Thursday, August 14, 2008

Can you still save money while traveling?

2009 will be my year! My year to travel that is. I refuse to spend another year just traveling to places in the mid atlantic states. One of my favorite bloggers Small Budget, Big Style has a great post about timing and patience especially for us in our twenties, and she talks about how she would love to travel to exotic locales but there are so many other things on the agenda that she has to do first. I totally agree with her but I feel like some things require significant planning and that is what I plan to do. So even though its August I am planning for a very special trip to Naples, Florida which I will be taking in April (i know i will need some r&r from my students around that time) and another trip next august that will be outside the United States.

I am thinking that I probably won't go to Europe in August because my dollars won't go far but maybe someplace in central/south America or the Caribbean where I can get my dollar to stretch. I will probably be able to get a pretty good discount for hotel thanks to my employee discount, but my question is:

What are some ways that I can save money while traveling?

Until next time, think prosperous thoughts

YBP

2 comments:

Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

YBP-
Thanks for the shout out in your post :- )

On another note, I am on the board of a new non-profit in Philly called SISTA,Inc. (Supporting and Inspiring Sisters to Achieve). Check out our website, perhaps some of your students would be interested in participating in the program?

http://www.sistaprogram.org/home

The Monogamoney Duo said...

Hey, you should go to Costa Rica or Belize. My mom and I went to a Yoga retreat in the mountains in Costa Rica. It was about $800 each, including all meals plus a massage, some day trips, etc. They pick you up from the airport and take you back ... Some friends did a similar thing at a surf camp in Costa Rica. Also, consider doing a home exchange ... that's what my husband and I just did. I wrote a little bit about it here:

http://monogamoney.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/
how-to-travel-to-paris-and-not-fight-with-your-spouse-about-money

Or if that link doesn't work just go to monogamoney.com and scroll down.