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The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Posted by on 7:41 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel | 8 comments

The Top 5 Frustrations When Booking Your Hotel Online

Booking hotels via Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s) like Expedia and Booking has become very easy and convenient. Meta search websites like Kayak and Trivago have become so mainstream that they’re household names.

Before the internet, being able to find any information about hotels was the problem, and the above mentioned websites emerged to solve this. But now, 20 years later, shifting through the information is the problem, and the same websites are doing very little to help.

In fact, a closer look reveals that they are doing the opposite. Actively working to make the booking process confusing.

From misleading claims about discounts, to giving a false impression of room availability, and rushing you into booking decisions; in some cases OTA’s have become so bad that government authorities have stepped in to take action.

Especially for those of us who are passionate about travel and booking our own trips everyday, booking hotels online has become frustrating.

Here are the top 5 frustrations about booking hotels online (don’t worry, there’s a solution!)

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Budget Hacks: How to Save Money in Everyday Life so There’s More Money for Travel

Posted by on 6:26 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 33 comments

Budget Hacks: How to Save Money in Everyday Life so There’s More Money for Travel

When it comes to travel, money (or lack there of) is often quoted as the biggest obstacle. But it shouldn’t be.

Figuring out how to save the money for travel can be quite overwhelming, but there are many ways to cut back on everyday expenses if you’re willing to reassess your priorities.

You don’t need to be rich to travel the world; with a couple of creative strategies you might be amazed at how quickly you can accumulate a savings.

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Coming Up With Extra Cash to Make Your Travels Last That Little Bit Longer

Posted by on 12:21 pm in Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 6 comments

Coming Up With Extra Cash to Make Your Travels Last That Little Bit Longer

If you’re planning a major trip, or are in the middle of an extended period of travel, you might be worried about how you’ll be able to keep your standard of living at a consistent level.

Coming up with extra cash is particularly hard while you are on the move, but thanks to modern technology there are a few ways to get around this.

There are also many hacks you can embrace to save money while still enjoying the creature comforts you crave. Here are just a handful of ideas to try out if you want to travel without making too many sacrifices on the way.

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Why a Credit Card is Now a Must for Traveling

Posted by on 10:13 pm in Blog, Budget Travel | 10 comments

Why a Credit Card is Now a Must for Traveling

It’s fair to say that most of us rely on our credit cards when travelling. With the ease of using a card for international payments, the protection they offer, and amazing travel rewards, it makes sense too.

It’s incredibly important to practice fiscal responsibility, and use a credit card responsibly, and if you can do that, there are a lot of benefits to having one in your arsenal.

The following are reasons why credit cards have become a travel essential.

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Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Posted by on 4:21 pm in Australia, Blog, Budget Travel, World | 40 comments

Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Sydney is one of the most amazing cities in the world, but it can also be one of the most expensive.

From a morning cup of coffee to a bunk in a hostel, the cost of visiting Sydney often catches travelers off guard, and might be a little bit higher than you were expecting.

However, you don’t have to let a trip to Sydney break the bank! Here are our top tips and tricks for saving money while visiting this incredible city.

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Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

Posted by on 9:41 am in Australia, Budget Travel | 16 comments

Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

While it’s true that the majority of Australia’s population and tourists can be found along the stunning coastline, you’ll find the nation’s true culture and heart in the Red Centre.

Follow this helpful guide to obtaining frequent flyer points to make your next Outback adventure as affordable as it will be memorable.

I’ll show you how to earn points, use the pay+points option, and even buy points to top up your Qantas or Virgin frequent flyer points.

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How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Posted by on 1:12 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 22 comments

How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Imagine this: you’re scrolling through Facebook or swiping through your Instagram stories and you see one of your friends bragging about how they just booked a flight from D.C to New Zealand for $327 roundtrip.

You do a double take and wonder “How did they do it? Are fares that low even possible?”

They are indeed, and that’s what you call a mistake fare.

Mistake fares are exactly that – a mistake. It’s when airlines publish incorrect ticket prices like this $327 roundtrip from Washington D.C to New Zealand. They’re great for us as travelers, but not so much for the airlines.

Wondering how to catch these elusive fares? Here is everything you need to know about them if you want to visit your dream destinations for cheap.

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Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Posted by on 5:06 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Road Trips, Travel Tips | 26 comments

Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Whether you’re renting a car at home for a day trip, or abroad for a longer journey, the numbers can add up really quick. Especially when you consider the daily cost of the car rental, paying for gas, and any extras you may need like the use of a GPS, baby seat, or exceeding your mileage.

While some destinations have great options for public transportation like buses or trains, others leave you with few options but to rent a car. And what are you to do when you’ve already spent so much on a trip and you don’t want to overwhelm your budget even more?

This guide will share the best tips for saving money when renting a car. There are a surprising amount of discounts out there if you know where to look, as well as tricks for saving when you book.

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Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

Posted by on 5:52 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Greece | 26 comments

Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

Traveling on a budget may be easy for some, but to many people this can be quite challenging. But when it comes to Greece, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to resort to wild camping to travel on the cheap. All it requires is some proper planning.

Greece is an incredibly popular tourist destination, though despite this, the country has taken a hit economically, and travel here is incredibly cheap. When compared to other European destinations, it is a bargain and it gives you an array of things to do on a small budget.

If you are looking to visit Greece, here are our favorite frugal tips to get you started.

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How to Choose a Hostel in London 

Posted by on 9:15 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips, UK | 38 comments

How to Choose a Hostel in London 

For those who aim to see the world but have limited funds, hostels are a lifesaver. These budget accommodations offer a good night’s sleep to those on the go, offering a variety of rooming options at various price points.

London is an expensive city, in which a hostel can make a significant impact on your travel budget. Here’s some expert advice from Safestay London for choosing the hostel of your dreams and avoiding the horror stories that deter so many from this great travel option.

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