• France,  General Travel,  Greece,  Hungary,  Italy,  Romania,  Tips and Tricks,  United Kingdom

    Visiting Europe In the Summer: What You Need to Know

    School’s out, the sun’s out – it’s summer! You finally have a few weeks to take the dream vacation to Europe. Before you go, make sure you’re prepared for what to expect from summer in Europe. 1. Air Conditioning Is Not Used As Much As in the US Europeans, in general, are much more tolerant of the heat than in the US. If you must have air conditioning, make sure to double check that your hotel offers it – and definitely check if you’re using AirBnB. For places that have AC, know that it won’t be turned down quite as much as it would in the US. I heard many…

  • Costs,  United Kingdom

    Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in London

    I ultimately decided to go to London on a pure basis of flight prices: flights out of Rome were expensive and all had crazy layovers, so I looked elsewhere to leave the continent. And I found an awesome flight from London to Ft Lauderdale, which meant I had a few days to enjoy London! In all, in 2.5 days in London, I spent $384.66. How did that work out?

  • United Kingdom

    The Final Stop: London

    I flew straight from Rome to London, and I honestly can’t believe that I’m finally at the last stop on my world tour! It’s insane to think that the trip is almost over, and yes, I’m VERY excited to get home! London was never on the initial itinerary – it was another city I’d planned to save for a later trip to properly appreciate it. But alas, as I looked to book flights home from Rome, they were all either super expensive or had horribly long layovers (but not long enough layovers where I could leave the airport…). So I started looking for flights home from any of the major…