April 24, 2014

Jekyll Island, Georgia Provides Affordable Opulence, Activities

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Travelers searching for a unique and affordable getaway will find lots to love on Georgiaís Jekyll Island. Accessible for $6 per vehicle with entertainment options suited to literally every budget, it is one of the most cost-friendly destinations in the country. While itís certainly possible to spend big on sensational dinners [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

Holiday Gifts for Travelers

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; With the holidays right around the corner, useful gift ideas are on the minds of many. These solutions make perfect presents, and are all available for between $8 and $100.† (See also: 21 Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers) Incidentals: Gifts suitable for stocking stuffers make perfect light-packing presents. One example is [...]

Reduce Road Trip Stress with These Simple Safety Solutions

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Most travelers enjoy a good road trip from time to time. Whether itís heading to the beach for a family trip, taking off with your best girlfriends for a shopping expedition or packing the vehicle for a romantic weekend getaway with your spouse, getting there by car is a popular transportation [...]

How to Spend Less in London

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Itís one of the priciest destinations on the planet, often keeping cost-conscious travelers at bay. These money-saving tips will put London back on your bucket list. Freebies: The British National Museum, Museum of Natural History and the Museum of London are free, world-class attractions worthy of lengthy exploration. Other London freebies [...]

Luggage Features that Aid Frugal Travel Efforts

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Skipping checked baggage, and the fees that come with it can be seriously stressful when youíre left juggling all of your belongings through multiple airport connections, bus stops and hotel stairwells. Digging for your cell phoneís backup battery in a bottomless bag filled with everything from clothing to project files while [...]

Literary Travel Brings Affordable Adventure to Avid Readers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; If theme parks and golf getaways arenít in your travel budget this year, consider incorporating a bit of literary tourism into your next family vacation itinerary. Itís easily incorporated into other agendas, and typically comes at an extremely affordable price point. Here are a handful of ways you can begin to [...]

Vacation Essentials that Could Be Costing You Less

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; While many vacation expenses are unavoidable, there are certain areas where you could easily be spending less than you perhaps already are. Follow these four areas of savings advice to start shaving expenses and reduce your bottom line. (See also: How to Score Superior Spa Savings) Dental: Paying 99 cents for [...]

Photo Feature: Island Golf

Island Golf

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; This photo was taken on a recent island get away with colleagues. While Iím not a golfer myself, the view from the oceanfront restaurant inspired me to step outside as I waited for coffee to snap a few pictures of those who were out enjoying this particular sport for the day. [...]

Hotel Amenities that Make a Huge Difference for Travelers

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Swimming pools and spa services may get most of the air time during amenity discussions, but the truth is there are other unsung heroes that make a huge difference for travelers. From lounges to laundry support, here are some of my favorite hotel perks. Appliances: Depending on how tightly you book [...]

Train Travel a Thrifty Alternative

Train Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When veteran traveler Thursday Bram journeys by train, her packing list includes: food and motion sickness pills. Before a trip, Bram purchases simple snacks to avoid pricey club car dining. She also carries motion sickness tablets in two formulas:† non-drowsy tablets for short trips and regular formula to rest comfortably on [...]

Historical Destinations Provide High-Value Honeymoon Potential

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Choosing destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider. Urban: Montreal, Quebec has much to offer with regards to culture and historic ambience. One example is the Place díArmes, [...]

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Beach time and bay kayaking arenít the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Florida. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets. Here are a handful of activities to include on your tourist itinerary the next [...]

Foodie Vacations Offer Frugal Travel Alternative

Frugal Foodie Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Those who think food-focused vacation dining has to cost as much or more than their accommodation expenses may want to reconsider how they approach culinary travel. Here are a handful of my favorite ways to enjoy full-flavored travel experiences. (See also: How to Score Vacation Food at Affordable Prices) Charity: Fundraising [...]

Hotel Package Perks for Penny-Pinching Hedonists

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; If you want the best value for your vacation, it pays to shop for packages as opposed to simply considering the basic room rate. While not every hotel offers an all-inclusive travel experience, many do include exceptional complimentary items with seasonal and annual package rates. Ranging from happy hour drinks to [...]