December 4, 2016

Great Travel Gear for Girls

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  Women who spend a great deal of time on the road will be the first to tell you that logistical and scheduling stressors can be greatly reduced by having access to items which are designed to go the distance on the road. Whether you are getting ready for a trip of your own, shopping [...]

Fun Finds for Vegan Air Travel

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  Navigating vegan vacations on the ground is one thing, but frequent travelers need more than basic salted nuts in order to stay fueled for problem solving in the air. Sure, more airport venues are stepping up with veggie burgers and individual fruit purchases, but once your plane goes wheels up you’re basically trapped in [...]

Packing a Frugal First Aid Kit

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On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my travel itinerary. Fortunately, I was able to fashion the few items I had [...]

Medical Tourist Makes Suggestions for Long-Term Travel

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When it comes to leaving the United States for medical treatment, Amy Scher knows a thing or two. “This Is How I Save My Life,” Scher’s autobiographical account of her trip to India to receive stem cell therapy, describes her experience in detail. However, several of her insights can be helpful to travelers of any [...]

Explore RV Travel for Less

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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 to vehicle size and [...]

Cold Weather Travel Essentials

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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 can do your part [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

Holiday Gifts for Travelers

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 Badger’s $8 unscented, organic [...]

Luggage Features that Aid Frugal Travel Efforts

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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 trying to stay on [...]

Vacation Essentials that Could Be Costing You Less

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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 less than a one [...]

Hotel Amenities that Make a Huge Difference for Travelers

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 your schedule, it can [...]

Foodie Vacations Offer Frugal Travel Alternative

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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 efforts frequently provide ways [...]

Soft Adventure Travel Staples

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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 on the plane and [...]

Vacationing as a Couple Provides Packing Perks

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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, making the most of [...]

Walking Tours Offer Affordable Way to See the World

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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 bonus. Seeing destinations on [...]