HostelWorld is currently having a competition to win not just one, but three amazing adventures. All you have to do in order to enter this competition is book a hostel on their website by the end of September.
Until June 17, readers of BudgetYourTrip.com can take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount at GetYourGuide.com! They have a great selection of tickets, tours, and activities all around the world with no hidden charges or booking fees. They also offer free cancellation and 24/7 support!
Need some help figuring out where to go this summer? This new ranking of cities shows the wide divide between the most expensive and cheapest travel destinations in Europe! While some cities are very pricey, others can be very affordable, and you might be surprised at some of the results. The ranking shows that many cities in Western and Northern Europe are predictably more expensive, while other cities in Eastern Europe are much lower in cost and can be quite affordable and accessible for many travellers. Even though Western Europe is generally more expensive, smaller and medium-sized cities can still be very affordable, and arguably provide the same level of entertainment, history, and culture of larger European cities. Check out the full list to see where your favorite city stands in the rankings!
Enter by April 3rd for a chance to win a tour for two to Spain, Italy, France, or other awe-inspiring places in Europe. Entering the contest is quick and easy!
Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!
This summer, we’re headed west on a road trip through the U.S. and Canada. As the founders of BudgetYourTrip.com, our true passion lies in travel, but it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to “get out there.” Beginning in June, for three months we’ll hit the road on a family camping trip visiting the big cities, national parks, and everything in between. And yes, we’re taking our 3-year-old daughter with us.
Yes, it’s true – visiting a foreign country can be cheaper than living at home. Depending on your travel style and your destination, traveling abroad can be significantly cheaper than the sum of all of the costs associated with living in the U.S.
Our infographic, Traveling Abroad is Cheaper than Staying Home, shows how the costs stack up. We compare the cost of living in five U.S. cities to the average costs of travel in five different countries around the world. The results can be quite surprising and inspirational.
Many travelers take off every year, leaving their jobs, homes, and belongings behind to experience the joy of long term travel. Hopefully some of these statistics in our infographic will encourage you to do the same. If you can give up your job for a little while (or if you’re unemployed), and can minimize your expenses at home, travel can become a financial reality.
Vivid Sydney started in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and now is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and attracts over 1.7 million visitors. This festival is also one of the world’s most important creative industry forums, mesmerizing free public exhibitions of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations as well as a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Sometimes the desire to travel grabs you and never lets go. That’s exactly what happened to Stephen after he took his first journey to a foreign country. His trip to Ireland sparked that flame inside that all travelers are familiar with. After that, he just didn’t want to go home. So he took off again and started a travel blog and made his passion a priority. We asked Stephen to fill us in on some of the details about his life, how he travels, where he’s been, and what motivates him to keep on going after so much time on the road.
I asked a group of experienced travelers how to go about packing for a trip. When I reached out to this intrepid group of travelers for their advice, one key theme emerged: take only what you really need. Also, I asked them about the common concept of “packing light.” I asked these travelers if they pack light, and most said they do, but many still struggle with the concept. So how do we pack light and what does that really mean? What have these expert travelers learned over the years, and how can we benefit from their advice?