11 ways to slash travel costs

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you always have to compromise.

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Apr 29, 2014 6:58PM

1. Instead of Disney, go visit the world's largest ball of twine.

2. Hitch hike to your destination - it can be both adventurous and scary.

3. Save money on hotel fares by bringing along a refrigerator box.

4. Beg money from strangers to pay for your meals.

5. Avoid tourist traps by instead traveling to impoverished destinations - they could sure use your money.

6. Want a real Wild West, shoot'em up vacation, try Chicago.

7. Some food people toss in the trash isn't half bad, become a dumpster diver to save on meals.

8. Why pay expensive commercial plane fairs when you can slip inside the wheel wells and ride for free.

9. Banks have money, bring along a gun and a mask, just make sure you're a good runner.

10. You got friends?  Tag along with them and welch off of them like a politician.

11. Stay home, buy a 6-pack of beer, rent a movie and relax at home.

Apr 29, 2014 10:23PM
The BEST way to slash travel costs is to stay home and walk from one room to another. 
Apr 30, 2014 12:35AM

well, instead eating at restaurants/fast food, if your accommodation has a refridgerator & there is a supermarket nearby, stock up on prepared salads, sandwiches, fruit etc

Apr 29, 2014 9:27PM
Get arrested for a minor crime and spend two weeks in a luxurious jail cell with free cable TV and meals....
Apr 30, 2014 8:18AM
My dad always said this about vacations , "if you looking to save money, stay home"
Apr 30, 2014 10:21AM
never travel and know nothing about the world whine about your life online blame everything on the president and think it makes you sound intelligent This will save you a ton of money
Apr 30, 2014 9:24AM

Most of these ideas involve flying... I reduced a lot of vacation costs by driving instead of flying.

I've also found several nice and interesting spots that I'd missed while flying over them.

Apr 30, 2014 12:26PM
Take a trip to Spain, Greece or Iceland and get a taste of what the U.S. will soon be like.
Apr 30, 2014 12:03AM
You will have the time of your life, flying with us..
Apr 30, 2014 1:46PM
We Skype to Spain 1 or 2 times a month to our friends (RN-Mech. eng.) have temp jobs now and then. This has been going on for years. No hope in site - the socialist here are doing the same plan?! Liberalism is a mental dis-order.
Apr 30, 2014 11:43AM
Have the power turned off , Then set up a tent in the living room with a roaring fire with plenty of  wienies and marshmallows and let the tub over flow for that babbling brook effect  ....What the hell's a vacation?
Apr 30, 2014 4:53PM
Apr 30, 2014 12:14PM
What is your opinion regarding all inclusive hotels?
May 7, 2014 1:54PM
Or you could run for president and make the taxpayers pay for all your lavish vacations!
Apr 30, 2014 1:48AM
Build a rocket stove instead. Drink beer and invite your red neck buddies over to watch it go. What could be more fun than sharing some brotherly "Look at er go". Or "Dang Boy ain't that sumthin?"
Apr 30, 2014 2:39PM
My point exscouserinsocal is they saw the failure of big gov and bought a place in s.a. and can now move when ready to a supposed 3rd world country(gdp7%) . Again I say use your vacation time for productive exploration you will be glad you did.
Apr 30, 2014 11:07AM
To those in the know 3rd world is becoming 1st rapidly. I advise fact finding trips to places that may be the only option after the socialist finish the US. Since the new norm of voting for stuff, Clinton rises and the US becomes un-affordable. The storm builds look to the horizon.
Apr 30, 2014 1:03AM
dont take a vacation ,ever! this will help the oil companies to go broke!!
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