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Toronto to the UK, Malta and Germany Trip 2019

SPECS

Who: Four people, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Manchester, UK - Valletta, Malta - Frankfurt, Germany

When: Saturday, June 1st to Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Budget: $1500ish

Notes: I believe if you want to also add ‘checked luggage’ to your flight the difference might be about $75-$100 per person. I travel with carry-ons so I go for the cheapest option possible but I figured I’d give all of you a heads up that require lots of luggage.


Flight: Toronto to Reykjavik | June 1st to June 15th

$492.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)


Flight: Reykjavik to Manchester | June 2nd

$90.00 CDN: one-way (direct, takes off 3hrs after you land in Reykjavik)


Stay: AirBnB for four in Manchester | June 2nd - June 6th

Option 1: $642.00 CDN ($160.50/per person); Looks great, Great reviews, Good location

Option 2: $689.00 CDN ($172.25/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Option 3: $704.00 CDN ($176.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks great, Good location

Option 4: $639.00 CDN ($159.75/per person); Place looks huge, Close to Etihad Stadium, Great reviews


Flight: Manchester to Malta | June 6th

$125.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four in Valletta area | June 6th - June 11th

Option 1: $507.00 CDN ($126.75/per person); By waterfront, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $601.00 CDN ($150.25/per person); Looks like a great area, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $684.00 CDN ($171.00/per person); Looks great, Waterfront location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $718.00 CDN ($179.50/per person); Great area, Looks very nice, Perfect reviews


Flight: Malta to Frankfurt | June 11th

$80.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four in Frankfurt | June 11th - June 15th

Option 1: $549.00 CDN ($137.25/per person); Good location, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $541.00 CDN ($135.25/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $650.00 CDN ($162.50/per person); Close to transit, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $575.00 CDN ($143.75/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks cute, Good area


Flight: Frankfurt to Reykjavik | June 15th

$210.00 CDN: one-way (direct, lands 1.5hrs before flight home to Toronto)

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1418.75 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1515.00 per person for the trip.


Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Carnival Itinerary: Toronto to Notting Hill Carnival 2019

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto to London, England

When: Wednesday, August 21st - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Budget: $1200.00

Notes: Full disclosure, this is ‘carry-on only’ option. Iceland Air gives you 10kg/22lbs to take with you in that carry on. If you add checked in luggage, it goes up by about $75.00. Choose your own adventure to go chip-chip-cheerio down the road.


Flight: Toronto to London | August 21st - August 28th

$689.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (super quick layovers)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four | August 22nd - August 28th

Option 1: $1180.00 CDN ($295.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $1197.00 CDN ($299.25/per person); Central location, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 3: $1096.00 CDN ($274.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cozy, Good location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $1224.00 CDN ($306.00/per person); Bed + Bunk bed, Good location, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 5: $898.00 CDN ($224.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Good location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 22nd - August 28th

Option 1: $904.00 CDN ($452.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks cute

Option 2: $995.00 CDN ($497.50/per person); Close to transit, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 3: $1030.00 CDN ($515.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cute, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 4: $881.00 CDN ($440.50/per person); Bed + Air mattress, Close to transit, Perfect reviews, Looks nice

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 22nd - August 28th

Option 1: $374.00 CDN; Looks great, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $320.00 CDN; Good location, Looks simple, Great reviews

Option 3: $348.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Close to transit, Looks cute

Total: For four you're looking at between $913.50 CDN and $995.00 CDN per person for the trip. For two you're looking at between $1129.50 CDN and $1204.00 CDN per person for the trip. For a solo trip you're looking at between $1009.00 CDN and $1063.00 CDN

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Euro Trip: London, Madrid, Milan, Prague and Budapest

SPECS

Who: Three People, Two Beds

Where: London, England - Madrid, Spain - Milan, Italy - Prague, Czech Republic - Budapest, Hungary

When: Sunday, June 2nd to Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Budget: $1800.00

Notes: I believe all of the flights are under the ‘carry-on only’ situation so pack lightly unless you want to pay more for the airfare. The allotment should be 10kgs/22lbs. Also, you could potentially make this a six country trip, not just five. You have a seven hour layover in Iceland and that gives you plenty time to go to the Blue Lagoon or do shenanigans in Reykjavik.


Flight: Toronto to London | June 2 - June 22

$653.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three people in London | June 3 - June 6

Option 1: $568.00 CDN ($189.33/per person); Bed + 2 Sofa beds, Looks nice, Good location, Close to transit, Great reviews

Option 2: $534.00 CDN ($178.00/per person); Good area, Bed + Sofa bed, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $664.00 CDN ($221.33/per person); Great location, Bed + Sofa bed + Floor mattress, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $664.00 CDN ($221.33/per person); Place looks great, Perfect reviews, Good area

Flight: London to Madrid | June 6th

$60.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three people in Madrid | June 6 - June 10

Option 1: $393.00 CDN ($131.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Great location

Option 2: $360.00 CDN ($120.00/per person); Smaller place, Looks nice, Bed + Bunk bed, Good location, Great reviews

Option 3: $400.00 CDN ($133.33/per person); Place looks nice, Bed + Sofa bed, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $410.00 CDN ($136.67/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews, Good location

Flight: Madrid to Milan | June 10

$59.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three people in Milan | June 10 - June 14

Option 1: $515.00 CDN ($171.67/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cozy, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $499.00 CDN ($166.33/per person); Perfect reviews, Good area, Looks cozy

Option 3: $450.00 CDN ($150.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Close to central station, Looks big, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $448.00 CDN ($149.33/per person); Looks nice, Perfect reviews, Good area

Flight: Milan to Prague | June 14

$59.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three people in Prague | June 14 - June 18

Option 1: $303.00 CDN ($101.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks simple, Great location, Great reviews

Option 2: $339.00 CDN ($113.00/per person); Place looks beautiful, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $334.00 CDN ($111.33/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks great, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $327.00 CDN ($109.00/per person); Close to transit, Central location, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Flight: Prague to Budapest | June 18

$71.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three people in Budapest | June 18 - June 22

Option 1: $298.00 CDN ($99.33/per person); Place looks great, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $279.00 CDN ($93.00/per person); Good location, Place looks massive, Great reviews

Option 3: $303.00 CDN ($101.00/per person); Very nice looking place, Central location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $262.00 CDN ($87.33/per person); Central location, Laundry, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Flight: Budapest to London | June 22

$112.00 CDN: one-way (direct, lands three hours before your flight back to Toronto)

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1649.66 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1757.67 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

How To Go on a Trip To Eight Countries for Under $2000

The title of this blog post probably sounds super wild. 

Earlier this year I promised my mom I would be home for Christmas finally, instead of taking off somewhere hot like I usually do. For normal people that might mean, 'you know what? maybe this year I will take it easy and spend my winter holidays at home.' Me? I am not one of these aforementioned normal people. At my place of work, I am fortunate enough to have two weeks off during the Christmas break every year. While most people have this as a BLACKOUT period and can't usually take work off, I will automatically have it off every year. This is great for me because I plan everything super far ahead.

So, yes, I will be home this year for Christmas - but I will be flying at 6pm on Christmas day! I figure by that time I would have already opened presents and be somewhat sober, right? 

This year I am not going to a hot place during my winter break, I have decided to go to Europe instead. I realize I am going from cold to more cold, but I looked at the benefits of Europe in winter; less tourists + cheaper airfare! My goal was to hit up as many countries as possible between December 25th and January 6th. (I start work on the 7th)

The magic number is EIGHT. I wanted to hit eight countries in a matter of 12 days and I also wanted to do it under $2000. I am traveling solo, so I knew the 'private room' option for the AirBnB's would be necessary because in places like Zurich, even that would break my pocket. Also, I refuse to stay in hostels regardless of how cheap they are. I had to find a nice middle area that would keep me under my budget.

