August 21, 2014

Old Port Festival, Portland, Maine

Old-Port-Festival

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Portland, Maine, still has a very vibrant and active working waterfront.  Until the 1970′s, when local developers saw the neighborhood abutting the waterfront as a retail and entertainment goldmine, it was not a safe place even to take a walk. Now, this neighborhood — known as the Old Port or Old [...]

Photo Feature: Road Warrior Travel Gear

Travel-Gear2

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re new to the low-budget travel game, there are some important things to consider. First, you’ll be doing yourself a big favor if you get everything into one bag.  There are many times you’ll have all your belongings with you and less is more. Then, [...]

Photo Feature: Tower of London

Tower-of-London

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Traveling in Europe doesn’t have to be cost prohibitive. If you’d like your destination to be Wales, for example, it can be done on a budget.  It has much to offer travelers and can be seen affordably.  Belgium is another country to consider as a financially manageable European destination.  A visit [...]

Photo Feature: Florida Manatee

Florida-Manatee

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Even though it’s a popular travel destination, Florida can be enjoyed inexpensively.  Sarasota, for example, has a lot to offer the frugal traveler. Even the exclusive Longboat Key, which is part of the Sarasota community, can be enjoyed on a budget.  Daytona Beach also is full [...]

Photo Feature: Road Warrior

Road-Warrior

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re thinking of becoming a low-budget travel enthusiast, the first thing you need to do is figure out how to finance the travel. Then, there are several travel skills you should acquire.  Finally, refine your road warrior skills and the world is your oyster. Photo [...]

Photo Feature: Woman Applying Make-Up

Make-up

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For many women, the toughest thing to manage while traveling is cosmetics and how to look good on the road. Where can I buy the best and most economical travel-sized beauty items is a frequent question, as is can I reduce the number of items I [...]

Photo Feature: Quito at Night

Quito-at-Night

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ecuador is a very interesting and inexpensive travel destination. Quito, the capital city, has much to offer to the frugal traveler.  From Quito, a two-hour bus ride will get you to Otavalo, Ecuador, to experience the indigenous peoples from at least 70 surrounding villages at the [...]

Photo Feature: VIrginia is for Lovers

Virginia-is-for-Lovers

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Virginia is a great vacation destination for domestic travelers. There are myriad opportunities for low-cost entertainment. Museums like the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, for example. Or any museum, for that matter! If camping is something you enjoy, the Shenandoah National Park would be a [...]

Photo Feature: Double Decker Bus, London

double-decker-bus

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For folks planning on going to the 2012 London Olympics on a budget, beyond air travel and accommodations, the next important consideration is ground travel. First, check with the local vistor’s and convention bureau for London maps. Then get familiar with the options for public transportation. [...]

Photo Feature: Yurt

Yurt

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you want to have a familiar place to return to that doesn’t involve an inconvenient monthly commitment AND you want to be mobile, there are several housing options that help make it possible.  The yurt is a lesson learned in the Middle East and Asia. [...]

Photo Feature: Antique Camera

antique-camera

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Who doesn’t bring a camera on vacation?  A few travel photography tips can help make the most of taking vacation pictures. Whether you’re traveling to New England in autumn, or going to Peru to visit the spiritual heights of Machu Picchu, your pictures will provide best [...]

Photo Feature: Hotel Mini-Fridge

hotel-mini-fridge

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The smart budget traveler knows the advantages of hotel room meals. The reasons for staying in my vary, but the point is that not every meal needs to be a restaurant experience. The humble ramen noodle, for example, is not just for soup. Pretty delictable meals [...]

Photo feature: Man with a Briefcase

Man-with-a-Briefcase

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ah, the life of the businessperson. Travel is inevitable, in some form or another. Keeping the business trip on budget is always a concern and never as cut and dried as one would thing. Even trade shows and conferences with rooms and meals included can offer [...]

Photo Feature: Romeo and Juliet Balcony

Romeo-and-Juliet

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nothing says romance like Romeo and Juliet.  A trip to Italy, specifically, Verona — home to star crossed lovers, would be an incredibly romantic choice. However, most of us would be more likely to take a little more affordable romantic getaway.  And it’s not too difficult [...]