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10 Common Travel Scams to Avoid
Travel scams can have an impact on your travel budget. Read rip off reports from travelers who have seen street scams and stay on guard.
Novice National Park Visitors often make these...
Visitors make at least 8 common mistakes in national parks, wasting time and money. Avoid these miscues to make your visit safer and more valuable.
5 Airport Expenses to Avoid
Terminal space is expensive, so some goods and services are marked up at the airport. Here are five buys you should avoid making in an airport terminal.
10 Add-On Hotel Charges to Avoid
Hotel add-on charges can quickly make an affordable stay into an expensive one. Step-by-step, learn to avoid these hotel fees.
5 Shopping Strategies for Your Next Vacation
If you will be shopping while on vacation, pay close attention to 5 money-saving tips that could add value to your trip.
Cost Comparisons of RVs and Motels for the...
This year, thousands of new travelers will discover the budget benefits of trading hotel keys for RV or Trailer keys. Is driving an RV cheaper than renting a motel room?
Tips for Saving Money on Your Car Rental
Not knowing how car rental companies work can cost you quite a bit of money. Find the cheapest car rental and save yourself time and money.
How to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees While Traveling
Avoid baggage fees by taking this step by step budget travel approach. Airline baggage fees are easily cut in your budget if you follow these steps.
The Clear Advantages and Disadvantages of...
Low-cost airlines calculate your travel costs in a unique way. Weigh the pros and cons of using a low-cost carrier for budget travel.
Save Money on Your Next Six Flags Trip
Six Flags amusement parks offer a variety of discount ticket options. Make sure you take advantage of all cheap ticket offers as you visit the parks of Six Flags.
The Pros and Cons of RV Travel
RV travel offers some pros and cons to budget travel plans. Consider carefully if this travel option works best for you.
Should You Shell Out for a New Winnebago Via RV?
This RV review stems from a week-long test drive of the Winnebago Via, a Class A motor coach that is 25.5 feet in length, with a clearance of 11 feet.
Want to Cruise on a Cargo Ship? Here's What You...
Cruising on a cargo ship and weighing in with the freight can make your vacation bills lighter. Check out freighter cruise options all over the world as a budget travel alternative to traditional cruises.
10 Travel Deals for the Week
Here are travel deals for the week. A variety of discount travel is offered for airfares, car rentals, hotels, cruises and much more.
Baggage Fees for the Top 10 Airlines
Baggage fees for major airlines are increasing, adding significant costs to budget travel. Take a look at baggage fees for the world's 10 busiest airlines.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap Domestic Airfare in...
Find the cheapest flights within the United States with step by step research that leads to cheap airfares. Check out these step by step money saving tips.
The 5 Types of Budget Hotels in Europe
Find budget hotels in Europe to save money on your trip. These smaller discount hotels in Europe can save money and enhance budget travel experiences.
Fight Jet Lag Symptoms
Jet lag symptoms can subtract value from the first few days of an overseas vacation. Learn to fight jet lag with these tips.
Street Scams - Rip off Reports from Travelers
Street scams can have an impact on your travel budget. Read rip off reports from travelers and stay on guard.
10 Ways to Save Money at Six Flags Parks
Six Flags discounts include more than cheap ticket options. Follow this advice for how to save money at Six Flags amusement parks.
8 Senior Discounts to Take Advantage of For...
Senior discounts sometimes start as early as 50 years of age. So It often pays to check on this potential savings as you plan budget travel.
How to Save Money on Hotel Stays on Your Next...
Keep your hotel cost at a minimum by following a few of these money-saving tips.
10 Free Things to Do in New York City
There are free things to do in New York City that will make your visit less expensive. Pursue some worthwhile sights and activities in New York City for free, and make the most of your budget travel visit.
10 Ways to Save Money on Your Disney World...
Finding a Disney World discount involves more than cheap ticket options. Follow this advice for how to save money at Disney World parks.
How to Save Money Flying with Just Your...
Does your carry-on bag fit airline restrictions? Check out some tips for complying with airline carry-on restrictions as you practice budget travel.