Guess what? I FRIGGING DID IT! 

I managed to stay under the budget I gave myself, without having to sleep in places where I may wake up to strangers breathing heavily over me in the middle of the night. Like the posts I did for Cropover, Carnival in Jamaica and the Maldives - I wanted to post this because I want people to see/know how cheaply they can accomplish their travel goals. I get asked a lot during or after my trip about how much such a trip costs so sending people a link to a blog post makes it must more straightforward. 

The countries I will be going to are: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, England and Iceland. 

All of these countries are first-time trips for me and by the time I reach Iceland, I will be at country #40 in my country count. I'm very proud of this trip and the budget for it so I hope the price breakdown is informative and gets some of your imaginations going too! 


Flight to Iceland with Iceland Air: December 25 - January 6 = $494.10 CAD (roundtrip, direct)

*this flight is the reason I will be only traveling with 10kg in my bag this whole trip, to keep everything nice and cheap*

Flight to Zurich, Switzerland with Iceland Air: December 26 = $194.50 CAD (one-way, direct)

*I fly to Zurich about two hours after I land in Iceland*

AirBnB in Zurich: December 26 - December 30 = $299.00

*yes, this frigging costs too much, yes it does. I wanted to be central though*

Day Trip to Vaduz, Liechtenstein: December 29 =  $40.00 CAD (roundtrip, bus)

*because, why the hell not?*

Flight to Paris, France with Air France: December 30 = $91.00 (one-way, direct)

AirBnB in Paris: December 30 - January 1 = $161.49 CAD 

*I got lucky and found a great place walking distance from the Eiffel Tower so for NYE I can avoid any taxis and transit because I am paranoid*

Flight to Copenhagen, Denmark with Air France: January 1 = $78.33 CAD (one-way, direct)

Hotel in Copenhagen: January 1 - January 3 = $187.00

*honestly, I had FOUR AirBnB's cancel on me and I gave up and got a hotel*

Day Trip to Malmo, Sweden: January 2 = $17.00 (roundtrip, bus)

*I'm only going here to try and find Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the MLS off-season to be honest*

Flight to Prague, Czech Republic with Norwegian: January 3 = $89.06 CAD (one-way, direct

AirBnB in Prague: January 3 - January 5 = $125.49 CAD

Flight to London, England with British Airways: January 5 = $69.00 CAD (one-way, direct)

Hotel in London (near Luton): January 5 - January 6 = $63.19 CAD 

*I realize one day in London for everyone else seems crazy, but I genuinely have no interest in going to England, I was just capitalizing on flight prices. Maybe I will see Big Ben?*

Flight to Iceland with EasyJet: January 6 = $88.24 CAD (one-way, direct)

*I have a 6-hour layover in Iceland before I head back to so I will maximize this by wandering around aimlessly and making my way over to the Blue Lagoon*


Cost for flights = $1104.23 CAD

Cost for stays = $836.17 CAD

Cost for transit/taxi/bus = $57.00 CAD

Total Cost of flight + stays + buses = $1997.40


I am very very excited to embark on this trip in December. It may not be the fanciest accommodations and I will be roaming around with only a backpack of winter clothes - but I am super delighted. I didn't include cost of food and tours in this breakdown because I'm really not sure what that will come to yet, especially with me switching between like seven currencies? Insane. It is possible people don't go at this pace when they travel and would rather take time and take in cities for longer but I prefer moving quickly because I get bored really fast. Spending two days somewhere is perfectly fine with me because I seen it, I did it, I ate what I wanted - I'M OUT! 

Happy travels :) 

- Mirna 

 

 

Carnival Itinerary: London, Miami and NY to Caribana 2018

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: London, Miami and NY to Caribana in Toronto, Canada

When: Wednesday, August 1st to Monday, August 6th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


LONDON, ENGLAND TO TORONTO

Flight: London Gatwick to Toronto | August 1st to August 6th

$500.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (lands August 7th at 8:30am)

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $460.00 GBP ($115.00/per person); Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $656.00 GBP ($164.00/per person); Great looking spot, Close to transit, Good location, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 3: $604.00 GBP ($151.00/per person); Great area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 4: $757 + 13% tax = 855.41 GBP ($213.85/per person); Good location, Pool on hotel grounds, Good reviews

Option 5: $902.00 GBP ($225.50/per person); Amazing looking place, Great location, Great reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $365.00 GBP ($182.50/per person); Basement apartment, Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $414.00 GBP ($207.00/per person); Well located, Big space, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $483.00 GBP ($241.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Great looking place, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $375.00 GBP ($187.50/per person): OK looking, Good location, Great reviews, No sleepovers

Option 5: $295.00 GBP ($147.50/per person); Close to transit, Good area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

 

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $181.00 GBP; Close to transit, Noisy household, OK looking, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $216.00 GBP; Great looking place, Perfect reviews, Good area

Option 3: $188.00 GBP; Looks great, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $154.00 GBP; Basic spot, Perfect reviews, Close to transit, Good area

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $725.50 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $741.50 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $716.00 GBP for solo.


MIAMI TO TORONTO

Flight: Fort Lauderdale International to Toronto | August 1st to August 6th

$390.00 USD per person; roundtrip ($465.00 USD from MIA)

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $643.00 USD ($160.75/per person); Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $ 899.00 USD ($224.75/per person); Great looking spot, Close to transit, Good location, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 3: $844.00 USD ($211.00/per person); Great area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 4: $1061 + 13% tax = 1198.93 USD ($299.73/per person); Good location, Pool on hotel grounds, Good reviews

Option 5: $1261.00 USD ($315.25/per person); Amazing looking place, Great location, Great reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $510.00 USD ($255.00/per person); Basement apartment, Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $579.00 USD ($289.50/per person); Well located, Big space, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $673.00 USD ($336.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Great looking place, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $523.00 USD ($261.50/per person): OK looking, Good location, Great reviews, No sleepovers

Option 5: $411.00 USD ($205.50/per person); Close to transit, Good area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

 

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $254.00 USD; Close to transit, Noisy household, OK looking, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $295.00 USD; Great looking place, Perfect reviews, Good area

Option 3: $263.00 USD; Looks great, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $210.00 USD; Basic spot, Perfect reviews, Close to transit, Good area

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $689.73 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $726.50 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $685.00 USD for solo.


NEW YORK TO TORONTO

Flight: LaGuardia to Toronto | August 1st to August 6th

$256.00 USD per person; roundtrip 

Bus: Port Authority Bus Station to Downtown Toronto Coach Terminal

$76.00 USD per person; roundtrip

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $643.00 USD ($160.75/per person); Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $ 899.00 USD ($224.75/per person); Great looking spot, Close to transit, Good location, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 3: $844.00 USD ($211.00/per person); Great area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 4: $1061 + 13% tax = 1198.93 USD ($299.73/per person); Good location, Pool on hotel grounds, Good reviews

Option 5: $1261.00 USD ($315.25/per person); Amazing looking place, Great location, Great reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $510.00 USD ($255.00/per person); Basement apartment, Nice looking, Great location, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $579.00 USD ($289.50/per person); Well located, Big space, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $673.00 USD ($336.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Great looking place, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $523.00 USD ($261.50/per person): OK looking, Good location, Great reviews, No sleepovers

Option 5: $411.00 USD ($205.50/per person); Close to transit, Good area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

 

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 1st to August 6th

Option 1: $254.00 USD; Close to transit, Noisy household, OK looking, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $295.00 USD; Great looking place, Perfect reviews, Good area

