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How to set up a SMS Flight Alert in 7 steps

If you know your destination, flight period and airline about 1 year in advance, you can save a lot of money by booking your flight tickets as soon as possible. And this is where we can really help you. LowCostRoutes.com can’t book your tickets for you, but we can inform you as soon as they are released, either by email or by SMS. Even if the process of setting up the alerts is not very complex, some users have asked for help and I have decided to publish this short step-by-step guide. Read more

I Love Lowcost, but Here’s Why I’ll Never Travel with Easybus Again

Buses every 15 minutes? It's more like every hour... and they won't be on time.

Buses every 15 minutes? It’s more like every hour… and they won’t be on time.

I had an awful experience with Easyjet’s sister company. Moreover, I don’t think the lowcost model followed by no-frills airlines works very well for ground transportation.

I booked a trip from London to Luton airport on the Easybus website, in part because I love the lowcost model (in the past five years, I have only flown lowcost; hey, I even blog about lowcost flying! ;-) ) and in part because I was afraid of railway disruptions due to the severe floods that beset the British Isles this winter. Read more

Where to go for Easter in 2014

Orthodox Easter goodies

Orthodox Easter goodies

There is plenty of winter travel still to do, but today I want to jump ways ahead and tell you about where I want to go for Easter in 2014. Why think about Easter, almost six months from now, when there are Norwegian hot water procedures to be had and lots of skiing feats yet to perform? Two reasons. Number one, reserving your plane tickets, ground transportation, accommodation, etc. now will ensure you can still get a good deal; waiting until after Christmas and New Year’s may be too late if you are a low- to medium-budget traveler. Read more

Tuscany through the Eyes of a Chef

Chef Justin Cloud

Chef Justin Cloud

Justin Cloud is a professional cook and world traveler based in Boston, USA. Justin has over 14 years of cooking experience, having worked at a variety of culinary establishments in Europe and the United States. For about seven years, he taught cooking at Toscana Saporita, a cooking school in Tuscany.* He has been a students’ finals judge at the prestigious International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in New York City. Here, he gives travelers tips on how to enjoy the gastronomic delights of the gorgeous Italian province.

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Planning the perfect bachelor party abroad

best-manFrom the moment that you are announced as the Best Man, you know there is only one thing you need to get right. Forget the speech, don’t worry about the rings, it’s all about the bachelor party.

The big news in bachelor parties is taking everybody abroad for one last night of freedom, and low cost flights have opened up this option to thousands of bachelors who wouldn’t have had the chance before.

Low cost airlines have also opened up parts of Europe that people wouldn’t even have thought of visiting ten years ago, and cheap alcohol and a guaranteed great night out have made going abroad the only way to execute a memorable bachelor party.

But if you’re the Best Man and you are tasked with the honour of planning a bachelor party abroad, where do you even begin? Read more

Experience the great American landscapes from a different perspective

The American landscape is diverse and seemingly never ending. Whilst it can be experienced through a movie screen or via a driving holiday, there can be no better way to immerse yourself in the majestic surroundings than by taking a walking holiday.

Take a hike

Whether your passion lies in the desert landscapes of the wild west, or hiking in the mountains is more your thing, there is bound to be a walking tour that will satisfy your desire to explore. Similarly, if you’ve got moderate experience in walking, most walking tours have planned hikes of around four hours. If however you’re more experienced and really want to take in a challenging hike, optional walks of up to eight hours can challenge anyone! Read more