Mar 26

Adventure Travel On a Budget

Are you looking for an adventurous vacation? Whether you're looking for education, physical fun or a spiritual awakening, it can cost you a pretty penny. If you shop around, however, there are some very affordable alternatives to the pricier adventure tour offerings. If you're looking for budget adventure travel, we've got some suggestions for you. Go with a Tour Group If you're traveling off the beaten path - say, mountain biking in Cambodia or scuba diving in Bali -- it pays to work through a tour operator. A good tour operator will already have vetted local guides and made arrangements for the equipment you'll need for your adventure. While it may seem more expensive to book adventure Read more [...]
Jun 05

10 Things to Do Before You Leave on Vacation

Getting ready for your vacation means booking your flight, making hotel reservations and planning your itinerary – but you should also make arrangements on the home side to make sure that things continue to run smoothly in your absence. These 10 things to do before you leave on vacation can ensure that your home and work will keep on keeping on while you enjoy your well-deserved time off. 1. Make arrangements for plant- and pet-sitting. Unless you're lucky enough to have made a pet-friendly vacation, make arrangements for a pet sitter well in advance. If you'll be boarding your pet at a kennel, you'll need to make reservations at least a few weeks ahead – and for more popular vacation Read more [...]
Jun 05

Free Things to Do in New York City

You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself when you visit New York City. While there are certainly tourist-y things to do – and every tourist should take in the sights when they're in NYC – there are also lots of ways to enjoy the city without spending a dime. Next time you're in town, take a bite of the Big Apple for free at one of these many gratis events and attractions in and around New York City. You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun in NYC. We've got a roundup of free things to do in New York City right here. Art/Music NYC is a wonderful amalgam of musical and artistic events and styles. From blues to techno, and primitive to contemporary, you'll find an assortment Read more [...]
Jun 05

10 Money Saving Business Travel Tips

With businesses cutting corners everywhere they can, saving money on business travel could definitely put you on the boss' good side. The trick is knowing where you can shave dollars without compromising your ability to do effective work. Whether you're expensing everything or saving cash from your own pocket, these money saving business travel tips can add to your bottom line without putting your budget into the red. Buy Refundable Airline Tickets Airlines can be major sticklers for rules, especially when it comes to cancellation policies, but if you read their policies carefully you can save yourself some money. On most airlines, your tickets are non-refundable, but some do make allowances Read more [...]
Jun 05

Cheap Travel Tips: Finding the Best Hotel Deals

According to one school of thought about budget travel, hotel deals are the best way to save money on your holidays. Another school of thought suggests that if you're going to spend big money, you should spend it on the place you lay your head. We subscribe to a combination of the two schools of thought – consider the kind of vacation you want to have and then make your hotel and lodging decisions based on those. Whether you prefer luxury lodgings bare bones hostel-style living, though, you can always find ways to save money with sweet hotel deals and bargain lodging tips. These suggestions can help you score great hotel deals when you travel for vacation or business. Luxury Hotel Savings Love Read more [...]