Option 3: $263.00 USD; Looks great, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $210.00 USD; Basic spot, Perfect reviews, Close to transit, Good area

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $555.73 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $592.50 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $551.00 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to London & Lagos: Solo Trip

SPECS

Who: One Person

Where: Toronto to London, England & Lagos, Nigeria

When: Saturday, February 3rd - Sunday, February 25th

Budget: $2500


Flight: Toronto to London Gatwick | February 3rd to February 25th

$566.00 CDN/roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 4th to February 10th

Option 1: $257.00 CDN; Beautiful looking place, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $311.00 CDN; Good location, Small room, Close to transit, Perfect reviews 

Option 3: $243.00 CDN; Far from center, Close to transit, OK looking, Perfect reviews

 

Flight: London Heathrow to Lagos, Nigeria | February 10th to February 24th

$674.00 CDN/roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for one | February 10th to February 24th

Option 1: $481.00 CDN; Nice looking, Great reviews, Close to transit 

Option 2: $494.00 CDN; Great reviews, OK looking, Good location

Option 3: $587.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Nice looking place, Close to airport

Option 4: $644.00 CDN: Good reviews, Good location, Breakfast included 

 

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 24th to February 25th (1 night between flights)

Option 1: $41.00 CDN; Close to transit, OK looking, Close to Gatwick, Great reviews

Option 2: $32.00 CDN; Close to transit, OK looking, Close to Gatwick, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $35.00 CDN; Basic looking, Great reviews, Close to transit, Close to Gatwick

 

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive place I posted it's about $2236.00 for the trip.

 

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

Toronto to Long Weekend Fun: Thanksgiving

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds + One Person Options

Where: Toronto to Whatever is Cheap

When: Friday, Oct 6th (after 5 p.m.) to Monday, Oct 9th (Thanksgiving)

Budget: Under $800

Notes: There are definitely wacky layovers/times with some of these, but take a look anyways.


OPTION 1: CANCUN

Flight: Toronto to Cancun | Oct 6th

$442.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $174.00 CDN ($87.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Loft space, Close to transit

Option 2: $175.00 CDN ($87.50/per person); Close to Ferry, Has a hammock, Great reviews

Option 3: $199.00 + 16% tax = $230.84 CDN ($115.42/per person); Villa with sea view, Good reviews, Nice looking

Option 4: $126.00 + 19% tax = $149.94 CDN ($74.97/per person); Big room, Pool, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB for one | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $68.00 CDN; Close to beach, Big space, Great reviews

Option 2: $91.00 CDN; Very nice looking, Pool, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $67.00 CDN; Close to airport, Close to beaches, Great reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $557.42 per person for the trip OR $533.00 solo.


OPTION 2: LONDON, ENGLAND

Flight: Toronto to London Gatwick | Oct 6th

$606.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $271.00 CDN ($135.50/per person); Nice looking room, Shared bathroom, Good reviews, Suburbs

Option 2: $314.00 CDN ($157.00/per person); Close to transit, Great reviews, Close to shopping 

Option 3: $271.00 CDN ($135.50/per person); OK looking, Great reviews, Close to transit, Stratford

Option 4: $226.00 CDN ($113.00/per person); Close to transit, Good location, Shared bathroom

Stay: AirBnB for one | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $109.00 CDN; Close to transit, OK looking, Great reviews

Option 2: $124.00 CDN; Close to Wimbledon, Close to transit, Nice looking, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $98.00 CDN; Basic, Small, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $763.00 per person for the trip OR $730.00 solo.


OPTION 3: LOS ANGELES

Flight: Toronto to Los Angeles | Oct 6th

$500.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $313.00 CDN ($156.50/per person); Close to transit, Great reviews, Second bed is a floor mattress 

Option 2: $289.00 CDN ($144.50/per person); Great area, Perfect reviews, Extra beds

Option 3: $332.00 CDN ($166.00/per person); Perfect reviews, OK looking, Great location, Second bed is a sofa

Option 4: $308.00 + 15.5% tax + $15 fee = $370.74 CDN ($185.37/per person); Close to LAX, Great reviews, Nice looking, Shared bathroom

Stay: AirBnB for one | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $194.00 CDN; Nice looking room, Great reviews, Well located

Option 2: $216.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Close to transit, OK looking

Option 3: $264.00 CDN; Very nice looking place, Close to downtown, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $685.37 per person for the trip OR $764.00 solo.


OPTION 4: MEXICO CITY

Flight: Toronto to Mexico City | Oct 6th

$497.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $221.00 CDN ($110.50/per person); Nice looking place, 2 bedrooms, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $182.00 CDN ($91.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Good location, Close to nightlife, Close to transit, Second bed is a sofa

Option 3: $298.00 + 19% tax = $354.62 ($177.31/per person); 5 star hotel, Great reviews, Very nice looking

Option 4: $112.00 + 19% tax = $133.28 CDN ($66.64/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Breakfast and Dinner included in price 

Stay: AirBnB for one | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $71.00 CDN; Downtown Mexico City, Great location, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $62.00 CDN; Small, Nice looking, Perfect reviews, Good location 

Option 3: $71.00 CDN; Good area, Nice looking, Perfect reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $674.31 per person for the trip OR $568.00 solo.


OPTION 5: TRINIDAD

Flight: Toronto to Port of Spain | Oct 6th

$585.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $287.00 CDN ($143.50/per person); Good reviews, Great location, OK looking 

Option 2: $169.00 CDN ($84.50/per person); 2 bedroom, Close to transit, Perfect reviews 

Option 3: $191.00 + 12% tax = $213.92 ($106.96/per person); Close to city center, Bunk beds, Good reviews

Option 4: $191.00 + 10% tax= $210.10 CDN ($105.05/per person); Great location, Great reviews, OK looking, Second bed is a sofa

Stay: AirBnB for one | Oct 6th to Oct 9th

Option 1: $132.00 CDN; Great location, Perfect reviews, Big room

Option 2: $90.00 CDN; Close to transit, Quaint place, Nice room, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $178.00 CDN; Good location, Nice looking, Great reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $728.50 per person for the trip OR $763.00 solo.

 

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

The First Twenty Five Countries

I realized last week I had miscounted how many countries I had been to. I was doing some 'check how much of the world you've been to' map and I could NOT figure out what #26 was. I really thought I had been to 26 countries, when in fact, it was 25. Not saying this is a small number, but this shows how good I am at math apparently. 

By the end of this year I will be at 12.96%  - that means I would have stepped foot into almost 13% of the world's countries. I still have St. Lucia, UAE and Maldives left in December to fly to which would get me to that number and put me at 28 countries visited. To me, it felt like I had been to SO MANY countries, but when I had seen that percentage it was a little disheartening.

I need more. 

This blog post is to talk about those first twenty five. A reflection on them because each of them had something special or left some lasting impression on me. I would say this is in chronological order, but it most definitely will not all be in perfect order. Also, I do not count layovers in airports as 'having been' in a country. Unless I actually stepped foot in the land outside of customs, I was never there. 


1) Bosnia - Let's say I was here in 1986. I was born in Bosnia and that will forever be my home. The great memories of walking to city hall with my mom to see my dad were in this city. Unfortunately these memories are also compounded with the images of what it looked like when I returned for the first time (in 2002) after we fled back in 1992, I also will remember my apartment building riddled in the holes from the shelling in Banja Luka. 

2) Croatia - Happy childhood memories are all here. Before I could even walk, this was the country my parents were always taking me to. My grandma and grandpa lived there and making the trip to Crikvenica was awesome. Having gone back twice since leaving as a child, this is probably one of my favorite places in the world.