How to Find a Cheap Cruise Vacation
It's easier than ever to find cheap cruises. Take a look at step by step instructions for booking budget travel.
How to Explore the Grand Canyon on a Budget
The Grand Canyon is one of the world's greatest and most visited natural wonders. But getting there can be time-consuming and expensive. Finding a place to stay often involves a long drive or a costly bill. Do some planning to save money as you visit Arizona's greatest attraction.
Baggage Fees for 11 Popular Budget Airlines
Baggage fees for low-cost carriers are increasing. Here are links to the baggage policies and fees of 10 leading low-cost carriers.
Visiting Graceland on the Cheap
Visit the site that Elvis Presley called home. Plan an inexpensive tour in Memphis of one of America's most interesting attractions.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
How to Get Bargains with Priceline: Bidding...
Priceline doesn't tell you which bids are winners, but many travelers are now posting that information on Web sites you should visit. Page 2.
How to Travel with Your Pet
Pet travel is getting more expensive, as airline fees are created to help create new revenue for struggling carriers. Find out how to travel with pets on a budget.
Over-Looked Summer Travel Tips for Seniors
Take a look at 5 ideas for summer travel designed especially for seniors.
8 Common Car Rental Mistakes
Car rental mistakes are common and costly. Be sure you know how to avoid these 8 pitfalls as you practice budget travel.
Is Flying Allegiant Air Worth the Bargain?
Allegiant Air is a budget airline that serves many small markets and some major tourist destinations in the U.S. Read this Allegiant Air review to make the most of your budget travel excursion.
8 Biggest Travel Blunders Tourists Make in New...
It's easy to make common mistakes when you plan New York travel -- miscues that cost money. Take a look at 8 New York travel mistakes.
8 Common Mistakes Tourists Make in Venice
Venice is one of Europe's top destinations for budget travel. Amid the attractions, it is easy to make common mistakes that cost both time and money. Take a sound approach to preparations for Venice travel.
Money Saver Tip: Try an Overnight Train Instead...
A night train can help save money on travel. Train sleep also saves time. For the cost of a cheap hotel room, you can arrive in a new city and save a day for budget travel touring.
Where to Find Last-Minute Airfare Deals:...
Airlines offer the traveler a last minute airfare when seats are empty. Find a last minute airfare with airline special offer pages, where airfare discounts first appear. North American, South American, Caribbean, Asian, Australian and European airlines offer last minute fares.
6 Things to Do After Missing a Flight
Do you know what to do about a missed flight? There are actions you can take to minimize the costs as you practice budget travel.
10 Budget Travel Tips for Planning Your First...
Knowing European travel can be expensive, are you ready to plan your first European vacation? If so, follow this step by step, budget travel approach.
Where to Find Cheap Train Tickets Around the...
Cheap train tickets are available with rail passes in Asia, North America and Europe. Take a budget trip on the train. Take a look at 10 chances at cheap train tickets for budget travel.
10 Great Places to Get Online Travel Coupons
Find travel coupons online and book budget travel products. Promotional codes exist for everything from airfares to luggage buys.
5 Travel Bargains Under \$20
Take a look at 5 travel bargains under $20 that can add value to your next budget travel adventure.
Tips for Planning Your Grand Canyon Vacation on...
A Grand Canyon vacation can be expensive without some good budget travel advice. Check out these ten tips on your next trip to the Grand Canyon.
How to Enjoy a Cruise Vacation on a Budget
Once you book a cabin, do you know how to cruise on a budget? The cruise expenses on-board after leaving port can make a big difference in your budget travel experience. Take a look at some money-saving tips for cutting cruise expenses.
10 Signs You're Being Scammed
Everyone wants to find a great travel deal, but watch out for red flags commonly found in a scam by keeping these warning signs in mind.
Overbooking - Use an Airline Bump for Budget...
Overbooking is a fact of life in the airline industry. There is a budget travel advantage to the airline bump. Many volunteer to be bumped from a flight for compensation. Here's how to do it.
8 Best Carry-On Bags for Budget Travel
Carry-on luggage is a strong choice for budget travelers. Budget travelers who are light on their feet often get the best bargains.
