October 23, 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 you’re willing to think outside the box with regards to vehicle size and [...]

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 it’s 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Culinary Tourism Offers Alternative to Typically Hectic Vacations

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A cooking class taken with a friend while traveling in Chiang Mai, Thailand took place in a serene nature setting. Slowly grinding spices for curry under the instruction of a well-known local chef was a nice break from the traditional tourist scene. It’s possible to embark on a global food tour without spending a fortune [...]

Cost-Effective Camping Puts Travel Accommodations in Financial Reach

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It may be getting a bit cold in northern climes, but camping is still a comfortable option in many parts of the world. When paired with bargain air fares, it can make an extremely affordable accommodation option for independent travelers. As with most vacation options, organization and infrastructure can each play a critical role. Here [...]

Boat Travel Possible for Budget Travelers

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You may think that traveling by boat is only for the wealthy, but the truth is many budget travelers have embraced this lifestyle full time. Here are a few suggestions for spending more time on the water during your next extended trip or during retirement in general. (See also: Beach Travel on a Budget) Salvage: [...]

Bike Your Way Around the World: Budget Tips for Two-Wheeled Adventures

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Bicycles are an affordable way to see the world in an up close and personal way. Syndicated television personality Judge Alex E. Ferrer agrees, pointing to wildlife spotting on a bike ride through Shark Valley in Everglades National Park as a favorite way to get back to nature while affordably enjoying Miami. Nancy Sathre-Vogel and [...]

Athletic Travel Combines Fitness and Fan Fun with Other Travel Agendas

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Whether you’re training for the London Olympics or getting ready for a regional ski competition, serious athletes often resort to RV rentals or short-term apartments to keep accommodation costs under control. You can use the same strategies to stay on budget during your own athletic travel adventures, whether they are participatory or to simply enjoy [...]

Affordable Wardrobe Adjustments for Trips to Holy Land, Sacred Sites

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Many of the world’s popular leisure destinations are also home to sites which are spiritually significant to people of certain faiths. For example, Mount Carmel National Park in Haifa, Israel is within relatively easy access of the world headquarters of the Baha’i faith, which allows free public tours of its elaborate hillside gardens. Similarly, those [...]

Affordable Tips for Embracing the RV Lifestyle

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After months of shopping for an affordable tow-behind recreational vehicle to use for family camping and North American exploration, a manufacturer of custom cargo trailers caught our eye. When David and I pulled in to see if the cargo trailers could be modified for RV use, the business owner gave us a bargain tour.  The [...]

Family-Friendly Adventure Travel a Hit with Kids

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It’s no secret that children love adventure. Including activities with wow factor on your next family getaway is a sure bet against boredom. Here are a handful of tips for doing just that. Flexibility: Mike and Catrell Cooney of Cooney World Adventure took their three teenage boys on a world tour.  When the family missed [...]