Pula. Rovinj. Verudela. - Croatia, 2015

3) Serbia - I wish I could remember anything about going here. My mom says I had gone twice, once to Vojvodina and once to Belgrade. Really trying to return to Belgrade now as an adult to see if it is still as awesome as my parents describe it being. 

4) Hungary - Another place I wish I could remember more about. When I was five and a half this was the transit country my mom and I fled from Bosnia through to get to Slovenia. When I see pictures of Budapest it looks like the most majestic place and I really hope to one day return and get to fully take it in. 

5) Slovenia - Incredible country with incredible people. I lived here for two years between fleeing Bosnia and eventually getting to Canada. We lived in Ljubljana while in Slovenia and if we could have stayed there, I would have been more than happy to grow up there. I have been back twice since and it is just as beautiful every time I return. If you ever have a chance to see Bled in Slovenia - more than enough reason to fly there. 

6) Canada - Oh Canada! The country that took me and my parents in. Forever grateful to be here and especially grateful to live in the greatest city in the world - TORONTO (yes I said it, and who doesn't agree can go walk barefoot on a Lego.

7) USA - The first time I remember going to America was to see my family in Detroit. I guess I was too young and thought there wasn't too many differences between Americans and Canadians. Boy was I wrong. Awks. I appreciate America because it has the NFL and the city of Chicago. Thank you for that.

Chicago. - USA. 2014, 2016, 2017

8) Italy - I'm not sure why I put Italy here, but in all reality, I cannot even remember how many times I have been to Italy. Mostly to Trieste because that is usually the airport some of us land in to get to Croatia or Bosnia for a cheaper price. I like looking at structures in Italy because when you're there you feel so much history in the country. I have now also been to Venice and Rome with the hopes of one day returning to go to Pisa and Sicily. 

Rome. Venice. - Italy, 2015

9) Belgium - Probably the most forgettable place I have ever been to. I ended up in Belgium immediately after graduating college for a job opportunity I probably should have never taken. The company flew me to a little place called Overpelt and between that place and Brussels I just was not impressed by it. The food was OK but everything else just was an overall meh. The only positive from going there was the proximity to go to other European countries within a week of quitting training at the job.

10) Netherlands - I did not spend a lot of time in Amsterdam, but from the time I did spend there I was also just unimpressed by it. I can't ride a bike, I don't smoke weed and I don't buy prostitutes. Therefore, all the 'fun things' people go to Amsterdam for is really something that didn't do it for me. Just another place I'm more than happy to never return to again. 

11) Germany - My aunt lives in Germany and she one of the coolest people in the world, therefore Germany is FINE BY ME! I spent a week or so in a small city called Dinslaken and also had the pleasure of seeing a bit of Munich and Frankfurt. To this day, I can say no one really parties like the Germans do. 

12) Austria - To me, Austria was just another pretty place with a lot of greenery. Almost like a Belgium part 2. I do recall seeing an enormous Ikea while taking a train through the country. Austria was just another country that was slightly bland to me. Unlike Belgium, I would give Austria another try now that I am more educated on the House of Habsburg and the Austro-Hungarian empire. I feel I would appreciate it more now with all this information. 

13) Ireland - I was lucky enough to have a day to roam around Dublin via a layover when I was flying home from Croatia. Such a beautiful and quiet place with incredibly nice people. Being in Dublin was one of those times I REALLY wished I liked beer because the pub life seems so fun and neighbory (I don't think that's a word).

14) Jamaica - I went to Jamaica in the summer of 2010 as a gift from my mom and dad for getting into the University of Toronto. Where did I choose to stay while in Jamaica? Hedonism. (I won't explain the resort, but if you Google it - you'll know ITS LIT) I loved Jamaica. The food. The people. Plus I ran around 7 Mile beach in Negril trying to find Street Vybz rum to take home to Toronto. This was where my love of jerk pork and oxtail really exacerbated. 

15) Cuba - If there was any place in the world I would spend ALL my vacation time, it would definitely be Cuba. I have been there five times and I have no issue returning another 50 if given the chance. My love of Cuba is so deep that I even wrote a blog post JUST about my travel to Cuba

Santiago de Cuba. Cayo Guillermo. - Cuba, 2012, 2013, 2016

16) Barbados - One of the places in the world where I have only happy and fun memories. One week from today I am returning to Barbados for a third time to attend their carnival. Although this time it is costing me an arm and a leg, it is well worth the limbs in payment. This small island has welcoming locals, amazing rum, amazing beaches and the kind of soca that will keep you awake for the length of a double shift at work. 

17) Spain - My best friends and I went to Spain in the summer of 2015, it was the first leg of our Euro Trip. The only reason we went into Spain was that it had the cheapest flight for entry into Europe. This was not one of our goal destinations but once we got there, we fell in love. The city of Madrid has everything I could ever want. Their food, their culture and their lifestyle is so perfect. Who doesn't love clubbing until 7am but work doesn't start until noon? Wonderful. We also went to Barcelona, which I know other people fawn over - to me it was just OK

18) Greece - Stopping in Athens and Santorini was the second leg of the Euro Trip in 2015. Athens is awesome because you have so much history in it and Vouliagmeni beach was one of the most chill and welcoming places I had ever been to. Going to Santorini was also a bonus because the pictures you see of the island don't do it justice. We all see the photos of the sunset over those little white houses - it isn't even CLOSE to as beautiful and perfect as when you see it in person. 

Athens. Santorini. - Greece, 2015

19) Holy See (Vatican) - I won't pretend to be smart enough to have known this actually counted as a country. During our Euro Trip we were in Rome so it only made sense to go to the Vatican and see St. Peter's Basilica. Incredible place to be. It will take your breath away seeing all the historical monuments and hoards of devotees.

20) England (Anguilla) - The only way to explain this as a visit to England is to refer to colonization. The island of Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory therefore when entering it, I received a stamp on behalf of Britain. Most important point I can definitely tell you about Anguilla is that just as surreal as Santorini is, as is Shoal Bay beach in Anguilla. Places that just are more breathtaking in person than pictures could ever depict. 

21) France (St. Bart's) - While in St. Maarten I took a boat over to Anguilla and also made the decision to take a trip over to the super expensive island of St. Bart's. Just like Anguilla, the island of St.Barthélemy is a an overseas territory, but in their case it is for France. I wish I could have loved this island. It is really beautiful, but the prices of food and the pretentious nature of those who park their yachts there and then yell at you for not driving fast enough up a cliff made it a complete turn off. 

22) China - During my 30th birthday trip in December of 2016 I had a 24 hour layover in Shanghai on the way to my final destination. I feel that Shanghai was just not enough for me. I loved the city's architecture, history and food, however, I need to return to China one day. Seeing one city is not nearly enough for this country. 

23) Indonesia - My final destination (main) destination for my 30th birthday was the island of Bali. I won't even pretend like it wasn't the movie Eat, Pray, Love that got it in my mind to go to Bali one day. One of my favorite places I have ever been fortunate enough to travel to. Along with our Canadian dollar actually being worth something here, the beaches, the people and this tranquil feeling Bali gives you is boundless. If you ever want to feel complete zen and peace, this is the place for you. I hope to return there one day when life gets too hectic just to relax again.

Bali. - Indonesia, 2016

24) Malaysia - Although Bali was my main destination, during my 30th birthday trip I figured since I was in the neighbourhood I would take a flight over to some other countries. I didn't expect much from Kuala Lumpur because I didn't really know too much about it prior to plotting my travel there. If you are a foodie - you must one day make it to Kuala Lumpur. Up to this point my favorite countries for food were Jamaica and Italy, nope, Kuala Lumpur even surpassed them. For cheap eats and everything, literally EVERYTHING, tasting good? This is your spot. 

