Budget Travel

Budget Travel

Ian Fitzpatrick riding a bicycle around Mackinac Island. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.”

-John Steinbeck

Seeing the world on a shoestring, budget travel is as much a mindset as it is a way to plan your travels. From finding the best deals to low- or no-cost ways to explore the world both near and far, budget trip makes it possible for anyone to take an adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.  From backpacking, bicycling, camping, riding the rails to hitching a ride along the way, the way we think of budget travel is limited only by our imagination.

Travel wisely and travel well. A little is sufficient for a good trip. These days a lot of budget travel packages are available. So anyone can have a great holiday at less price – a budget trip is indeed a reality now.

  • Disney World and Disneyland parks and resorts have long been called, collectively, “the happiest place on earth.” But the joy of Disney parks comes with a large price tag — at the time of print, Disney World Orlando’s Standard Theme Park Ticket is priced at $109.00 per day.

  • Accommodations form the bulk of most travelers’ budgets, and with the general cost of everything increasing, it can be difficult to find somewhere for a decent price, especially if you’re traveling to a country that has a strong economy. What if I told you there was a way of traveling the world where you could stay in apartments, and even houses, practically for free?

  • When people think of the lush landscapes and pristine beaches of Costa Rica, many imagine a destination suitable only for those with deep pockets. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Costa Rica is abundant with locations that are as budget-friendly as they are beautiful. Let's explore some of these affordable gems. Tortuguero National Park Found on the northern Caribbean coast, Tortuguero National Park, often referred to as the "Amazon of Costa Rica," is a magical maze of intricate waterways. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in its beauty is by hopping on a budget boat tour, allowing you to navigate through canals teeming with wildlife. From spotting playful monkeys and vibrant toucans to witnessing sea turtles nesting on the beaches between July and October, there's no shortage of natural wonders. When it comes to resting for the night, the park boasts a range of eco-lodges and [...]

  • Brazil has a rich cultural heritage, countrywide celebrations, locally sourced scrumptious cuisine and natural attractions that attract millions of travelers every year.

  • Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice comfort or miss out on amazing experiences. With the right strategies and hacks, you can make the most of your travel adventures while keeping your expenses in check.

  • Let’s face it; travel can be expensive. But, when you know where to go, you can explore new destinations at a fraction of the cost. One of our favorite places, New Orleans (aka The Big Easy), can be pricey to visit but is filled with rich culture, historic buildings and landmarks, and music that will move your soul and justify the travel investment.

  •   New York is not known for being a cheap location to live in. The truth is that the cost of living there is relatively high. However, that shouldn't dissuade you from visiting New York.  If you're on a tight budget, keep in mind that a trip to New York doesn't have to break the bank. There are several ways you can keep your trip within your budget. New York has a spectacular cityscape and many beautiful historical sites, parks, and other attractions worth seeing.   Below are some tips to consider when planning your trip.     1. Use The Subway  There are many ways to get around New York. You could take a cab, bus, or ridesharing services. But the cheapest way to get around is the subway. There are many routes covered by the subway. Consider doing some research to know more about the routes covered. The subway system in [...]

  •   Traveling with small children can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, there are many ways to travel with your little ones without breaking the bank. In this article, we will discuss some of our top tips for traveling with small children on a budget. We will also provide some helpful resources that will make your trip planning easier! Plan ahead and create a budget for your trip If you're traveling with young children, it's important to plan ahead as much as possible. This will help you save money on your accommodation, food, and activities. By doing this, you can avoid expensive last-minute mistakes such as booking a hotel that doesn't have cribs or renting a car that's too small for your family. Instead, take some time to research your destination and figure out what kind of budget you'll need for your trip. [...]

  • As country borders remain closed and travel restrictions show very few signs of lifting, many people are turning to domestic travel alternatives. Instead of flying to far-flung places, tourists are taking to campervan travel. While campervanning is nothing new to tourists in destinations like New Zealand or Australia, there has been a major upswing in people getting around this way since COVID hit.

  • Many prospective travelers enduring the wintertime blues look forward to Spring Break to get away from the cold and snow. However, most people stay home because of the mistaken impression that spring break vacation costs too much to get away. Thankfully, this is a misconception. If you need to get away from the day-to-day busyness of your lifestyle and hit the beach, explore a new state or country, or you just want to stay near home for your next vacation, you can do it. And, you can do it without spending a lot of money with some left for that summer vacation you had been planning. Book The Spring Vacation Now The right time to book for Spring Break is far an advance for it. All spring dates are not the same. Since springtime is the most common time to fly, airline prices are increasing. In fact, they’ll rise significantly [...]

  • When it comes to overseas/foreign /world travel, you may think you need a lot of money. You don’t, but if you’re unsure of where you can go for cheap, you’ll be delighted to know that there are all kinds of places in the world that you can visit that will turn that $1 into $10. With a little bit of foresight and careful planning, you can stretch the budget you have and have a great time. Where can you go for or best options for world travel on a budget, where the dollar gives you more for less? Argentina This is the country of waterfalls, glaciers, steaks and wine, and it’s an affordable vacation spot for travelers. Argentina is extremely diverse with a landscape that will take your breath away and a capital city that’s always jumping. In the past, it would cost $150 for a one-night stay at the [...]

  • More and more people are turning to Airbnb homes to spend a vacation in. However, if you come across a vacation home listing that sounds too good to be true, you may want to do your homework. Carry out a reverse Google image search to ensure the listed home pictures are not from a stock site. It would be great if going on vacation was easy to do – get a cheap flight, no flight delays, no lumpy mattress in your hotel, etc. However, most people understand that perfect trips are far and few between. Travel plans are thwarted due to political unrest or weather. Or, it could be the result of an unscrupulous scam. For instance, there are numerous fraudulent TripAdvisor reviews that are designed to entice you to eat somewhere that’s less than ideal. Or, it could be a hacker getting into your frequent flyer account and stealing [...]