Terrific Tips for Visiting London on a Budget
If you plan to travel to London, consider some tips that make for a cheap London trip. These budget travel tips are for London airfare, hotel deals, tours, transportation and dining.
Expert Advice for Sleeping in Airports
Some choose sleeping in airports as an alternative to paying hotel costs. It's important to plan ahead and make safety a top priority.
Airport Costs Beyond Your Airfare You Should...
Air travel cost means more than flight airfare. Many expenses on the ground can drive up the cost of air travel. Here is a step by step approach to managing air travel cost from the ground up.
Your Budget-Friendly Travel Guide to Venice
If you've dreamed of seeing Venice but you don't want to take out a second mortgage to do it, here are some money-saving tips to help out in one of Europe's most beautiful--and most expensive--cities.
How to Score a Free Seat Upgrade from the Airline
A free upgrade is never a sure thing, but it's possible to get better seats from an airline at no cost. Check out a few airline upgrade strategies.
Avoid Plane Food Costs
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Tracking Currency Exchange Rates Online For...
International travelers must stay current on exchange rates to be certain they are getting the best values. This look at xe.com shows how an Internet travel tool can help budget travelers plan to save money by knowing up-to-the-minute exchange rates that can be used in bookings and other buying decisions.
Last Minute Airfare Deals on Europe's Biggest...
Airlines offer the traveler a last minute airfare when seats are empty. Find a last minute airfare with airline special offer pages, where airfare discounts first appear. European airlines offer last minute fares.
How to Save Money on Short-Notice Flights
What happens when you must travel at the last minute? Here are some tips for taking those trips at the lowest possible price. Page 3 of 4.
The 4 Best Airline Travel Reward Credit Cards
The best travel reward credit cards give budget travelers flexibility to redeem frequent flier miles for free trips or discounted trips. Take a look at the top credit card picks for budget travelers from airlines.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Exploring Chicago...
Is Chicago too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
Extended Stay Hotel - Residence Inn Edinburgh
Find out if an extended stay hotel will suit your needs as a budget traveler. This is a review of the Residence Inn in Edinburgh, Scotland.
How to Save Money on a Rental Car
Airport car rentals can be costly. Try to save money with these helpful tips about how to find a cheaper off airport car rental.
Why You Should Consider a Train Vacation Over a...
Buying train tickets on a budget makes sense. When you consider the costs of car rental and gasoline prices, the search for train tickets can shape a cheap vacation. Here's one such trip to Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.
7 Ways That Excess Baggage Devalues a Budget Trip
Excess baggage will weigh down a budget travel itinerary. You’ll spend more money and have less fun. Here are seven ways excess baggage devalues your trip.
Your Guide to Shopping for Repositioning Cruise...
Cruise lines must reposition their ships twice a year. The longer itineraries and added days at sea contribute to lower daily costs.
How to Save Money on Shore Excursions on Your...
Shore excursions are an essential part of taking a cruise. But you should refuse to pay for overpriced shore excursions on a cheap cruise. Make your own shore arrangements and save money.
An Expert Guide to Exploring Orlando on a Budget
Is Orlando too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
10 Tips for Finding Cheap Airfares
Finding a cheap airfare does not involve luck or magic. It is a matter of searching in the right places for the right prices. Here are 10 tips for finding cheap airfares and giving your travel budget a break.
How Kayak's Online Airfare Forecast Works and...
Kayak.com now offers airfare shoppers a fare forecast. Is their buying advice sound, or is this just another sales tool?
San Francisco on a Budget
Is San Francisco too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
Seoul on a Budget
Cheap flights to South Korea, cheap holidays to Seoul are all possible with some research. Travel to South Korea with some help from About Budget Travel. Find the best time to travel to South Korea and save money on travel.
Travel Safety for Your Money
Travel safety has never been more important than it is today. Thieves and scam artists will try to separate you from your money as you travel. Here are money saving tips to prevent losing money.
Six Flags Hotels
Six Flags hotels recommended here tend to be close to the park. Hotels under $100 per night are favored as selections for budget travel to Six Flags.
