I understand completely if people want to put off all travel until the pandemic is over. For me, travel is part of what keeps me going, and as the pandemic draws on, I had to find a way to travel safely and respectfully while maintaining social distancing. Here are some tips based on what we learned on our road trip.
My friends know that they can tell me their budget, preferred destinations and travel style, and I’ll find them the trip of a lifetime that’s right for them. Being able to travel is definitely a privilege. For many though, cutting back on a few frivolous expenditures each week can fund an amazing trip. Here are the strategies and tools we use.
Daydreams of world travel often feature champagne greetings, comfy first-class seats, romantic train rides with stunning scenery, moderate hikes to gorgeous vistas, and contemplative strolls through historic sites that connect your soul with antiquity. But, yeah, you know where we’re going with this one, right?
We love to travel as often and to as many places as possible. So we like to book trips for as cheap as possible without sacrificing too much comfort. After all, the less we spend, the more trips we can take. BUT we usually can only take one week off at a time (sometime aContinue reading “Our Top 5 Travel Destinations on a Time and Money Budget”
I used to try to find the cheapest room in the best location. After all, the room is only where you sleep while your not out exploring and adventuring, right? Like this room in Thailand was just fine for me: I recently changed my mind about booking the cheapest room, because I realized I canContinue reading “Travel Tip #7: Consider booking the room with a view”
We just had a challenging experience with two partner airlines that blamed each other for the many things that didn’t go smoothly on our round-trip flights. Check in was a hassle, seat selection was a hassle, and they had a “not my problem” attitude even though we didn’t make any changes or do anything otherContinue reading “These are our 5 favorite airlines. Here’s why.”
Airfare is one of the most expensive purchases for a trip. That’s why we do so much research before booking. Here are some of the ways we’ve recently saved a ton of money by doing more than plugging our starting and ending points into a search engine. Now we can take even more trips!
You may have access to upgrades, online changes and other perks you won’t have if you use a third-party booking site. For example, we like to purchase upgraded seats and early boarding. We travel so much that the money we spend on this can save us a lot of time, provide a lot more comfortContinue reading “Travel Tip #4: Book your trip directly through the airline because …”
Don’t leave home without this universal travel adapter. I take it with my everywhere I go—domestically and internationally. Not only does it work in every country, but it also has two USB ports and a regular plug, so I can charge my phone, earbuds and laptop all at once. Sometimes it’s hard to find moreContinue reading “Travel Tip #2: Buy A Universal Adapter”
When using a credit card internationally, always have the vendor charge you in the local currency. The conversion rate the vendor offers for your home currency may be a lot more that you’d otherwise pay. If you have a credit card that doesn’t charge international transaction fees, use it whenever you can. It will giveContinue reading “Travel Tip # 1: Pay in the Local Currency”