Budget Travel Tips with Frugal Footsteps
Here you will find great Budget Travel Tips to keep each trip you take frugal, yet simple and practical.
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Here Are Frugal Packing Tips...
Use these tips as a guide to maximize budget travel and frugal savings...
1. Carry-on luggage:
Carry-on luggage should include at least one change of clothes rolled up and placed in the bottom of the bag. By folding in half, and rolling it up it takes very little room.
Checked in luggage can be lost, so if you are checking in luggage make sure to have one change of clothes.
Be sure to have all toiletries meet the standards of security check points. Since these checkpoints are always changing, be sure to check in with the current policy. Standardly, all liquids must be under 3 oz.
If it's a weekend trip, try to pack everything in a "bin sized" piece of luggage and avoid checking luggage since most airlines have fees for this. Keep in mind that laptops in a separate bag is considered carry-on.
Here's a great cheap travel tip: Buy small plastic "pill sized zip-lock bags"' which are available at most drugstores. Place all lotions, potions, and other products in zip lock bags that are just enough for your trip. This cuts way back on space and avoids buying travel size products at highly inflated prices.
2. Checked in luggage:
Once again, pack as light as possible to keep budget travel costs down. Rolling clothing (rather than folding) can work with many garments. This allows you to pack more in your suitcase and provide more room for other accessories. Only take what is absolutely necessary and keep in mind blow dryers, shampoo, and other amenities are provided by most hotels.
3. Fanny pack/PersonalTravel Pouch:
Keep passports, tickets, personal identification, and other travel documentation in a fanny pack, or attached travel pouch that you wear. Also keep smaller "hard to replace" items in this pack (such as hearing aids, contact lenses, medication, camera, phone).
4. Bag of snacks:
You can take an empty water bottle to fill since any water taken across security will have to be dumped. Hydrate often with water-- this not only keeps budget travel costs down, but it's much healthier. Avoid sodas, or alcoholic beverages since they dehydrate the body.
Trail mixes with nuts and sesame sticks (starches) can be a healthier snack that gives a substantial "tie over" in between meals.
Nutritious snack bars that can serve as a meal replacement are also a good idea to pack as well.
This bag of snacks should fit into your carry on to make sure you qualify for the carry on standards (usually two carry ons-- one that fits in the overhead bin, and the other fitting under the seat in front of you).
Pre-arrange travel upon landing before you take the trip. Most hotels will know the cheapest transit from the airport to the hotel (if you are not using a rental car).
Leave time in your schedule for unexpected delays and make inexpensive alternative options.
Internet Savings on Travel...
To take advantage of Internet savings on travel, it's important to plan your trip well in advance.
By doing this, you can scan the different discount sites and get the best costs available in booking rooms, booking car rentals, and booking flights.
The best website we have found
for budget travel, is Cheap-O-Air.
Cheap-O-Air has been the most competitive and guarantee to offer the lowest cost in air travel and hotel.
This "one stop" convenience will also save you money.
to check out there site.
They offer 100,000 million flight options and 85,000 hotel options.
For car rentals,
Dollar Rent A Car offers great budget travel
options for car rentals.
to go to Dollar Car Rentals.
also has affordable options for car rental. Both of these choices are competitive, but do keep in mind a location nearest you when you do compare prices. Click here to go to Enterprise for price comparisons.
Remember that your auto insurance usually covers car rentals. Check with your current insurance plan and ask if you can waive additional "car rental insurance fees" to save more.
Most auto insurance companies cover this expense for you.
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