Best Travel News and Deals – October 13, 2009 – Traveling in Morocco, Home Invading Kangaroos, Hostel Cooking, 10 Worst Hotels, Flashpacking

by brian on October 13, 2009

Travel news and deals of interest to YOU from around the Web compiled and edited by
If you know any great travel stories or tips we all should read, please send it to me and I will put an acknowledgment of your contribution in the posting.

Five Ways to Sleep Cheap Overseas

New ideas on where to stay to save cash. Most of these ideas apply for Europe, but some Googling may dig up other locations where you’ll find good deals. I never heard of a yurt before. Ever considered staying a monastery? It’s not just for bad plot lines in movie comedies.

University housing—Reliving your college years

Beyond hostels and guesthouses, how about staying in an empty university dorm room? Schools have all that space during breaks so take advantage of the low prices. Especially good during the summer in Europe.

100 hotels for under $150
Contributed by loyal reader Jennifer

To balance the less expensive accomodations links that aren’t for everyone, here are HOTELS that won’t cost you an arm and both legs.

Morocco’s delights on a backpacker’s budget

Ah Morocco. That is one of the places a lot of people mentioned about wanting to see. A father and daughter hit several cities and had a great time.

Marrakesh, Morrocco

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Stranded in India: paralysed Australian was almost home

A tragic end to the story I talked about in a post a few weeks ago:

An Australian holidaymaker left quadriplegic after a mountain fall in India was only days away from being brought home to Australia for medical care when he died in hospital.

The daughter of Queensland grandfather George Dobson today pleaded with other overseas adventurers to buy travel insurance which would have guaranteed the 65-year-old’s immediate return from the subcontinent.

Australian Kangaroos Engaged in Anti-Human Home Invasion Campaign

On a much lighter note – When Cute Cuddly Animals Attack!

Thievery at thirty-thousand feet – how to beat airborne Wi-Fi hackers

Among the other things you have to worry about when you try to fly besides the long lines, overzealous security, packed planes and sparse airline food, you have to worry about your Wi-Fi signal on your laptop getting jacked on the plane. Same thing can happen when you on the ground, but you might have a false sense of protection 35,000 feet up.

Is Flashpacking Killing The Art Of Backpacking?

A VERY simple definition of flashpacking is traveling with a little more cash, with a few more electronic gadgets and not necessarily staying in hostels. Does having more money make the trip any less enjoyable or “authentic”? I dont’ think so, but some do…

Singapore to Poland – on the back of a motorbike

Most people think of flying when traveling long term. Next would be train or car. Motorbike? Yes you can.

The Hostel Chef

A new blog that talks about cooking and eating well when staying in hostels. Great way to save money in high priced cities.

Western NY friends wear out all-you-can-fly passes

Some people were able to take COMPLETE advantage of the JetBlue “all you can jet” plan. And when I mean ‘complete’, I mean being on a JetBlue plane every day for the past month. Here are some of their stories.

The 10 Worst Hotels in the USA

If you’re in New York and you happen upon the Hotel Carter, cross the street and walk on the other side. I know you’re not going inside. But still…really funny/horrendous/scary tales from some awful hotels.

Why 2010 will be the year of the travel deal

Reasons why ’10 will be a good year to save some money and where to look for deals.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

AndyEWilliams October 14, 2009 at 9:56 PM

What a tragic story about that travelers lack of insurance.


brian October 15, 2009 at 11:34 AM

It is. Stuck in a foreign country, away from family and friends and to be in such dire condition must be completely frightening.


Coz from OZ November 14, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Brisbane City is a great place central to everything,south the GREAT GOLD COAST,north SUNSHINE COAST, across moreton bay beautiful Stradbroke Island,Moreton Island,best international airport links to everywhere.


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