Lida Guest House: A Charming Villa in Prague

Prague is an alluring city filled with gothic architecture, an abundance of cultural history, and delicious food. MMMM….Pork knuckle! Heather and I stopped here for a few days in the middle of May, and while the weather was blustery and rainy, we enjoyed exploring this historical city (we even went on a three hour walking

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The Best Hotel Value in the World

An awesome pool. A view of a medieval castle. A perfect location right on the main square of the gorgeous Old City. And cheap (or in my case, free). Where is it? Gotta read more to find out!

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GowithOh- Rome Apartment Review

[My accommodations in Rome were complimentary courtesy of GowithOh. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.] [bluebox]To read more traveling cheap in Italy, check out these posts: The Top 10 Ways to Save Money in Italy GowithOh, My Secret Weapon for Finding Accommodations in Europe GowithOh Apartment- Venice GowithOh Apartment-

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GowithOh- Florence Apartment Review

[My accommodations in Florence were complimentary courtesy of GowithOh. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and I’d recommend this apartment to anyone, even my own mother!]  Details Link to our GowithOh apartment in Florence Our GowithOh apartment in Florence, owned by the wonderful Carlotta, was one of the highlights

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GowithOh- Venice Apartment Review

  [My accommodations in Venice were complimentary courtesy of GowithOh. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and I’d recommend this apartment to anyone, even my own mother!] [bluebox]To read more about traveling cheap in Italy, check out these posts: The Top 10 Ways to Save Money in Italy GowithOh,

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How to Visit Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket on the Cheap

Nantucket.  Martha’s Vineyard. The names conjure up images of grandeur. These are the playgrounds of multi-millionaires.  Of billionaires.  Of US Presidents.  And of me. So how did someone like me escape to these two exclusive enclaves, one of the most elite and richest areas of the United States, this summer? On a budget, of course!

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Northwest Portland Hostel Review: It’s All About Location!

[box style=blue] Northwest Portland Hostel Snapshot 425 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon Prices: Dorms starting at $23/night, private rooms $67-$99/night Pros: Excellent, excellent location; walkable to everything Good amount of hostel activities Cheap parking at $2/night Clean bathrooms and common areas Nice courtyard for relaxing Cons: Wireless internet was very spotty No control over your

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The Best Place to Stay in Porto: Casa dos Guindais

[box style=blue] Casa dos Guindais Snapshot Location:  Rua Arnaldo Gama,72, 4000-094, Porto, Portugal Price: 54 euros to 81 euros depending on season and type of room. Pros: Great location with stunning views and only a 3 minute walk to the river or the metro. Free parking, which easily saves you 10-15 euros a day. Amazing

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Why Hostels Are Better Than Hotels

I know, I know, to some people, “hostel” is a dirty word. But hasn’t your mother ever told you “Don’t knock it ’till you try it?” Over 50 hostels later, I can safely say that some of my best accommodations were hostels, and they’re not anything like you’d expect (floating staircases in UNESCO World Heritage sites or castles in Scotland anyone?).

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The Top 7.5 (yep, 7.5) Hotel Credit Cards

[UPDATE: Some of these deals may have changed.  Please visit the Hotel Credit Cards page for the most up to date offers] I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest proponent of hotel points, as I tend to concentrate on amassing airlines miles instead and also enjoy staying at boutique hotels or hostels when I’m traveling.

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Get Free Platinum Status with Accor Hotels in 3 Minutes

Accor hotels, which has over 4,000 hotels in 90 countries, is offering free platinum status to A|Club, their loyalty program.  This is supposed to be targeted to Citi Premier Miles World Mastercard holders in the UAE but because of a glitch in the system, it is allowing anyone to sign up and receive it.   I

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