TRAVELING ON A
BUDGET
• Saving money is tough in this economy, especially when it
comes to doing what you love: traveling.
• By learning to trav...
The world is a book and those who do not
travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine
Plan an Overall Travel Budget
Plan an Overall Travel Budget
You must actually have a budget to travel
on a budget.
Research your trip and make educated
...
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to
the mind. - Seneca
Car Travel
Save Money on Getting There
• You can save money when you decide to travel
by car.
• Get the cheapest gas that you can no ...
Food Budget by Car
• Have a daily budget for food that you can stick to.
• Be frugal during the drive so you have money le...
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does
include a few trips around the sun every year. -
Unknown
Flying
Preserving Cash While Flying
Purchase tickets at least 3 months
in advance for the best deals.
Buy flights online rather t...
Preserving Cash While Flying
Check comparison airline shopping
sites such as Kayak, Orbitz and
CheapAir for cheap deals.
B...
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel
for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
...
Alternative Travel Methods: Rail
Rail is an excellent
travel method for
safe travel and great
views.
Bring snacks or plan
...
Alternative Travel Methods: Cruise
This is a restful
and entertaining
way to travel from
one destination to
another.
Cruis...
The wise man travels to discover himself.
- James Russell Lowell
Lower-Cost Lodging
Lower Cost Lodging
Consider
travel
websites
for the
best
lodging
deals.
Call
hotels
where
you
would
like to
stay.
Look for...
Lower Cost Lodging
• Try Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity to
find good deals.
Travel
Websites
• Try for a bargain by dea...
When preparing to travel, lay out all your
clothes and all your money. Then take half the
clothes and twice the money.
- U...
Cutting Food Costs
Consider all-inclusive hotels where food is included in the lodging
cost.
Order water with lemon during...
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I
remember, and remember more than I have
seen. - Benjamin Disraeli
Smart ...
Smart Shopping
• Look for outlet malls. You can find great deals
here a lot of the time.
• Do homework before you leave. L...
The journey not the arrival matters.
- T.S. Elliot
Miscellaneous Tips
Miscellaneous Tips
• Travel for work. Finish your work, then enjoy
your destination.
• Work travel can save you a signific...
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even
encountered myself. - James Baldwin
Vacation “Rehearsal”
Vacation “Rehearsal”
• Rehearse all your plans to gather as much knowledge as you
can prior to the actual vacation.
• Sket...
Vacation “Rehearsal”
• Create a budget for each aspect of the trip, including travel
and transportation, lodging, food and...
Summary
• Regardless of how you’re traveling, you can create a budget
that helps you stay within your means.
• Be travel s...
We hope you enjoyed your Special Report!
Curtis Roese is an experienced professional with extensive experience in
personal...
This Free Course Includes:
 A Complete 80+ Page, 16-Module Home Study Course in PDF format
 Companion Worksheets and Che...
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With the economy, it’s tough to save money, especially enough to take those trips you love. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could figure out a way to keep traveling? You can, by learning to travel on a budget.

Drawing up an overall travel budget is a must. And whether you travel by car, plane, rail or cruise, you can limit your travel costs to get there. Plus, traveling by car affords some special advantages to save on food costs.

Lodging can be found very cheaply if you look in the right places. And shopping smartly for souvenirs can also keep you within your planned travel budget.

With some planning and foresight, you can experience all the places you’ve always wanted to go while preserving your budget.

