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The Most Expensive Countries in the World and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

The saying “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always apply when it comes to traveling the globe. Sure, many bucket list destinations are worth their eye-popping price tags, but there are plenty of affordable — and arguably cooler — alternatives to these well-trodden, budget-busting destinations. Below, we listed the most expensive countries in the…

The 6 Most Luxurious Hotels in Italy and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como Between its culturally rich cities, charming countryside, appealing climate, and delicious cuisine, Italy makes a strong case for being one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. And when it comes to living the high life, the country’s vast array of luxurious hotels — from lakeside resorts to historic Roman villas…

The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings that make their wallet-busting prices worthwhile, there are plenty of cheaper and, some might say, cooler alternatives for travelers looking to spend less money. Europe’s most expensive cities certainly have their own…

5 Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

With beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, rugged volcanoes, and amazing hiking, surfing, and kayaking opportunities, Costa Rica was never going to remain a hidden vacation gem for long. A firm favorite with American tourists, the country combines unspoiled beauty and conscientious tourism. Costa Rica also has the hotel options to complement its natural landscape, with everything…

5 Luxury Hotels in Jamaica and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

Beach at Hermosa Cove – Jamaica’s Villa Hotel Without a doubt one of the most amazing destinations in the Caribbean, Jamaica is packed with natural beauty. On top of the gorgeous beaches, lush tropical forests, dramatic clifftop hangouts, and stunning waterfalls, the country’s huge array of hotels is an equally appealing attraction. With so many…

7 Luxury Hotels in Mexico and Their Cheaper, Similar Alternatives

Mexico is a big place and has been a favorite vacation destination for travelers from across North America for decades — even despite recent news about safety. From ancient pyramids to stunning colonial towns, and deserts to beautiful tropical beaches, the country is blessed with a wealth of things to see and do. It also…

7 of the World’s Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world’s biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and London are certainly some of the coolest, busiest, and most energy-packed places on earth, but just a couple nights spent in any of those destinations can leave your bank accounts quickly drained.…

Mexico’s Best Value All-Inclusive Resorts

You think “all-inclusive,” and you think “money-saving,” “affordable,” “good way to travel on a budget.” But as any experienced all-inclusiver worth her wristband can tell you, all-inclusive does not necessarily mean cheap. In fact, some of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the world follow an all-inclusive model. And on the flip side, all-inclusives…