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Girl on a Trail, New York for a song!

New York is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. After a week’s holidays in the “Capital of the world”, I admit it’s so damn expensive. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose your shirt to see this city. On the contrary, a large number of attractions is available there for a few dollars or even free of charge. Drink on the roof Entrance to the terraces of New York skyscrapers can be pricey, on average it costs 40 $. You need around spare 120$ to visit viewing platforms

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Milan – one day trip

The airport in Bergamo is an excellent hub for farther travel across Lombardy and other regions in Italy. If you have a free weekend, no plans and around 40€  in your pocket, I invite you for a short one-day trip to Milan! In order to save on accommodation, it’s best to buy tickets for the morning flight and return in the evening. I flew from Warsaw early in the morning, while on the way back I took advantage of Ryanair (departure at 9.20 pm to Warsaw – Modlin Airport). Total cost ticket was around

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Girl on a Trail – one-day trip to Verona

I guess everyone knows that feeling when you want to go somewhere for a while, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money and take day off from work. In such a situation, you can go somewhere in your beautiful country or just take a plane and within 4 hours’ time you can sit in a cafe sipping aromatic Italian cappuccino in Piazza Bra in Verona 😉 A little organisation… How to go to Verona for just one day, saving on accommodation? On the way from Warsaw to Bergamo I used Wizzair

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Renting a car

A car on a holiday gives independence and possibility to visit a lot of places in a relatively short time. Nowadays, rental prices are so competitive that it’s better to leave our car at home. Is renting a car a very complicated thing? The answer is no, however you need to know several things to avoid possible problems.    Documents: To hire a car abroad, you need: ID or passport, driving license (in some countries, additionally an  international driving license is required) and credit card. There’re a lot of rental companies, but in our

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Gothenburg – cheap trip

The idea of going to Gothenburg appeared spontaneously, actually, as it usually happens it was connected with big promotion in Ryanair. Having the alternative between spending Valentine’s Day at home or going to Gothenburg for only 4 €, our choice was obvious. Of course, there’s one catch when you buy such cheap tickets. Usually it turns out that on the spot, especially in Sweden, prices aren’t promotional. In such situations, common sense tells us to resign, that the idea of spending romantic Valentines in the middle of winter in Sweden is ridiculous ant it’s

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Tallinn, Helsinki and Petersburg without visa – budget travel

We weren’t planning the trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Petersburg. Actually everything started from LOT special offer for the flights: Warsaw – Tallinn and Helsinki – Warsaw. From Tallinn to Helsinki we traveled by Tallink ferry, but it’s possible to go with other companies such as Viking Line or Eckero Line. You need to check in at least 30 minutes before the departure of the ferry. Check-in desk is located at the Terminal D. Tallink shuttles 6 times a day and the voyage takes around 2 hours and definitely it isn’t boring (you can read about

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How much does 6-day trip to Denmark and Sweden cost?

Is it possible to organize 6- day trip to Denmark and Sweden on budget? In a fact the cost is a relative concept, what’s  cheap for some for others is beyond reach. During our trip to these countries we tried to reduce the costs of transport and accommodation maximally. On the other hand it doesn’t mean that we lived there as hermits. We  stayed in an apartment located in the city center, visited everything what had been planned, used public transport and tasted very good food.  Was it cheap or expensive? Take a look

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Belgium, Luxembourg, France – incredible cheap traveling

Is it possible to organize a cheap city – break to the countries like: Luxembourg, Belgium or France? Certainly! Take a look how to organize it! Low transport cost Western Europe is famous for a very good railway system but on the other hand it can be very expensive. What we should do to minimize this price?   We recommend to use bus transport, more precisely Flibco! Tickets for this bus are sold on the basis: first come, first served. The prices start from 5 euro. Travelling with Flibco can be described as a

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Passenger vs. airlines, part II – overbooking is not so black as it is painted

With the popularization of air transport and cost – cutting by airlines, more and more passengers encounter overbooking problems. In aviation terminology, overbooking means selling more tickets in relation to available seats. But why air carrier take this risk? The answer is simple, it’s financially beneficial because flight of the empty airplane is more expensive than overbooking costs. Airlines observe trends on particular routes and on this basis they estimate how many passengers will turn up at the check-in desk. If you have time and you can afford a day off from work  or

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Passenger vs. airlines, part I – flight delay

Flight delays are common. They can be connected with unforeseeable factors such as bad weather conditions, security threat or even volcanic eruption. But there are some situations when delay is results from airline fault.  If you travel: from the airport located in European Union/European Economic Area or Switzerland, between EU/EEA/Switzerland and third country, by plane which is operated by an airline which operates in the area of EU/EEA/Switzerland, your rights are protected by the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on

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