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How to Plan Winter Vacations on a College Budget

When I think back to last year’s trip to the mountains, I wonder how I got through my time on such a shoestring budget. Most years when I travel to the snow, my budget is not enormous, but I still manage somehow. This made me think, how much money does a person really need for a ski trip? What can people do to save costs? I think  it’s all about planning.  I’m going to share with you some great planning tips and tricks for hitting the slopes on a college budget.

Travel with a Crew

This is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to save. Traveling in a group and splitting expenses always saves me plenty of coin. Accommodation, food, drinks, transport and anything else you can think of. I often plan a trip with close friends or meet some college friends there; I always try to split expenses. One year I even met up with a friend of a friend. Always try to make connections that can save you money. Each time I have been introduced to a new friend, it’s made my trip more fun and saved me money. Continue reading

Tips on Finding Cheap Holiday Accommodation Deals Online

While most people love the idea of traveling, their finances don’t always seem to agree with their travel dreams. This is exactly why it’s so important to be an informed traveler, so you know the very best ways and places to find the cheapest holiday accommodation deals online. In fact, you may be able to save enough money that you can afford to also book a second holiday.

Here are some tips you can start using right now, so you can enjoy the savings.

Don’t Write Off Business Hotels

One of the first tips is that you shouldn’t automatically write off business hotels. Sure you may be traveling for pleasure, but did you know that business hotels often offer special deals and promotions during summer months? This tends to be the slowest months for business travel, so the hotels look to appeal to other travelers instead in hopes of still booking up.

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How to Budget for Studying Abroad


Studying abroad is one of the best opportunities you can take advantage of while in college – but it does come at a price. While some universities have programs that cost the same amount for studying abroad as they do at the home campus, many study abroad programs exceed the normal cost for tuition. In addition to tuition costs, travel expenses and costs while studying abroad can quickly add up. Here are some ways to budget so you are able to study abroad without stressing about the cost!

Cut Unnecessary Costs

In the moment, that pumpkin spice frappuccino from Starbucks and your Hulu account you use to catch up on your shows with might seem like dire needs, but getting rid of extra expenses like these is an easy way to start saving your money.
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How to Make Sure That Your Road Trip Will Be a Budget Experience

Without a doubt, road trips can be the experience of a lifetime. Even Hollywood has made endless films about the adventure, good times and occasional memorable misfortunes of a planned, or indeed unplanned road trip. In fact, when you think ‘road trip’ you may conjure up thoughts of famous films like Little Miss Sunshine, National Lampoon’s Vacation or even Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

But don’t be fooled, a road trip can be somewhat of a rough ride. Especially when you consider the rising prices of crucial elements such as food, accommodation and fuel.

So, in this article we take you on a smooth journey to discover our top tips in making your road trip a budget experience.

Cars cost

After gathering your favored companions, the next up on the road trip checklist will certainly be your mode of transport. Of course, this option can be anything from a bus to a push bike, in fact anything that can zip along a road at a reasonable speed is ideal for road trips. However, the most popular option for road trips are indeed cars.

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How to Explore Cancun on a Budget

Cancun is easily the hottest tourist spot in Mexico. With stunning beaches and plenty of places to explore, it’s easy to see why. Unfortunately, many travelers are put off by this destination because of the costs. It’s largely considered that Cancun is quite expensive for tourists.

However, this isn’t strictly true as you can easily explore Cancun on a budget. To figure out how here’s my short and helpful guide:

Cut Down on Transport Costs

You can eliminate a lot of spending by cutting down on your transport costs around the city. Choose buses over taxis as it’s well known that taxi fares can be pretty high during peak tourist season. Also, try walking to as many places as possible. You’ll be amazed at how many great tourist attractions are all within walking distance of the main city.

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