October 23, 2014

Explore RV Travel for Less

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

Reduce Road Trip Stress with These Simple Safety Solutions

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

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 [...]

Train Travel a Thrifty Alternative

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

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. Markís cathedral via the Rialto Bridge. The bargain paninis (grilled Italian sandwiches) we found at a street-side shop were a [...]

Laundry Logistics for Road Warriors

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Vacation Kitchens Offer Memorable Al Fresco Dining Experiences for Travelers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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? [...]

Unexpected Ways to Save on Vacation Transportation

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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: [...]

Culinary Tourism Offers Alternative to Typically Hectic Vacations

Culinary Tourism

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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. Itís possible to embark on a global food tour [...]

Cost-Effective Camping Puts Travel Accommodations in Financial Reach

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Boat Travel Possible for Budget Travelers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

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

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; 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 [...]

Athletic Travel Combines Fitness and Fan Fun with Other Travel Agendas

Athletic Travel

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Whether youíre 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 [...]

Affordable Wardrobe Adjustments for Trips to Holy Land, Sacred Sites

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Many of the worldís 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 Bahaíi faith, which allows free public tours of its elaborate [...]