Friday Travel Dreaming – 7/19/13

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

We are now in Cuenca, Ecuador and loving it! For such a relatively small country Ecuador has an incredibly wide variety of places to see and things to do. And it’s a GREAT destination to stretch your travel dollars as well. We’ll post more specifics on traveling in this great country later on. For now, here is this week’s list of useful travel posts.

How Travel Makes You Smarter, Sexier And More Productive

LPJust in case you are looking for that little extra incentive to hit the road for the first time or more ofter, here’s an article by Lonely Planet that discusses four great reasons why travel is good for you in many ways.

Budget Travel By Bike – How You Can Do It For $14 Per Day

bikesTraveling by bike is not only a great way to travel inexpensively, it’s also a great way to actually experience a destination. This BootsnAll article talks about the benefits of benefits of traveling on two wheels, and it also gives some good tips on how to do it.

How To Travel The World For Free [by house sitting]

housesittingJust like doing home-exchanges, house sitting is a wonderful way to travel for very little money. Not only do you save on accommodations, you also save a ton of money by not having to eat at restaurants all the time. In this article a couple talk about the benefits of doing it, and they give great resources (websites) and tips on how you can do this too.

And here are some of the contests with great trip prizes that we found this week that you can easily enter:

Win a Trip to San Diego, including airfare for two and hotel stay

Win airfare on Hawaiian Airlines & 4 nights Grand Wailea!

Win a Trip for 4 to Colorado Springs

Disney Parks Monstrous Summer Sweepstakes – Win a family vacation for 4

Travel well!

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About Keith Hajovsky

Exploring and photographing different parts of the world is my passion, and I enjoy helping others do the same. Whether backpacking, staying in 5-star resorts or anything in between, I believe experiencing and interacting with other cultures enriches our lives and helps us to better understand the complex world we live in.
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