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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.

Gargoyle lit in green looking over Paris at twilight to the Eiffel Tower.

Get Compensated for Your European Flight Delay

EU regulation 261/2004 entitles travelers to up to $700 for delayed and cancelled flights. Even if it happened years ago. Learn more here.

What the Doctor Said: How to Prepare for Travel

Here's how to make sure you're healthy before and during your next trip abroad. Visit the doctor -- it's more important than you might think!

How to Stay in Top 2020 Destinations for Free

Chasing that international arts festival or don't have a W-2 employer to cover conference attendance? Here's how to stay in top 2020 destinations for free.

A Meaningful Visit to Hiroshima on a Budget

While Hiroshima is a hub for shopping, visiting doesn't have to be expensive. You may not end up paying a cent--other than for okonomiyaki!

Making Accommodations Affordable in Japan

At the beginning of this year, I had no concrete plans to travel except to DC for a work conference. As I look back, I pause for a moment of gratitude. I was a little ping pong ball this year, bouncing all over the place. Getting work done and catching up with some of those Continue Reading »

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