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Paula Bradley

Paula Bradley

Paula is based in the DealNews Irish office, where she works as our Associate Travel Editor. Before coming to DealNews, Paula worked as an English teacher in Japan and Italy. She has edited and written for several local e-zines aimed at westerners living abroad. Now she uses her travel experience across the six continents (Antarctica is still at large) to inform her travel features at dealnews. Her other interests include reading, music, and eating out.

Paula Bradley's Most Recent Blog Posts

5 Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacation Ideas (You Can Actually Afford)

No matter whether you're a seasoned traveler or a total homebody, we all have a once-in-a-lifetime trip on our bucket list. Planning such a trip though requires some big decisions — especially when it comes to finding a travel service you can trust. Inside, we've compiled a list of the best travel agents offering luxury travel packages at a discount.

Explore TripAdvisor's Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World

Ever wondered what the most luxurious resorts in the world are like? This week, we're investigating TripAdvisor's top five luxury hotels to see exactly what makes these hotels the best in the world. The list includes a rainforest resort in Costa Rica, boat villas in the Maldives, a castle hotel in Prague, and more.

8 Hidden Costs When Going on Vacation and How to Avoid Them

You've carefully selected your airfare, hotel, and car rental rates, but a myriad of hidden costs can besiege your wallet when you travel, causing you to go over budget. To help you avoid unwanted extra expenses we've put together a list of the most common hidden expenses, from additional transportation to the dreaded resort fees.

8 Easy Budget Hacks to Use on Your Next Vacation

Going on vacation is usually a whirlwind of packing, searching for documents, and rushing to the airport. Avoid coming home to a pile of scary-looking letters from your credit card company by checking out these simple tips on how to stick to your budget on vacation.

Cash, Credit, or Debit: Which Is Safest When Traveling?

Despite its risks, credit is still the safest form of payment, especially when abroad. But it's not always practical. What about hidden costs and safety? We've investigated the smartest ways to spend your money while on vacation.

Planning a Cruise? When to Book and When to Sail

Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and the Mediterranean all offer amazing cruises, but at different times of year and different price points. We break down the best options for each region.

Ask an Editor: How Can I Save on a Trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park?

Our readers asked, and we're answering: Our travel editor says head to Yellowstone National Park in early June and consider an escorted tour package, so that you can sit back and enjoy the majesty of the landscape.

5 Affordable, Romantic Destinations for Valentine's Day

If you're planning on making a special declaration this year, you gotta think bigger than roses and chocolates: Think Hawaii or Italy! That's right, we've put together the ultimate list of romantic travel deals that won't leave you bankrupt. Whether you want a romantic Caribbean cruise or a 5-star stay in Vegas, we've found something for you.

Best Travel Deals: All-Time Low for Emirates Flights, 5-Star Skylofts in Las Vegas for $635 a Night

It might be a little early to call it, but so far 2016 is shaping up to be full of travel deals. We've seen several Editors' Choice deals on flights already, not to mention a whopping $3,400 price low for a 5-star stay in Las Vegas in January. Plus, we've seen an all-inclusive stay in Mexico starting from $161 per night.

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Offer Unlimited Drinks for Free on Bahamas Cruises

When we read that Norwegian Cruise Lines was adding a free Unlimited Drinks package to all 2016 cruises on their Norwegian Sky ship we nearly fell off our chairs. In general cruises are notorious for serving over-priced drinks and cost of adding a drinks package is often exorbitant. So is this new offer from NCL all it's cracked up to be?