25) Singapore - I am happy I got to see Singapore during my 30th birthday trip and I was elated to spend my Christmas there. This is the cleanest city I have ever seen. The joke of 'you could lick the floor it's so clean' could very well be taken literally in Singapore. There is a thriving nightlife and their impressive architecture mixed with advanced to technology is really something to awe at. The only thing I was completely unprepared for was that everything is expensive in such a perfect city - should have known better. 

Here's hoping for another 25, or 100.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: Toronto, London, NY and Miami to Jamaica

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto, London, New York and Miami to Carnival in Kingston, Jamaica

When: Monday, April 2nd to Monday, April 9th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....

Note: These flights will very likely drop in price soon, this is a VERY far time ahead so look out for cheaper flights in next couple months. 


TORONTO TO KINGSTON

Flight: Pearson International to Kingston Norman Manley | April 2nd to April 9th

$680.00 CDN per person; roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $869.00 CDN ($217.25/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, 2 bedrooms

Option 2: $846.00 CDN ($211.50/per person); 24hr security, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $864.00 CDN ($216.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Nice looking place

Option 4: $509 + $35 fees = $544.00 CDN ($136.00/per person); Big room, Nice location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $437.00 CDN ($218.50/per person); Great location, Perfect reviews, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $390 + 10% tax = $429.00 CDN ($214.50/per person); Good reviews, OK location

Option 3: $377 + $20 fee = $397.00 CDN ($198.50/per person); Great location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB for one | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $234.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $249.00 CDN; Good reviews, Nice looking place, Great location 

Option 3: $348.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $897.25 CDN per person for the 4 person trip,  $898.50 CDN per person for the 2 people trip and $1028.00 CDN for solo.


LONDON, ENGLAND TO KINGSTON

Flight: London Heathrow to Kingston Norman Manley | April 2nd to April 9th

$597.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (return lands April 10th in LCY, $838 direct) 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $503.56 GBP ($180.20/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, 2 bedrooms

Option 2: $490.23 GBP ($122.56/per person); 24hr security, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $500.66 GBP ($125.17/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Nice looking place

Option 4: $315.53 GBP ($78.88/per person); Big room, Nice location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $253.23 GBP ($126.62/per person); Great location, Perfect reviews, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $248.59 GBP ($124.30/per person); Good reviews, OK location

Option 3: $230.05 GBP ($115.03/per person); Great location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB for one | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $135.60 GBP; Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $144.29 GBP; Good reviews, Nice looking place, Great location 

Option 3: $201.65 GBP; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $777.20 GBP per person for the 4 person trip, $723.62 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $798.65 GBP for solo.


NEW YORK TO KINGSTON

Flight: JFK to Kingston Norman Manley | April 2nd to April 9th

$510.00 USD per person; roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $646.26 USD ($161.57/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, 2 bedrooms

Option 2: $629.16 USD ($157.32/per person); 24hr security, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $642.55 USD ($160.64/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Nice looking place

Option 4: $404.57 USD ($101.14/per person); Big room, Nice location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $325.00 USD ($162.50/per person); Great location, Perfect reviews, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $319.04 USD ($159.52/per person); Good reviews, OK location

Option 3: $294.24 USD ($147.12/per person); Great location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB for one | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $174.02 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $185.18 USD; Good reviews, Nice looking place, Great location 

Option 3: $258.80 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $671.57 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $672.50 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $768.80 USD for solo.


MIAMI TO KINGSTON

Flight: Fort Lauderdale International to to Kingston Norman Manley | April 2nd to April 9th

$336.00 USD per person; roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $646.26 USD ($161.57/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, 2 bedrooms

Option 2: $629.16 USD ($157.32/per person); 24hr security, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $642.55 USD ($160.64/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Nice looking place

Option 4: $404.57 USD ($101.14/per person); Big room, Nice location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $325.00 USD ($162.50/per person); Great location, Perfect reviews, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $319.04 USD ($159.52/per person); Good reviews, OK location

Option 3: $294.24 USD ($147.12/per person); Great location, Good reviews

Stay: AirBnB for one | April 2nd to April 9th

Option 1: $174.02 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $185.18 USD; Good reviews, Nice looking place, Great location 

Option 3: $258.80 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $497.57 USD per person for the 4 person trip, $498.50 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $594.80 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: Toronto, London, NY and Miami to Trinidad

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto, London, New York and Miami to Trinidad Carnival

When: Wednesday, February 7th to Wednesday, February 14th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


TORONTO TO TRINIDAD

Flight:  Pearson International to Port of Spain | February 6th to February 14th

$478.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (flight arrival is morning of February 7th)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $1202.00 CDN ($300.50/per person); At Maracas beach, Bit further from Port of Spain, Great reviews 

Option 2: $1293.00 CDN ($323.25/per person);  OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $941.00 CDN ($235.25/per person); Far from Port of Spain, No reviews, Good price

Option 4: $1536.00 CDN ($384.00/per person); Big space, Close to transit, Great reviews, 2 bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $987.00 CDN ($493.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Sea view, Far from Port of Spain

Option 2: $649.00 CDN ($324.50/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $729.00 CDN ($364.50/per person); Far location, No reviews, Nice looking

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $441.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, OK location, Nice looking place

Option 2: $290.00 CDN; No reviews, Close to transportation, Great price

Option 3: $303.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Good location, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $862.00 CDN per person for the 4 person trip,  $971.50 CDN per person for the 2 people trip and $919.00 CDN for solo.


LONDON, ENGLAND TO TRINIDAD

Flight:  London Gatwick to Port of Spain | February 7th to February 14th

$646.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (layover in Barbados both ways, return flight lands on 15th)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $696.92 GBP ($172.23/per person); At Maracas beach, Bit further from Port of Spain, Great reviews 

Option 2: $749.68 GBP ($187.42/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $545.59 GBP ($136.40/per person); Far from Port of Spain, No reviews, Good price

Option 4: $890.57 GBP ($222.64/per person); Big space, Close to transit, Great reviews, 2 bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $572.26 GBP ($286.13/per person); Perfect reviews, Sea view, Far from Port of Spain

Option 2: $376.29 GBP ($188.15/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $422.67 GBP ($211.34/per person); Far location, No reviews, Nice looking

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $255.69 GBP; Perfect reviews, OK location, Nice looking place

Option 2: $168.14 GBP; No reviews, Close to transportation, Great price

Option 3: $175.68 GBP; Perfect reviews, Good location, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $868.64 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $932.13 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $901.69 GBP for solo.


NEW YORK TO TRINIDAD

Flight:  JFK to Port of Spain | February 7th to February 14th

$510.00 USD per person; roundtrip ($747 direct)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $891.88 USD ($222.97/per person); At Maracas beach, Bit further from Port of Spain, Great reviews

Option 2: $959.41 USD ($239.85/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $698.22 USD ($174.56/per person); Far from Port of Spain, No reviews, Good price

Option 4: $1139.71 USD ($284.93/per person); Big space, Close to transit, Great reviews, 2 bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $732.35 USD ($366.18/per person); Perfect reviews, Sea view, Far from Port of Spain

Option 2: $481.56 USD ($240.78/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $540.92 USD ($270.46/per person); Far location, No reviews, Nice looking

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $327.22 USD; Perfect reviews, OK location, Nice looking place

Option 2: $215.18 USD; No reviews, Close to transportation, Great price

Option 3: $224.83 USD; Perfect reviews, Good location, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $794.93 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $876.18 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $837.22 USD for solo.


