The Big Apple has a reputation as a pricey vacation destination, and that’s not entirely undeserved. The average rate at New York City hotels is a whopping $254 a night, according to a recent Statista report—America’s most expensive average nightly rate. With prices like that, visiting New York on a budget may seem impossible. But pricey hotels aside, New York City is actually a surprisingly attractive destination for budget travelers, especially if you’re willing to do a little advance planning. Read on to learn how to save money in New York City, including tips for dining on the cheap, getting discount tickets to Broadway shows, saving on public transportation, and finding the city’s best free attractions and events. Don't Miss: Top Tours in New York City New York City FreeStyle Pass star star star star star star star star star star From $141.57play Central Park Walking Tour star star star star star star star star star star … [Read more...] about New York on a Budget: 25 Ways to Save on Travel
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(CNN) — Travelers have plenty of enticing reasons to visit Mumbai, a city of 21.6 million people, and India's largest. First, there's the setting along the Arabian Sea combined with the feel of being in a bustling metropolis. Then there's the fantastic shopping, restaurants and culture. And the numerous historical attractions of Mumbai include three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Elephanta Caves, the railway station Victoria Terminus and its collection of Victorian and art deco buildings. Luxury seekers should know that Mumbai happens to be India's most expensive destination by far, according to Shahrookh Cambata, who was born and brought up in the city and is the CEO of Greaves India, a company that sells upscale India vacations. But there is good news: "Compared with other big cities like Hong Kong and London, Mumbai is a bargain," says Cambata. "You can get a lot without overspending." Mumbai at night is subtly gorgeous. And compared with cities such as Hong Kong … [Read more...] about How to have a luxurious trip in India’s largest city without spending a fortune
Emily Schmall, Associated Press Updated 3:47 am CST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 FILE- In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, singer Beyonce arrives to perform at the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest mogul, and Anand Piramal, the son of one of India's biggest industrialists, at the airport in Udaipur, India. Beyonce performed at a pre-wedding event Sunday at a 16th-century palace in the Indian city of Udaipur. Guests included Hillary Clinton and a host of Bollywood A-listers. less FILE- In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, singer Beyonce arrives to perform at the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest mogul, and Anand Piramal, the son of one of India's biggest ... more Photo: Rohit Kothari, AP Photo: Rohit Kothari, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption … [Read more...] about Beyonce! Hillary! Guests flood India for a very big wedding
Anyone trying to make an international call this weekend would be forgiven for getting a little mixed up.Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States on Sunday, bumping the clocks back an hour. The change happened in Europe a week earlier, meaning the time difference between the continents was momentarily smaller.It’s another confusing wrinkle in a confusing temporal process that confounds the world.Today, 70 countries change their clocks midyear for Daylight Saving Time, including most of North America, Europe and parts of South America and New Zealand. China, Japan, India and most countries near the equator don’t fall back or jump ahead. In much of Asia and South America, the Daylight Saving Time shift was adopted, but then abandoned. It has never been observed in most of Africa.While the United States extended its Daylight Saving Time in 2005 and Florida wants to make it its standard time, other countries are moving to ditch the practice. The European Union is weighing … [Read more...] about Daylight Saving Time is super unpopular. Here are the countries trying to ditch it.
Dave Mosher, provided by Published 2:58 pm PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 The European Commission recently proposed to end daylight saving time, possibly as soon as next year, believing the practice is outdated. They might be on to something; or not. (Juan Moyano/Dreamstime/TNS) The European Commission recently proposed to end daylight saving time, possibly as soon as next year, believing the practice is outdated. They might be on to something; or not. (Juan Moyano/Dreamstime/TNS) Photo: Juan Moyano, TNS Daylight saving time should be the new standard. Science says so. Here's why. Daylight saving time should be the new standard. Science says so. Here's why. Photo: GENNA MARTIN/SEATTLEPI.COM “Standard time” isn’t the standard – In the U.S., daylight saving time runs from mid-March through early November. That’s … [Read more...] about Daylight-saving time is a curse against humanity, and we should end it forever