Jun 04

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Travel insurance – is it really necessary? At every step of your vacation planning, you'll run up against offers to sell you travel insurance: you can buy it with your airline ticket, when you book your lodgings, when reserving your spot on a cruise or when booking a rental car. Obviously, it's a high-profit item for the insurance companies, or they wouldn't make it so easily available – but do you really need it? On the one hand, travel insurance can add a chunk of change to your vacation expenses. On the other, a good travel insurance or trip insurance policy provides protections against dangers that most travelers may not consider at all – until they find they need those protections. Read more [...]
Jun 04

What to Pack in an Emergency Travel Kit

The savvy traveler learns to pack a small bag of emergency travel essentials and keep it handy. In a pinch, you should be able to grab this emergency travel kit, add a change of clothing or two and be ready to hit the road at a moment's notice, ready to face just about anything, including the TSA line at the airport. In addition to the basics, you should also make sure that your emergency travel kit contains the essentials you need to travel safely – preferably without spending extra cash for those little items that get you through life's little disasters looking cool, calm and collected. The Essentials Important Papers Your travel kit, which should always go in your carry-on luggage Read more [...]
Jun 04

21 Free Things to Do In Paris

Gay Paree may not be considered a budget travel destination, but there are plenty of free things to do in Paris, if you know where to look. Enjoy your trip to Paris for a few dollars less by spending time doing some of these priceless – in every sense of the word – experiences. Parks Paris is home to some of the most beautiful parks in the world, and it won't cost you a sou to enjoy them. 1. Enjoy the best kept and most famous gardens in the city at the Jardin de Luxembourg on the 5th Arrondissement. While you're wandering through the gardens, you can also take in the famous Palais du Luxembourg, one of the most beautiful buildings in a city of stunning architecture. 2. Relax Read more [...]
Jun 04

Free Things to Do in Hong Kong

It's easy to spend money in Hong Kong, but it can be just as much fun to spend nothing at all. If you'd like to stretch your money and enjoy some of the finer things in life – after all, don't they say that the best things in life are free? – check out this list of free attractions for tourists in Hong Kong and take your pick of free attractions and activities to enjoy during your visit to Hong Kong. Art The city of Hong Kong is home to many of the finest art collections in the world. Residents and tourists alike can enjoy many of these artworks for free at various locations on the island city. 1. Browse antiques and works of art at private galleries in Central, SoHo and Sheung Read more [...]

How to Do Disney on a Budget


A visit to Disney is the ultimate childhood fantasy, but you don't have to save up for a lifetime to afford a trip for your kids. These money-saving family vacation tips and Disney travel tips and information can help you enjoy a budget Disney vacation with your family and rack up the memories. Should You Stay in an Onsite Disney Hotel? Staying in a hotel on Disney property can be expensive, adding hundreds more to your family vacation, but there are some advantages that can counter the extra expense. These are the pros and cons of choosing to stay in an onsite Disney hotel. Extra "magic hours" are the main perk touted with onsite Disney lodgings. When you stay at an official Read more [...]