Tips on Budget Travel:
Travel Light or Carry On
Almost every airline charges for checked bags. Look into airlines that offer the first checked bag free (a few still exist) or bypass checked luggage all together and opt for just your carry on.
Track Your Purchase
Some airlines offer credit or vouchers if the cost of your ticket drops after you’ve purchased. Utilize tracking web sites like Yapta.com or Airfarewatchdog.com to see if the fare drops below what you paid.
Explore Home Exchanges
Sites like HomeExchange.com and lovehomeswap.com offer easy ways to find home swap opportunities around the world.
Choose Public Transportation
It may seem easiest to take a taxi from point A to point B, especially in an unfamiliar city, but public transportation is a much cheaper option.
If you only need a car for a few hours, instead of renting a car consider looking into a car share service like Zipcar or Enterprise CarShare.