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If you have traveled (a lot or a little) lately, you sure have seen a leaflet of a “free tour” and wondered if it was worth joining or not. In the last few years (or the last 10 or 12 years) they have appeared everywhere and if you only could join one at major touristic spots and in English, you will find them now at much smaller locations (and in different languages)… But, have you joined them? Many travelers already know what a free tour is and join whenever they see one. For others, the “free” part sounds like a scam. For others it is. And official travel guides don’t like to see all those colourful umbrellas with a “free” sign popping out at the most touristic places. But, who’s right? Nice question. I will try to clarify if it’s worth to join a free tour or now below: First…

I will start by saying that Madrid is not far from the airport, so in 20-30 minutes you can go from Madrid’s downtown (Sol, Plaza Mayor, Cibeles) to the airport by car. If you add to this one of the best networks of buses, underground and trains, there is no real need to sleep at the airport in most cases. But (and this is a big BUT) if you are flying on one of those very early Ryanair flights, your public transport options are limited and getting to the airport on time can become a bit more difficult. So, I’ve collected the best hotel options for early travelers departing from Madrid airport: First things first: Can you sleep at Madrid airport? If you’ve come to this article thinking that there are plenty of hotels in Madrid, I am sorry to tell you that you are wrong. Madrid’s airport is not…

I shouldn’t be telling you now that Aveiro has channels and through those channels you can see boats that look like Gondola (the ships from Venice) and that’s the reason why they call Aveiro “the Portuguese Venice”, creating some expectations that are far from the truth of the destination. What’s more, people should have gotten over it long ago if it wasn’t for the huge amount of travel agents and tour operators that “sell” a version of Amsterdam or Venice, with hundreds of bridges and channels everywhere. No, that’s not how the city looks like and most travelers miss all that Aveiro has to offer just because of that. On my last visit to Aveiro, I asked through Instagram what shouldn’t I miss there and added some recommendations from my portuguese colleagues. I also explored a bit beyond their recommendations, so here you have a full list, so you don’t have…

While it might seem that we have almost the same thing year, after year, when I shared this “events for travel bloggers” list last season, I got some great feedback from travel bloggers and brands alike. So I decided to publish it on the site for everyone to see and connect. Note: if you want to know where I will be this year, check my Calendar here on the site. It’s almost impossible to be on every thing that appears here on the list. So, here we go: these are the events where you can meet with travel bloggers in 2018-2019: October ATWS Adventure Travel World Summit – 15 October Italy The Adventure Travel Association has its annual event closer this year: at termas de Montecatini Tuscany. This is one of those events that change location every single edition. The gather many travel writers and bloggers, who will also have a…

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