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4 Types of Loans You Can Get for a Vacation

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4 Types of Loans You Can Get for a Vacation

Many of us are ready to take a long-awaited vacation after putting it off for over two years. However, despite not having spent much while being locked inside our homes, inflation is sending the cost of travel sky high.

Traveling on a budget has become increasingly difficult since the cost of transportation, airfare, and lodging has all increased dramatically – made worse by the spike in the cost of feul, since Russian oil was removed from global supplies.

But if you’re really determined to pursue your travel goals this year, there are still ways to afford the cost. If you’re able to manage them responsibly, and within your means, vacation loans are available to cover your expenses. We have compiled four types of loans you can consider.

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Covering the Basics for Your First Boat Camping Trip

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Covering the Basics for Your First Boat Camping Trip

When people think of camping they instantly think of throwing up a tent on a (hopefully) flat piece of ground, surrounded by nature, engulfed by starry skies, and (hopefully!) without too much wildlife in your food supplies.

But another form of camping is starting to trend, by the edge of the water; on the water!

Whether you keep your boat by the shore and do camp on the coastline, or throw down your anchor with a cabin inside, here are some simple tips for covering the basics of boat camping if it’s your first time.

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3 Tips To Avoid Paying Too Much For Travel Insurance

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3 Tips To Avoid Paying Too Much For Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is something every avid traveler needs to deal with. It is crucial for making sure we don’t lose out on the thousands of dollars we spend on international trips.

Without it, you could find yourself in debt after a ruined vacation. But many people are unaware of what insurance they need – and even what they already have, meaning they often pay too much.

To avoid overspending, you need a clearer idea of what is covered by your current policies and what travel insurance covers. Here are 3 tips to help you spend wisely!

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Staying in a Hotel VS Couchsurfing: Pros and Cons

Posted by on 11:52 am in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel | 0 comments

Staying in a Hotel VS Couchsurfing: Pros and Cons

When we think of all the factors around accommodation, and what we consider when choosing a place to stay, there are a few key things it boils down to: cost, location, safety, and level of comfort.

Staying at a hotel vs Сouchsurfing is the very definition of traditional vs new age accommodation; the sharing economy (couchsurfing) has completely dirupted the travel industry since the early 2000’s, and now there are a huge range of alternatives to the traditional hotel model.

But that’s not to say that hotels have lost their relevenace, in fact, they’re still as popular as ever.

Each of these ‘ways to stay’ has their pros and cons, and neither has to be an exclusive choice / travel style; ie you may decide to stay in a hotel for one trip, and that courchsurfing suits your purposes for another.

Comparing the two and trying to decide which one will suit you? Let’s delve in to see the pros and cons of both options.

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How to Spend $100 a Day in Madrid

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How to Spend $100 a Day in Madrid

When it comes to exploring Europe on a budget, it’s very hard to beat Madrid. One of the cheapest cities in Western Europe, though one of the richest when it comes to history, architecture, culture, and food, the Spanish capital is a dream budget trip.

It’s absolutely possible to spend as little as $100 a day in Madrid, including your transport, accommodation, activities, and food. While often overshadowed by Barcelona, Madrid is packed with free museums, impromptu street performances, and delicious tapas – which are often free too!

Visiting Europe but only have $100 a day? Madrid is for you!

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How to Score Cheap Airfare Flights in 9 Simple Steps

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How to Score Cheap Airfare Flights in 9 Simple Steps

Are you in dire need of a vacation right now? If so, get ready for a week off while you’re exploring hundreds of aggregators, booking sites, and airline websites to score cheap tickets for your next holiday!

Sound familiar?

Airline tickets usually don’t come cheap, so those of us who scour the web in search of cheap flights usually put in a considerable amount of time to find them.

But time is money too, so here are some tried-and-tested strategies that will help you discover cheap flights faster than you’re used to.

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Remember to Budget for These Unexpected Travel Expenses

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Remember to Budget for These Unexpected Travel Expenses

Taking off on an adventure is always a thrilling experience. It provides a break away from the burden of work and offers an opportunity to discover new destinations and experience new adventures.

However, sometimes the best travel plans don’t always pan out because unexpected travel expenses may throw off your budget and adversely impact your trip.

These unexpected travel expenses range from several things: from last-minute purchases to hotel reservations and emergencies. Our advice? Remember to budget for them!

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Essential Tips for Traveling on a Budget

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Essential Tips for Traveling on a Budget

International travel may be taking off once again, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the budget to book a holiday overseas.

Many of us have seen our incomes take a hit during the pandemic, which probably has you wondering how you can work in some vacation time without racking up too much debt.

While international travel can be expensive, there are many ways you can cut down on costs. Often, it just takes a little more planning, creativity, and sacrifice.

There are dozens of ways you can still manage to enjoy a getaway without having to be stressed about how you’ll pay it off later. Here are my top dozen ways you can travel on a budget post lockdown.

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Most Beautiful and Unique Campsites in Europe

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Most Beautiful and Unique Campsites in Europe

We often picture camping as simply pitching a tent in the middle of the woods somewhere, but many of today’s European campsites offer a whole lot more.

Whether you do indeed enjoy roughing it a bit in the wild or are looking for more of a glamping type experience possibly along the Mediterranean with no lack of amenities, there’s a campsite to suit any personality.

From camping on a nearly deserted English island or high in the Swiss Alps to not even having to camp in the great outdoors at all, Europe offers the chance to enjoy some pretty crazy campsites. Here’s a look at some of the most notably beautiful and rather unique campsites worth a visit.

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The Benefits of Going on a Local Staycation

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The Benefits of Going on a Local Staycation

While I readily admit I have a preference for international travel, there’s nothing stopping me nor anyone else from experiencing a rewarding vacation right in their own backyard.

Staycations are a great option for travelers who may be short on time, have limited finances, or when there’s a global pandemic that forces a country to ban its citizens from traveling internationally as I’m currently facing.

While a staycation may not seem as exciting as holidaying in a far flung exotic destination, there are a number of benefits from holidaying at home. So why not consider staying within your own locale and take advantage of what your own city or town can offer.

There’s never been a better time to embrace staycations. The current pandemic has seen many countries close their borders to tourists and many of us have taken a financial hit due to ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.

Whether you simply don’t have the means to travel internationally right now or don’t feel motivated to deal with the many Covid-related travel regulations and restrictions that have been imposed around the globe, consider planning a staycation and realize for yourself why it may be a rather enticing idea.

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