It’s Easier Than Ever to Travel Abroad Without Cash

On a recent trip to England, Andrew Dodson, 35, and his wife, Erin, 32, who live in Traverse City, Mich., had an unexpected problem: No matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t spend the 700 British pounds they’d brought along.

“We traveled all around the country, including many small towns in the Lake District and the Cotswolds, and even the tiniest of pubs took cards,” said Mr. Dodson, a content marketing manager for TentCraft, a manufacturer of customized tents and accessories. “Many wouldn’t even accept cash. As we approached the end of our trip, we went to a nice dinner at this Indian restaurant where we hoped to spend off some of the cash we converted, only to be told they don’t accept cash anymore.”

Finally, their London hotel let them pay their balance with cash so they wouldn’t have to bring the pounds home and reconvert them to dollars.

High fares and canceled flights: Welcome to summer 2022

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(CNN) — Life is a journey, not a destination, as the saying goes — and this summer that’s truer than ever, as flight delays and cancellations continue.

But focusing on what awaits at journey’s end may be the key to pushing your way through the mayhem.

CNN Travel is here with destination inspiration and the latest aviation innovation as well as what you need to know about getting where you want to go this summer.

Destination inspiration

While there are currently plenty of hiccups on the transport side, destinations around the world are back open for business after a long couple of years.

Aviation innovation

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How To Travel To Europe This Summer On The Cheap

Traveling is expensive most of the time and even more so during global inflation and worldwide shortages, stemming from Covid-19 and the Ukraine war. But there are ways to travel on the cheap(er) by either doing things differently, doing your research and/or booking differently/better.

Here are a few ideas for traveling across the Atlantic:

  • Find the cheapest times to leave—this has become more difficult now that ‘everyone’ works from home and can technically travel ‘off-peak’ (if such a thing exists anymore). However, statistically there are days that will be cheaper, such as Tuesdays and Wednesdays and August 23. Do your research.
  • Avoid arriving or traveling on holiday ‘pinch points’—whilst you might be aware of school holiday dates in your own country, don’t forget to do your research

5 Fancy Cocktail Bars in Jakarta

Jakarta has been well known as a luxurious city, which is not wrong since this city is full of various activities in balikpapan unique places ranging from malls to rows of expensive bars as places to unwind from the city hustle.

If you want to enjoy a relaxed evening with a glass of your favourite cocktail, then going to one of these five best cocktail bars in Jakarta can be the right choice.

List of the Best Cocktail Bars in Jakarta

1. Loewy

Located in Kuningan Timur, South Jakarta, this cocktail bar that offers a wide variety of menu, stretches up to 15 meters with a modern interior design.

You can find anything from the best whiskey to the best martini, whose taste is unquestionable in this place. This place is open from 07.30 am to 1 am local time, on Monday to Friday and 9 am to 2 am …

Tourist Attractions in Melaka, Malaysia, That You Shouldn’t Miss

Melaka is a city in Malaysia that is located about two hours from Kuala Lumpur. Melaka has easy access, so many tourists visit this city.

If you are on vacation in Melaka, there are many hotels in Melaka that can be used as accommodation to stay in. Just go through the Traveloka application and you can see a selection of these hotels. One of the most recommended hotels is Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka.

Then, in Melaka, there are also many interesting places with high historical value. For your information, in 2008, Melaka received an award from UNESCO as a World Heritage City.

This article will give a recommendation of tourist attractions in Melaka, so check it out!

1.   Church of St. Francis Xavier

The first recommendation is that a church is built in 1849 to commemorate the services of Saint Francis Xavier in Melaka, a Catholic missionary commissioned by …