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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.
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.
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.
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.
Car Rental Deals are Easy To Find, I You Know...
Car rental deals often depend on following the illogical, quirky ways in which companies offer rates. It pays to know how they operate before you pay.
Baggage Fees for the Top 10 Airlines
Baggage fees for major airlines are increasing, adding significant costs to budget travel. Take a look at baggage fees for the world's 10 busiest airlines.
10 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.
Want to Cruise on a Cargo Ship? Here's What You...
If you'll be cruising on a cargo ship, you'll need to shop carefully for passenger accommodations. Consider the best options by continent.
How does Allegiant Stack Up Among Low-Cost...
Allegiant is a low-cost airline that serves many small markets and some major tourist destinations in the U.S. Consider this review of its services.
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.
Is RV Travel Really Cheaper than Motel Travel?
Cheap RV travel is not just for retirement. But it isn't always cheap for everyone. Consider the costs connected with both RV and motel budget travel.
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.
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.
Where to go in 2016: Guanacaste Province, Costa...
Guanacaste province in Costa Rica is among the up and coming travel destinations. Find out why budget travelers should consider a visit in 2016.
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.
River cruises offer great value, but not all...
River cruises have grown in popularity, But every traveler who considers river cruises should first look at the pros and cons of such a trip.
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.
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 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 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 4 Best Airline Travel Reward Credit Cards
The best travel reward credit cards give budget travelers flexibility to redeem frequent flier miles for free trips or discounted trips. Take a look at the top credit card picks for budget travelers from airlines.
How to Explore the Grand Canyon on a Budget
Visit the Grand Canyon on a budget. Consider money-saving tips for the South Rim, area hotels and attractions such as rafting and hiking.
Over-Looked Summer Travel Tips for Seniors
Take a look at 5 ideas for summer travel designed especially for seniors.
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.
Low-Cost Airline Fees Worth Paying
Fees at low-cost airlines pay for services not included in the base fare. Which of these added costs might be worth paying?
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.
Check These North American Airlines for Last...
Last minute airfare deals can be found on special offer pages at websites of North American airlines. Check these pages frequently for bargains.
Make Plans for a Cheap Airport Ride
Airport transportation can be costly. The same is true of airport parking. Take a look at five strategies designed for budget travel to the terminal.
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.
10 Strategies for Booking Cheap Cruises
Consider 10 Strategies for Booking Cheap Cruises. Put several of them together and enjoy budget travel on the seas.
Where to Find Last-Minute Airfare Deals:...
Airlines offer the traveler a last minute airfare when seats are empty. Find a deal with airline special offer web pages, organized by continent.
Find Cheap Hotels Outside the Gates of Six Flags
Six Flags hotels recommended here tend to be close to the park. Hotels under $125 per night are favored as selections for budget travel to Six Flags.
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.
10 Great New York City Travel Experiences That...
There are free things to do during your visit to New York City. Most not only save money, but also offer unique experiences.
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.
Las Vegas Strip - Common Mistakes
The Las Vegas Strip is a world-famous travel destination. Look at common mistakes made in Las Vegas travel and save money on your next trip.
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.
Last Minute Flights Deals on Europe's Biggest...
Last minute flights to Europe are not always the best budget travel options. But airline websites will show you the fares they've slashed to fill empty seats.
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 Explore San Francisco on a Budget
Visit San Francisco on a budget. Don't let myths about this city being too expensive prevent your visit. Check out some money saving tips.
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 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.
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.
5 Summer Travel Scams to Avoid
Summer is a great time to vacation on a budget. Thieves see it as a prime time to victimize the crowds. Watch out for five common summer travel scams.
10 Steps to Finding Cheap International Airfares
Find cheap international airfares by applying a few simple budget travel principles. Don't overpay for your next trip overseas.
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).
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.
Your Guide to Shopping for Repositioning Cruise...
Repositioning cruises occur in the spring and the fall. The resulting itineraries are lengthy and unique, and sometimes result in lower daily costs.
Reviews of Top Low Cost Airline Options
Low cost airlines offer cheap flights but operate on a unique business model. Consider these reviews of the major low cost carriers.
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.
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.
The Clear Advantages and Disadvantages of...
Low-cost airlines calculate your travel costs in a unique way. Weigh the pros and cons of using a low-cost carrier for budget travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Mistakes You Might Make While Booking a...
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.
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 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.
Senior Discounts in Las Vegas
Senior discounts in Las Vegas can be elusive, but a good budget traveler learns to ask about price breaks and where to find the deals.
Our Best Tips for Finding Cruise Vacation...
Finding a cheap cruise is often easier when you can find empty cabins and last minute deals. Check out these money saving tips for finding a cheap cruise.
10 Budget Travel Tips for Planning Your First...
Affording a first European vacation can be difficult without a strong budget travel strategy. Follow this step-by-step approach to an affordable trip.
