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.

 
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.
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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.
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8 Tips for the Newbie Hitchhiker
8 Tips for the Newbie Hitchhiker Ever wanted to try your hand at hitchhiking? Veteran hitchhiker David Joshua Jennings has eight tips to get you on your way.
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8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines
8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines Have you booked a bargain flight with one of Europe’s low cost airlines only to be stung by one extra charge after another? Flying can be one of the cheapest ways to get around Europe, but only if you know how to make the most of the airlines’ rules and avoid the tricks that bump up the cost. Jo Fitzsimons shows you seven simple steps for making the most of Europe’s low cost airlines.
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11 Budget European Destinations
11 Budget European Destinations We talk a lot about budget destinations for a long-term or RTW trip, and Europe always seems to get a raw deal. But if you're planning an RTW trip, don't automatically leave Europe off the list. Here are 11 cities in 5 countries where it's still possible to travel inexpensively.
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10 Reasons to Embrace Budget Travel
10 Reasons to Embrace Budget Travel Have you ever felt limited by your travel budget? Jenni Mahnaz offers a new perspective on budget travel and identifies the benefits traveling on a budget can create.
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How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day
How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day The mistake most make when dismissing the possibility of being able to go on a RTW trip is that it is simply too expensive. That is just not true. While you may not be able to travel to Western Europe or around the United States on a small budget, plenty of amazing regions around the world offer the chance to travel in relative comfort for rock bottom prices.
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Five of the World’s Most Expensive Countries
Five of the World’s Most Expensive Countries Round the world travelers know that visiting cheaper destinations can help you travel longer on a smaller budget. But what if one of your dream destinations just happens to be a pricey one? Adam Seper explores five of the world's most expensive countries and explains how you can save money on your visit.
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8 Ways to Beat Long-Term Travel Burnout on a Budget
8 Ways to Beat Long-Term Travel Burnout on a Budget Burnout is inevitable during your RTW trip. Greg Banecker has eight tips for beating it when you can't fit five nights at a luxury beach spa resort into your budget.
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America on a Shoestring
America on a Shoestring When planning a RTW trip, the United States often gets ignored because of the high cost of travel. Cambell Klose is here to give you tips for traveling around the US on a budget.
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