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Traveling on a Budget

  1. 1. TRAVELING ON A BUDGET
  2. 2. • Saving money is tough in this economy, especially when it comes to doing what you love: traveling. • By learning to travel on a budget, you can save money without sacrificing this enjoyable occasion. • Draw up a travel budget regardless of how you plan on traveling. • Some planning and foresight can allow you to preserve your budget while seeing everything you want to see.
  3. 3. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine Plan an Overall Travel Budget
  4. 4. Plan an Overall Travel Budget You must actually have a budget to travel on a budget. Research your trip and make educated guesses about costs. Consider costs associated with lodging, food, exploring, sight seeing and shopping.
  5. 5. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. - Seneca Car Travel
  6. 6. Save Money on Getting There • You can save money when you decide to travel by car. • Get the cheapest gas that you can no matter where you are. • Use GasBuddy.com and its Smartphone app to find the cheapest gas in your location. • Tune up your car in preparation for your trip.
  7. 7. Food Budget by Car • Have a daily budget for food that you can stick to. • Be frugal during the drive so you have money left over for your destination. • Bring favorite snacks so you spend less “eating out” during your trip. • Bring a cooler along for cold drinks and snacks. • Use a plug-in cooler if you plan to travel a lot.
  8. 8. Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a few trips around the sun every year. - Unknown Flying
  9. 9. Preserving Cash While Flying Purchase tickets at least 3 months in advance for the best deals. Buy flights online rather than by phone. Check out individual airline websites such as ATA, Southwest, Frontier and Spirit.
  10. 10. Preserving Cash While Flying Check comparison airline shopping sites such as Kayak, Orbitz and CheapAir for cheap deals. Be flexible about flight dates, times and layovers for the best deals. Check out baggage fees and other costs associated with each airline. Most airlines charge for checked bags.
  11. 11. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson Alternative Travel Methods
  12. 12. Alternative Travel Methods: Rail Rail is an excellent travel method for safe travel and great views. Bring snacks or plan to buy all meals on the train. How will this impact your budget? Traveling by rail can be a vacation in and of itself.
  13. 13. Alternative Travel Methods: Cruise This is a restful and entertaining way to travel from one destination to another. Cruises can be inexpensive when traveling on a budget. Avoid day trips and drinking alcohol to keep costs down on the cruise.
  14. 14. The wise man travels to discover himself. - James Russell Lowell Lower-Cost Lodging
  15. 15. Lower Cost Lodging Consider travel websites for the best lodging deals. Call hotels where you would like to stay. Look for B&B Inns and family- owned hotels. Stay in hostels.
  16. 16. Lower Cost Lodging • Try Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity to find good deals. Travel Websites • Try for a bargain by dealing directly with the hotel you’re considering.Call Directly • These places offer completely new experiences at great prices.B&B Inns • Dorm-style lodging and shared bathrooms make this a very inexpensive option.Hostels
  17. 17. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. - Unknown Cutting Food Costs
  18. 18. Cutting Food Costs Consider all-inclusive hotels where food is included in the lodging cost. Order water with lemon during meals, avoiding costly beverages. Look for small, family-owned restaurants. Try to buy specials to save money. Check out the menu prior to sitting. Check out RetailMeNot for details and coupons.
  19. 19. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli Smart Shopping
  20. 20. Smart Shopping • Look for outlet malls. You can find great deals here a lot of the time. • Do homework before you leave. Look for the best deals from place to place. • Use your smart phone. ‘Yowza’ And similar apps can help you get great deals and coupons. • Bargain! You can get a good deal when you are willing to negotiate.
  21. 21. The journey not the arrival matters. - T.S. Elliot Miscellaneous Tips
  22. 22. Miscellaneous Tips • Travel for work. Finish your work, then enjoy your destination. • Work travel can save you a significant sum since travel is likely paid for. • Look for no-cost activities while traveling. Many museums offer free admission days, for example. • Enjoy open air flea markets, parks, historic districts and town architecture for free activities.
  23. 23. I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. - James Baldwin Vacation “Rehearsal”
  24. 24. Vacation “Rehearsal” • Rehearse all your plans to gather as much knowledge as you can prior to the actual vacation. • Sketch out all the details of your trip, including where and when, what you want to do and how to get there. • Where do you want to go, and for how long? • Look for all available forms of transportation, including air, car, cruises, and rail. • Explore lodging options in and around the city.
  25. 25. Vacation “Rehearsal” • Create a budget for each aspect of the trip, including travel and transportation, lodging, food and more. • Have a food budget for each day of the travel and the actual vacation. • Figure in all transportation costs including taxis, busses, and rental cars. • Include extra costs in your budget for things you want to see and do or purchase. • Rehearse the entire trip from beginning to end for the most thorough travel budget for your vacation.
  26. 26. Summary • Regardless of how you’re traveling, you can create a budget that helps you stay within your means. • Be travel savvy when locating hotels and restaurants to keep your costs down. • Be fearless when you’re bargaining to get a great price. • Do a thorough rehearsal prior to your trip to gain information as well as insight into your dream travel destination.
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