Budget Travel Travel Articles

Many of us started our indie travels by being budget travelers. When you’re in your teens, college, or embarking on your first long-term trip, traveling on a budget is often the only way to make it work. Learn the ins and outs of budget travel, along with tons of tips, advice, and destination recommendations, in the following pages.

 
How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip
How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but seeing the city on a budget doesn't have to mean skipping all the fun stuff. Mary Richardson tells you where it makes sense to spend some of your precious travel budget.
Read more
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan Has anyone ever told you that Japan is too expensive for budgeting travelers? This is a myth that Denise Tench attempts to bust with her insider tips on how to keep it cheap.
Read more
How to Make Sure Your “Budget” Airline Ticket Really is a Deal
How to Make Sure Your “Budget” Airline Ticket Really is a Deal Fly from London to Berlin for $10? Yes, it is possible. But what about all those little extras that hike up the cost? Barnaby Davies takes a look at how to fly for the advertised price.
Read more
Travel Hacking for Dummies
Travel Hacking for Dummies Many travellers become fanatical about travel hacking, but let’s face it, not everyone has a credit card. So, does this mean that travel hacking is only for those of a certain class? In a word, no!
Read more
13 Budget Beach Destinations Around the World
13 Budget Beach Destinations Around the World Beach destinations can be pricey. Some are expensive simply due to a higher cost of living or stronger currency, while the price of some is driven by popularity. If you're looking for a lower cost beach vacation, check out these beach destinations that offer a cheaper experience .
Read more
Cheap Travel vs. Budget Travel: There’s a Difference
Cheap Travel vs. Budget Travel: There’s a Difference Budget travel is a way of seeing the world and getting the most value for your money, not a contest to see how cheap someone can travel. Adam Seper is here to give his opinion on the budget traveler vs. the cheap traveler.
Read more
Budget Travel by Bike: How You Can Do It for $14 Per Day
Budget Travel by Bike: How You Can Do It for $14 Per Day Are you interested in getting off the beaten path, reducing your carbon footprint, and traveling the world for as little as $14 per day? Jennifer Miller gives you five great reasons to trade that heavy backpack for the freedom of two wheels.
Read more
Getting Around Eastern Europe – Tips to Save Money and Reduce the Hassle
Getting Around Eastern Europe – Tips to Save Money and Reduce the Hassle Eastern Europe is filled with newly-popular destinations, and you might not think getting from place to place would be complicated, but it usually is. Cristina Puscas is a native travel writer who offers expert advice on how to do it cheapest and best.
Read more
Wanna Travel Sooner?
Wanna Travel Sooner? Would you like to travel now, instead of later? Would you like to travel for six months instead of two? How about a lifetime? Jennifer Miller shares some secrets to funding your travels sooner rather than later.
Read more
Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia
Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia Fancy some real Central Asian adventure to feel like an explorer on the Silk Road? In this case, please read on, as Marco Ferrarese - who has recently completed an overland hitchhiking trip from Singapore to Europe - has a set of tips ready to help you find a ride across the region. Learn how to tackle greedy Uzbek drivers, score lifts across the Tajik mountains, dodge the Turkmen foreign travelers' restrictions, and end up with multiple invitations to visit your hosts’ families for the ultimate Central Asian adventure.
Read more