Budget Tips

This is the second in a series of infrequent articles that feature spa deals for the budget traveler. While doing my research for my NYC trip, I decided that it would be cool to do something fun and different like getting my eyebrows threaded at City Brows.   Never too satisfied with only one quirky experience, I decided to check out what...

Military Surplus Supplies Insulated hiking boots?  Check! Down-filled hooded parka?  Check! Multi-compartment backpack?  Check! Whether you love camping overnight in your local state park or backpacking around the world, purchasing the gear that you will need for either can become an expensive proposition. So, how does one get around this reality of increasing prices for recreational gear and stagnant incomes?  The good news is that...

Your Housing Dollars With the US dollar growing seemingly weaker by the day, it's important to figure out inventive ways to stretch your hard earned and sometimes hard to come by housing dollars. Whether traveling overseas or to the next town over, everyone wants to feel as though they are getting the most for their money. When searching for affordable accommodations, consider...

The Spendthrift's Guide | Back Again With Tips For Cutting Costs While You Travel  Utilize online tools that will help you to find unadvertised fares * Compare prices from different airlines by using fare search engines of online travel agencies like Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity - each of which will email you a 'fare alert' for your particular itinerary. This pretty much...

The Spendthrifts Guide Tip Two | The Spendthrifts Guide to Traveling on the Cheap Start Saving Money Whenever and However, You Can! It is never too early to start saving for your trip. As soon as you think that there may be a possibility of your leaving town, you need to set the wheels into motion that will assure that you will have...

The Spendthrifts Guide Tip One This economy has forced most of us to step back and re-evaluate our finances, particularly when it comes to discretionary spending. Most of us have been forced to tighten our belts and carefully consider every dollar that leaves our bank accounts.   However, there is still a way to be fiscally responsible and satisfy your wanderlust. In the...

  There are few cities whose reputation so boldly precedes itself as much as the city of Paris.  When one thinks of the city of lights, romance quickly comes to mind.  In fact, any number of superlatives are associated with one of the world's most popular destinations. Paris is undoubtedly viewed as a Fashion capital known for its gastronomical delights, historical architecture...

The Chinese Express There is an established population who have no desire to fly the friendly skies or to go all aboard Amtrak. For those people who prefer a strictly tire to asphalt experience, there are great opportunities to travel (within limited boundaries) from point A to B. For the past decade, low-cost Chinese bus companies have tapped into the needs...