MIAMI TO TRINIDAD

Flight:  Fort Lauderdale International to Port of Spain | February 6th to February 14th

$487.00 USD per person; roundtrip (arrives Feb 7th evening, VERY long trip, $492 quicker or $530 direct option)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $891.88 USD ($222.97/per person); At Maracas beach, Bit further from Port of Spain, Great reviews 

Option 2: $959.41 USD ($239.85/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $698.22 USD ($174.56/per person); Far from Port of Spain, No reviews, Good price 

Option 4: $1139.71 USD ($284.93/per person); Big space, Close to transit, Great reviews, 2 bedroom 

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $732.35 USD ($366.18/per person); Perfect reviews, Sea view, Far from Port of Spain

Option 2: $481.56 USD ($240.78/per person); OK location, Good reviews, FYI - one bed + bunk beds

Option 3: $540.92 USD ($270.46/per person); Far location, No reviews, Nice looking

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $327.22 USD; Perfect reviews, OK location, Nice looking place

Option 2: $215.18 USD; No reviews, Close to transportation, Great price

Option 3: $224.83 USD; Perfect reviews, Good location, Nice looking place

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $771.93 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $853.18 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $814.22 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: Toronto, London, NY and Miami to Mardi Gras

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto, London, New York and Miami to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

When: Wednesday, February 7th to Wednesday, February 14th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


TORONTO TO NEW ORLEANS

Flight:  Pearson International to Louis Armstrong N.O.  | February 7th to February 14th

$564.00 CDN per person; roundtrip ($857 direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $1217.00 CDN ($304.25/per person); Perfect reviews, Quiet area, French Quarter-accessible

Option 2: $1104.00 CDN ($276.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Option 3: $1118.00 CDN ($279.50/per person); Great reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter

Option 4: $967.00 CDN ($241.75/per person); OK reviews, Big place, Good location

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $989.00 CDN ($494.50/per person); Good reviews, Close to parade, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $1035.00 CDN ($517.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice looking place, Good location

Option 3: $997.00 CDN ($498.50/per person);  Great reviews, Good location, Close to French Quarter

Option 4: $862.00 CDN ($431.00/per person); Great reviews, Close to French Quarter, FYI - second bed is a futon

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $610.00 CDN; Great reviews, Nice looking place, French Quarter accessible 

Option 2: $435.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, OK looking place, Good location

Option 3: $468.00 CDN; Good reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter, OK location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $868.25 CDN per person for the 4 person trip,  $1081.50 CDN per person for the 2 people trip and $1174.00 CDN for solo.


LONDON, ENGLAND TO NEW ORLEANS

Flight:  London Heathrow to Louis Armstrong N.O. | February 7th to February 14th

$717.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (return lands on 15th, direct is $930)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $700.05 GBP ($175.01/per person); Perfect reviews, Quiet area, French Quarter-accessible

Option 2: $635.05 GBP ($158.76/per person); Perfect reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Option 3: $643.10 GBP ($160.78/per person); Great reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter

Option 4: $556.24 GBP ($278.12/per person); OK reviews, Big place, Good location

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $568.90 GBP ($284.45/per person); Good reviews, Close to parade, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $595.36 GBP ($297.68/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice looking place, Good location

Option 3: $573.50 GBP ($286.75/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to French Quarter

Option 4: $495.84 GBP ($247.92/per person); Great reviews, Close to French Quarter, FYI - second bed is a futon

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $350.89 GBP; Great reviews, Nice looking place, French Quarter accessible 

Option 2: $250.22 GBP; Perfect reviews, OK looking place, Good location

Option 3: $269.21 GBP; Good reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter, OK location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $995.12 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $1014.68 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $1067.89 GBP for solo.


NEW YORK TO NEW ORLEANS

Flight:  JFK to Louis Armstrong N.O. | February 7th to February 14th

$354 USD per person; roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $907.29 USD ($226.82/per person); Perfect reviews, Quiet area, French Quarter-accessible

Option 2: $823.05 USD ($205.76/per person); Perfect reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Option 3: $833.49 USD ($208.37/per person); Great reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter

Option 4: $720.90 USD ($180.23/per person); Ok reviews, Big place, Good location

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $737.32 USD ($368.66/per person); Good reviews, Close to parade, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $771.61 USD ($385.81/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice looking place, Good location

Option 3: $743.28 USD ($371.90/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to French Quarter

Option 4: $642.64 USD ($321.32/per person); Great reviews, Close to French Quarter, FYI - second bed is a futon

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $454.77 USD; Great reviews, Nice looking place, French Quarter accessible 

Option 2: $324.30 USD; Perfect reviews, OK looking place, Good location

Option 3: $348.90 USD; Good reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter, OK location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $580.82 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $739.81 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $808.77 USD for solo.


MIAMI TO NEW ORLEANS

Flight:  Miami International to Louis Armstrong N.O. | February 7th to February 14th

$160.00 USD per person; roundtrip

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $907.29 USD ($226.82/per person); Perfect reviews, Quiet area, French Quarter-accessible

Option 2: $823.05 USD ($205.76/per person); Perfect reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Option 3: $833.49 USD ($208.37/per person); Great reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter; 

Option 4: $720.90 USD ($180.23/per person); Ok reviews, Big place, Good location

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $737.32 USD ($368.66/per person); Good reviews, Close to parade, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $771.61 USD ($385.81/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice looking place, Good location

Option 3: $743.28 USD ($371.90/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to French Quarter

Option 4: $642.64 USD ($321.32/per person); Great reviews, Close to French Quarter, FYI - second bed is a futon

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 7th to February 14th

Option 1: $454.77 USD; Great reviews, Nice looking place, French Quarter accessible 

Option 2: $324.30 USD; Perfect reviews, OK looking place, Good location

Option 3: $348.90 USD; Good reviews, Walking distance to French Quarter, OK location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $386.82 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $545.81 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $614.77 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: Toronto, London, NY and Miami to Rio

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto, London, New York and Miami to Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil

When: Thursday, February 8th to Thursday, February 15th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


TORONTO TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Flight: Pearson International to Rio De Janeiro Int. | February 8th to February 15th

$1350.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (lands in Rio on 9th, lands back in Toronto on 16th)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $347.00 CDN ($86.75/per person); Great location, Good reviews, Small second bed

Option 2: $389.00 CDN ($97.25/per person); Great location. Perfect reviews, Close to transit, 2 sofa beds

Option 3: $344.00 CDN ($86.00/per person); Great reviews, Great location, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 4: $392.00 CDN ($98.00/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $266.00 CDN ($133.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 2: $282.00 CDN ($141.00/per person); Great reviews, Close to nightlife, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 3: $258.00 CDN ($129.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to nightlife and transit

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $182.00 CDN; Great reviews, Awesome location, Small room, Close to transit

Option 2: $137.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 3: $145.00 CDN;  Very basic place, Small room, Close to Copacabana, Good reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $1448.00 CDN per person for the 4 person trip,  $1491.00 CDN per person for the 2 people trip and $1532.00 CDN for solo.


LONDON, ENGLAND TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Flight: London Heathrow to Rio De Janeiro Int. | February 8th to February 15th

$601.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (lands in Rio 9th, lands in London 17th)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $199.20 GBP ($49.80/per person); Great location, Good reviews, Small second bed

Option 2: $223.31 GBP ($58.33/per person); Great location. Perfect reviews, Close to transit, 2 sofa beds

Option 3: $197.48 GBP ($49.37/per person); Great reviews, Great location, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 4: $225.03 GBP ($56.26/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $152.70 GBP ($76.35/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 2: $161.89 GBP ($80.95/per person); Great reviews, Close to nightlife, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 3: $148.11 GBP ($74.06/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to nightlife and transit

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $104.48 GBP; Great reviews, Awesome location, Small room, Close to transit

Option 2: $78.65 GBP; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 3: $83.24 GBP; Very basic place, Small room, Close to Copacabana, Good reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $657.26 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $681.95 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $705.48 GBP for solo.


