10+1 Tips on how to book the cheapest flight

I usually spend hours and hours before deciding and booking a flight. I search on various search engines, I watch the prices go up as the days pass by in order to book the cheapest flight, but usually, I end up booking a higher price (compared to the price I first found). Below I'm listing some tips you need to have in mind if you want to get the cheapest flight. 1. If you find a cheap fare just book it, don't think about it. If you think of it over and over again the fare will most likely go up when you decide to finally book it. The best time to book your flight is today, now. 2. Try to search and compare prices Skyscanner as far as I know if one of the most popular flight search engines.  Try to search for the same flight on travel search engines but also make sure to check the airline's website too, it might be cheaper. 3. Book 6 weeks in advance Prices drop below the average fare 6 weeks before you travel. 4. Book last-minute flights When an airline hasn't filled a flight, they will cut down their prices. So if you are flexible you should try this. 5. Travel on Tuesday or Wednesday According to FareCompare Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the least expensive days to take a flight while Friday and Sunday are the most expensive. 6.Combine two flights You might find it much cheaper to combine two low-cost airline tickets compared to one direct. Make sure to check all the available options. 7. Become a frequent flier Sign up for the frequent flier schemes so you can gather miles and spend them later by getting cheaper/free tickets. 8. Fly early in the morning Early morning flights are the cheapest. 9. Fly off-peak Avoid flying during half term/school holidays, high summer season, bank holiday breaks. 10. Fly to the secondary airport Most destinations have two airports. The primary one is more expensive compared to the second one (low-cost airlines fly there). 11. Join airline mailing lists By signing up on airline mailing lists you'll [...]

2021-07-21T12:07:10+03:00April 20th, 2020|

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Cyprus Airports – Restrictions from March 16th

Hermes airports announced that Larnaca and Paphos International Airports are open and operating 24/7,  urging passengers to consult their airlines for any  changes in their flight schedule. In an announcement on their website Hermes Airports indicate: Important Announcement: Larnaka & Pafos International Airports are open and operate on a 24/7 basis. For changes in the flight schedule of airlines, please contact the airline directly. Based on the measures taken by the Government to confine the coronavirus pandemic and aiming to safeguard Public Health, people intending to travel to Cyprus, as of 16/3/2020, 18:00 Cyprus time (GMT+2) up to and including 30/4/2020, can enter the Republic of Cyprus only if they have a valid medical certificate for coronavirus issued by an accredited body or a public health laboratory. The medical certificate must not be older than four days. The categories of citizens who can enter the country are as follows: (a) Cypriot citizens (b) Legal residents in the Republic of Cyprus (c) European nationals or third-country nationals working in the Republic (d) Nationals of countries who are in a designated diplomatic service or mission under bilateral or international conventions (e) Individual cases of European nationals or third-country nationals for unavoidable professional obligations, provided that the relevant authorization has been obtained from the competent Ministry (f) European or third country citizens attending educational institutions in the Republic of Cyprus - All passengers arriving in Cyprus who meet the above criteria will be taken at premises designated by the Republic of Cyprus for 14 days as precautionary measures. All passengers will be examined with a thermal camera and will be directed to the airport’s nurse office.  - Cypriot citizens who are currently abroad, or intend to travel abroad for exceptional reasons, are encouraged to register on the website www.oikade.gov.cy. - Citizens who have arrived in Cyprus prior the decree (15 March 2020) and are in the country less than 14 days, are urged to remain in self-isolation and self-observation until 14 days pass. - Citizens of the Republic of Cyprus who are temporarily located or permanently reside abroad are advised to be particularly cautious, to follow local and international media on the latest developments regarding COVID-19, to [...]

