Budget Travel

How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I decided to research the costs to travel around the world and create a chart showing how many days a traveler can travel in a particular country with $1,000. How, you may ask, does one come up with these numbers? Easy, I simply researched the purchasing power of the U.S dollar as a base by […]

Five Free Things To Do In London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To many it seems as though the bigger the city, the more expensive it is to live there. Rumor has it that cities such as Tokyo, New York City and London are just too expensive to live in. Even as a Toronto-dweller, I always get asked how I can afford to live there. So, how […]

Budget Travel Still In Business

Thursday, December 17, 2009

As is being reported today, Budget Travel magazine will not be closing down (rumors we reported on a couple weeks ago), but instead is being sold off by the Washington Post to private investment firm Fletcher Asset Management Inc. And layoffs? Fletcher has reportedly “agreed to keep almost all of Budget Travel’s employees.” Good news […]

Tried And True: Japan On The Cheap

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Japan’s reputation is true; it is expensive as you’ve heard. Matt pretty much nailed it with this post, but it doesn’t have to break the bank (but don’t expect a SE Asia kind of cheap). With my own trip now concluded, I thought I’d share some first-hand knowledge I’ve learned to make it easier to […]

Your Guide To Cheap Luxury In Southeast Asia

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Now that the dollar is back on its seemingly inexorable decline against most world currencies, it’s about time for Americans (and East Timorians, Panamanians, etc. . . ) to start thinking again (as if they weren’t already) about those cheap destinations around the world where the dollar still gets some traction, like Southeast Asia. If […]

Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Something about the fall makes people want to travel to Paris. Something about fall also makes people feel very poor. Oh yeah, that’s because we all blew our savings living it up during the summer months. No worries, fall also means we get a rash of “Paris on the cheap” tips from our travel peers. […]

How To Save 50% Off Skiing This Winter

Friday, September 25, 2009

Doesn’t the word “skiing” kind of look weird when it’s written, what with that double “i” and all. It looks like it should be Dutch or Swedish or something. But I digress . . . Looking for really cheap lift tix this winter for resorts in the U.S. and Canada? Check out the site Liftopia. […]

Best Places To Travel With The U.S. Dollar

Friday, July 31, 2009

Allright, perhaps not the best places to travel with the greenback, but at least the places that are far more affordable now than they were a year ago when your Benjamins were worth their worst, as listed by Forbes (whose basement dwelling number-crunchers looked at all countries where the USD gained 15% over the past […]

Ten Ways To Get More From The Airlines

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Chicago Tribune shook down a travel expert from American Express and uncovered ten dirty little secrets to getting deals from the airlines. Some highlights: • Ever flown first-class? Me neither, but there are plenty of ways to do so without paying more. Last-minute tickets (especially international) as well as booking through travel agents are […]

How To Safari On The Cheap And For Good

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perhaps the biggest barrier for those looking to go on safari is price, but there are options that are a fraction of your typical luxury promoters, like the bare-bones, camping-heavy trek taken in this Telegraph article. And don’t think you’re missing much by way of experience, as Victoria recounts: Woken at 6am by my companions, […]

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