NEW YORK TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Flight: JFK to Rio De Janeiro Int. | February 8th to February 15th

$881.00 USD per person; roundtrip (lands on 9th in Rio, $1397 direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $259.69 USD ($64.92/per person); Great location, Good reviews, Small second bed

Option 2: $287.75 USD ($71.94/per person); Great location. Perfect reviews, Close to transit, 2 sofa beds

Option 3: $254.47 USD ($63.62/per person); Great reviews, Great location, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 4: $289.97 USD ($72.49/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $196.77 USD ($98.39/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 2: $208.60 USD ($104.30/per person); Great reviews, Close to nightlife, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 3: $190.85 USD ($95.43/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to nightlife and transit

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $134.63 USD; Great reviews, Awesome location, Small room, Close to transit

Option 2: $101.34 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 3: $107.26 USD; Very basic place, Small room, Close to Copacabana, Good reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $953.49 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $985.30 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $1015.63 USD for solo.


MIAMI TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Flight: Fort Lauderdale International to Rio De Janeiro Int. | February 8th to February 15th

$583.00 USD per person; roundtrip (lands on 9th in Rio, lands back in FLL on 16th. $1052 direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $259.69 USD ($64.92/per person); Great location, Good reviews, Small second bed

Option 2: $287.75 USD ($71.94/per person); Great location. Perfect reviews, Close to transit, 2 sofa beds

Option 3: $254.47 USD ($63.62/per person); Great reviews, Great location, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 4: $289.97 USD ($72.49/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Stay: AirBnB for two | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $196.77 USD ($98.39/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 2: $208.60 USD ($104.30/per person); Great reviews, Close to nightlife, FYI - second bed is a sofa 

Option 3: $190.85 USD ($95.43/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to nightlife and transit

Stay: AirBnB for one | February 9th to February 15th

Option 1: $134.63 USD; Great reviews, Awesome location, Small room, Close to transit

Option 2: $101.34 USD; Perfect reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 3: $107.26 USD; Very basic place, Small room, Close to Copacabana, Good reviews

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $655.49 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $687.30 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $717.63 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: Toronto, London and NY to Miami Broward

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto, London and New York to Miami Broward Carnival

When: Thursday, October 5th to Monday, October 9th 

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


TORONTO TO MIAMI

Flight: Pearson International to Fort Lauderdale International | October 5th to October 9th

$277.00 CDN per person; roundtrip ($607 if you want direct, $386 if you want into MIA Int'l)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $513 + 14% tax + $110 fee = $694.82 CDN ($173.71/per person); Mid beach location, Good reviews, Water view, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $908.00 CDN ($227.00/per person); In South Beach, Close to beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $611.00 CDN ($152.75/per person); Miami beach, Close to beach, Good reviews

Option 4: $746.00 CDN ($186.50/per person); Beach front, Nice looking, Great reviews, OK location

Option 5: $706.00 CDN ($176.50/per person); Close to beach, 2 queen beds, Great reviews

Option 5: $679.00 CDN ($169.75/per person); South beach, Good location, Good reviews, Bring towels

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $546.00 CDN + unknown tax amount ($273.00/per person); Good location, Good reviews, Breakfast included

Option 2: $730.00 CDN ($365.00/per person); South beach, Incredible location, On beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $635.00 CDN ($317.50/per person); Ok looking, Amazing location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a futon 

Option 4: $720.00 CDN ($360.00/per person); Great location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Stay: AirBnB for one | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $373.00 CDN; Small space, Great location, In South Beach, Great reviews

Option 2: $331.00 CDN; Small bed, Great reviews, In South Beach, Great location 

Option 3: $311.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Small room, In South Beach, Close to beach

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $504.00 CDN per person for the 4 person trip,  $642.00 CDN per person for the 2 people trip and $650.00 CDN for solo.


LONDON, ENGLAND TO MIAMI

Flight:  London Heathrow to Miami International | October 5th to October 9th

$467.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (Return flight lands on 10th in Gatwick, $646 if you want direct)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $397.07 GBP ($99.27/per person); Mid beach location, Good reviews, Water view, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $519.51 GBP ($129.88/per person); In South Beach, Close to beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $349.64 GBP ($87.41/per person); Miami beach, Close to beach, Good reviews

Option 4: $426.90 GBP ($106.73/per person); Beach front, Nice looking, Great reviews, OK location

Option 5: $402.80 GBP ($100.70/per person); Close to beach, 2 queen beds, Great reviews

Option 6: $387.39 GBP ($96.85/per person); South beach, Good location, Good reviews, Bring towels

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $311.33 GBP + unknown tax amount ($155.67/per person); Good location, Good reviews, Breakfast included

Option 2: $416.25 GBP ($208.13/per person); South beach, Incredible location, On beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $362.16 GBP ($181.08/per person); Ok looking, Amazing location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a futon 

Option 4: $410.64 GBP ($205.32/per person); Great location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Stay: AirBnB for one | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $212.45 GBP; Small space, Great location, In South Beach, Great reviews

Option 2: $188.53 GBP; Small bed, Great reviews, In South Beach, Great location 

Option 3: $177.24 GBP; Perfect reviews, Small room, In South Beach, Close to beach

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $596.88 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $675.13 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $679.45 GBP for solo.


NEW YORK TO MIAMI

Flight:  Newark  to Miami International | October 5th to October 9th

$277.00 USD per person; roundtrip ($322 if you want a better flight time + fly out of JFK)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $515.16 USD ($128.79/per person); Mid beach location, Good reviews, Water view, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Option 2: $674.02 USD ($168.51/per person); In South Beach, Close to beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $453.55 USD ($113.39/per person); Miami beach, Close to beach, Good reviews

Option 4: $553.23 USD ($138.31/per person); Beach front, Nice looking, Great reviews, OK location

Option 5: $523.56 USD ($130.89/per person); Close to beach, 2 queen beds, Great reviews

Option 6: $504.09 USD ($126.02/per person); South beach, Good location, Good reviews, Bring towels

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $405.35 USD + unknown tax amount ($202.68/per person); Good location, Good reviews, Breakfast included

Option 2: $541.81 USD ($270.91/per person); South beach, Incredible location, On beach, Great reviews

Option 3: $471.30 USD ($235.65/per person); Ok looking, Amazing location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a futon 

Option 4: $534.10 USD ($267.05/per person); Great location, In South Beach, FYI - second bed is a sofa

Stay: AirBnB for one | October 5th to October 9th

Option 1: $276.69 USD; Small space, Great location, In South Beach, Great reviews

Option 2: $245.44 USD; Small bed, Great reviews, In South Beach, Great location 

Option 3: $230.61 USD; Perfect reviews, Small room, In South Beach, Close to beach

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $445.51 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $547.91 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $553.69 USD for solo.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna

10 Days of Carnival: London, Miami and NY to Caribana

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: London, Miami and NY to Caribana in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

When: Wednesday, August 2nd to Monday, August 7th

Budget: Whatever I can find for cheap....


