Little Roads' Best Tips for Booking Overseas Flights

Little Roads' Best Tips for Booking Overseas Flights

People always ask us how we afford to travel as much as we do. We spend a LOT of time searching for flights, and we’ve figured out a few pretty good tricks. The field is always changing; airlines and booking agencies alter their practices, so we are constantly having to learn new techniques to hunt out those deals. Here are our best tips, as of October 2017. 

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Ireland Historic Sights Paired with Gastropubs

Ireland Historic Sights Paired with Gastropubs

Ireland’s landscapes are legendary for a reason: Sweeping green valleys dotted with sheep and cows; blue-green ocean reduced to white spray on jagged coastal cliffs; and evocative ruins of castles, monasteries, round towers, and stone circles.Here we explore a few of these historic sites. Some are free; all are impressive; and each can be paired with an excellent meal at a nearby gastropub.

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Groundhog Day: Italian Tourism Edition

Groundhog Day: Italian Tourism Edition

Our version of "Groundhog Day" involves having the same phone conversations repeatedly with prospective clients. We’ve created itineraries for dozens of clients, and with a few exceptions, they've all come to us with the same travel goals:
1. “I want to see real, authentic places; experience the real Italy without the tourist crowds; and do it affordably.”
2. “I want to visit Rome, Florence, Amalfi, and Venice. And I have 9 days.”
Spoiler alert: Those goals are in direct conflict with one another. Is it possible to visit those famous places and see them in an authentic way? 

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9 Popular European Tourist Sights and their Hidden Doppelgangers

9 Popular European Tourist Sights and their Hidden Doppelgangers

Travelers to Europe always want to see the same things, checking off boxes on some “must-see” list.: The Roman Forum. Stonehenge. The Cliffs of Moher. It becomes a scavenger hunt, The trouble is,  everyone has the same ideas, so these places are often impossibly clogged with tourist crowds. The good news is, there are alternatives to the headline locations - easier to get to, nicer to see, and often cheaper to visit.

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