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A Guide to Airline Fees

Airlines typically don’t like raising the prices of their flights, as this is what most people judge them on, and is often the deciding factor as to which airline a person flies with.
Because of this, …

Are Eurail Passes Worth the Money?

One of the more popular ways of traveling around Europe these days is to buy a Eurail pass (which allows rail access to up to 23 countries) and travel by train.
This often involves paying a …

Is Traveling Cheaper Than Living at Home?

Something I often hear is “I’d love to go traveling, but I just can’t afford it right now.”
When I ask how much money they think it costs to go traveling, the answer is usually a …

How You Can Save Money on Plane Tickets By Buying Them Separately

Buying multiple plane tickets?
According to Jason Steele of MoneyTalksNews.com, you might be able to save money if you search for each ticket individually, as doing so will ensure you’re being quoted the lowest available ticket …

4 of the Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

For anyone who travels, having a travel rewards credit card is a great idea as it allows you earn special rewards as you go (similar to store loyalty cards).
Credit card travel rewards can range from …

Is It Better (Cheaper) to Ship Your Bags Instead of Checking Them?

Tired of the ever-increasing baggage fees you’re forced to pay whenever you fly with certain airlines?
These days, it seems that most budget airlines charge you more in baggage fees than they do for your airline …

How to Get to (and From) the Airport on a Budget

Getting to and from the airport can be a pain (and an expensive pain at that) if you don’t have someone to take you and pick you up.
Should you take a taxi? Should you drive …

How to Visit Expensive Cities on a Tight Budget

Modern-day cities are the central hubs of life. Places like New York, London and Sydney are filled with people and amazing sights, and manage to compact a lot of greatness into a relatively small area.
Unfortunately, …

The Best Fuel Calculator for a Trip

Need a fuel calculator for a trip? Look no further.
Taking a road trip with a few friends is one of the best ways of traveling, but with rising gas prices that vary all over the …

How to Get Cheap Ski Lift Passes

The ski industry has gone through a bit of a change recently. Gone are the days when you’d turn up at the resort and buy your ski ticket when you got there.
Now there are lots …

Where Can You Travel Long-Term for Less than $40 a Day?

One of the best things about traveling is that it allows you to harness the power of your home currency (whether it’s Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, Euros or whatever) by using it in countries where …

How to Find Budget Accommodation While Traveling

Most people who have traveled the world for a decent amount of time will have stayed in all different kinds of accommodation, from hotels and hostel dorms to tents and friend’s sofas.
There are times traveling …

Which Airlines in the USA Offer Student Discounts on Flights?

Life as a student can be an expensive one, so any little savings here and there can be greatly appreciated.
But what about getting a student discount on flights? Which airlines offer such a thing?
Sienna …

How to Find Cheap Student Flights

Despite the world being in an economic crisis, the cost of flying seems to be as expensive as ever (presumably due to rising oil costs and the risk of airlines going into bankruptcy, among other …

Cheap Student Travel – How to Do It

Anyone who’s ever been a student will tell you what a drain it can be on your finances.
Because you’ll be spending most of your time in lessons at school/college/university or at home studying (if you …

Buying Money Belts for Traveling

One thing that can turn a great traveling experience into a real nightmare is having your travel documents (passport, etc.), money and/or credit cards stolen.
What’s the easiest way to ensure all of these things remain …

How to Avoid Airline Baggage Fees

It was estimated that in 2010 over $9 billion was spent on airline baggage fees (and other related charges) by U.S. passengers.
This is an astounding figure, yet bizarrely airline baggage fees are something that can …

How to Get the Best Exchange Rate When Changing Money Abroad

Depending on where you travel (and the currencies used of those countries), time abroad can lead to either an expensive trip or a suitcase full of bargains.
ATM charges, credit card charges and commission are some …

A Beginner’s Guide to Picking Up Airmiles (a.k.a. Frequent Flyer Points)

For some people, air miles (also known as frequent flyer points) are a nice little bonus for taking a trip, but something that they’ll probably never end up using.
What are frequent-flyer points?
Frequent flyer points are …

How to Save Gas While Driving (and How to Get Better Fuel Mileage)

With gas prices constantly on the rise, drivers are feeling the squeeze more than ever.
Strangely, most people never think about how to save gas while driving, and they never realize that the way they drive …

How To Travel Cheaply (20 Easy Steps to Success)

Anyone that’s ever traveled knows that it can cost an arm and a leg if you don’t plan for it properly (and if you don’t know the tricks of the trade).
Graham Hughes (from TheOdysseyExpedition.com) has …

How to Get a Great Deal on a Rental Car

With car rental prices always on the rise, how can you ensure that you’re getting the best deal when you choose to rent a car?
The are so many options out there these days that it …

How to Travel on the Cheap

One of the main problems that stops people from going traveling is that they can’t afford it.
Because of this, any advice for saving money in this area is extremely useful.
Here are some great money-saving tips …

How to Tip in Europe

Tipping in foreign countries is something that often causes a lot of concern and confusion. The tipping etiquette in Europe is very different to the USA (and many other parts of the world). In actual …

What’s the Best Credit Card for Travel? A Detailed Look at Credit Card Travel Rewards

There are many benefits to having and using a credit card while traveling. For example, using a credit card abroad can help you to travel more cheaply as you gain free Airmiles for spending money …

Frugal Traveling – Top Ways to Save Money Abroad

Saving money abroad is something that every traveler can aspire to – no matter what your budget. Thankfully, there are lots of smart ways to save money abroad – all of which can be done …

Hidden Travel Costs (That You Might Not Think of)

When budgeting for a trip abroad, it’s vital that you take into account all of the costs you might incur so that you don’t have any nasty surprises later on when you check your bank …

Fundraising for Your Gap Year

When it comes to traveling or going away on your gap year, it seems the main obstacle that most people have is money (or a shortage of it). Most people fund their trips abroad by …

How to Save Money for Your Round the World Trip

One of the biggest things that stops people from traveling is the fact that they don’t have enough money to afford it. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to save up money more efficiently, and …

Budgeting for Your Trip – How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World?

This page contains a rough guide to how much you can expect to spend PER DAY in each region/country. I get so many questions asking me “How much does it cost per day in X?” …

How to Haggle Like a Local (and Other Money Tips)

In many foreign cultures (and in places outside of the industrialized world) haggling and bargaining for goods is a part of life. Most backpackers and travelers assume that the only things that can be haggled …

Cash, Credit Cards or Traveler’s Checks – A Guide to Handling Money Abroad

There are a number of different ways to carry and to manage your money when you’re on the road. With the rise of internet banking (and the increasing ease of accessing the internet abroad), you’re …

How Much Money Should I Take On My Trip?

The question ‘How much money should I take on my trip?’ is something that’ asked by every traveler at some point or another, and is something that many first-time travelers will stress over. Creating an …