We are now in an age of have more options than ever before when it comes to accommodations. Budget hotels, hostels, Airbnb
Airlines who run sales and specials on a regular basis, are the best way to secure a cheap ticket and bring that $6000 ticket to around $1500-$2000 (non-refundable).
This is not a drill.
These are the types of big lessons and small delights that make trekking a worthwhile pursuit at any age.
Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide to indulge in days of hanami, flower viewing parties.
Fares to Europe drop substantially during the shoulder season. To save even more, travel to Eastern and Central European countries not on the euro.
Online booking sites like Priceline.com and Hotwire.com have been helping hotels fill empty rooms at steep discounts for years now. But with recessionary times, come recessionary opportunities to take advantage of consumer's penny pinching desires, and a rash of companies are jumping in the game.
The New York Times' Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, dispenses advice on tracking down the most inexpensive plane tickets possible
During these tough times, a few of my recently downsized friends have optimistically referred to their layoffs as extra vacation