Sure the year may have just started, but you deserve a vacation. Thankfully, with some planning, budgeting, and a few tricks along the way, your dream trip is within your reach. So where will your travels take you in 2019?
Traveling the world can be enlightening, enriching, thrilling, and treasured. However, one thing it rarely is is cheap. Part of conundrum can be attributed to the high costs of airline tickets and accommodations, while some of the extra expenses can actually be traced back to mistakes we're making as travelers....
One of the best things about being self-employed is the ability to travel wherever I want and being able to get my work done along the way. That said, the key to being productive while on the road is planning ahead and making sure you have everything you need.
As someone who's visited all 12 of the Disney Parks worldwide, I definitely know how expensive they can be to visit. Luckily, in my many experiences, I've also learned a few ways to keep your costs down. While it's always nice to enjoy the finer things that Disney has to offer — such as Deluxe hotels, fine dining, and more — I've found that going the thrifty route actually works out better in the end as you can afford to visit again and again!
Whenever you’re booking a trip, it can be easy to forget about all of the fees and expenses you’ll face when it’s time to do your traveling. Whether it’s hotels charging for WiFi and tempting you with their minibar, airlines tacking on charges for checked luggage, credit cards hitting you with transaction fees, or your cellular provider ransoming your data plan, these expenses can really add up.
Road trips are a quintessential American pastime that, in my estimation, have only gotten better in recent years. With more fuel-efficient vehicles, apps that lead you to the best gas stations, and (of course) the Internet allowing us to find cool things to do pretty much anywhere in the country, hitting the road can not only save you significant coin compared to flying but also offer an abundance of fun along the way.