Exploring the city of Luxor is as close to quintessential Egypt as it gets. Sitting along the east bank of the Nile River, the city of Luxor offers all the desert sands, ancient sites and royal tombs you can handle — surrounded by a mix of opulent architecture and authentic eateries.
While the views may be stunning and dripping in old-world luxury, Luxor is one destination you can visit on a budget.
While you can explore much of Luxor by walking around, there is so much to see just outside the center, requiring a taxi or bus. Just across the river bank, travelers find the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and Temple of Hatshepsut. Enlist the help of a tour to bundle it all for an affordable price, or maneuver your own way with the help of your hotel concierge, or handy map.
While at the Temple of Hatshepsut, guests can explore the bazaar and shop local, handmade goods, open daily and offering free parking. You can also hop on a shuttle for about $6.
When you get back to your hotel, check out the nearby areas for local, cheap eats. You’ll have plenty of options within budget or splurge at your hotel — after a long day of landmark hunting and exploring, you’ve earned it. Luckily for your wallet, even a splurge at a 5-star hotel in Luxor is a reasonable price.
Europe is known for its high-speed train travel, a mode of transportation that can take you across the continent in a flash. In Spain, Renfe’s “Talgo” can propel you across the country with speeds between 99 to 124 mph. The Taglo train can cut your transit time almost in half; for example, traveling from Barcelona to Valencia by car or bus can take up to six hours, but a seat onboard the Talgo train can reduce this travel time to 3.5 hours.
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.
Whether in transit to your next destination, hiking through a scenic trail or waiting to board your plane, there’s always some travel downtime. If you don’t have free hands to read a book and want a break from your music, there’s nothing like an interesting podcast to pass the time.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.