Happy New Year everyone! We hope the holidays were great and that 2014 is a fantastic year for you all. Here’s our first Friday post of the new year to help you make your travel dreams come true!
First off, who is in the Central Texas area and wants to attend a fun show to hear from a traveler extraordinaire who changed his life to travel? Our friend Jeff Jung, who has been living in Colombia the last few years, is having a fun and informative travel event – “Am I There Yet? The One-Man Show: Tall Tales and Life Lessons From a Global Journey” in Fredericksburg in two weeks. Get your tickets now.
This is actually a good little piece about how to shave the cost off traveling in Europe, and where to look for free and low-cost stuff. As the article says “Traveling costs money, there is no way to get around it, but with some advance planning and smart money management you can do it economically!”
Does Travel Insurance Cover Weather Problems? “The several big recent storms—and the many airline cancellations that resulted—raise the question of the extent to which travel insurance can help to recoup your travel investment. The short answer is that at least some of it does, at least sometimes. But you find lots of variation.” The more knowledgeable you are of your policy the fewer potential headaches you’ll encounter.
Tips for Travel Saving in 2014 “Break a resolution yet? If any were travel-related, here’s some good news: In 2014, you can save while staying the traveler that you are…. Here are four issues about which budget travelers of good faith can differ, and some tips on cutting costs no matter which side of the debate you’re on.” This article reinforces the idea that properly using resources on the internet allows us all to travel longer and for less money.
British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries… WITHOUT using a plane “The 33-year-old adventurer, from Liverpool, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world – without using a plane. Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days – all on a shoestring of just $100 a week.” Inspiration for all independent travelers!
Travel Giveaways, Contests and Deals!
Enter for your chance to win a trip to Disneyland!
Win a trip to Spain and Morocco from the Travel Channel
Win 2 roundtrip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies
Air New Zealand – Win a Trip to Middle-earth
Traveling really is a good thing to do, hope to meet other travelers someday. So which place would you recommend for an awesome tour?