frugal vacations

Why You Should Never Buy Souvenirs

Souvenirs are a nightmare for the frugal traveler. From high markups to exploitative labor, souvenirs are a lousy way to bring travel memories home.

Got Extra Space? Make Money and Meet Travelers With Short-Term Rentals

If you like meeting new people and playing host, offering short-term rentals of your extra space might be an easy and fun source of extra income.

8 Ways To Get More Time For Yourself

Schedule a break in your busy routine before your routine schedules a break in you.

7 Steps to Market Your Extra Space as a Vacation Rental

Tell your extra space to get a job — turn a spare bedroom into a vacation rental for friendly, frugal-minded travelers.

5 Happening Places to Hit Up in Estelí, Nicaragua

For an awesome winter vacation spot, head for the Nicaraguan highlands, filled with food, wildlife, and friendly people.

Taco Tuesday: The Inner Mechanics of Budgeting on Vacation

I recently found myself sitting around a dinner table in Hawaii with a number of new traveling acquaintances. We met at the place of accommodation we were staying at, and enjoyed e

The Easiest Way to Save Money on Vacation

It’s the easiest thing to do, and yet the hardest. But employ this technique, and not only will your wallet thank you, but so will your family and friends back home.