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round-the-world flights can be expensive

The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
cheaper to ski in Europe

It’s Cheaper to Ski in Europe Than in the USA

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting really expensive to ski in the USA. There are still bargain regional mountains out there, and we’ll get to those, but if you’re planning a big skiing vacation this season you may want to
living in Bulgaria

How Much Does It Really Cost to Live in Bulgaria?

Back in 2014, I published a guest post from Bulgaria native and blogger Maria Stoynova. It laid out the cost of living in Bulgaria at that point, but of course things change over time. So I pulled in a few other
travel prices in Prague - St. Charles Bridge

Travel Prices in Prague, Czech Republic

When I published this guest post on the price of travel in Prague three years ago, I had never been there. I skipped right over it and went to Moravia for a biking trip on my first Czech trip and never
Hungarian wine in Hungary

The 8 Cheapest Wine Destinations in Europe

Some wine lovers are willing to spend thousands of dollars to support their passion and they’ll seek out the finest bottles from the best vintages. They’ll tour the top spots in France and Italy, carefully packing the best of the best