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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Top 10 Affordable Hotels for the Budget...
Find budget Paris hotels. Look at 10 affordable places to stay in the city of light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Questions to Ask When Considering an...
When you are offered an all-inclusive rate, there are questions to ask before rejecting a hotel-only rate.
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 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 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.
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.
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Affordable Dining Experiences
San Francisco vacations can be expensive without some good budget travel advice. Check out 10 quick tips for getting good value from a trip to San Francisco.
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.
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.
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.
5 Tips for a Better Budget-Friendly Cruise...
Take a look at five pre-sail cruise tips for budget travel. Apply these tips to your next cruise vacation.
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 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.
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 Travel Tips for Visiting...
Venice travel can be expensive and confusing. Take a look at 10 step by step Italy travel tips for saving money in Venice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Don't make these 8 common mistakes on your...
River cruises are a popular choice for budget travelers, but it's easy to make 8 common mistakes that devalue the experience.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 Save Travel Time and Clear Airport...
Approach airport security prepared to clear checkpoints quickly. Consider tips to avoid delays that can result in missed flights and other budget travel problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Must-See Budapest Attractions
There are many Budapest attractions, but these 7 must-see places will add great value to your trip.
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.
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.
Airfare Deals for Fall
Save money on your fall travel plans with airfare deals offered for fall.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Senior Travel - Save Money
Senior travel discounts abound, but sometimes you have to look ask for them in order to save money. Find some resources for senior travel and hit the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Ecuador...
Explore Ecuador with Quito as a base and discover a beautiful country that is easy on your travel 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.
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.
Don't drive around Lake Arenal -- cross it
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 15.
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.
Hike around an Active Volcano
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 7.
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 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.
Riding a Cable Car
San Francisco vacations can be expensive without some good budget travel advice. Check out 10 quick tips for getting good value from a trip to San Francisco. Page 2.
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.
Ask about Free Snorkeling Sites
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 6.
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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.
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.
Don't Miss the Hot Springs
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 8.
Your Guide to Fare Watch: Online Tool for...
Online tools for tracking a low airfare can save a lot of money. An Internet tool called Fare Watch could be helpful in budget travel.
National Parks add Value
Costa Rica national parks represent a great travel value. Often for a modest price you can explore some of Central America's best natural sites. Page 10.
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 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.
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.
Free light show: Costa Rican sunsets
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 11.
Ride a Bike
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 12.
Look for Surfing Hot Spots
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 9.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting San Antonio on a...
San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. From the historic significance of the Alamo to the famed Riverwalk, it is a city to visit and enjoy. Here are some money-saving tips for visiting this city deep in the heart of Texas.
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.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting Washington, DC on...
Washington, DC is one of America’s top tourist destinations. Here’s some tips for seeing the nation’s capital without destroying your budget.
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.
Enjoy the Free Events
San Francisco vacations can be expensive without some good budget travel advice. Check out 10 quick tips for getting good value from a trip to San Francisco. Page 4.
Food and Travel - 8 Common Mistakes
Make budget travel a priority at mealtime. Identify 8 common mistakes that occur when food and travel are combined.
Quick flights add days to your stay
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 14.
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.
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.
Hop on the Bus
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 13.
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.
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