2020-03-16T16:00:04+03:00March 15th, 2020|

Best in Travel 2018 by Lonely Planet

The annual bestseller, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year's worth of inspiration to take travellers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable - firmly setting the travel agenda for 2018. As self-confessed travel geeks, from Lonely Planet collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. And every year, we ask ourselves: Where are the best places in the world to visit right now? It's a very hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more discussion than any other. Best in Travel 2018 is our definitive answer. Inside, you'll discover : Top ten countries, regions and cities Best value destinations Best culture trips for families Best new openings and experiences Best new places to stay Top destination races, from walks and marathons to cycles and swims Top vegetarian and vegan destinations Top small-ship expedition cruises Best places for cross-generational family trips Best private islands that everyone can use

2018-02-23T09:14:21+03:00December 27th, 2017|

Best Winter Travel Destinations

You might see winter travel destinations and what will come to you mind is snow right?  But this post its not only about cold freezing places. This is a collaboration post with other travel bloggers who are recommending a city for winter either because crowds are smaller compared to other seasons and this is the best way to explore the city. Off season also means that its cheaper because the city is not that popular compared to higher seasons. Some others cities in this post have been recommended just because they are very popular for Christmas time and some other places are just great to travel too just because its summer! Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm for winter? Yeh, its pretty cold but why not? A recommendation from me after visiting this city in winter. The city is covered with snow and looks beautiful. There are less tourists which makes it easier to see the famous attractions without having to wait in long queues. I encourage you to take a look at my post: Stockholm Highlights & Facts and see how many things you can do in Stockholm during winter time. When I visited it was February and it was cold however we enjoyed everything about it. Paris, France Katie from Creative Travel Guide is recommending us Paris the beautiful and romantic city of France as a winter destination. Paris is the perfect place to visit in the Winter. The crowds are a lot smaller than the Summer and the city is full of lights and Christmas decorations. The early evening sees the Eiffel Tower light up, illuminating the sky perfectly. This is my top city to travel to in Winter, it still holds all the beauty and romance you can expect from Paris but has that extra magic only colder weather can bring. You can find more about Paris at Katie's travel blog.  Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Kristine from Pretty, Wild World is recommending us Sarajevo the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a winter destination. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+03:00December 5th, 2016|

4 Cheap Travel Destinations

Another collaboration post with three great lady travel bloggers recommending cheap travel destinations. This posts will introduce you 4 places to travel on a low budget (if you are looking for that option!). Destinations reveal in this post include, Krakow in Poland, Albania, Lambok and Tanjung Pinang in Indonesia. Enjoy reading the following recommendations based on real stories. Albania: Katalin from Our Life Our Travel  Albania is one of the cheapest and most beautiful countries in Europe. Me and my husband spent there a month this year while traveling around the Balkans, and it was our top country. The mountains are amazing, the beaches have crystal clear water, and they are less developed and less crowded than elsewhere in the continent. The hostel prices start from 5 euro per night, the hotels are also cheap, although we decided to rent our own house which costed the same as the hostels would have. Local food and good beer have low price. Fresh products are sold at the market places every day. Eating out is easily affordable even every night, just make sure you eat with locals and don’t end up a place serving only tourists. The public transportation is cheap as well, but we warned, it is quite slow.  An own car gives you mobility, and the road conditions not as bad as they were ten years ago. Only the driving culture needs more improvement. One of the best beach we’ve been was at Borsh. The seaside is surrounded by hills with olive trees. The beach is wide, clean, and the hotel business just about to starts. Check out and interesting story on: Road trip on the Albanian coast: our favourite beaches Read more stories from Katalin on her travel blog at Our Life Our Travel, check her Facebook page and Instagram for more amazing photos.   Lombok, Indonesia: Lauren from THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE BY #LJOJLO Lombok, Indonesia is my little piece of cheap paradise. Situated east of Bali, Lombok is Bali’s lesser known yet cooler neighbor. Not riddled with tourists the island is obviously [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:22+03:00November 16th, 2016|

