5 Free Tools that Help You Save Money for Travel | The Weekend Jetsetter.com

5 Free Tools that Help You Save Money for Travel

There are a number of free tools that help you save money for travel by paying you for things you already do. I've always funded my travels with a combination of "travel hacking" and side jobs so that I don't have to live extremely frugally in my day-to-day life. But this year, I started pursuing my…


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8 Tourist Traps that Don’t Live up to the Hype

Photo: MK Feeney/Flickr If you're a traveler, chances are that at some point you've spent time at tourist traps. What defines a "tourist trap?" To me, it's a "must-see" attraction that is rather underwhelming given the time, money, and hassle you must invest in seeing it. I don't think all major attractions are tourist traps. Some are…


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Island Escape: 5 Reasons to Take a Weekend Trip to the Exumas

Last month I celebrated my birthday with a Bahamas weekend trip to the Exumas, a chain of beautiful cays and islands just an hour's flight from Miami. The Exumas are famous for the Swimming Pigs, which have been featured on TV show The Bachelor. But whether you want to get up close and personal with giant swine or…


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7 Things to do in Berlin, Germany in 48 Hours

I'll admit upfront that I didn't love Berlin. I didn't find any of its neighborhoods charming and the entire city feels... cold and grey. It might have had something to do with visiting at the end of October, but either way, Berlin and I just never clicked. It's important to note that part of the reason…



Gift Guide 2016 | My Favorite Gifts for Travelers

GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS: It's that time of year again... the holidays! As much as I love so many holiday traditions - pretty decorations, binge eating, holiday parties, to name a few - shopping for gifts is my least favorite thing to do. Finding the perfect gift for a variety of people - some of whom you…


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48 Hours in Amsterdam

When I pictured 48 hours in Amsterdam, visions of wild, drug-fueled bachelor parties (or "stag parties" as Europeans call them), danced in my head. But my actual first impression of Amsterdam? It's ridiculous charming. From the crooked canal houses to beautiful parks and cobblestone streets, it's honestly hard to believe Amsterdam is the international headquarters of debauchery its…


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What to Pack for Morocco

One of the most popular pieces on The Weekend Jetsetter is my post about solo female travel in Marrakech, Morocco. And the most common thing I get follow up questions about? What to pack for Morocco, a country where conservative dress is the cultural norm, but the temperatures can be hot as heck. After visiting the country twice…


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48 Hours in Atlanta

It was a city I didn't know much about -- but when my mom was traveling for business, I took advantage of a free hotel room and set out to spend 48 hours in Atlanta. The city surprised me with all it had to offer - from some of the best ribs I've tasted to one…


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72 Hours in… New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the U.S., and last month marked my 4th visit there. I had been three times during college: twice to volunteer at an animal shelter that had been damaged (and overwhelmed with stray pups) following Hurricane Katrina, and once before departing for a spring break cruise. I was particularly…


Weekend Getaway: Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Mexico Weekend Getaway: Valladolid, Yucatán

A great alternative to and short road trip from Riviera Maya (where Cancun and Tulum are located), Yucatán offers historic sights, off-the-beaten-path natural wonders, and colorful colonial cities perfect for afternoons spent wandering. One of the cities that's ideal for a weekend getaway: Valladolid, located smack dab in the middle of the Yucatán peninsula. Valladolid is known as a…