Travel Advice

This is the second in a series of infrequent articles that feature technology reviews for the budget traveler From the time my daughter asked about getting a first generation IPOD for her birthday many eons ago, I have been a devoted fan of the idea of selecting portable music of my own choosing.  Sure, there were plenty of cassette players and...

It’s been longer than I care to admit since I’ve traveled period, much less, internationally. As avid travelers can relate, you will begin to get stir-crazy and feeling the walls caving in on you after awhile. So, what should you do when you have neither the time nor money to make that hop across the ocean or even across state...

Have you ever looked at a freight ship and wondered at what faraway port they would eventually dock?  Or thought about how they could possibly carry enough freight to fill such a large vessel?  Well, quite often than not, they have additional space on board for those who enjoy cruising at long intervals. Freight Cruising Freight cruising is a little-known way of...

Foodtography Sometimes, if a friend is planning to visit a city that I've already been to, they will ask me to recommend places where they can eat. I don’t necessarily see myself as a “Foodie” expert, but I do believe that sampling whatever that particular region is best known for is an integral part of the traveler’s experience. My palate isn’t...

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...

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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...