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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.
5 Airport Expenses to Avoid
Because terminal space is expensive, some goods and services are marked up at the airport. Here are five buys you should avoid making in an airport terminal.
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.
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.
5 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.
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.
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.
Hotel Week Offers Grow in Popularity
Hotel Week NYC offers travelers a chance to stay in high quality rooms at a fraction of regular room rates. Now this budget travel concept is spreading to other cities.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Save Your Travel Budget with a Megabus Ride
Megabus.com offers low cost inter city travel between 70 U.S. destinations and also service between major European cities for budget travel.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
8 Things to Know Before Booking Holiday...
Holiday travel brings many questions, and they should be answered early enough for efficiency and savings. Consider these 8 holiday FAQ about budget travel.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
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.
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't Fall Victim to These Common Budget Travel...
Take a look at common mistakes made in budget travel. Some relate to destinations, while others involve travel purchases.
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.
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.
Orbitz: The Basics
Orbitz.com bills itself as a full-service online travel agency. It is linked to car rental brands, hotel chains and other travel products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Miles Rewards - Free Travel Now Involves Fees
Air miles rewards used to be free to redeem and use. Now there are airline fees for using frequent flier miles they've already earned. Check out links to the airlines Web pages and list of policies for converting miles into free travel.
8 Common Travel Blunders to Avoid in San...
San Francisco travel is attractive to visitors from around the world. Save money by knowing the common mistakes made during a San Francisco vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Visiting Ecuador...
Explore Ecuador with Quito as a base and discover a beautiful country that is easy on your travel budget.
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.
How to Visit Paris Without Breaking the Bank
Is Paris 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kayak: The Basics
Kayak is a fare aggregator that links travelers directly to cheap airfare, cheap hotel rooms, and weekly travel deals on the sites of travel providers. Take a look at how it works.
7 Ways to Experience a New City with Limited...
Using Belfast as an example, learn the budget travel skill of visiting a new city with limited time and money.
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.
Bangkok on a Budget
Cheap flights to Thailand, cheap holidays to Bangkok are all possible with some research. Travel to Bangkok with some help from About Budget Travel. Find the best time to travel to Thailand and save money on travel.
Web Sites for Travel Planning
Plan your trip on a budget with help from Web sites that deliver travel products on the Internet. Book a hotel, name your own price, find a hostel or a cheap car rental.
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.
8 Common Mistakes Seniors Make When Traveling
Senior travel mistakes can quickly dismantle your travel budget. Here are 8 common errors that could cost you money on your next trip.
Don't Let These 8 Common Mistakes Disrupt your...
As holiday travel approaches, consider 8 common mistakes that can cost you both time and money during this busy season.
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.
How to Manage Long-Term Airport Parking on a...
Here are a few ways to minimize or eliminate airport parking fees from your travel budget. Page 3.
Staying in London? Plan a Budget Day Trip to...
Short day trips from London can provide great value to a budget trip. Use UK trains to explore these 5 nearby destinations in England.
How to Visit Amsterdam on a Budget
Is Amsterdam 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Currency Exchange on a Budget
Currency exchange on a budget can be challenging. Here are some money saving tips for performing a budget travel currency exchange.
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.
International Ski Deals: Plan Your Next Budget...
Finding a ski deals can be tough. There are ski trip charges for everything from lift tickets to the ride from the airport. Ski discounts can be found with some effort. Here are money saving tips for finding ski deals.
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.
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.
Your Guide to Fall Travel Deals: From Hotels to...
Fall is one of the most economical travel seasons of the year, and finding fall travel deals is easy if you know where to look. Cheap airfare, cruise deals and good rates for all inclusive resorts make for a lower bottom line. It's also important to find discounts on things to do, getting around and cheap hotel rates.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Your Guide to Affordable New York City Hotels
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.
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?
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.
Cheap Hotels in New York
New York City hotel options are expensive. Find cheap hotels in New York City and lower the cost of your trip with these money saving tips.
Breakfast can be Special
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. Page 2.
Nebraska Football
Nebraska football games in Lincoln are an experience every sports fan should enjoy. Here are budget travel tips to make the trip to Lincoln more affordable.
How to Use Priceline Bidding Strategies for...
Using Priceline to book a discounted airfare, car rental or hotel room makes sense for budget travel, but it has its risks. Read more about Priceline.com and budget travel.
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.
3 Money-Saving Tips for Your Trip to the Panama...
Panama Canal trips explore one of the world’s most important waterways. Find out more about visiting this landmark with money-saving budget travel tips.
Is Duty Free Actually a Good Deal for Budget...
Is Duty Free a deal you can't pass up? Maybe not! Here are some tips for making good shopping decisions on the road.
Take Advantage of Low Zip Line Prices
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. Page 4.
How Chip and PIN Credit Card Technology Affects...
