Amsterdam is known for being an expensive place to stay given its popularity with people from around the world, but you can still get your head down on a budget.
Top of the list of affordable options is Cocomama, a hostel that looks like it should be charging a lot more than it does. You can get a dorm bed for a reasonable $22, or a private double room for around $84. For that, you get to stay in an incredibly well-designed space close to all of the main attractions.
Ecomama is another well-appointed hostel that offers amazing dorm beds from around $30. There are also private doubles for around $92. It’s not the cheapest hostel around, but it will likely be one of the best you’ve stayed in.
A slightly cheaper option is ClinkNoord Amsterdam, where a dorm bed is $26 and a double $88. It’s the first Clink hostel outside the United Kingdom as the mini-chain expands its empire.
Generator Hostels are also a familiar name to European travelers, and the Amsterdam location is a great place to stay. Bag a dorm bed for $19 or a double for $94 in an amazing building near the trendy De Pijp neighborhood.
Blood circulation is an ever-present concern, especially for people who sit for long periods of time for work or travel. If you’re preparing for a long trip, make sure to pick up some compression socks to keep blood flowing.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Finding a hotel during the Olympic Games can be harder than launching a shotput across a bed of sand. Some host cities find themselves investing millions of dollars to construct new hotels just for the Games, which is a strain on resources and the environment, and can send the city into debt. In an effort to avoid these problems, Airbnb and the International Olympics Committee teamed up to offer accommodation to attendees during the next handful of Olympic Games around the world.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.