Tips on Saving Money on the Road

With everyone pinching pennies and tightening their belts in the face of higher oil and gas prices these days, vacationing seems like a luxury most of us simply can’t afford. But if you choose your destinations carefully and take advantage of a few tricks, you can still make traveling the joy it’s supposed to be.

Tip 1: Overnight trains and buses
This is one way to kill 2 birds with one stone, save time AND money. By opting for a train or bus you save one night’s accommodation and cover distance at the same time.

India, and Thailand’s overnight trains are quite comfortable and not much more than a night’s accommodation. Waking up to a fantastic sunrise in Northern Thailand while speeding along to the rhythm of the tracks is one of this writer’s most cherished travel memories.

In Spain, however, the overnight train can be quite costly, so check the prices carefully.

As for overnight buses, none compare to Turkey. Coffee, tea, cakes, clean rest stops, and lemon cologne put Turkey’s bus system in a league of it’s own.

Tip 2: Pick a hotel that delivers the extras
Some hotels offer a place to sleep. Other hotels offer a place to sleep, plus complimentary

How to Choose the Right Camping Stove

In this article, I go over the different things that you have to look for in a camping/backpacking stove. I look at what is important and what is not, why you should care about getting the best camping stove there is.

Camping and backpacking can be wonderful, but after a long trek through the wilderness, you might feel like having a warm meal. Of course you can light a fire to keep you warm and boil water, but a warm meal might be nice. There is no quicker and easier way than using a camping/backpacking stove.

When it comes to choosing the right camping/backpacking stove you need to consider several factors like where you’ll be using the stove, how far you have to carry it as well as other factors like the kind of fuel you may need to use to light the stove. Now, I will show you 3 main factors to pick a good one.

1. Main Fuel Types

Canister – For short overnight stays, propane camping stove or isobutane fuel systems are good.

– Pro: They are compact units and easy to use as well.
– Con: On the downside, they cost a lot and the fuel is hard to gauge.

Liquid Fuel

Tips for Family Flying

Flying can be an exciting and enjoyable experience, especially if you are heading out on a family vacation. Here are some airline travel tips to make your trip as smooth as possible.

Getting a good seat is important, especially if you are going to be traveling on a long flight. When booking your ticket, you can often get a copy of the seating plan for your particular aircraft. Take a look at it before deciding on your seats. You’ll need to make your decision on whether you’d like an aisle seat, a window seat, or perhaps you’d like to sit on the exit row which has more leg room but may have non-reclining seats on some planes. Keep in mind that children will not be allowed to sit on the exit rows, so don’t select these seats if you have young children flying with you. If you don’t get lucky on the seating when you book your flight, you can ask for better seats when you check in. This doesn’t always work but it’s worth a try. As a last resort, if the flight is not full, the flight attendants will often allow you to switch seats if you ask them

Best Adventure Travel Takes Several Days to Travel

When you crave for the best adventure travel, you got to have time for it because it takes several days travel for it to become a real adventure. If you are employed and you only have a day or two to spare, forget it and just take your regular travel package which takes between two to four days.

When I was younger, I was fond of adventure travel, but since I was employed then, I was only allowed 15 days of vacation leave and time was so tight I had to do several things within the 15 day time frame. It was a dream and several years later, it is still a dream. Now that I am self-employed and have lots of time, it doesn’t appeal to me as much as it used to because I am already old and my travel preferences have changed. Yes I have experienced it in my younger days though it was done locally in nearby places. To those die-hard adventure travelers, here are several tips to guide you to a trouble free trip:

Make sure you have enough time to spare. One week should be the minimum. Why? This kind of travel involves a lot of

How to Prepare Yourself For an Adventure Travel

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There are people for whom travelling is a big part of their life. The love to go to places where they can relax and forget everything about their ordinary day life. And there are people who are more of the adventurous type who would rather enjoy the day exploring the forest canopy in Costa Rica or discover the beauty of the wilderness of Siberia. But no matter what adventure you are planning for, it is always best to be prepared, so you do not take any unnecessary risk when travelling to a foreign country and doing risky business.