Women Traveling Solo Realities

I’ve previously posted about why you should travel solo, at least once in your life, and also provided some tips in another post for traveling alone.  This time I decided to post about Women Traveling Solo realities by asking some ladies who often travel alone regarding the realities they face and combined this great collaboration post. There's a variety of advantages and disadvantages for female travelers who travel solo. I've read a lot of stories which have raised a lot of interest to the related subject, like the one of Alyssa Ramos who posted about 'How Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life'  which has changed here life. Sadly travelling alone might also end up in a bad way, like the recent story of Maria Coni and Marina Menegazzo, the two girls, who although weren't travelling alone they had a sad ending.  It's always good to make a small research before travelling alone somewhere. There are a lot of places which are not consideres as a safe place for a woman to travel on her own. As  TravellerAU reports, India, Brazil, Turkey, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Kenya are some of the countries considered dangerous for women travellers. I've gone through situations where I had to deal with aggressive men who came up to asking me where I'm from and why I'm alone but I've managed to take care of this without getting in to trouble. Just by being nice and eventually walked away by ignoring them. Also walking in the Brussels tourist area I once had someone shouting at me and following me but I ignored them. He continued to follow me up to the metro station where I eventually got lost in a packed tube station. I was once walking in Palermo and there was a fight with 2 men throwing empty glass beer bottles to each other and shouting. So I turned back and got a different route for my way back to the centre. I've never thought of couchsurfing just because I prefer to avoid surprises. You need to be extra careful if you decide to stay in a stranger's house so I always [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:23+03:00May 17th, 2016|

Travelling Plans to India – Why it Interests Me so much!

From what I believe, there is a wanderlust that resides in me! Though, for the better part of the year I’m rather occupied in earning my bread and saving for those sojourns to the various parts of the world, that I constantly itch for! However, at the end of it all, I am but a traveller by nature, and an avid one at that! Now coming to the topic in discussion - India! The great, grand, marvellous land of India which evolves from many a mythical stories, a land which has survived hundreds of colonial, economic and natural turmoil, and still came out stronger, every single time! At least that’s what I’ve heard and deduced from the many stories and even anecdotes that revolve around this nation! While I’ve been planning a visit to India since long, I’ve almost always not been able to make it there. However, the intriguing nature and culture of this country has kept my mind occupied, my curiosity to know more has only be fuelled further through various online blogs and my fellow friends! Both of these sources have managed to give me just more than a sneak-peek into this mystical land! If this travel destination caters to the wanderlust in you too, the go ahead give this blog a brief read, and I’m sure you’ll come to like this land even more! First, let’s touch the subject that’s probably the closest to every Indian’s heart. Yes, I’m talking about ethics and morals. Indians are typically extremely social in nature and hence rather courteous. They’ve morals deep rooted in their value system, and hence qualities like honesty, tolerance towards others, and warmth in reception, friendliness, and hospitality come naturally to them. In fact, as many of us already know, many Indians go by the motto of “Athithi Devo Bhava”. However, one of my friends did find it all a tad overwhelming, but for the time being I’ll let my benefit of doubt prevail over his experience. That being said, like any other country even India might have certain people who might not behave well, mostly [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:23+03:00April 19th, 2016|

Travel Destinations by other travel bloggers

With so many options on the world map its sometimes good asking the question, where should I travel and why, and see what other travelers have to say about a place they have been and loved it.  This post is thanks to some amazing travel bloggers out there who provided me some input for this collaboration post when I asked the question on a travel bloggers group: where should I travel and why and they recommended me a few travel destinations to consider.  From the places below I surely haven't heard of Whitehaven Beach in Australia or Marrakech which is located in Marocco or Lubra in Nepal. Although I've been to Madrid twice, it's still remains an amazing place I would also recommend to anyone to visit. I would like to thank the following travel bloggers for their travel destination recommendation and wish them the best experiences in their travels. Enjoy. Hannah Galpin from Nomad'er How Far recommends Whitehaven Beach, the Whitsunday's, Australia. The place I am recommending is Whitehaven Beach, the Whitsunday's, Australia. Why? Because it is an unspoilt dessert island, surrounded by the clearest ocean I have ever seen, with the whitest silica sands underfoot. There are many beautiful places in the world, but this spot made me feel special; it was almost a spiritual experience, standing in the gentle shallows, staring out to a sea of the purest blue. I felt like Leo Dicaprio in 'The Beach', wowed at the existence of a true paradise and my existence within it. The best thing about it, is that it isn't hard to get there, at all. We camped overnight, and used Scamper water taxi, who also supplied our water, cooking equipment and camp permits. Hannah Galpin from Nomad'er How Far recommends Whitehaven Beach Akriti Sharma from La Travel Chica  recommends Lubra Lubra is the place to be! This little lesser-known gem is a few miles of hiking away from Jomsom (Mustang) region of Nepal. The place is the last Bon village in Nepal with a handful of houses and an old monastery. Located approx. at [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:23+03:00March 15th, 2016|

