© Jerry Ferguson - New York

Amsterdam – New York

Details                                                                             Results:
From:                                                                                Highest price:
AMS – Amsterdam Schiphol                                € 489
To:                                                                                      Lowest price:
NYC – New York                                                        € 247
When:                                                                              When to buy?
th 4 december – undefined                                  14+ weeks / all week

Summary
For a flight to New York you can see that until 14 weeks the price stays fairly stable. After that the price starts climbing week by week to a point where the price for a ticket to New York is almost twice as high. There isn’t really a specific day to book your flight, as prices vary just a few euros.

New York - Price per Day before Take-off
New York – Price per Day before Take-off
New York - Average Price per Week
New York – Average Price per Week
New York - Average Price per Day
New York – Average Price per Day

Photo:  © Jerry Ferguson – New York Sunset

© Sudhamshu Hebbar - Fruit stall in Mylapore, Chennai

Vegetarian Survival: My Experiences and tips

Veg · e · tar · i · an
(NOUN) A person who does not eat meat or fish and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious or health reasons.

No steak or chicken or bacon has ever reached my mouth. OK, wait. Bacon did but besides that ,meat never appealed to me in a way some people are simple ecstatic about it. At the age of 10 I completely stopped eating meat and started my veggie-filled life.

Travelling and vegetarianism may sound like an odd combination. Especially when travelling in meat-devouring countries for instance in South America, or where the language barrier can be an obstacle like the Asian countries. In fact, it isn’t that bad after all. Here are some of my own experiences and tips.

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© Backpackingman - Wakhan Valley

Traveller’s Tales: Jonny

A life of travel. In 1997, at the age of 20, Jonny found that this was what he wanted to do with his live while he was in his first months abroad. And since that moment in that year he hasn’t been doing any different. With numerous of countries visited and loads and loads of experiences gained in the passed few years, Jonny is living his dream.

On his website ‘The Backpackingman‘ Jonny writes about all his stories. Definitely worth a visit!


Could you tell a bit about yourself?

I grew up in a lot of countries due to my father’s work, so I was kind of used to the travelling lifestyle. I am totally addicted to the freedom that comes with it. It suits my personality perfectly. Meeting new people and experiencing things I haven’t tried before never gets boring.

How old were you when you first started travelling and where did you go?

When I reached 20 I got the urge to explore and so I did. I took a flight to Cairo in Egypt and on my second day there landed a job as a film extra in Egyptian movies. I haven’t lived at home since, and have spent the last 17 years travelling and working my way around the world.

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© AdventureRob - Kyoto, Golden Temple

Traveller’s Tales: Rob

Rob is a veteran when it comes to travelling. Exploring the world on his own at first, after that with his wife and now as father with a set of new eyes and a fresh mind to see the World’s beauty and all its perks.

Follow Rob on his journeys on AdventureRob.com and definitely read Rob’s tale down below.


Could you tell a bit about yourself?

I am Rob from Portsmouth in the UK. I have been travelling for numerous years mostly around South East Asia but I also spent a year in Australia and a few years in Japan. I have recently become a father so travelling has reduced a little while my budget recovers! I write about my travels on AdventureRob.com and am currently finishing up my first book, which is a novel about a hitman in Japan.

You are born in the UK. Have you played tourist-in-own-country?

Not so much apart from some long drives for fun, but I intend to over the next couple of years. I can tour the country with my Japanese wife who will help me see the place through a traveller’s eyes. She thinks of the UK as the land of Harry Potter for a start!

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East Canada, Geoguessr

Highscore! Making a game out of Google Maps

Fellow Google Mappers and Google Streetviewers,

Want to play a game? Take a look at this fun (and informative) game. Geoguessr has 5 rounds. Every round you are dropped somewhere on this world and it is your job to figure out where it is.  The closer your guess is to the actual location the more point you score.

