December 24th, 2009 by admin
Are Discount Travel Web Sites Really the Best Deal?
The Internet gives you easy access to so much information that you can become overloaded. When traveling this is definitely the case. Friends and fellow travelers tell you to book your trip on line yourself – you’ll save hundreds of dollars. But is that really the case? Will you be able to access the best and lowest deals? Isn’t it quicker and cheaper to do it all yourself? Maybe – maybe not.
Beware the discount web site. Don’t book on the first deal you see. It may claim to be the lowest fare, but you won’t know until you look around and surfing the web for the best price may take quite a while and time is money.
Research of web sites stating they will give you best deal shows up many times as an incorrect claim. Many big travel web sites pay homage to their sponsors and advertisers, by showing their ‘deals’ only. In the airline industry, a number of small carriers are ignored and they may well offer the best deal for you, but you won’t know if their information isn’t displayed.
Prices of air flights differ wildly on the Internet. Try it and see. Go to a number of travel sites and look for fares to Sydney, Australia. See what you get. And this is what you need to do when booking your travel through the web.… Read the rest
December 21st, 2009 by admin
If you are interested in taking a summer vacation, but you are concerned with the cost, you are not alone. A large number of individuals and families wish to take a summer vacation, but, due to the cost of many, most are unable to do so. What many individuals and families fail to consider is discount summer vacations.
Discount summer vacations do exist, but to many they are only a myth. There are just some individuals who believe that there is no such thing as a discount summer vacation. If they do believe that discount vacations exist, many assume they are only to low-quality destinations. If you are interested in taking a summer vacation, you are encouraged not to believe this popular myth.
To find discounted summer vacations, all you have to do is a little bit of research. Once you start looking, you will likely see that discount summer vacations are obtainable, for even the most popular summer vacation destinations. Discount summer vacations are obtainable thanks to vacation packages, online coupons, and price reductions.
Vacation destination packages are one of the most popular ways that you or your family can save money when taking a summer vacation. These packages are most often available through a resort. Theme park resorts, golf resorts, and beach resorts, all around the world, are likely to offer summer vacation packages. These packages may be considered all-inclusive or they may just cover a number of vacation accommodations. Vacation packages can easily be found… Read the rest
December 14th, 2009 by admin
The Best Way to Travel on a Budget
Well you won’t be traveling to Monaco and staying at a five star resort on a budget, will you? Maybe so! Mostly, traveling on a budget means finding the cheapest price for the experience you want.
When traveling on a budget it’s best to keep in mind the following points:
1. Travel in the off-peak seasons. You can save up to as much as fifty per cent off air flights and accommodation costs if you plan to travel in low season times.
2. Stay away from popular tourist spots (unless they are on your ‘must-see’ list). If you can go off the beaten track with your destinations, things can be cheaper to see and do and your cultural experiences will be richer.
3. Try camping. Not only is it the cheapest form of accommodation it’s a great way to get up close and personal to nature. It’s the best way to see National Parks and Heritage listed areas.
4. Look for special travel offers (or packages). But make sure you check everything that they include – and don’t include.
5. Invest in a travel pass where you are able. Most developed countries have a rail or bus transport system where you can obtain day, week or monthly passes that will get you around cheaply.
6. Get a work permit if you aim to gain employment while traveling overseas. Working can help… Read the rest
December 6th, 2009 by admin
Travel Jobs: Why They Suck (and How to Travel and Never Hold a Job)
Ever thought of finding a job that would let you travel around the world (or at least a region!) and get paid for it?
Sounds great, right?
In theory, sure. But in reality, holding a traditional ‘travel job’ is oftentimes more frustrating and annoying than holding a ‘regular job.’
You typically can’t experience the culture, activities, or people of the places you visit… because you’re busy working (and the work usually sucks)!
Even if you could do these things, you’d be hard-pressed to because you get paid pennies for your hard work.
Even if you made money, you can’t go to the places you want to. You go where you’re assigned or you get fired.
So, if you want to work like crazy and not even get to ‘travel,’ be my guest. Get a travel job.
However, if you WANT to earn a healthy income as you travel on your own pace and schedule, consider becoming a ‘traveling entrepreneur.’
No, you’re not selling snake oil or anything ridiculous like that. This is a simple method of using modern Internet technology to market products on the web… and get paid for doing so.
The products can be in ANY market you choose. A simple visit to Clickbank or Comission Junction will show you how many thousands of products… Read the rest