Chip-and-PIN credit card technology is sweeping much of the world. Designed to prevent credit card fraud due to skimming, these cards are readily used in the United States. Find out how budget travel could be impacted for Americans who travel abroad.
10 Scams to Avoid for Budget Travel
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.
10 Tips for a Cheap Spring Break
Take a look at some tips for a cheap spring break. Find out how vacation deals and spring break on a budget are possible.
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.
Take a Night Tour of Rain Forest
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. Page 3.
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.
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.
Budget Travel Tips: 8 Common Airport Mistakes
There are at least 8 common mistakes in airport travel that cost time, money and stress. Find out how to avoid these problems at the airport and practice sound budget travel.
Take time to Observe Nature
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. Page 5.
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?
How to Find an Affordable Place to Stay in Paris
Is Paris 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.
Top 10 Affordable Hotels for the Budget...
Find budget Paris hotels. Look at 10 affordable places to stay in the city of light.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Visiting Beijing...
If you've dreamed of seeing the Forbidden City or the Great Wall of China, Beijing is a place for you to discover these ancient treasures and much more. China's capital city can be intimidating--and expensive--if you don't know a few ways to travel on a budget.
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.
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.
Step by Step Airfare Savings
Finding airfare savings is a big part of budget travel. These step by step tips will help you arrange cheap air flights.
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.
How to Find the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card
Before you accept the sales pitches of air miles credit card companies, take a look at some issues that could limit how you earn frequent-flier miles.
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.
Cheap Hotels in New York City - Money Saving...
New York City hotel options are expensive. Find cheap hotels in New York City and lower the cost of your trip with these money saving tips.
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.
How to Find Cheap Airfare to London for Budget...
London airfare deals are easier to find because there are multiple airports. You can shop for airfares at Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, London City Airport, Stansted, and Southampton. Find an airport, find a cheap airfare to London and enjoy one of the world's great cities.
Where to Find Travel Deals on Repositioning...
Repositioning cruises offer budget travel deals. Cruise lines must reposition their ships twice a year. The longer itineraries and added days at sea contribute to lower daily costs.
8 Common Train Travel Mistakes
Train travel mistakes can negate the potential savings offered on rail trips. Consider 8 common errors budget travelers make on trains.
Well-Connected on Amtrak: 7 Stations not to Miss
These 7 well-connected Amtrak stations offer easy transportation connections, walkable nearby attractions and lower costs for budget travel.
How to Afford Visiting the World's Most...
The world's most expensive cities also offer some of the best travel opportunities. Plan for budget travel by learning tips for visiting expensive cities.
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.
What Happened to Senior Airfares?
The age of the senior discount, what happened to senior airfares? In truth, many seniors might not miss those fading discounts.
Read This Before Packing
Here are suggestions for how to pack when planning a budget trip. Also included are baggage fees for 10 major airlines and 10 top low-cost carriers. The fees vary widely. So does the amount of weight each traveler believes is needed for a trip. Live among the happy budget travelers and pack lightly.
How To Order Rail Passes
a simple how to on saving money with railpasses, from your about.com guide
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.
Avoid these Priceline miscues
Priceline bidding can lead to travel bargains. But it's easy to make 8 common mistakes that cut into budget travel savings and devalue your trip.
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.
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.
The Best Winter Travel Deals: From Hotels to...
Winter is among the most economical travel seasons of the year, and finding winter travel deals is important. Cheap airfare, cruise deals and good rates for all inclusive resorts make for a lower bottom line. It's also important to find discounts on things to do, getting around and cheap hotel rates.
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.
Last Minute Airfare - Asian and Australian 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. Asian and Australian airlines offer last minute fares.
5 Things to Do in Puerto Rico on a Budget
These Puerto Rico budget travel tips will help you get more value from your visit. Save money on food, walk Old San Juan and explore all of Puerto Rico.
8 Common Mistakes Tourists Make in Paris
Paris is a favorite destination for travelers. There is much to enjoy, but sometimes visitors make mistakes that cost both time and money. Look at common mistakes made in Paris travel and save money on your next trip.
Airline Fees Adding Up Quickly
Airfares are on the rise, and so are charges for items you've received in the past for free. Want a soft drink in flight? Want to choose your seat? Want to check baggage? On many carriers, there are now added charges. Shop for more than airfares: add up the fees they charge budget travelers.
How to Find a Hotel Deal in London
Find a deal on a London hotel. Although London is an expensive city, there are ways to find a cheap London hotel room.
Common Mistakes - Budget Travel Services
Common mistakes when buying travel services add up to expensive bills. Practice good budget travel and avoid these problems.
How to Save Money Visiting the World's Most...
Visiting the world's most expensive cities can be a budget travel challenge. Here's how to visit cities you think you can't afford.
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.
Which Air Miles Credit Card Should You Get?
Before you buy the sales pitches for an air miles credit card, consider how much those miles and the so-called free trips will cost.
How To Get Bumped For Free Airline Travel
A simple How To on the art of being bumped.
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