer months (upwards of 30 EUR). Free Wi-Fi and lockers are standard, and most hostels have kitchens too.

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Brisbane Travel Guide for 2021: See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

Brisbane Travel Costs. Hostel prices – There are lots of hostels in the city. A bed in a larger dorm room (10-20 beds) costs around 20-35 AUD ($15-26 USD). A bed in a smaller dorm room (6 beds) averages around 25-40 AUD ($19-30 USD).

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Ukraine Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

Ukraine Travel Costs. Accommodation – Hostels start at 170-340 UAH ($6-12 USD) for a bed in a 6-10-bed dorm. Free Wi-Fi is standard and most hostels also have a kitchen. For a private room, prices start at 560 UAH ($20 USD).

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The Hague Backpacking & Budget Travel Guide (Updated 2021)

The Hague Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorms in The Hague cost between €21-28 ($23-26 USD) per night and because there aren’t too many accommodation options, private rooms in hostels go for almost €70 ($76 USD) per night. In the winter, you’ll find fewer options available, but prices are a little cheaper, from €17 ($18.50 USD) per night in a dorm (while private rooms stay about

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Christchurch Travel Guide: See, Do, Spend, & Save in 2021

Christchurch Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Dorms with 6-8 beds cost between 26-30 NZD per night. Free Wi-Fi is standard and most hostels also have self-catering facilities. Only one hostel offers free breakfast (Kiwi Basecamp).

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Sibiu Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

Sibiu Travel Costs. Hostel prices – Hostels cost around 40 RON per night for an 8-bed dorm. Expect to pay at least 120 RON for a private room with a double bed (though they are rare; only a couple hostels in the city have private rooms).

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