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GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST SAO MIGUEL HOTEL OR ACCOMMODATION

September 29, 2017
Read this Travel Honey guide to choosing the best Sao Miguel hotel or accommodation. We’ve spent over two months traveling in Sao Miguel, so get in the inside scoop on each accommodation, including real photos!    Continue reading...

🐾 BETSY’S ICELAND TIPS

September 26, 2017
Betsy’s tips for her 11 day trip to Iceland in the summer with 3 other active adults. She visited Iceland to relax, see nature, hike a bit and relax.  Continue reading...

🐾 AMY’S ICELAND TIPS

September 23, 2017
Amy’s tips for a 4 day trip to Iceland. Her goals were to be active, see beautiful scenery, be adventurous, then take a shower and have a nice meal after.   Continue reading...

🐾 CATHERINE’S SÃO MIGUEL TIPS

September 22, 2017
Catherine tips from her amazing 7-day trip to Sao Miguel island in the Azores in July with her husband. Our goal for the trip was relaxation, hiking, food and wine, and to get off the beaten path.  Continue reading...

ABOUT US

May 15, 2017
A We are Katy and Lids – two friends who met in law school and connected over our love for travel and adventure. Katy had just returned from exploring South America and Lids from diving Palau. We knew we’d get on well when we hatched a plan to flee the Boston winter to drink BBCs […]  Continue reading...

CONTRIBUTOR PROFILES

April 25, 2017
A   Meet our savvy traveler contributors! Love to travel? Have a trip already planned and keen to contribute? We’d love to hear from you. Give us a shout at support@travelhoney.com.    Hi, I’m Amanda, author of The Boutique Adventurer. Well it’s a given that I love to travel and that I do it frequently! I’m over 40 […]  Continue reading...

USING YOUR CELL PHONE IN EUROPE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

March 29, 2017
Are you overwhelmed with what to do with your cell phone in Europe on your upcoming trip? Should you keep your U.S. carrier or get a SIM card? Should you get a local or global SIM card? If you’re renting a car, should you get GPS? You’ve heard about offline maps, but how do they […]  Continue reading...

USING A CELL PHONE IN EUROPE: U.S. CARRIER, SIM CARD, NEW PHONE OR WIFI?

March 29, 2017
You have a U.S. cell phone and plan to travel to Europe soon. You don’t love the idea of spending half of your time looking for free wifi.  You want to be able to wander the streets of Paris thanks to Google Maps or post real-time shots of your tasty gelato in Rome on Instagram.  Continue reading...

BEST INTERNATIONAL CELL PHONE PLAN FOR TRAVELING IN EUROPE

March 29, 2017
Using your cell phone abroad always meant expensive roaming charges, but some U.S. cell service providers are now offering competitive international plans. The charts below summarizes the best international cell phone plan of the big four providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) plus Google’s Project Fi.  Continue reading...

14 TIPS TO REDUCE DATA USAGE WHEN YOU TRAVEL

March 29, 2017
If you have an upcoming trip outside the country, you’ve probably realized that using data while abroad can be pricey. This article will help you understand how much data you typically use and then provide 14 helpful tips to reduce data usage when you travel.  Continue reading...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SIM CARD FOR EUROPE

March 29, 2017
If you have an upcoming trip and are trying to figure out what’s best SIM card for Europe, read this guide!  And if you’re not sure what a SIM card even is, click here to learn more. UPDATED WITH NEW EU ROAMING RULES IMPLEMENTED JUNE 2017.    Continue reading...

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GPS FOR EUROPE: GPS OR SMARTPHONE?

March 29, 2017
You’ll be driving on an upcoming trip to Europe and don’t want to rely on paper maps. This guide to GPS for Europe is your answer! It walks you through whether to use your smartphone, in-car GPS or a portable dedicated GPS device, including the pros and cons of each and what each means for […]  Continue reading...

FIND THE BEST INTERNATIONAL CALLING APP: AN IN-DEPTH COMPARISON

March 29, 2017
You’re traveling abroad and want to make sure you’re using the best international calling app for your needs. This article will compare the top contenders: FaceTime/iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Voice and Facebook Messenger. We’ll also give you the pros and cons of each (including a handy comparison chart), so you can find the best international […]  Continue reading...

USING OFFLINE MAPS IN EUROPE: IS IT FOR YOU?

March 29, 2017
Are you planning to use your smartphone’s navigation system on an upcoming trip to Europe and can’t decide whether to rely on offline maps? This guide is for you! It walks you through the difference between online and offline maps, the pros and cons of each and whether using offline maps in Europe is for […]  Continue reading...

HOW TO USE OFFLINE MAPS & A TOP 5 MAP APP COMPARISON

March 29, 2017
There are a growing number of apps offering offline maps. The apps require you to download a map and then the app uses GPS, which is available offline, to chart your moves. To learn more about how to use offline maps and how they compare to online maps, click here.  Continue reading...

THE TRUFFLE SHUFFLE: WHERE TO FIND TRUFFLES IN ITALY

March 28, 2017
Heading to Italy and want to experience a fresh truffle (not the fake stuff you’re getting in the U.S.)? Learn where and when to find truffles in Italy from an expert!  Continue reading...

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH EUROPE MURRAY’S CHEESE STYLE

March 21, 2017
Our friends at Murray’s Cheese agreed to chat with us about eating their way through Europe. Thank you Murray’s for your thoughts on tasty cheeses in France and Italy, savory meats in Spain and tips on local cheeses for times when you’re staying closer to home.  Continue reading...

TIEBREAKER: THE DALMATION COAST: SPLIT OR DUBROVNIK?

February 6, 2017
Croatia is a great alternative Mediterranean destination from Italy or Greece. But do you visit Split or Dubrovnik? Learn the pros and cons of each in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.  Continue reading...

TIEBREAKER: ITALY OR CROATIA?

December 16, 2016
You’re heading to Europe for one week and trying to decide whether to explore Italy or to travel through Croatia. Read these tips to decide whether to visit Italy or Croatia.  Continue reading...

Tiebreaker: Oslo or Stockholm?

November 6, 2016
Reindeer, lingonberries, midsummer night festivals, fjords, cinnamon buns and minimalist furniture. Find out whether Oslo or Stockholm is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.  Continue reading...

TIEBREAKER: LISBON OR BARCELONA?

November 5, 2016
You’d like to go on a European city break to experience vibrant culture, eat amazing food and run around the beach. Barcelona and Lisbon are obvious choices; read on to see which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.  Continue reading...

TIEBREAKER: MUNICH OR BERLIN?

October 30, 2016
You’re deciding between Munich and Berlin or wondering if visiting both is worth the effort? Read on to learn which city is a better fit for you in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.  Continue reading...

TIEBREAKER: VERBIER OR ZERMATT?

October 9, 2016
Heading to the Alps and deciding between Verbier and Zermatt?  We’ll help you decide which village to visit on your trip in this Travel Honey Tiebreaker.  Continue reading...