Travel Bargains You Can Snag for Under \$20
Take a look at travel bargains under $20 that virtually any budget traveler can afford -- buys that will add value to your next trip.
Your Complete Travel Guide to Visiting Venice...
This travel guide for visiting Venice on a budget will help you afford a memorable trip to an incredible city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Mistakes with Airline Baggage
Airline baggage expenses are higher than ever. Avoid 8 common mistakes with baggage that wind up costing money for budget travelers.
Guided walking tours for which you pay whatever...
Free tours by foot depend upon tips to sustain the businesses. You pay whatever you wish for the budget travel experience.
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.
Extended Stay Hotel - Residence Inn Edinburgh
Find out if an extended stay hotel will suit your needs as a budget traveler. This is a review of the Residence Inn in Edinburgh, Scotland.
How to Save Money on Short-Notice Flights
Save on short-notice flights by searching several sources of low last-minute airfares. Page 3.
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 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.
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.
The Pros and Cons of Priceline Airfare and Hotels
Find a cheap travel deal with Priceline, but understand the rules.
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 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.
Car Rental Companies Have a New Answer for 'I...
Car rental companies are now expecting travelers to cover loss of use expenses in the event of an accident. Find out if this liability is covered in your insurance policy.
Your Guide to Finding Affordable New York City...
Finding a cheap NYC hotel room isn't as difficult as many travelers might believe. There are plenty of ways to save money on a Manhattan hotel room.
3 Budget Travel Tips for Visiting the Panama...
Panama Canal trips explore a famous and fascinating waterway. Find out more about visiting this landmark with budget travel tips.
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.
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.
Find a Winter Cruise Deal and Book It
FInd winter cruise deals you can book quickly with these suggestions of where to look and how much to pay.
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.
Ryanair - A Budget Travel Airline Review
Ryanair offers low-cost flights across Europe and Africa. Read this airline review to see how Ryanair rules and fees should be considered prior to booking.
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 Use Kayak's Explore Tool to Get Bargain...
An Internet tool called Kayak Explore can help budget travelers find and book the best airfares. The tool establishes a baseline fare.
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.
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.
Street Scams - Rip off Reports from Travelers
Street scams can have an impact on your travel budget. Read rip off reports from travelers and stay on guard.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting Boston on a Budget
This travel guide for how to visit Boston on a budget will help make your stay affordable and more enjoyable.
How to Book a Bargain Spring or Autumn Cruise...
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.
5 Shopping Strategies for Your Next Vacation
If you will be shopping while on vacation, pay close attention to 5 money-saving tips that could add value to your trip.
5 Ways to Get a Bargain on Your Travel Airfare
Here are five reliable ways to save money on your next airfare purchase. How many of these have you already tried?
Scoring Cheap Airfare as a Courier May Not Be...
At one time, courier flights could save big money on overseas flights. What happened to those budget travel opportunities?
Find a Last-Minute Airfare Deal in Asia and...
Find a last-minute airfare deal in Asia and Australia. Use these links to access airline special offer pages for region's top carriers.
How to Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget
Consider where to eat in Las Vegas on a budget: famous buffets, new fine dining and fast-food options are all available with great variety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Tips for a Budget Whirlwind London Layover
A layover in London can become a rewarding budget travel experience. Plan carefully with these money-saving tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the Deal: 5 Online Tools for Tracking...
We all want online tools to track low airfares. Use these Internet-based services to track fares and save money.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Stay in New Jersey during a New York...
A New York City visit can mean high prices for Manhattan hotel rooms. As a budget travel alternative, consider staying in New Jersey hotels.
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.
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.
Turn Your Mecerdes Benz Purchase into a...
Mercedes European delivery has two programs that allow budget travelers to take delivery of their new car as they take a discounted European vacation.
How to Take a Miami Vacation on a Budget
Visiting Miami and South Florida on a budget? These money saving ideas will cut your costs and enhance your travel experience.
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.
Your Guide to Visiting Las Vegas on a Budget
As with most tourist meccas, visiting Las Vegas can be very expensive. Do some planning with these money-saving budget travel tips for your next trip.
Short Term Vacation Home Rentals can be Cheaper...
A vacation home rental could be cheaper per day than a hotel stay. Read how a short-term home rental in Hot Spring, Ark. turned into a bargain stay.
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.
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.
Some Budget Travel Resolutions for 2016
You'll hear a lot of New Year's resolutions for 2016, but how many of those will connect with budget travel? Find new ways to save money on travel.
Your Travel Guide to Visiting Washington, DC on...
Washington, DC is one of the USA's top tourist destinations. Consider tips in this travel guide, designed to make your stay economical and fun.
Watch Out for Uber's Surge Pricing
Uber employs surge pricing. Find out how to avoid huge fares during peak travel times. Practice budget travel without fare surprises.
Frequent Flier Program Tips: How to Use Your...
Frequent flyer program tips are designed to help with budget travel. Manage frequent flier program miles carefully. Read these money saving tips.

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