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Travel means new experiences.

Experiences are worth far more than things. They give us memories forever rather than the immediate high we get from tangible goods which wear out with time. It’s no wonder that these experiences make us happier in the long term.

When Experiences are Worth the Money

That’s why sometimes, I don’t mind spending more on travel. It’s expensive, but it’s worth it.

Well, let’s reword that. It can be expensive. When we honeymooned in Mexico, I was perfectly all right with paying more for a nice hotel with beautiful amenities–especially because one of those amenities was a 24/7 security staff. We could have stayed in a $30/night beach hut, but I wouldn’t have been able to sleep at night.

Examples of Big Savings on Popular Travel Desitnations

Yet, there are tons of ways to save on travel. These techniques can help you give yourself and your loved ones experiences they wouldn’t typically be able to afford.

For example, we once spent six days at Myrtle Beach in a hotel on the beach during peak season. It was glorious, and we were able to do it for under $1,000. Total.

Another time I spent three nights in NYC for under $400. That number is inclusive of accommodations in the heart of Times Square, travel to the Big Apple and back home, and food and entertainment. Oh, boy, was there entertainment!

Travel Well on a Budget

Your budget shouldn’t restrain you from seeing the world. There’s so much to experience. So many people to meet. And so incredibly much to learn.

To learn all of our tips and tricks to make your sojourns fiscally possible, check out our travel archives below.

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Frugal Fun at the Wildlife Refuge

There is no shortage of things to do when you visit Ft Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. Make sure to make time for this super affordable wildlife adventure.

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Bowman’s Beach vs Estero Island

If you're going to be in the Fort Myers area, here are reviews of beaches both on Sanibel Island and Estero Island. Know before you go!

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Free Entrance to National Parks in 2019

Here's how to get free entrance to national parks in 2019. Click here to see tips for both the United States of America and Canada.

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Cheapest Ways to Rent a Car & Get Discounted Accommodations

This booking site will helped her get much cheaper car rentals. Take a look to see how much money it could save you. Plus some hotel booking tips!

How I Scored Two Free Flights to Japan

Check out how she got two free tickets to Japan--she didn't even have to pay fees! Love that she has tips on how you can get started to do the same.

Want more travel hacks, tips and tricks? Travel and Femme Frugality go way back. Click the ‘Older Posts’ button above to see more.