budget travel tips Archive

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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Six Ways to Travel More on Your Current Income

“I wish I could travel more, but I can’t afford it.” I haven’t heard this common excuse from a homeless person or someone who has been out of work for years, because then I might believe it. Instead I’ve heard it dozens of times from people who earn more money than I