budget travel tips Archive


It’s Not Easy Getting an Unfair Advantage in Travel

I do a lot of media interviews and write a lot of short travel articles for others on how to get good deals on travel. Many times the writer or editor is looking for insider, little-known advice and what they really really want is some secret travel tip that’s going to save


How to Travel Mexico on the Cheap

Mexico only gets an honorable mention in The World’s Cheapest Destinations because when the peso is not near record low levels—like it is right now—there are less expensive places to go in much of Central America. Plus the majority of visitors to the beach resort areas are on a short vacation budget,


Passively Find the Best Last-Minute Travel Deals

As you read this, a hundred new last-minute travel deals are being posted all around the web. But of course you can only use one at a time, right? So how do you find that fantastic “We’ve gotta grab this!” bargain that will get you a great weekend getaway or long vacation


Snag the Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

It’s a given that if you want to go to Antigua, you must first fly to Guatemala City. If you want to go to Granada, you must first fly to Managua. For the Grand Canyon, you will probably fly into Las Vegas or Phoenix first. So why do people forget to think


Talking Cheap Travel Spots and Living Abroad

Want to give your eyes a rest and hear some audio chats about traveling on a budget and international living? I’m preparing my long annual post on the cheapest places to live in the world, so that’ll be next up. Meanwhile here are a couple recent podcast appearances. Nathaniel Boyle is the