What’s The Best Way To Buy Tickets For Trains In Europe?

Google Maps, along with other map apps, has made traveling from one place to another much easier than it used to be. All you need to do is type in your starting place and destination and you’ll get detailed information on how to get there. If you’re looking at taking a train, if you input your departure time, you’ll even get a selection of trains you can take.

However, Google Maps leaves out one important piece of the puzzle, the price of a ticket. If you truly want to comparison shop, you’ll need to know how much a ticket on each train will cost. A local train will be cheaper than express or high-speed options. So how can you find out the price?

It’s not easy.

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Oh Look – Airbnb Messed Up Again, Best Travel Blogs of 2020, Air Canada’s Pouring Salt Into Its Own Wounds, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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I Barely Avoided Making This Mistake When Booking An American Flight

We haven’t had the best luck when flying with on American Airlines. On our only trip this year, we were proactively offered a bump voucher to take a later flight. Then the flight we were put on instead was delayed and delayed and undelayed. The hassle was worth it because we each received a $400 voucher that was good for a year and all we needed to do was find a flight where we could use the credit.

Unfortunately for us, American Airlines doesn’t offer many non-stop flights from Orlando. There was one trip we could have flown with American but it was for a connecting flight and with their operational problems this year, we avoided them and booked with Frontier instead.

But now it’s approaching a year and we need to think about using our vouchers. I found flights for an upcoming trip that made sense and were the perfect price.

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TripHobo: For When You Know Where You’re Going But Need Help With An Itinerary

When you’re planning a trip, it’s easy to decide where you want to go. Paris! Capetown! Beijing! San Francisco! It’s figuring out what you’re going to do once you get there that can be the problem.

A lot of people will ask for advice on forums, groups or message boards, and it’ll often look like this:

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I’m all like, “Really?” (Joe: Those requests are definitely from aliens)

That request is SOOO open-ended. It makes me want to ask:

  • Who is “we?” Age of the people who are going?
  • How long are you staying?
  • Have you been there before? If so, what did you see? Do you want to see any of those again, or no?
  • What do you like and dislike? How do you feel about history? Walking tours? Broadway shows? Other kinds of shows? Museums? Shopping?
  • Are you comfortable taking the subway or would you walk and/or take taxi/Lyft/UBER everywhere?

But kindhearted people will give every sort of answer, from the Statue of Liberty to Harlem and everywhere in between. And the sad thing is, most of the suggestions won’t even be 2nd tier considerations for some people because of reasons.

OR you can go to a website that’s specifically made to work with you for itineraries that are custom made for the needs and likes of you and your party.

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Five Reasons You Should Be Using AwardWallet

Once you’ve been paying attention to points and miles for a while, it becomes inevitable that you’ll end up with a stack of membership cards from various programs. Airline programs. Hotel programs. Rental car programs. Credit card programs. Dining programs. You name it and I probably have a card for it. One of the services that I find invaluable to keep this all organized is AwardWallet. Here are five things AwardWallet does that’ll make your life easier:

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