Just like art with its different movements that vary a lot (think of Surrealism compared to Cubism compared to Pop-Art). After a while you start to see the differences. Same goes for the different locations this game shows you. From the wooden chalets in Norway, the palm trees in the middle east to the mowed lawns in the American suburbs. Practice makes perfect.

The world is a huge place – get exploring! Oh for your information, the picture you see here is a road somewhere in the East of Canada. My highscore? 14,020.

Amsterdam – Madagascar

Details                                                                             Results:
From:                                                                                Highest price:
AMS – Amsterdam Schiphol                                € 1492
To:                                                                                      Lowest price:
TNR – Antananarivo                                                € 913
When:                                                                              When to buy?
mo 27 Oct 2014 – fr 27 Nov 2014                  6+ weeks / tu, th

Summary
A hard one this time. A return flight from Amsterdam to Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is hard to say what the best time is to book a flight to this beautiful country. Look at the graphs and judge yourself. Soon there will be a second flight tracker for this flight to compare the two and see how big the differences are.

Madagascar - Price per Day before Take-off
Madagascar – Price per Day before Take-off
Madagascar - Average Price per Week
Madagascar – Average Price per Week
Madagascar - Average Price per Day
Madagascar – Average Price per Day
© Joyce Goes - Paris

Love, Light, Macarons & Blisters

Paris, Oh la la la. City of Love, Light, Macarons and fake fund raisers.
July last year, my cousin and I made a city trip to Paris. 5 days discovering this beautiful city.
After we booked everything and shared the needed ‘info’ on certain social media to collect a few dozens of likes, people I know told me their Parisian experience. The 2 conclusions I drew from this:

Everything in Paris is beautiful. The Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, The Louvre. Everything.

In Paris you get robbed. Guaranteed. No question about it.

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Amsterdam – Costa Rica

Details                                                                             Results:
From:                                                                                Highest price:
AMS – Amsterdam Schiphol                                € 946
To:                                                                                      Lowest price:
LIR – Liberia                                                                  € 614
When:                                                                              When to buy?
su 26 Oct 2014 – we 26 Nov 2014                  8+ weeks / th, su

Summary
This time, Costa Rica has been looked at. A return flight for the end of October to the end of November. For 6 weeks long, the line stayed steady. The lost 6 weeks before take-off showed a mental fluctuation with differences over hundreds of euros every other day. Best day to book a flight to Costa Rica: Thursday and Sunday.

Costa Rica - Price per Day before Take-off

Costa Rica – Price per Day before Take-off

Costa Rica - Average Price per Week
Costa Rica – Average Price per Week
Costa Rica - Average Price per Day
Costa Rica – Average Price per Day
© Alex Conu

Real Time Aurora Gallery: Live images of Aurora Borealis

I particularly love this website as seeing Aurora Borealis is high on my list. Planning on seeing this magnificent natural phenomenon can be a bit of a hassle, as it is not visible all year round everywhere. By viewing the real time photos uploaded on Real Time Aurora Gallery, you can track when, where on Earth you have to be to get your best chance of seeing it.

Besides photos of Aurora Borealis, also images of planets, clouds, galaxy’s, stars and much more are uploaded. Have a look and see for yourself by clicking here.

Photo:  © Alex Conu on spaceweather.com

Amsterdam – Moscow

Details                                                                             Results:
From:                                                                                Highest price:
AMS – Amsterdam Schiphol                                € 197
To:                                                                                      Lowest price:
MOW – Moscow                                                         € 145
When:                                                                              When to buy?
fr 24 Oct 2014 – mo 24 Nov 2014                  2+ weeks / all week

Summary
A steady one this time. Prices almost keep the same the whole 14 weeks. Three weeks before take-off the prices start to fluctuate more, so if you want to save those 10 euro, then definitely watch for that one. Best day to book a flight to Moscow: all days of the week are fairly the same.

Moscow - Price per Day before Take-off
Moscow – Price per Day before Take-off
Moscow - Average Price per Week
Moscow – Average Price per Week
Moscow – Average Price per Day

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