Check These North American Airlines for Last...
Airlines offer the traveler a last minute airfare when seats are empty. Find a last minute airfare with airline special offer pages, where airfare discounts first appear. North American airlines offer last minute fares.
10 Things to Do and Places to See For Free in...
There are free things to do in Las Vegas that can ease the expense of your trip. If your goal is budget travel, check out what is offered in Las Vegas for free.
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
How to Pack Like a Pro for Budget Travel
Most budget travel strategies begin with mobility. Packing as lightly as possible is essential. Here are some packing tips to help you take advantage of inexpensive transportation and other discounts. Page 3.
How to Take a Miami Vacation on a Budget
Visiting Miami on a budget? These money saving ideas will cut your costs and help you find cheap food and hotels, and get better value for your money.
Our Best Step-by-Step Resources for Bargain...
Here are dozens of step by step approaches to finding cheap travel. Make these money saving tips a part of your next budget travel planning session.
8 Common Mistakes Tourists Make in Ireland
Visitors to Ireland should avoid common mistakes that cost time, money and enjoyment during their trips. Read about these 8 common Ireland travel mistakes.
For \$100, You Can Skip Customs and Security...
Air travelers can bypass long lines at U.S. Customs with membership in Global Entry. The $100 fee covers 5 years and includes free membership in TSA Precheck.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting New Orleans on a...
Is New Orleans too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
Great Things to Do in New York City on Budget
Visiting New York on a budget doesn't have to be a hardship. There are plenty of ways to save money on airfares, a Manhattan hotel room, dining, attractions and transportation.
How to Use Yapta's Online Price Tracker for...
Yapta is a price tracker that allows budget travelers to find and follow cheap airfares and cheap hotel rates on their computers.
8 Common Budget Airline Mistakes Travelers Make
Low-cost airlines use a much different business model than other carriers. Work to avoid 8 common mistakes with low-cost airlines as you practice budget travel.
Yes, You Can Afford an Oceanfront Hotel in...
Budget travelers might decide they must sleep some distance from the beach. However, there are gorgeous places to stay that are affordable. Page 2.
Must-Read Tips for Enjoying New York City Trip...
Visiting New York on a budget doesn't have to be a hardship. There are plenty of ways to save money on cheap New York travel for airfares, a Manhattan hotel room, dining, attractions and transportation.
Senior Discounts in Las Vegas
Senior discounts in Las Vegas can be elusive, but a good budget traveler learns to ask about price breaks and where to find the deals.
How to Navigate a London Layover on a Budget
A London layover is common for air travelers. Here are step by step tips for a half day itinerary as you visit London on a budget from Heathrow or Gatwick airports.
How to Use Alternative Airports for Cheaper...
Find an alternative airport and you might also find cheap airfares. Sometimes you can book flights at nearby airports that save money. Perform your next travel search for alternate airports for booking budget travel.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Visiting Rome on...
Is Rome too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
10 Tips for Better Bidding on Priceline Hotels
Better bidding for Priceline hotel rooms starts with sound strategy. Here is step-by-step tips of how to achieve the lowest price on your next hotel stay.
How to Save Money and Your Back by Packing Like...
Packing light pays off in added value for budget travel excursions. It often involves one bag travel. Learn how to pack light with this list of strategies.
Low Cost Airlines
Low cost airlines operate on a business model that differs significantly from other carriers in the industry. Take a look at the characteristics of low cost airlines and how they can save money on travel.
How to Get a Free Hotel Room Upgrade
Increase your chances of a free hotel upgrade with these budget travel tips. As you spend money on a hotel room, get the most value possible.
Hidden Hotel Fees to Avoid on Your Next Trip
Hotel charges can be among the biggest budget travel challenges. Avoid hotel fees by observing a few simple rules.
Budget Travel Tips for Flyers
Budget travel often involves catching a flight. Take a look at some travel tips for flyers who don't want to waste money.
A 5-step Process for Complaining about Your...
Make effective complaints at the hotel front desk. Read these five simple steps toward resolution of your problem.