LONDON, ENGLAND TO TORONTO

Flight:  London Gatwick to Toronto | August 2nd to August 7th

$578.00 GBP per person; roundtrip (there's a $591 also for shorter layover)

Stay: AirBnB for four | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $760.00 GBP ($190.00/per person); Great reviews, Great location

Option 2: $529.00 GBP ($132.25/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Option 3: $541.00 GBP ($135.25/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Option 4: $877.00 GBP ($219.25/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Two bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $334.00 GBP ($167.00/per person); Good reviews, Bunk beds, Hippie looking joint

Option 2: $476.00 GBP ($238.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 3: $428.00 GBP ($214.00/per person); Good reviews, Nice location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Option 4: $343.00 GBP ($171.50/per person): Perfect reviews, Awesome location, Looks big 

Option 5: $370.00 GBP ($185.00/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $202.00 GBP; Good reviews, Good location, Noisy household

Option 2: $219.00 GBP; Great reviews, Good location, Pet friendly

Option 3: $193.00 GBP; Good reviews, Great location, Can't bring tings back for sleepovers

Option 4: $190.00 GBP; Great reviews, Good location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $797.25 GBP per person for the 4 person trip,  $816.00 GBP per person for the 2 people trip and $797.00 GBP for solo.


MIAMI TO TORONTO

Flight:  Fort Lauderdale International to Toronto | August 2nd to August 7th

$253.00 USD per person; roundtrip ($439 direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $981.15 USD ($245.25/per person); Great reviews, Perfect location

Option 2: $682.93 USD ($170.73/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is sofa bed

Option 3: $698.43 USD ($174.61/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice location, Second bed is sofa bed

Option 4: $1132.20 USD ($283.05/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Two bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $444.10 USD ($167.00/per person); Good reviews, Bunk beds, Hippie looking joint

Option 2: $614.51 USD ($307.26/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 3: $552.54 USD ($276.27/per person); Good reviews, Nice location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Option 4: $442.81 USD ($221.41/per person): Perfect reviews, Awesome location, Looks big

Option 5: $477.67 USD ($238.84/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $260.74 USD; Good reviews, Good location, Noisy household

Option 2: $282.69 USD; Great reviews, Good location, Pet friendly

Option 3: $249.13 USD; Good reviews, Great location, Can't bring tings back for sleepovers

Option 4: $245.25 USD; Great reviews, Good location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $536.05 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $560.26 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $535.69 USD for solo.


NEW YORK TO TORONTO

Flight: LaGuardia to Toronto | August 2nd to August 7th

$233.00 USD per person; roundtrip ($239 for direct from Newark)

Bus: New York to Toronto roundtrip $60.00 USD

Stay: AirBnB for four | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $981.15 USD ($245.25/per person); Great reviews, Perfect location

Option 2: $682.93 USD ($170.73/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is sofa bed

Option 3: $698.43 USD ($174.61/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice location, Second bed is sofa bed

Option 4: $1132.20 USD ($283.05/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Two bedroom

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $444.10 USD ($167.00/per person); Good reviews, Bunk beds, Hippie looking joint

Option 2: $614.51 USD ($307.26/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 3: $552.54 USD ($276.27/per person); Good reviews, Nice location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Option 4: $442.81 USD ($221.41/per person): Perfect reviews, Awesome location, Looks big

Option 5: $477.67 USD ($238.84/per person); Great reviews, Good location, Second bed is a sofa bed

Stay: AirBnB for one | August 2nd to August 7th

Option 1: $260.74 USD; Good reviews, Good location, Noisy household

Option 2: $282.69 USD; Great reviews, Good location, Pet friendly

Option 3: $249.13 USD; Good reviews, Great location, Can't bring tings back for sleepovers

Option 4: $245.25 USD; Great reviews, Good location

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $516.05 USD per person for the 4 person trip,  $540.26 USD per person for the 2 people trip and $515.69 USD for solo.

If you plan on coming earlier, make sure to check out #BESSFETE on Saturday, July 29th also!

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

Toronto to Euro Trip: England, France, Italy and Germany

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds + One Person Options

Where: Toronto to London, Paris, Rome and Berlin

When: Wednesday, June 14th to Thursday, June 29th

Budget: Under $1500

Notes: I suggest doing this trip with just a carry on to make it remain this cheap for you, some airlines will charge more if you have luggage to check-in (especially WOW air). Make sure to check each airlines policy before booking.


Flight: Toronto to London, England | June 14th  

$268.00 CDN/per person (there is a layover, but for this price it's well worth it, to Gatwick airport)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | June 15th to June 18th

Option 1: $461.00 CDN ($230.50/per person); Great reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $437.00 CDN ($218.50/per person); Great reviews, Close to transit, Rooftop terrace

Option 3: $358.00 CDN ($179.00/per person); Good reviews, Nice looking place

Option 4: $241 + 20% tax = $289.20 ($144.60/per person);  Close to transit, FYI - shared bathroom

Stay: AirBnB for one | June 15th to June 18th 

Option 1: $176.00 CDN; Great reviews, Transit at doorstep, Vibrant area

Option 2: $150.00 CDN; Beautiful space, Amazing reviews

Option 3: $169.00 CDN; Amazing reviews, Nice location, Close to transit

Flight: London to Paris, France | June 18th  

$61.00 CDN/per person (there is cheaper, but this flight time is a better time of day, Luton Airport to Orly)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | June 18th to June 21st

Option 1: $365.00 CDN ($182.50/per person); Okay reviews, In Bastille, Close to transit

Option 2: $334.00 CDN ($167.00/per person); Good reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $309.00 CDN ( $154.50/per person); Amazing reviews, Great location, Close to transit

Option 4: $289.00 + $10 fee = $299.00 CDN ($149.50/per person); Bunk Beds, FYI - shared bathroom

Stay: AirBnB for one | June 18th to June 21st

Option 1: $171.00 CDN; Great reviews, Close to Orly, Close to transit

Option 2: $194.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $174.00 CDN; Good reviews, Close to transit, Continental breakfast included

Flight: Paris to Rome, Italy | June 21st 

$57.00 CDN/per person (there is cheaper, but this flight time is better, from Beauvais airport to Ciampino)

Stay: AirBnB for two | June 21st to June 25th

Option 1: $359.00 CDN ($179.50/per person); Amazing reviews, Great area, Close to transit

Option 2: $389.00 CDN ($194.50/per person); Very good reviews, Close to transit, Near Coliseum 

Option 3: $196.00 + $12 fee = $208.00 CDN ($104.00/per person); Bungalow, Camping village

Option 4: $271.00 + $30 fee = $301.00 CDN ($150.50/per person); Ok reviews, Close to Vatican

Stay: AirBnB for one | June 21st to June 25th

Option 1: $163.00 CDN; Good reviews, Close to Vatican, Nice looking, Close to transit

Option 2: $163.00 CDN; Good reviews, Good location

Option 3: $166.00 CDN; Great reviews, Good location, Close to transit

Option 4: $143.00 CDN; Great reviews, Safe location, Close to transit, Breakfast included (sometimes?)

Flight: Rome to Berlin, Germany | June 25th  (from Ciampino airport)

$43.00 CDN/per person

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | June 25th to June 29th

Option 1: $372.00 CDN ($186.00/per person); Good reviews, Nice location

Option 2: $266.00 CDN ($133.00/per person): Great location, FYI - Shared bathroom

Option 3: $254.00 CDN ($127.00/per person); Great location, Close to transit

Stay: AirBnB for one | June 25th to June 29th

Option 1: $133.00 CDN; Great reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $170.00 CDN; Small space, Close to transit, Good location

Option 3: $156.00 CDN; Good reviews, Close to transit, No cooking

Flight: Berlin to Toronto | June 29th  

$310.00 CDN/per person

 

Total: Overall, even if you go for the MOST expensive options I posted it's about $1532.50 per person for the trip OR $1445.00 solo.

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- Mirna