From the category archives:

United Kingdom

Greetings fellow travelers and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Cities. I’m happy to be your host as we jet around the world following tales of tapioca, tumbling and taxidermy. Intrigued? Read on . . .
New York City, NY, USA: Sascha Zuger from Travel Savvy Mom scoops a great hotel package, [...]

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For the price of a €10 RyanAir airfare (round-trip), I’m headed to Edinburgh in mid-November (because who doesn’t like traveling when it’s dark and cold?!).
I turn to you again, my wise and fearless readers, for your no-budget travel advice. I’ve got 4.5 days and 5 nights in Scotland, flying in and out of EDI. [...]

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RyanAir just finished another €1 for select routes in September and October. It is still possible to book some of these tickets for €5-10/leg, so have a look at the site if you’re thinking of traveling during that timeframe.
However, when estimating the price, don’t overlook their recent increase in debit card and EC-card fees [...]

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I recently discovered a post by the folks over at SkyScanner entitled Satellite Airports – do you know where you’re going?  While I know that Schoenefeld Airport lies 17 rather than 71 km from Berlin, I did think the *idea* was a good one; nevertheless, the chart needed more information:  HOW do you get to and from [...]

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Welcome to the fifth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from yours truly, one of the many intricate details I captured (in this case, a carved door) in June at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
If you’re headed [...]

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Welcome to the fourth Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for Europe. Here you’ll find European travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Photographic inspiration this week comes from yours truly, with a sloping street view of flowering balconies, rain-slicked cobblestones and lush wisteria growing over ancient stone walls captured in Girona, Spain in April.
Andrew Evans reminds us of the [...]

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Planes, trains and automobiles! We’ve got it all in this week’s news roundup.
Traveling around the UK over a bank holiday weekend can lead to major delays on public transportation, warns Pam Kent of the IHT Globespotters Blog. In a recent post (inspired by tomorrow’s holiday), she notes,
Network Rail, the government body that looks [...]

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A question on the WARNING: RyanAir Online Check-in thread had me scoping out the insurance policy on offer from the airline when you purchase your ticket. It was there I made the following discoveries:
+ Despite the fact that travel insurance is offered with every RyanAir ticket, only UK and IE residents are actually [...]

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An unfortunate scenario: you’ve booked yourself on two low-cost flights connecting at London Stansted airport and find yourself with an entire day to kill between them.
Common sense dictates that if you’ve got less than four hours between arrival and the next two-hour check-in window, you simply stay put. There are plenty of restaurants [...]

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Berlin Schoenefeld (DE)
PAN: airport design — both to the gate and from the plane — incorporates too many staircases without escalators or lifts, inconveniencing travelers with rolling suitcases, strollers, and mobility problems. Have their architects never flown before?
London Stansted (UK)

PICK: the airport has created a “security repacking area” at the end of [...]

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