Alaska, our 49th state, has a reputation for being an expensive vacation spot, but if you can make it up there, the beauty of your surroundings is well worth the trip.
Many folks ask me about flying supposed "low cost" airlines. The fact of the matter is, their fares are ultra-cheap, and can get you to your vacation or business meeting in a more economical way than many other competitors. But, what do you have to watch out for? For one, these airlines are counting on various fees to make a profit (and it's working). Here's a airline-by-airline guide to flying budget airlines in the United States.
Anyone who read Brad's Book, "Do More, Spend Less" will remember the section on saving time and endless frustration at the airport by signing up for TSA PreCheck. I was inspired by Brad's description of how great it feels to skip the TSA line that I decided to sign up for the program myself. Here's what I found.
The morning after I returned from a two-week European vacation, I slept in, made an inexpensive breakfast for the first time in two weeks, shaved my legs for the first time in two weeks, and received a text message from AT&T for the first time in two weeks. It read: "Your international roaming call charges exceed $250. To prevent service disruption, please call us." Then came the credit card bills, which I still have only scanned briefly, with one eye closed, because it hurts.
The number one excuse we hear from people who don't travel is money. Yes, traveling can be expensive, but the truth is, you CAN afford to travel! Yes, you! Yes, even on a shoestring budget! There are many ways to cut costs and still see the world, so we rounded up 17 options for people who are looking to make money while traveling.
4/22/15 - With summer vacations on the horizon, I've updated my Disney World travel hack guide using current offers. Enjoy! -Brad
As a frequent traveler, I often experience the dark side of journeying halfway around the world: jet lag. When it rears its ugly head, it can ruin the first few days of a vacation, or prevent you from returning to real life post-beach. But don't fret! Here are some of my favorite tips for avoiding jet lag, battle-proven over miles and miles of travel.
I recently returned from a quick trip to Tokyo, Japan's capital city. Tokyo can get expensive for tourists, so as a traveler who loves to save money abroad, here are a few thrifty tips from my recent visit.
I'm going to be completely honest here: I went to Puerto Rico during spring break last year, but the trip was definitely not an exercise in frugality.