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More Cheap Fall Getaways: Touring Lisbon on a Budget

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is also the largest city in the country. Lisbon’s presence as the greatest westernmost city on the Atlantic Coast of Europe, and its important role in international trade, commerce, and entertainment has helped it grow into the flourishing tourism destination that it is today. Given its place as the seventh most visited city in the southern half of Europe, it should come as no surprise that the Lisbon has plenty to offer travelers of all economic backgrounds.

The rich culture and history of Portugal are only matched by the natural beauty that the area displays. Lisbon, in particular, has a lush history which is shown through the network of museums throughout the city and through the general architecture of the area. Lisbon also sports the warmest winters among the large cities of Europe.

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Tips For Touring Lisbon on a Budget
Finding cheap fall getaways is easier than your think, and Lisbon is a great place to start. Here are some tips for making the most out of your trip to Lisbon while staying within your budget:

  • Free tours – There are abundant free tours available in Lisbon. Most of these operate through the efforts of either one or two guides and their only form of payment for this process is through a tips basis. For budget travel, this concept is hard to beat. One tour takes visitors to locations special to literary figures of Lisbon, including Jose Saramago. These are referred to as “Chill Out” tours.
  • Off season deals – Fall and winter are usually referred to as the off-season in Europe. This holds true in Lisbon as well. Try and call in advance and see if there are any deals on either travel or lodgings that take place during the off season. This is one of the best ways to save money.
  • Stay in a hostel – Some travelers don’t believe that staying in a hostel is a viable option, or that hostels are for only youthful travelers. but it can save massive amounts of money on lodgings and serve as an introduction to many interesting fellow travelers! Sharing space in this way can be compared to your first college dorm room experience, just with more people.
  • Visit neighborhoods on foot – Particularly Carmo, where the remains of the old city can be seen. It was here that an earthquake and tsunami destroyed large parts of the city.
  • Sunday morning is free morning – Most of the monuments and museums in the city are free on Sunday mornings, which allow visitors to see some of the most spectacular things the city has to offer at no cost.
  • Speak with the locals – One of the benefits of travel is the ability to speak with people outside of your own culture to both grow and expand as a person. During the off-season you will be privy to more relaxed interactions. Beyond that, the locals will be able to tell you more information about great places to eat, events that may be going on, and some of the more “off the books” local history.

Lisbon is a great travel destination, particularly for those looking for cheap fall getaways.

Cheap Lisbon Car Rentals with Kemwel
Save on car rentals in Portugal with Kemwel! We offer the guaranteed cheapest rates in the travel industry on all Lisbon car rentals. Kemwel has access to an extensive fleet of car rentals in Lisbon from two-person minis to nine-passenger vans for groups and large families. You can even pick up your cheap rental car right after you land in the Lisbon Airport. You should also consider a Peugeot short-term car lease as an alternative savings opportunity should you be traveling from Lisbon through Portugal for more than twenty-one days.  Get more bang for your buck to enjoy the natural beauty and exciting cityscapes of Lisbon with Kemwe! Book a Peugeot short-term lease or cheap Lisbon car rental with Kemwel’s secure online booking engine today! For your convenience, you can also choose to call us toll-free at 1-877-820-0668 to make your reservation.

Best Kept Secrets for Finding Cheap Fall Getaways

Cheap Fall Getaways

Fall is one of the best times of the year to travel. The reasons for this are numerous. Festivals typically take place all over the world during the fall, and are especially impressive throughout Europe. In addition, fall is one of the mildest times of the year in top vacation destinations around the globe. Mild temperatures ensure that regardless of the travel location, the weather will usually be somewhat accommodating. Finding cheap fall getaways is pretty easy to due to the fact that there are so many advantageous travel deals cropping up around this time of year.

The best thing to do starting out  is to determine how much money you have to spend. Then you need to figure out whether you want to visit somewhere local or if you want to expand your travel horizons. Most local areas, in the United States and in Europe especially have many fall festivals and other exciting events that can be enjoyed for free (or for very cheap). Travel plans, in truth, are  usually the most expensive part of the trip, but when you make your cheap fall getaway arrangements with Kemwel, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fall travel deals in the industry.

In addition to exceptional fall travel deals, individuals planning a fall getaway will be traveling during what is known as a “shoulder season.” Meaning that most sought-after European cities  have their busy seasons during the spring, summer and close to the holiday season, so traveling during the fall will typically bring cheaper airfare and discounted rates on hotel accommodations.

Fall travel is typically less of a hassle than traveling during more popular seasons simply because it is the off-season for so many areas. Fewer tourists means that the local populations will be more likely to interact with you in a nice way and you will be able to get a better feeling for the local flavor of the areas that you are traveling in.


