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Submit a Travel Tip and Get Noticed

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Did you know that you can read and share travel tips on our website and also get some attention for your travel blog? In addition to using Budget Your Trip to discover travel costs around the globe, you can also spread your knowledge to your fellow travelers. It’s super easy. Just log in and submit a tip for any city or country. And here’s the extra bonus: if you put the URL of your website on your Budget Your Trip member profile, the link will show up next to your name for each travel tip you submit, giving your travel blog more attention (plus a little linking love). When you log in, you’ll see links on the home page to submit a travel tip or update your profile. (more…)

Travel Post Roundup (Aug 14)

Monday, August 15th, 2011

It’s time once again to showcase some of our favorite travel posts and articles over the last few weeks. If you’re looking for some crazy stories, interesting photos, and travel inspiration, look no further! (And check out the videos at the end, too.) (more…)

Our Next Adventure: China and Mongolia

Monday, April 4th, 2011

We’re very excited to announce that in a few months we’ll be embarking on our next adventure: a two month journey through China and Mongolia. This is something we’ve had in the works for a while now, and we’re finally making it a reality. After our round the world adventure in 2009, we decided it was time to buckle down and make some money. Well, that got old. Now we need another vacation. And as many of you have learned, you can’t follow a year-long vacation with a one week vacation. It has to be at least a few months…. (If you haven’t learned the proper length of vacations yet, shame on you!) (more…)

Tips to Save Money During Business Travel

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Business travelers need to save money, too. Just like when we’re on vacation, in the business world money can be tight. In today’s economy, every Dollar (or Euro, or Yen) counts towards the bottom line. It’s still possible to be a budget conscious business traveler while still making a good impression on your clients. The following tips will help keep your company’s business travel budget out of the red. (more…)

3 Tips to Navigate China Without Speaking the Language

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
A guest post by Jeremy from Living the Dream

The superpower nation of China is big, not just in land mass, but in population as well. With about 1.4 billion people (that is 4 Chinese for every 1 American), and 12-24 hour train rides between each major city, the country is only recently trying to integrate on the world stage. Even with this recent push, certain traits have not been adapted to the world scale. One of these is the language barrier.

Over the years, many countries have grown with English becoming a second language for most people, especially in the service and tourist sectors. Resulting from this, it is easy to navigate around many places throughout the world without knowing the local language.

In China this is different, as it is somewhat difficult to meet people who speak English outside of your hostel and major attractions. This article is not implying that everyone should learn English, just that when traveling countries that have not adopted the language, especially in China, a few things need to be done differently.

The following are 3 tips are recommended to make your stay in China less troublesome when you are not able to speak the language. (more…)

Travel Blog Roundup (Dec 16)

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Here’s some of the best articles from around the travel community in the last week. All of them are very inspirational and worth reading.

Why You Should Always Negotiate

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

If you’ve traveled in a developing country, you’ve probably been in a situation where you need to negotiate a price. Actually, you’ve probably been in this situation hundreds of times. Whether it’s a taxi ride or a souvenir, in many places in the world it is perfectly normal and expected to negotiate for a price.

Many tourists and travelers have trouble with this concept. Depending on where you are, the item in question might only cost a few bucks at the most. But to that local shopkeeper or taxi driver, it could be a lot of money. Why not just give them that little extra that they are asking for? What’s the harm? They need the money, and they are supporting their families, right?

At the risk of sounding like a totally stuck-up snob, there are actually some very good reasons why you need to be negotiating for the things you buy in developing countries. At a personal level it feels good to give a little extra, but from a macroeconomic perspective, you are actually doing more harm than good. (more…)

Meet Plan Go Recap: How To Budget Your Trip

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I was honored to be on the panel of speakers at Meet Plan Go in Austin, and it was a great event. I hope everyone learned something and became inspired to travel! Naturally, I spoke primarily about budgeting (being the co-found of Budget Your Trip and all that).

When it comes to long-term travel, everyone always asks, “how much does it cost?“ My wife and I have done several long-term trips, and over time we’ve learned how to put it all together. It’s hard to get all of that “expertise” out in one night during an event such as Meet Plan Go, so I wanted to try to put some words down in writing that will hopefully educate those of you planning a trip. No, we’re not accountants or financial planners or professional tour guides. We’ve just done this enough times to the point where we’re comfortable hopping on a plane, knowing what to expect when we arrive, and how to figure it all out along the way.

Here’s what I talked about at the Meet Plan Go event in Austin (both on the panel and to individuals after): how to figure out your budget, factors that affect your budget, planning not to have a plan, and how to save money. (more…)

Taking Better Travel Photos

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

There’s no doubt that photography and travel go hand in hand. Many travelers hold their cameras as close to their hearts as their passports. But how do you snap those perfect images to capture the best moments of your trip? We’ve put together a few tips and resources to help you create the best travel photos for your album. (more…)

Our Ultimate Guide: How To Plan A Trip Around The World

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

In 2009, we spent eleven months traveling through Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We want you to learn from our experience, so we put together a trip planning guide: How To Plan A Trip Around The World. We cover everything from budgeting to packing, route planning to insurance, safety to vaccinations, and visas to round-the-world plane tickets. Combining our first hand experience with tips and resources from other travelers, we leave no stone unturned. And the best part is that we’re always adding more information to it as we gather more advice and stories from other travelers. (more…)

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