Beyond the Taj Mahal: Things to do in Agra

Agra welcomes millions of visitors every year to visit the Taj Mahal. While the Taj Mahal is well-deserving of all the limelight, there are other tourist attractions in Agra that cannot be missed. Tourists who visit the Taj Mahal can easily visit monuments like the Mehtab Bagh, Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb and Fatehpur Sikri. Exploring all these monuments will give a decent understanding of the history of the Mughal Empire and how significant Agra was to its rulers.

How to Travel for Longer for Less

Flights may have dropped in price, hostels are still relatively cheap, food is a bit more manageable but long trips abroad can still work out to be expensive when you start adding things up. Here are a few ideas to consider which might help you keep your costs down as much as possible.

Our Summer Road Trip: 2017

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.

Why You Should Always Negotiate

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 to negotiate for a price.

Many tourists and travelers have trouble with this concept. Depending on where you are, it might only cost a few bucks at the most. But to that local shopkeeper or taxi driver, it’s 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?