July 28, 2016

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 youíre willing to think outside the box with regards to vehicle size and [...]

Winning Strategies for a Working Coupleís Getaway

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With free time for North American residents at a premium, and the increasing number of people juggling side businesses and freelance gigs, working vacations are becoming a common occurrence. Before you and your significant other pack your bags and take off for parts unknown, there are a few things you may want to negotiate ahead [...]

Reduce Road Trip Stress with These Simple Safety Solutions

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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 choice. To make sure [...]

Train Travel a Thrifty Alternative

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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 overnight rides, which save [...]

Vacationing as a Couple Provides Packing Perks

Space Saving Travel Tips for Couples

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 [...]

Gentlemanís Guide to Grooming on the Go

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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 carry-on bag, there are [...]

Extreme Pet Travel Requires Resources, Planning

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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 towels and baby wipes, [...]

Laundry Logistics for Road Warriors

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The secret to light packing for long-term travel lies with laundry. With wardrobe choices designed to go the distance, the logistics can be less challenging than you might think. Here are my top tips for tackling this tedious travel task. (See also: How to Travel Light and Low Budget) Containment: Workout wear, odiferous socks and [...]

Thrifty Travelers Trek to Thailand for Touring, Retirement

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Even with all of its break-through success in recent decades, Thailand remains one of the best travel bargains in the tourism industry. Suitable for indie backpackers and luxury travelers alike, the Kingdom of Thailand boasts beaches, ancient architecture, affordable spa services, lush scenery and a low cost of living. What are some of the other [...]

Vacation Kitchens Offer Memorable Al Fresco Dining Experiences for Travelers

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In Al Ahsa, near the city of Hofuf, I enjoyed Arab hospitality in the form of a Saudi tailgate party. Lounging on hand-woven Middle Eastern carpets on the sand, my hosts and I dined under the stars amid the palm trees on dates, grilled lamb chops, chai and hummus. Our kitchen? A portable metal fire [...]

Experiencing Extended Family Travel

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Thinking outside the box for family vacations can present the opportunity to spend extended periods of time in exotic destinations as opposed to blowing a half yearís travel budget on a two-week getaway to an overpriced theme park. Lengthy trips can also serve as a way to incorporate educational experiences along with leisure activities and [...]

Planning Ahead Critical for Successful Pet Sitting Experience

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Booking six months of pet-sitting services topped the to-do list for a long-term trip my husband and I were taking. We made arrangements for handling monthly fees to our dogsí care provider, and provided food, medications, treats and toys. When it came to covering the cost of incidentals and supply restocking, the concept of petty [...]

Unexpected Ways to Save on Vacation Transportation

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Barbara Hooker, an American educator working in Bavaria loves the Bayern ticket for families. For 28 Euros, you can book a two-day train pass for up to five people good for passage throughout the whole of Bavaria.† Money-saving opportunities for vacation transport can come from the most unusual places. (See also: 5 Insider Sights to [...]

Dog-Friendly Destinations an Option for Budget Travelers

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Pet parents of furry canines often struggle when trying to affordably include Rover in the family vacation. While you can be willing to make all the accommodations in the world to meet the needs of your four-legged child, your efforts to travel with your dogs will be thwarted if the destination itself hasnít embraced the [...]