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Travel On A Small Budget

Apr 10, 2008
If you've ever been on a cruise before, it can be quite addictive. Some people only cruise during vacations and are totally compelled to travel as much as possible. One disadvantage to traveling is that it can get quite pricey - and we aren't talking simply about travel accommodations here, but the entire travel experience as a whole. If you want to travel but you are on a limited budget, here are some tips on how to go about it.

Go Off Peak

There are tons of cruise deals available to you at babyletscruise.com. There are specials for peak and off-peak seasons. Folks cancel their trips for many reasons and it is always to your best interest to check site and ask questions.

It is however, important to know just where you want to go. If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean or want to visit Vegas, there are a number of online based travel and accommodation deals available.

There are peak tourist seasons in most places; if you want a better deal, try to plan your trip sometime before or after the peak seasons of the place you really want to go to. (This, of course, varies for every county, state and country so you need to research this first.) Going on an off-peak seasonal trip not only places you in a situation where you are in less crowded situations, but you might even avail of better accommodations at half the price.

Book In Advance

Yes, you can save a lot of money if you book (and pay for) travel and accommodations in advance, preferably way in advance. The key here is to know exactly when travel and accommodation companies drop their rates. You can do this either by: spending a lot of time on the Internet; or have your favorite travel agent alert you of this sudden drop in prices. You can buy your tickets then.

If there are sudden rise in prices, these will not affect you anymore since you already have paid for your tickets and your lodging.

Pay In Cash

It's easy enough to splurge when you travel. In fact, you will often find yourself splurging on incidentals like candy, bottle water, or that pretzel from the street vendor. One way to keep your budget tight is to place a small amount of ready cash or travelers check in your pocket and avoid paying for anything with your credit card. With cash, you can actually see how much money you are spending, and how much more spending you can actually do before you run out of it. With credit cards, you actually do not know just how much you have actually spent on one trip until you get a statement from your bank.

If you really want to keep your spending at a minimum, set yourself a specific amount that you can use for the entire trip and stick to it. Unless of course you make a trip to an onboard casino and loose everything or maybe win something.
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Daphne Succes Cruise Planners, Independent Cruise Agent Owner, Licensed and CLIA Certified 1-877-554-CRUISE http://www.babyletscruise.com
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