Budget Travel

How Much Money Do You Really Save Using The Gas Buddy Phone App?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Gas Buddy app is no secret to the world of road trippers with smart phones. It’s a gracefully simple idea: Travelers update current gas prices as you see them so drivers can find the cheapest gas. It’s beautiful — the collective travelers’ middle fingers in the direction of rising gas costs. In fact, this […]

How To Fly Cheap To Europe This Fall

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just in time for your recently depleted bank account (thank you new winter coat!), the NY Times decided to give you a few suggestions on how to find cheap flights this fall (and winter) to Europe. Of the six suggestions, the most useful is their first: Use a jump city. As most people know, Europe […]

7 Cities To Stretch The Dollar

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here at The Expeditioner offices, we work like dogs. We are forced to deal with annoying content meetings, an excruciating traffic-ridden commute and a sneaky office kitchen thief (whoever has been swiping my Triple Double Oreos cut it out. Maria, this means you). So when we travel it is imperative to stretch our funds as […]

The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip

Monday, August 22, 2011

Take one old and, as it turns out, less than reliable Volkwagen Combi. Paint it purple, and make it convertible. Fill it with a motley and changeable crew of South American musos, European backpackers and one dog. Hit the Panamericana, and drive north. That, baby, is where the sun is. Before you do, though, you’ll want […]

Travel India For Over Two Months On Only $1,000? It Can Be Done

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A little ways back we asked the question: How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000? — a post based upon a Rough Guides analysis of the cost of travel in various countries. Seeing this as a challenge rather than a suggestion, travel writer Jed Purses decided to light out for India — the […]

How To Use Twitter For Deals On Travel

Monday, July 18, 2011

For the truly budget conscious, no ordeal is too tough when looking for deals. Red-eye flights via sketchy local airlines, mile-long treks to cheap hostels, and a penchant for street food (okay, I’d do that one even if I weren’t looking for deals), are techniques budget travelers have learned to save money. And with the […]

Top 10 Cheapest Cities For Expats

Friday, July 8, 2011

Who hasn’t thought about making a change in their life and packing up and moving abroad? But where to go? Certain factors certainly come into play such as access to beaches, jobs for expats, density of late-night Thai restaurants, and whether Paris Hilton reality shows are shown in that country. But perhaps no other factor […]

The Next Frontier For Cheap Travelers: Local Deals

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

For budget travelers who have the luxury of carrying around a smartphone on the road (I’m sure there are a few), the next frontier in traveling cheap is in the instant local deals market. Both Groupon and Yelp have launched location-specific phone apps that will show you deals in and around your current zip code. […]

How To Fly To Europe For Cheap

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Checking in this week with our new favorite cheapo travel airfare guru Rick Seaney, we found the economical soothsayer dispensing advise on travel to everyone’s favorite summer destination: Europe. In his recent article, Rick notes how baseline fees (gas, taxes, etc…) start at $523 right now, an amount already blowing most travelers’ budgets. With this […]

3 Tips For Scoring Cheap Airfare This Summer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Airfarewatchdog.com creator George Hobica took to CNN this week to share some secrets on finding cheap airfares this summer. Despite rising fuel costs, hidden fees, and that pesky extra charge for having to ship two different animal crates for your pet Pomeranians (or, so I’ve heard), George has a few tips that may just allow […]

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