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Budget Travel

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There's no better time than now for Canadians to pack their bags and start traveling. A strong Canadian Dollar coupled with shockingly low flight prices means Canadians will see huge savings on travel when compared to previous years. In fact, in some destinations, Canadians are seeing their dollars go 36 per cent further than they did last year.
There are so many options out there, and many of them are economical choices. If you're just after a warm, sandy beach, then sure, go for the budget choice. But what if you've always dreamed of visiting some place that isn't known for being economical, like Australia? Should you throw caution to the wind and just go? Yes. GO.
High travel season is just around the corner and there's nothing quite like a pre-planned vacation to help get you through
San Francisco seems big -- but I soon realized that her size (surprisingly only 7 square miles), has little to do with the grandeur you feel while visiting, but everything to do with the big hearts and open minds of the San Franciscans themselves. Much has been written of her culinary and cocktail culture, her nature and leisure pursuits, but it is also one of the museum capitals of the United States.
Going to a spa on vacation can be expensive, but you don't have to give up on the idea of indulging in treatments on your next vacation. Scoring cheap spa time may be easier than you think.
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You don't have to travel around the world to make your dollar go further. It's no secret that Indonesia offers luxurious hotels on the cheap, and Thailand is one of the best for dining like a king on a couple of dollars. But there are a number of places here in the Western Hemisphere that allow you to pinch pennies and still have the time of your life. The following five affordable travel destinations should be on your budget-friendly bucket list.
As trivago's best value cities list shows -- calculated using the annual average price of a standard double room and the city's average hotel rating -- planning a Canadian getaway in the New Year will not only be fun, it'll also be affordable.
Trips across the border are becoming more expensive as the dollar continues to drop, but that isn't making our closest neighbour any less popular with Canadian travellers looking for that last summer vacation. Sneak in a wallet-friendly getaway before school starts!
As summer draws to an end, now is the time to squeeze in that much needed vacation. If you are open-minded and flexible, you can book an escape that leaves tomorrow or travel somewhere you never considered before.
Toronto's been getting a lot of love this year. Lonely Planet named it one of the best cities to visit in 2015, and now the city is ready to show the world what it has to offer when it hosts the Pan Am and Parapan American Games in July. With so many summer things to do in Toronto, it's no surprise that locals are calling it the best summer ever!
A visit to New Orleans when it's not Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival won't limit your opportunities to hear stellar big band and jazz. These days, brass enthusiasts bypass the French Quarter and head to the bars along Frenchman Street, where some of the city's best bands compete for the most coveted time slots. Start with a bottle of Abita beer and sophisticated jazz at the Spotted Cat Music Club.
Cruising is a very popular trend and it's getting more competitive within the industry all the time, especially in the mass-market area of giant ships. Therefore, empty cabins mean reduced revenue, and that's not something to make cruise operators smile; maximizing the dollar, pound, euro, or whatever currency you have, is their priority.
If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!
This year as we get down to setting our resolutions for 2014, why not set aside a resolution to travel more. Most of us like to travel and explore, or get a change of scenery -- with the family, as a couple or even alone. Here are the top seven travel tips to help you make 2014 your best travel year yet!