In the next sections you can read a series of tips for your next adventure; no matter if the trip goes to the wilderness or just a more normal family adventure destination. Most adventurers long to experience the adrenalin rush they get by going to new and unknown territory. They get a huge satisfaction and gratification by the feeling of uncertainty and newness when going to a new place. However, you should always know what you are doing. Travelling involves a risk; especially if you

Benefits of Using a Camping Pad

Are you a camping enthusiast? After you have bought a sleeping bag and a tent, the next most important item you must consider is a camping pad. A comfortable cushioned mattress makes a difference between a good nights sleep where you wake refreshed in the morning, or, a rough night without sleep and waking up tired and grumpy. Waking up refreshed makes a difference to how much you will enjoy the coming day…

Some people may consider a sleeping pad or an air mattress to be a necessity, whilst others still think they are an optional choice. For people who have used them, they say with certainty they are worth the expense and simply wouldn’t consider going camping without one.

What are the primary benefits of a camping pad:

they add a layer of installation against hard ground
add comfort
additional warmth
help to maintain body temperature
keep you dry
They are a useful add-on when you need comfort and keep warm. One of the biggest risks when camping in cold temperatures is hypothermia. A camping pad ads an extra layer of insulation and cushioning to help the body maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night.

When you start your search for a camping

How to Save Tons of Money on Food

You are on vacation in some foreign place, and your stomach starts growling because it is time to eat, however you look at your wallet and realize you don’t have much money left, so what should you do? Some people underestimate on how much food can cost you when travelling abroad. Therefore it is critical to ensure you budget yourself so that you have enough money for your food and drinks! Here are some great tips for budget travel on how to save tons of money on food.

Tip 1.) Eat at the local establishments and not at the hotels or fancy restaurants

One big money saving tip for food and beverages, is to eat at the local establishments, instead of at the hotels or fancy restaurants. Eating at hotels and fancy restaurants, typically are very expensive, and limited with choice and portions. By eating where the locals are eating, you will be guaranteed to have the most authentic culinary experience, along with the most affordable prices. This is very true when you travel to Asia, where you will probably get the best food at cheap prices at the street stall food vendors and “mom and pop” restaurants.

Tip 2.) For alcoholic beverages,

Availing Cheap Airfare to Travel Destinations

Traveling is diversion from the people’s busy working schedule and thoughtful for their home. But, since traveling might prove costly, some of us may afford it. Hence, if you wish to travel, however, having restricted budget, you must discover an inexpensive airfare. The cheap airfare would help you in traveling and enjoying a good vacation.

You can avail cheap airfare to travel destination by following these tips and tricks:

1. Find out the place you desire to visit and choose for the action you wish for in such a site.

2. Search for cheapest airfare online for your selected place, but pick flexible departure and arrival flights date. Persisting on precise departure and arrival flights date for flying would cost you more.

3. Flights must be booked several weeks before the vacation. It may lead to cheap airfare. It is because some travelers have bought the tickets plus the airlines don’t determine the flights popularity in that period.

4. Book the round trip flight instead of one-way flight. Nearly same taxes are applied in both cases, and therefore one-way flight generally become much costly than round trip flights. Also, the promotional rates are applied to the round trip flight and are always easy to

Airline Travel Tips to Follow Before Boarding a Flight

Are you planning to fly to your place of interest anytime soon? Well, before you plan your holiday, it is very essential to bear in mind certain important things to avoid any last-minute hassles and make your vacation a memorable one. Following travel and luggage tips will help you plan your tour in a better way:

1) Airline

• If you have planned your tour during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year, it is better to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure. This is because these weeks are the busiest times of the year and the security check lines are very long. Similarly, most airports are extremely crowded on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons.

• In order to reduce the possibilities of a delay, it is advisable to prefer a non-stop flight over a break flight. As the air traffic is comparatively less in morning, the early morning flights are very less likely to be delayed.

• At the security check of almost all the airports, passengers are asked to remove their footwear. Therefore, it is always better to wear clean socks and slip-on shoes.

• As the passengers are required to furnish their identification proof several times before

Tips and Guide For Budget Travelers

Budget travelers generally look for various ways to cut down the cost and save as much cash as they can while travelling. It is a very good and wise effort because it does not mean that you have to compromise on fun factor or enjoyment factor of your travel. There are in fact many ways to save money on travel. And with few tips and guides, considerable amount of cash can be safe.

•Firstly, you can have alternative in form of economic air travel and international travel. You can easily find cheap airfares and save lot of money on cheap travel.
•You can find good accommodation in budget hotels or hostels. Hostels are best way to have fun at much reduced price. Most of the hostels are very economical and provide good social atmosphere.
•It is best to make advance booking for accommodation and other services.
•Local sightseeing in travel and tourists buses cost much less than hiring private cars and wagons.
•Another easy but one of the effective way to have easy and budget travel is to pack light and carry only required luggage.

•This will help in free movement as well as no extra cost has to be paid for