July 28, 2014

Explore RV Travel for Less

1970_VW_Camper RSZD

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; While many dream of hitting the open road with their family in a bus-sized recreational vehicle, the thought of the gas bill and loan payments as high as a traditional mortgage can dampen the enthusiasm of actually giving it a go. If you’re willing to think outside the box with regards [...]

Cold Weather Travel Essentials

Ski Break by Myscha Theriault rszd

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Winter weather has a way of waging war against the light-packing efforts of even the most seasoned traveler. The extra bulk that comes with sweaters, scarves, earmuffs and mittens can make carry-on containment nearly impossible. By wearing as much as possible on flight days and including a few efficiently-packed essentials, you [...]

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 [...]

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 you’re left juggling all of your belongings through multiple airport connections, bus stops and hotel stairwells. Digging for your cell phone’s backup battery in a bottomless bag filled with everything from clothing to project files while [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Soft Adventure Travel Staples

Soft Adventure Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; A built-in perk of soft adventure travel is that you can avoid the need to bring along all of the bulky, specialized equipment necessary for specialized activities like hard-core mountain climbing or scuba diving. A few easy-to-pack essentials will keep you ready for action. Storage: Having a casual bag to take [...]

Vacationing as a Couple Provides Packing Perks

Space Saving Travel Tips for Couples

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; While traveling as a twosome provides a myriad of savings opportunities along with a built-in support system for navigating logistical challenges, it also allows you each to save some serious luggage space. With overhead slots at a premium, and delayed flight connections making checked baggage arrival a frequent cause of concern, [...]

Walking Tours Offer Affordable Way to See the World

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; During our time in northern Italy, David and I skipped the expensive gondola rides to explore the side canals and window balconies of Venice on foot, making our way to St. Mark’s cathedral via the Rialto Bridge. The bargain paninis (grilled Italian sandwiches) we found at a street-side shop were a [...]

Reducing Waste on the Road

Reducing Waste on the Road

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hurried flight connections and fast-paced highway traffic can cause even the most dedicated eco traveler to pause in confusion when it comes to reducing waste on the road. Follow these tips to stay green on a budget. (See also: Going Green on the Road) Dining: By choosing to eat inside instead [...]

Gentleman’s Guide to Grooming on the Go

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; It may be permissible to go the Grizzly Adams route on a fishing trip or adventure getaway in the Amazon jungle, but business trips and romantic weekends with your significant other require a certain standard of grooming. While it can be challenging to carry a full set of clippers in your [...]

Travel Experts Sound Off About Their Must-Pack Essentials

Must Pack Essentials

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; A quick survey of some of the top experts in the industry resulted in this informative recommendation list for new travelers. Their top picks? Green Supplies: Bring your own eco infrastructure to stay “green” on the road, says Beth Terry of My Plastic Free Life, a waste reduction blog. Her top [...]

Extreme Pet Travel Requires Resources, Planning

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hammock in Paradise blogger Lisa Overman made a cross-country drive with a one hundred twenty pound dog and two elderly cats. Challenges included feline med passes, a vehicle breakdown and retail stops. Her solo strategy included the creative use of drive-up windows. When a carsick cat blew through the remaining paper [...]