Everyone can use a
vacation to relax, unwind, and have some fun. The problem with taking a
vacation is that many people have a difficult time coming up with the cash to
pay for the trip. Fortunately, there are ways to have an affordable vacation
and not go broke. One important way of getting a cheap vacation is picking the
best time to take the vacation. Below are a number of tips on picking the best
time for the perfect trip or vacation:
1. If you want to save
money on your flight ticket, it is important to consider the time when you want
to fly. The key is to be flexible when considering the time to fly, For
instance, do you want to fly during the peak season, off season, or weekend or
midweek? Prices will vary according to the time you pick to fly.
2. Peak season is the
most expensive time to fly so if you want to save money, book as early as
possible. Holidays are a very expensive time to book because there are few
discounts, promotions and deals. Plan well in advance to ensure you get a good
deal and a good seat.
3. Consider when and
where you want to travel. If you are willing to modify travel dates and
consider a travel destination that is much less expensive to visit, you will
save a lot of money. If you are planning a family reunion, consider planning
the event during shoulder season or the off season. As well, the summer and
fall are good times of the year to get a cheap international flight.
Reconsidering when and where you want to travel will amount to substantial
4. If warm tropical
destinations are your favorite places to travel, consider traveling during …
The Spanish Steps area is close to the center of Rome. This is a great place to meet old and new friends and then go shopping or hit the cafes. Take lots of photos. Please note that the Spanish Steps themselves were built with French funds early in the Eighteenth Century. But the Spanish Embassy is nearby. The natives call these famous steps La Scalinata (the staircase).
Other neighborhood sights to see include the Fifteenth Century Trinita dei Monti Church at the top of the steps and the Keats-Shelly Memorial House where the English poet Keats died. Don’t miss the Palazzetto Zuccari that resembles a monster’s face. Via dei Condotti is a famous shopping street. In spite of a lawsuit, there’s a MacDonald’s in the neighborhood.
Make sure to visit Via del Babuino, the street of antiques, and Via Margutta, the street of artists. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The Panda Hotel is
located on a major shopping street near the Spanish Steps. The money that you
might save by staying here can easily be spent in this upscale neighborhood.
Unlike many other hotels, the Panda defines only two seasons price-wise. Most
of the year is high season. There are 20 rooms, 14 of which have a private
bath. The rooms have no television. Did you come to the heart of Rome to watch
TV? The hotel address is Via della Croce 35 – 00187, Rome.
The B&B Rhona’s
Rooms is a four room bed and breakfast in a typical old building serviced by
elevator. All rooms have a luxury private bathroom with a 13-jet hydro-massage
shower, Turkish steam bath, alternating …