Side Trips


September is the Best Time to Visit Australia

September is a perfect month to catch one of the cheap flights on Qantas and take a fabulous vacation Down Under. Australia in September is warm enough in the south (Melbourne, for example) and not yet humid in the north (Cairns, anyone?). Plus, early spring south of the equator means cheap flights, affordable accommodation, blooming flowers and superb scenery all […]


Make Prague Your Next Weekend Getaway

Prague isn’t just for cheap stag weekends or a few days spent gorging on hearty food and Czech beer. There’s far more to see and do in this fascinating, beautiful city. Prague is one of the best preserved cities in Europe; it managed to emerge from World War II mostly unscathed. Of course, after that it retreated behind the iron […]


Visit New York This Summer

To call yourself a citizen of the world, New York City must be visited at least once in your lifetime. Why not go this summer, when it’s green and gorgeous? First thing to do: look for cheap flights to New York. If you plan to fly between mid-August to mid-September, roundtrip fares start at $609 US (on American Airlines). New York is […]


Visit Prague This Summer

Prague is one of the largest cities in Central Europe and is considered one of its most beautiful cities. The superb bridges, castles and cathedrals have enchanted visitors for ages, but Prague is also a very modern and vibrant city, filled with music and art. There are quite a lot of European budget airlines which fly into Prague, which makes […]


Visit Chicago for Lollapalooza in August

The three day Lollapalooza music festival has been held every year in Grant Park in Chicago since 2005.  This year’s festival will be held August 6-8, and tickets are on sale now, with 3-day passes costing $225. This year’s line up includes acts like Green Day, Lady Gaga, Social Distortion, Spoon, Wolfmother, The Walkmen, Felix da Housecat, Devo, Cyprus Hill, […]


Summer Weekend Getaway: Amsterdam

Summer warmth is the perfect excuse to plan an amazing weekend getaway, and Amsterdam makes an ideal escape from London. A weekend in Amsterdam can be filled with anything from culture to sightseeing to an exploration of the, um, coffee shop experience. Or maybe you fancy a canal cruise? Flying from London to Amsterdam is very easy, and many low-cost […]


Plan a Summer Family Getaway to Key West, Florida

If the idea of another family getaway to Florida has you groaning at the idea of more time surrounded by Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disneyland, here’s an idea for a compromise. In Key West, there’s plenty of kitschy fun to keep the kids entertained, yet the destination also offers lots of appeal for adult as well. Situated at […]


Party Getaway in Greece

Greece is known as one of the best party destinations in Europe. Sure, it’s located further from the UK than Ibiza, but not only can you save money on accommodation and meals, but you can also add some cultural tourism to your getaway. The best party islands in Greece include Mykonos, Zante (Zakynthos) and Ios. Ios has been famous among […]


Girls-Only Vacation in New York

Every girl dreams of a week away from the hustle and bustle of the home life and job… and when we can take our best friends with us for some added fun, it’s even better. Best choice for me (and probably many other ladies out there): New York, of course! I’ve never been a beach lover and the idea of […]