Ryanair - A Budget Travel Airline Review
Ryanair offers low-cost flights across Europe and Africa. Read this airline review to see how Ryanair rules and fees should be considered prior to booking.
Visiting London? Don't Make These 8 Common...
London is among the most popular travel destinations in the world. There are situations unique to this great city that can cost visitors both time and money. Look at 8 common mistakes made in London travel and save money on your next trip.
The 8 Biggest Travel Blunders Tourists Make in...
Orlando travel destinations are among the most popular in the world. But this influx of tourists has prompted some questionable practices designed to separate travelers from their money. Look at 8 common mistakes made in Orlando travel and save money on your next trip.
How to Find a Hotel in Las Vegas on a Budget
Are hotel rooms in Las Vegas too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for where to stay on a budget in one of the world's favorite cities.
How to Turn Buying a New Car into a European...
European delivery programs allow budget travelers to take delivery of their new car as they take a discounted European vacation.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting Los Angeles on a...
Is Los Angeles too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for saving money in one of the world's favorite cities.
Our Best Tips for Finding Cruise Vacation...
Finding a cheap cruise is often easier when you can find empty cabins and last minute deals. Check out these money saving tips for finding a cheap cruise.
Get the Deal: 5 Online Tools for Tracking...
We all want online tools to track low airfares. Even if you had the time to sit at your computer and wait for the best airfares, would you actually do it?
Your Comprehensive Summer Vacation Travel Guide
When it's time to plan for summer vacation, plan your itinerary with expert assistance. Find the best vacation places and travel tips at About.com.
Reward Credit Card Questions
A travel reward credit card can provide frequent flier miles and other valuable travel products. But these credit card picks should be made carefully for budget travel. Here are seven credit card questions to ask before you get a travel reward credit card.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Visiting Boston...
Boston is one of America's top tourist destinations. It is one of the nation's leading education and financial centers, and it is steeped in historic significance, too. Here's some help for dealing with the costs in this expensive city.
Better Fuel Economy
Here are ten simple steps that can save you a lot of money at the pump.
Eat Like a Local
Costa Rica vacations do not have to be expensive. Here are 20 quick tips for visiting Costa Rica on vacation. These budget travel tips will save money. Eat like a local. Find a local restaurant called a soda for cheap food.
10 Budget-Friendly Countries That Offer Senior...
A senior discount while traveling can make trips far more affordable. Take a look at budget friendly countries for senior travel.
Turn Your Mecerdes Benz Purchase into a...
European delivery programs allow budget travelers to take delivery of their new car as they take a discounted European vacation.
Winter Cruise Deals
Save money on your winter travel plans with cruise deals and all inclusive deals offered for winter.
Park and Fly Hotels: Alternative to Pricey...
Park and fly hotel deals allow travelers to bypass hefty airport parking fees and get a night's sleep before their flights. Park at a hotel instead of an airport to get better budget travel value.
5 Tips for Controlling Your Food Costs While...
When you make your travel budget, will food be the factor that breaks it? Check out five money saving tips for dining on the road.
How to Get a VAT Refund
Getting a VAT refund takes time and effort, and the procedure varies by country. Here are a few common steps and links to more detailed information.
Make Plans for a Cheap Airport Ride
Airport transportation can be costly. The same is true of airport parking. Take a look at five strategies designed for budget travel to the terminal.
8 Steps to Get the Best Value from European...
Sometimes, boarding a coach bus offers more than independent travel. Use these tips for getting the best value from European tour packages.
The Decline of Courier Flights
At one time, signing up as an air courier mission could save big money on overseas flights. What happened to those budget travel opportunities?
10 Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare for Your Next...
It's easier than ever to find a cheap airfare. Take a look at step by step instructions for booking budget travel.
How to Visit Berlin on a Budget
These money saving ideas will cut your costs and help you find cheap food, cheap hotels and get better value for your money on your next trip to Berlin.
Redwood National Park - Money Saving Tips
Redwood National Park in California is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Redwood National Park on a budget.
Your Guide to Exploring the US Virgin Islands...
Here are five money saving tips that will help you get more value from your visit to U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy the Eastern Caribbean on a budget.

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