September 22, 2019

Old Port Festival, Portland, Maine


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 Port Exchange –  is [...]

Photo Feature: Road Warrior Travel Gear


(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, there are some surprising [...]

Photo Feature: Tower of London


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 to this culturally rich [...]

Photo Feature: Florida Manatee


(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 of interesting (and inexpensive) [...]

Photo Feature: Road Warrior


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Photo Feature: Woman Applying Make-Up


(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 bring? Is there one [...]

Photo Feature: Quito at Night


(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 not-t0-be-missed Otavalo Market. The [...]

Photo Feature: VIrginia is for Lovers


(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 beautiful and affordable option [...]

Photo Feature: Double Decker Bus, London


(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. Finally, consider taxis or [...]

Photo Feature: Yurt


(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. There are several American [...]

Photo Feature: Antique Camera


(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 memories and souvenirs — [...]

Photo Feature: Hotel Mini-Fridge


(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 can start from a [...]

Photo feature: Man with a Briefcase


(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 budgetary challenges. The savvy [...]

Photo Feature: Romeo and Juliet Balcony


(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 to decrease the cost [...]