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5 Travel Bargains Under \$20
Take a look at 5 travel bargains under $20 that can add value to your next budget travel adventure.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Top 10 Free Scenic Drives for Budget Roadtrips...
Free scenic drives are among the greatest budget travel pleasures. Here are 10 scenic drives with no tolls for your travel planning.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over-Looked Summer Travel Tips for Seniors
Take a look at 5 ideas for summer travel designed especially for seniors. Page 3.
Free Things to Do in London
Free things to do in London will add value to your visit. Add some sights and activities in London for free, and maximize your budget travel.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get Bargains with Priceline: Bidding...
Priceline doesn't give many specifics about winning bids, but many travelers are now posting that information on Web sites you should visit.
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.
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?
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
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.
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.
Banff National Park - Money Saving Tips
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is a national treasure. Here are money saving tips for a visit to Banff National Park 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
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.
5 destinations where it could pay to combine...
It always pays to shop for flight and hotel packages, but these 5 great destinations offer frequent bargains for bundled travel.
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.
Spring Travel Deals
Spring is a great time for a getaway, and finding spring 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Save Money Traveling to These US...
Find out how to save money on U.S. travel with these step by step tips.
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?
Free Things to Do in New Orleans
Find free things to do in New Orleans and you'll not only save money on travel, you'll also discover some rewarding experiences. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Better Fuel Economy
Here are ten simple steps that can save you a lot of money at the pump.
Step by Step: How to be a Budget Traveler
Find out how to be a budget traveler. Travel tips for saving money can be valuable as you make your plans. Here's a step by step approach to budget travel.
The Pros and Cons of European Train and Rental...
Which is cheaper in Europe, a train ticket or a car rental? It's a question with no simple answer, but here's what I found when confronted with some expensive train fares in northern Europe. Page 2.
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.
Travel Tips for Finding Cheap Cruises
Finding cheap cruises requires a careful approach. Use these tips to save money on budget cruises.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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