Recommendations for Planning a Cheap Fall Getaway

The number one thing that can be recommended for people looking for cheap fall getaways is to know exactly what your budget is. Without having a clear idea of what budget you have it is absolutely impossible to determine what travel plans you can afford and what you can do at any location that you end up traveling to. With that in mind, having a clear budget allows you to see exactly what you can afford to do.

Look for resorts who are offering cheap stays based on the season. Many resorts will have deals for fall travelers and winter travelers because their busy seasons are usually the spring and the summer. While the activities may not be the same and everything that is typically available for individuals are not always going to be going on during the fall (or even possible), the stay should be less expensive and still worth a look.

If you don’t wish to travel anywhere extravagant this fall, it is worth looking into areas closer to home for fall getaways. This can save money and can also help you get a better feel for local culture that you may have overlooked. It is important to keep in mind that the term “getaway” doesn’t have to mean traveling an extensive distance. It simply means getting away from the rigors of your normal life to experience something new and unique. It also means trying to find a way to relax and unwind from the stresses that are affecting you. Fall, with the mild weather it brings, is one of the best times of the year to do this.

Wherever inspiration takes your upcoming fall getaway, rely on Kemwel to get you there without breaking the bank. We specialize in all aspects of planning your next trip, from cheap car rentals and all the related accessories, to hotel accommodations and airfare packages. Plan your cheap fall getaway online, or call us toll-free at 1-877-820-0668 to make your arrangements

Taking Better Travel Photos: 5 Essential Photography Apps

Everyone wants to take the best pictures possible when they are traveling. Taking photographs is one of the ways we preserve the memories of our travels for a lifetime. They also provide a tangible means of telling the story of your adventures to friends and loved ones. With the rise of smartphones such as the iPhone or the numerous Android devices available has come an explosion of apps meant to assist people with taking photos.

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However, the problem in a world with so many apps and so much technology coming out every day is that it can be difficult to determine what applications are worth using and what has become outdated. The best applications tend to be both robust in features and to work across multiple platforms. They also tend to update on a regular or semi-regular basis. Crowd sourced reviews have contributed to quality applications being put out by developers, particularly in the area of app development.

The Best Photography Apps

best photography apps, travel photos, smartphone photos, photography 101, how to take better photosHere are the top 5 essential photography apps:

  1. Afterlight – Afterlight is one of the best photography apps for iPhone. It features extremely precise controls with regard to editing (some of the best on any platform). With extensive editing tools and a number of quality presets, Afterlight bolsters the already capable camera of the iPhone.
  2. AverageCam Pro – Another iPhone app. This one specializes in both long exposures and night exposures, two scenarios which the iPhone has had difficulty with. It also has features meant to rectify blur associated with moving water or people. Another function helps to remove sensor noise when taking photos in low-light conditions.
  3. Instagram – An obvious choice. Cross-platform and linked to the website for quick sharing. The application has a number of presets that can be used for taking travel photos which will add extra life to scenes.
  4. Camera Awesome – Camera Awesome has features for controlling exposure time, changing focus and modifying filters and presets. It has a paid version for Android and a free version for iPhone. The paid version has a few extra features that are not available on the iPhone version and, at a price point of $2.99, it is a pretty good deal.
  5. Google Camera – One of the best photography apps for Android. Slick and minimalist interface bolsters an already feature-rich application which, like most products developed by Google, cuts out all the interference and leaves you with exactly what you want.

Utilizing any of these 5 essential photography apps will help you enhance your picture-taking skills and build on the capabilities of your electronic devices when traveling. A way to further bolster your photography skills would be to learn some basic composition tips. Traveling is exciting and something that, understandably, people wish to share with others. While bringing those people along on your trip is not always a viable option, you can always utilize some of the best photography apps for your smartphone and take pictures that  you can refer back to fondly in the years to come.

smartphone photography, photagraphy apps, travel photosIf you want more immediate gratification in the way of sharing photographs and chronicles of your adventures, Kemwel offers portable MiFi units in select countries, which allows you to connect up to eight wireless devices to the web and your favorite social networks.

Traveling with Kemwel

Now that you’ve got some new ideas on how to improve your travel photography, it’s time to implement them! The next step to creating your epic vacation is reserving a Kemwel car rental. At Kemwel, we provide transportation services from standard rental cars and Peugeot leases, to luxury car rentals and private transfers. Work on your action-shot photography from the passenger seat of the cheapest car rentals internationally, which can always be found with Kemwel Car Rental!

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