Our last Friday post of the year brings you all best wishes for the holiday season and the new year!
May we remind you, if you are still looking for last minute gift ideas, that the Kindle or PDF versions of our Updated, 2nd Edition of How to Travel for Free (or pretty damn near it!) make great gifts and can absolutely be ordered – and delivered – up to the very last second! Get your Kindle version here or download the PDF version here – or, you can always still order the print book and we’ll even autograph it for you!
Two simple ways to lower your travel expenses in any country
One of the three basic principles we start out with in our book, for traveling on little or no money, has to do with where you travel to. Spending three months in Cambodia or Nicaragua is going to be way less expensive than two weeks in Paris or Tokyo. But even when you are traveling to expensive places, here are two sure-fire ways to still save money, and this article gives the details.
1) Limit your time in the big capital cities.
2) Limit your time in the big tourist draws.
Here’s a short quiz to test your budget travel instincts. Don’t feel bad if you don’t do well – we only got a couple right ourselves! Just proof that it’s always good to stay on your toes when it comes to the latest budget travel news, as it’s always changing.
The World’s Most Expensive Cities for Expats
We usually post about the cheapest places, but it helps to know the most expensive too. Some are no surprises – like Switzerland, Japan and Denmark. But others might – the #1 city was a surprise to me!
Volunteer Work in Europe
Speaking of expensive destinations, this article at Transitions Abroad gives a great overview of volunteer opportunities in Europe.
Contests and Giveaways
Enter for a chance to win a Norway getaway for 4 inspired by the Disney movie “Frozen”
Your Best Travel Photos of 2013 Contest – Win $2,000 from Jetsetter
Win a 5-day trip for two from the U.S. or Canada to Great Britain
Win a trip to Aspen
Aruba’s Ultimate Luxury Giveaway
Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season as 2013 draws to a close – we’ll see you after the New Year!
Shelley and Keith