Destination tips serve as a guide for a luxury vacation. Eilat, Israel is a beautiful city that our tour guide rightly referred to as the “Las Vegas of Israel” with all the lights and beautiful hotels and highlights, but without all the gambling. After travelling through the dusty Negev desert, the last thing I was expecting was to end up in a city of luscious beautiful landscape that sits right on the edge of the Red Sea. We had been told to ride the entire one hour boat trip around the city and then just like in Rome hop on or hop off where we needed to go. After riding the travel insurance bus for two days, I’m still not sure if it is best to stand or sit. Inside it can be hot and stuffy. The seats offer a place to sit, but comfort was never part of their design specs. Handholds were never considered in the basic design for standees, however. Standing gets you fresh air, which can be a relief, but you end up stumbling around. The best place to sit is in the stern (about six seats) or the bow (again, about six seats). Whether you are boating through the canals or eating beside the Grand Canal (main street), it’s just plain interesting to watch the traffic.

It was that time; departure. Our exciting vacation was just about over, and the high of being pampered in a foreign country was coming to a close. Great hub. I like the positive side to solo travel you portray. But you’re also because realistic. Thanks for sharing your experiences -many people will benefit from reading this hub. I have shared it with my network. Our family visited Crater Lake National Park in August, which is a good time of the year to get to the National Park. From our hometown of Bend, Oregon , it was just under a 2-hour drive to the park’s north entrance. Summer crowds are still heavy in August, but the park’s peak visit month is July. One of the primary considerations of enjoying Europe on a budget is how to get around. When it comes to getting around, there are basically three choices – the bus, the train and air travel. Renting a car is often impractical in Europe, with the different types of roads, different laws and road signs in a myriad of unfamiliar languages.

Does the agent specialize in adventure tours or culinary trips? Does he or she frequently book groups? Is the agent a cruise expert? You wouldn’t go to a podiatrist to treat a toothache. The same concept goes for travel agents. If you’re traveling to the Caribbean, work with a Caribbean travel specialist. @rose-the planner – It was really awesome. and thank you for taking the virtual tour with me. Hope you get to experience it one day. Even for those unwilling to embark on truly budget leisure travel, there are many ways to limit costs. Popular leisure travel destinations will often see a wide swing in prices among hotels, restaurants, travel, and activities, depending on the season. Locations in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, for example, might be twice as expensive during winter, as millions of visitors from Europe and the United States try to escape cold weather.