Budget Travel

An affordable vacation shouldn't feel cheap. We show you how to plan a dream trip that keeps your wallet happy.
Happy father giving high five to his young boy as he is teaching him how to ski during the winter.
US Ski Resorts Where Kids Ski and Snowboard for Free
South Beach
13 Free Things to Do in Miami
Zilker Park
18 Free Things to Do in Austin
A bus traveling down an empty road in Ethiopia
I Traveled Through 8 African Countries on Public Transportation—Here's What I Learned
Peru, Machu Picchu region, Female traveler looking at Machu Picchu citadel and Huayna mountain with three llamas
The Best Backpacking Destinations in South America
A train going through Alaska
10 Ways You Can Travel Sustainably on a Budget
Entrance to Universal Orlando. People are walking and taking picture of the sign above the entrance arch
Your Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Ticket Prices
Cute woman watering plants at home
How to House Sit Your Way Around the World
Historic Studio Cabin in Cane Beds
The 9 Best Arizona Cabin Rentals of 2022
Hand holding a smart phone displaying a flight booking app
Best Online Travel Agencies for 2022
an entrance of Walt Disney World Resort. Some cars are visible.
The Complete Guide to Military Discounts at Disney World
Cincinnati Observatory
8 Things to Do for Under $10 in Cincinnati
Illustration of solo traveler looking for a table while dining
The Surprising Ways Solo Travelers Are Discriminated Against
singapore-skyline
10 Cheap and Free Things to Do in Singapore
Rabelo boats moored in Douro River
10 Things to Do in Porto for Under 10 Euros
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Al Bastakiya
10 Free Things to Do in Dubai
View of Lisbon
10 Things to Do in Lisbon for Under 10 Euros
France, Paris, Bistro on Ile de la Cite
10 Great Things to Do in Paris For €10 Or Less
People walking on white sand beach near clear blue water with covered green and yellow boat in the foreground at Negril, Jamaica.
Discover the Caribbean Islands with the Best Value for Travelers
Couple shopping in outdoor market, Bangkok, Thailand
What $100 Can Get You in Southeast Asia
Hoi An at sunset, Vietnam
The World's 10 Best Destinations for Backpackers
The graffiti lined buildings of old city at night
How to See Panama City and the Panama Canal on a Budget
Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide, including Toronto.
Costly Mistakes Made by Uber Riders
Red rocks of Sedona
Budget Travel Tips for a Trip to Sedona, Arizona
Tourists boarding at airport departure gate
Is It Safe To Book a Hacker Fare?
Bison roam the Black Hills of South Dakota
Budget Travel Tips: South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands
Missouri Botanical Garden
9 Things to Do for Under $15 in St. Louis
RV parked in front of The Stratosphere Hotel Tower in Las Vegas
RV vs Hotels: Which One Is Cheaper?
Hostel life with students
Should You Book Your Hostels in Advance?
Futuristic skyscrapers in Hong Kong, global banking and finance
What Is an Exchange Rate and What Does It Mean?
Canada, Quebec, Quebec City, Vieux Quebec or Old Quebec, Chateau Fontenac
Money Saving Tips for Planning a Visit to Quebec City
hotel room key
4 Annoying Fees and Taxes That Add to the Cost of Your Caribbean Vacation
Big Ben and a red bus in London
A Student Traveler's Guide to London: From Budget to Lodging
Elevated view of the village of Oia in Santorini, Greece
8 Common Travel Mistakes Tourists Make in Greece
Women using phone to navigate while driving
These Are 7 Common Road Trip Mistakes Travelers Make
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
7 Ways You Can Travel More This Year
Los Angeles City Hall
25 Best Free Things to Do in Los Angeles
Pigeon Square in Sarajevo, Bosnia
How to Rock Your First Solo Travel Experience
Container Ship Aerial Photo
Want to Cruise on a Cargo Ship? Here's What You Need to Know
Train travel is efficient, but high-speed trains often aren't covered on rail passes.
Find the Cheapest Train Travel for your Next Trip
New York Scenics
Spirit Airlines Offers Cheap Fares and No Frills
London shopping mall
The Best Cheap London Shopping Spots for Women
Sign for the VM1 Hostel in Bangkok
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Hostels
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Take These Budget Travel Tips to Cabo San Lucas
The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drump Corps marches near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.
Visit Washington, DC, on a Budget
Shared hostel room
How to Keep Your Stuff Safe in a Hostel
colorful hostel bathroom
What to Expect in a Hostel Bathroom
Container vessel on Baltic Sea
Why You Should Travel by Freighter
The Mayan Ruins in Tulum
Your Complete Guide to Laid Back Travel in Tulum, Mexico
Pai countryside, Thailand
5 Destinations that are Perfect for First-Time Travelers
St. Louis, Missouri
Free Things to Do With Kids in St. Louis in Summer
People walking down the brooklyn bridge with the manhattan skyline behind them
10 Great New York City Travel Experiences That Cost Nothing
Copper Coast, Ireland
How to Visit Ireland on a Budget (and Still Have Fun)
The Good Sam Club
Why You Should Join the Good Sam Club Before Your Next RV Adventure
Walkway along the water with a view of the Skyscrapers
Budget-Friendly Reasons to Visit Panama
Foreign Coins
10 Creative Things You Can Do With Leftover Foreign Coins
African American woman tourist holding a map in New York
New York City Travel Guide for Backpackers
Women at a Youth Hostel
What is a Party Hostel?
Seniors are eligible for discounts at many hotels.
Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
Hotel Fees Can Run Up Your Bill
Hotel Fees to Look Out For - Don't Be Fooled By Low Prices Alone