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“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.”               -John Steinbeck

Seeing the world on a shoestring, budget travel is as much a mindset as it is a way to plan your travels. From finding the best deals to low- or no-cost ways to explore the world both near and far, budget travel makes it possible for anyone to take an adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.  From backpacking, bicycling, camping, riding the rails to hitching a ride along the way, the way we think of budget travel is limited only by our imagination.

Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest offers a great Budget holiday

By Jackie Jones

Dubbed "Little Paris" by many affectionate citizens and tourists, Bucharest's stunning beauty and rich history make it a popular spot for leisure travelers and history lovers.   Read more

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Wallonia, Belgium: A Budget and Family Travel treasure

By Jackie Jones

When looking for a relatively cheap, active holiday, many travelers tend to overlook Belgium. However, one of its three federal regions, Wallonia, might hit all the buttons for a family holiday.   Read more

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Camping gear for light snow.

The Best Way to Pack a Backpack for Camping

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Packing a backpack for camping can be tricky, especially for new hikers. Columbia and Timberland both make excellent backpacks for outdoor use.   Read more

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