If you want to travel really cheap, go overseas
safely, find the best online fares, or learn how to live out
of a day pack for a month, then bookmark this site.
is no longer for sale, but is free! All chapters are linked to
below. What's in the book? How to take only carry-on luggage...
safely carry money... RV camp for free... negotiate lower room
rates... save the 8% federal tax on plane tickets... get a 2nd
Cheaper than a hotel and more fun? See Chapter 12.
Where to hide money and documents. Chapter 16.
Magic words for the lowest hotel rates. Chapter 13.
Unusual vacations and travel plans. Chapter 20.
Steve, I would like to
thank you for sharing your... book with me. I found this information
and travel tips useful and of much help. Though I live outside
the USA, to be more precise in Russia, I managed to use some
of your tips in my travel. - Elfina
Travel Tips, News, and Featured Pages
Try Two Tickets - I checked online for airfare from Traverse City,
Michigan to Tucson, and the cheapest round-trip ticket available.
However, there were regular $199 specials to Vegas from Traverse
City, and Las Vegas to Tucson was only $161. The savings may
or may not be worth booking two flights. In that case I would
have saved only $91. But it was a difference of over $1,000 when
we went to South America using this strategy. Plan carefully
though; you probably won't get a refund if your timing is off
on your connections.
Free Campgrounds - Years ago we camped in our van for ten days at
Williams Landing, east of Tallahassee, Florida, on Lake Talquin.
It's a beautiful place, and there were hot showers. It cost nothing,
and you can stay up to two weeks. There are free campgrounds
like this scattered around the country. Ask an RVer, buy a Woodall's
Campground Directory from an RV dealer, or Google "free
Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador - Baños de Agua Santa, usually just called
Baños, is in the Andes Mountains, at the foot of the volcano
Tungurahua, in Ecuador. A bus from Quito, eighty miles to the
north, will cost you less than five dollars. Once there, you
can soak in one of the hot springs, go to one of the discos or
other bars, and watch a volcano... Continue
Leftover Foreign Coins - Traveling abroad means paying in a foreign currency.
In exchange for your well known local currency, you will be given
an exotic collection of notes and coins. Getting used to the
notes is the easy part. The coins often prove... Continue
Get Checked Out - It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor
or even a Travel
Doctor before you head overseas.
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