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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.
What Budget Travelers Can Expect in 2015
Travel trends develop quickly and make a difference in itinerary planning. Take a look at some predictions for 2015.
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.
6 Things to Do After Missing a Flight
Do you know what to do about a missed flight? There are actions you can take to minimize the costs as you practice budget travel.
10 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Fabulous and Free Museums to Visit
Free museum visits are possible at some of the world's greatest institutions. Here are 8 to whet your appetite for exploring free admission at great museums for budget travel.
How to Find a Cheap Cruise Vacation
It's easier than ever to find cheap cruises. Take a look at step by step instructions for booking budget travel.
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 Steps to Finding Cheap International Flights
Find cheap international flights by applying a few simple budget travel principles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airport Costs Beyond Your Airfare You Should...
Air travel cost means more than flight airfare. Many expenses on the ground can drive up the cost of air travel. Here is a step by step approach to managing air travel cost from the ground up.
Your Budget-Friendly Travel Guide to Venice
If you've dreamed of seeing Venice but you don't want to take out a second mortgage to do it, here are some money-saving tips to help out in one of Europe's most beautiful--and most expensive--cities.
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.
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.
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.
Budget Mexico - Puerto Vallarta Travel
Budget Mexico travel can add much value to your next trip. Puerto Vallarta travel tips are important for saving money in this great resort city.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faulty Fares
Airfare mistakes occur in the computer age with great frequency. If you snag a faulty fare before the airlines correct it, you could enjoy some incredible travel bargains!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Flying with Just Your...
Does your carry-on bag fit airline restrictions? Check out some tips for complying with airline carry-on restrictions as you practice budget travel.
How to 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Winter Travel Deals
Save money on your winter travel plans with discounts for getting around and cheap things to do for winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget
Is eating in Las Vegas too expensive for you? Don't answer the question until you read some tips for dining on a budget in one of the world's favorite cities.
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.
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.
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.
Your Guide to Exploring the US Virgin Islands...
Here are five money saving tips that will help you get more value from your visit to U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy the Eastern Caribbean on a budget.
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