Planning any trip can be complicated, but details become even more important when trying to organize a longer (multi-week, multi-month) voyage (and doing it on the cheap!). While this proposition can seem overwhelming at first, remember that the end result will be worth all of the work up front. It’s important to keep in mind that laying the groundwork by doing a bit of researching and planning will provide for a much more satisfying (and budget-friendly) travel experience. Use these tips to avoid becoming overwhelmed and exhausted during the planning process (after all, you’ll still need plenty of energy for the trip itself!).
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely planning on doing some frugal travel in 2011. There’s nothing worse than shelling out most of your travel budget on flights (I prefer to have a bit of cash to enjoy all the my destination has to offer. If you’re also planning to travel in 2011, here are some tips for finding inexpensive flights. It may take a bit more effort than just booking the first flight you come across to your destination, but the money you save will be worth it in the end.
It’s no secret that the City of Lights is also one of the most expensive in the world. Never fear, frugal travelers. With a bit of creativity, it’s possible experience all of what Paris has to offer on the cheap. Here are some suggestions.
A large part of traveling frugally is making your dollars stretch further and identifying alternative modes of travel that allow you to get where you want to go at reasonable rates. Here are some suggestions for ways to wisely spend your hard-earned dollars to get the most out of your travel. By following just a few basic guidelines, savvy frugal travelers are often able to go on trips they never dreamed they could afford.
Puerto Rico offers rich culture, tantalizing cuisine and beautiful beaches at reasonable prices.
One of the major expenses while traveling is typically lodging. Even “reasonably” priced hotels can cost upwards of $200 per night. Luckily, finding inexpensive lodging is not as difficult as one might think – you just have to know where to look. Here are some suggestions to consider for your next trip. Housing Swap If [...]
There are many surfers out there who dream of “surfing the world,” yet perhaps think they can’t afford it. To them I say “think again.” With some savvy financial planning and research, it’s possible to take yourself in a surf tour of Western Europe without breaking the bank.
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about all of the (often costly) details that come with holiday travel. For a variety of reasons, it’s true that the holidays are simultaneously one of the most joyful, stressful and costly times of year. Here are some tips for keeping holiday travel costs [...]
Are you an art lover with champagne tastes on a beer budget? Planning a trip to New York in the near future? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Some of the city’s premier arts institutions offer “pay what you can” or free entry days/evenings throughout the weekend. Programs like Art in the Parks fund public [...]
Chicago, IL The Art Institute of Chicago (http://www.artic.edu/aic/) Frugal art lovers can get into one of the nation’s premier art centers for free on Thursdays (admission is usually $18 for adults, $12 for students). Are you a Bank of America credit card holder? If so, you can get in for free whenever you like. Simply [...]