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Best European River Cruises – 2017

European River Cruises Scenic Jasper cruising the Danube. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle Danube River cruises are among our favorites. The Danube, in fact, is our number one choice for people new to river cruising. You’ll find itineraries that sail between Passau, Germany and the Black Sea and packages that range in length from 5 to 23 days. What We Like About European River Cruises Scenic beauty as you cruise through gorgeous...

Best Travel Credit Cards – 2017

The Best Travel Credit Cards of 2017 Our team reviewed 200+ options to come up with the best travel rewards credit cards – based on the value of rewards and bonuses they provide. These credit cards perform the best for travelers who aren’t particularly loyal to one airline or hotel brand, and prefer to shop around for the best prices. ...

Dublin Pass Review 2017 — Is the Dublin Pass Worth the Money?

Dublin Pass Review 2017 — Is the Dublin Pass Worth the Money? Dublin is the gateway to Ireland so most visitors spend a few days in this great city before setting off to explore the rest of the Emerald Isle. The Dublin Pass is a popular choice for people wanting to see many of Dublin’s top sights. But is...

Travel Packing List for Women — Packing Guide for Backpacking Europe

Travel Packing List for Women — Packing Guide for Backpacking Europe Updated: August 18, 2017. Originally Posted: March 2013. We ladies often have a tough time packing light. We want to look fashionable, but we don’t have a lot of space to pack everything. This travel packing list will help you pack only the clothes and accessories that you need — while...

BERLIN PASS REVIEW — IS THE BERLIN PASS WORTH THE MONEY?

BERLIN PASS REVIEW — IS THE BERLIN PASS WORTH THE MONEY? Sorry for the trouble. No Funny Business We want to be fully transparent that this post may contain affiliate links. That means we receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking the link — it doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps support the site. Thanks!...

Roma and Vatican Pass Review 2017 — Is the Roma Pass Worth the Money?

Roma and Vatican Pass Review 2017 — Is the Roma Pass Worth the Money? Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world — which is why many people are curious about the Rome and Vatican Pass. That’s why we wanted to do a Roma Pass review (aka Rome Pass) to determine if the Roma Pass is...

How to Start a Blog and Make Money | Step-by-Step MEGA Guide 2017

How to Start a Blog and Make Money | Step-by-Step MEGA Guide 2017 I created The Savvy Backpacker in 2010 and now it receives nearly 3,000,000 visitors a year. It’s also earned enough money to help fund our travels across Europe. In this guide, I’ll tell you how to start a blog and give you the strategies we use...

An iconic night at the Durham Bulls baseball game, NC

The iconic Durham Bulls baseball game. I’m sure many of you will have heard of it thanks to the 1988 sports comedy, Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon. The movie where the latter two first met and create sparks between them. Bull Durham was also a movie that propelled all three of them into major league Hollywood status...

Moving abroad: How we’ve set up an apartment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Quite a few people have reached out to us who are moving abroad to the US – or they are thinking or dreaming about it. They found this post on getting settled in the US helpful.  As I have moved overseas many times before, I understand how scary and confusing it can be. There is a lot to consider and organize when you...

15 fun things to do in Nashville with kids (they involve music!)

Nashville has a growing reputation for wild girl getaways – it’s overtaken Vegas as the number one place for bachelorette parties, or as we like to call them in Australia, hens weekends. Cluck cluck cluck. Despite all the pedal pubs and yahooing whizzing past you on the street (making you long for your wonder years), there are plenty of fun things...