Travel Investment: why it’s worth spending on travel

“I enjoyed a cruise in the Norwegian fjords, had a dinner 327 meters underground at Wieliczka salt mine in Krakow, felt sad at the Auschwitz concentration camps in Poland, waited for a delayed train in snowy Myrdal in Norway (altitude 866 m) at -15 degrees Celsius, got on the Flam Railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines, went on a 7 hours road trip from Paris to Perros-Guirec (580 km) in one day, stepped on the Pink Granite Coast in France, walked from Germany to Poland (Slubice) by crossing the boarders in Frankfurt Oder, watched the Disney parade in Paris Disneyland, tasted a 50 years aged wine in Lisbon, felt amazed by seven million tulips in Keukenhof in Holland, I’ve almost fallen off a Yatch in Milos on a windy day, twisted my ankle in Milan, got the train from Newcastle to Liverpool and back on the same day (8 hours travelling), had a drink at an ice bar in Stockholm, tossed a coin in Fontana di Trevi, enjoyed the best sunset in Santorini, toured 3 Greek islands on a motorbike, experienced an opera in Verona.” I hear people saying they would love to travel and explore new cities and countries however money is an obstacle. We have money to spend on expensive clothes, shoes, handbags, hi-tech accessories; gadgets etc, but think, what’s more important? Investing in life experiences or having the latest designer stuff? Well my theory is: invest in life experiences, and more specifically, invest in travel. Travel investment will make you happier. If you don’t travel you won’t have the chance to see what’s out there. Just reading books, travel guides, watching videos, photos and listening to other’s travel stories has nothing to do with experiencing it yourself. In school, history was one of the most boring lessons. Now, I love learning about history of a place I’m travelling to. I remember they taught us about Rome history but I didn’t really care. However, when I visited Rome I was amazed by the history and architecture and the fact that it’s an ‘open air museum’. I visited the [...]

2018-02-23T09:14:23+03:00February 15th, 2016|

10 Tips for Travelling Alone

After my recent post, Why you should travel solo,  which explains a few reasons why to travel solo I decided to write a post providing  you some tips for travelling alone. 1. Arrive during daylight Plan your itinerary to arrive during daylight, especially if you are female. It’s good to get familiar with the place you’ll be staying at during daylight. 2. Read about the neighborhood you will be staying It’s very important to know where you are staying when travelling to a new destination on your own. Make sure to book your accommodation somewhere safe and avoid places which others have reported crime. 3. Get up Early Generally, waking up early makes a huge difference. The day is longer! Especially if you are a woman travelling solo it’s very important to head out early and do the things you want so you can enjoy your day and go back to your hotel before it gets dark. Wake up early, enjoy a leisurely breakfast (when all the good stuff is still available on the hotel buffet) and head out for parks, museums and other daytime-only activities. If you pack your day full enough, you’ll be ready for bed by 9pm. 4. Stay around busy places Make sure to walk around on your own during day time and stay around busy places. Avoid walking on your own through dark alleys, public spaces are always safer. 5. Ask Locals If at any time you get lost or want to find out something about the area don’t hesitate to ask a local. A local will give you the best advice and recommendations about the area. 6. Have a Book It’s good to have a book to read or something else to occupy your free time on the plane, train or bus. 7. Power Up Make sure to carry a power bank with you in order to charge your phone when you run out of battery. I’m the kind of person who uses Wi-Fi & GPS which drain my battery so I always have a power bank with me. It has saved me a million of times. [...]

2019-04-12T14:36:16+03:00January 19th, 2016|
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