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5 Things to Know Before you Consider a...
Freighter cruises can be a great way to see the world on a budget, but there are 5 things you should know about how to travel on a cargo ship.
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.
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.
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.
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?
10 Travel Deals for the Week of May 5
Here are travel deals for the week. A variety of discount travel is offered for airfares, car rentals, hotels, cruises and much more.
Your Guide to Tipping While Traveling: From...
Tipping for services during a budget trip is expected, but how much is too much? Consider the best strategies for tipping and budget travel.
Top 10 Affordable Hotels for the Budget...
Find budget Paris hotels. Look at 10 affordable places to stay in the city of light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Budget Train Travel
Train travel can be economical and efficient. Here are 10 tips for budget travel on a train. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Signs You Might Be a Budget Traveler
There are telltale signs that you are a budget traveler. Take a look at this top 10 list of money saving tips a budget traveler can offer to those who want to stretch their resources.
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.
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.
Should You Shell Out for a New Winnebago Via RV?
This RV review stems from a week-long test drive of the Winnebago Via.
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Travel - 8 Common Mistakes
San Francisco travel is attractive to visitors from around the world. Save money by knowing the common mistakes made during a San Francisco vacation.
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.
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.
10 Scenic Places to Visit Outside of the City
To see scenic places, it is often necessary to travel outside the city. Here are 10 such destinations you can visit on a budget (with photos).
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.
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.
Confessions of a Budget Traveler: It's About...
Could the confessions of a budget traveler actually double as money-saving tips? Perhaps, if you see that value sometimes trumps low price.
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.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What Priceline Policy Actually Says About Hotel...
A Priceline reservation should come with hotel courtesy, but some hotels give minimal service and blame their policy on priceline.com.
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.
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.
How European New Car Delivery Programs Work
European delivery programs allow budget travelers to take delivery of their new car as they take a discounted European vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Budget Caribbean Cruise Review: Carnival Sunshine
Read this budget travel review of a cruise on the Carnival Destiny in the eastern Caribbean.
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 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.
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.
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 Finding a Cheap Hotel for...
Locating cheap hotels can be a difficult task. Use these tips to save money on hotel stays.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
5 Travel Bargains Under \$20
Take a look at 5 travel bargains under $20 that can add value to your next budget travel adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Underrated Cruise Departure Ports
Take a look at 10 underrated cruise departure ports. Treat your departure port as the first port of call for a budget travel advantage.
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.
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.
Our Favorite Things to Do in London on a Budget
London is a city with lots of things to do. Budget travelers will find free attractions among the famous sites and tours. Check out tips for things to do on a budget in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Vacations - Common Mistakes
Summer ushers in family vacations, and many readers probably are in the final planning stages of such a trip. Some will travel to national parks and theme
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Save Money Traveling to These US...
Find out how to save money on U.S. travel with these step by step tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Costa Rica Transportation
Costa Rica Transportation comes in many forms and at a variety of prices. Find out how to take a Costa Rica vacaation. Learn about budget travel.
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.
Your Guide to Visiting Las Vegas on a Budget
As with most tourist meccas, Las Vegas can be very expensive. Do some planning with these money-saving budget travel tips for your next trip.
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.
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.
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?
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.
8 Common Mistakes in Cruise Vacations
There are at least 8 common mistakes that wind up costing budget travelers money on cruise vacations. Avoid these problems and build more value into cruise travel.
How to Travel the World on a Budget
Cheap travel can be achieved by following these step by step tips for world travel on a budget.
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.
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.
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.
8 Common Travel Blunders Tourists Make in Chicago
Many Chicago visitors fall prey to common mistakes that cost money and lower the value of their trips. Check out 8 common mistakes in Chicago travel.
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