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How to Search for Longer Term Budget Accommodation
Costa Rica

Here's how I went about my recent search for lodging in Costa Rica and how I found great deals on some wonderful little places for under $20/night when staying more than a week.

Destinations, Travel Tips

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Planning Your Trip, Part 1: Deciding Where to Go, Who With and When

I'm ready for budget travel! What are my first steps? Here's how to get your trip in motion.

Getting Started, Travel Tips

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Planning Your Trip, Part 2: Prepare, Pack, and Go!

You've decided when and where to go, now it's time to get into the real preparation for your trip!

Getting Started, Travel Tips

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Mosquitoes 101: Your Guide to Bite-Free Travel

New to world travel? Here are some serious tips to get you ahead in the mosquito game!

Everything Else, Leaves and Critters, Travel Tips

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What Exactly is Travel Clothing and Why Bother Buying It?

Bringing the right type of clothing can make traveling so much easier and more comfortable! Here are the best types of clothing and fabrics to use when creating your travel wardrobe.

Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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How to Keep Cool Traveling In Hot Humid Climates

Don't we love our tropical destinations! But the heat, the humidity! Being too hot can drag you down and ruin any trip. Follow these tips to make the heat much more bearable.

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10 Smart and Easy Travel Safety Tips

"An ounce of prevention...." they say. You don't have to be paranoid, just be smart and you'll be less likely to fall victim to travel-related crime.

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How to Wash Your Clothes While Traveling

Because you have such a small wardrobe, doing hand wash is a regular part of traveling.

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Understanding Buddy Pass Standby Travel

Using airline employee benefit passes is risky but can be a great way to save money and gain flexibility with your travel. It's important to know the details before you commit.

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What is Budget Travel?

You'll hear many serious travelers talk about the difference between vacationing and travelling, exploring, wandering whatever you want to call it. In short, on a vacation, you are a tourist whereas a traveler strives to do as the locals do.

Getting Started, How to Travel Cheap, Travel Tips

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The Process for Creating Your Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

Most advice is about what types of things to pack, but let's go over how to narrow it down to a functional capsule wardrobe that will work for you.

Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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Essential Toilet Tips for Foreign Travel

Obeying nature's call when you're traveling can yield some interesting results! Be prepared with some basics on how the rest of the world does it.

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Packing Light - Highlights on How to Pack Small

Still wondering how on earth you get all your stuff into one carry-on? Here are some basic tactics for packing light.

Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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How to Speak Broken English

English is usually the common language you'll find to speak with both fellow travelers and with locals. But be polite and put effort into speaking in a way that others can understand you!

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Ubiquitous Things - Phrases, Food, and More

The world is a wide and varied place but there are a few things you can count on wherever you go.

Everything Else, Travel Tips

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Common Travel Scams to Watch Out For

Particularly as budget travelers, you are visiting poorer countries. Countries where the local people can benefit greatly by get ....

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Deciding to Take Your First Budget Adventure

It might take a bit of faith for your first trip, but it's so much easier and more rewarding than you might think.

Getting Started, How to Travel Cheap, Travel Tips

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Packing 101

Having just the right things with you in one lightweight bag will make your trip so much more enjoyable.

Getting Started, Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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Packing Light - What Do I Really Need?

The sport of bringing as little as possible while still having what you need is a challenge I've welcomingly accepted.

Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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How Can I Afford to Travel So Much?

There is absolutely no reason to spend a fortune in order to travel. Some people spend money on an expensive car, some on concerts or designer clothes. I spend my money on budget travel.

How to Travel Cheap, Rants & Musings, Travel Tips

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The Undergarment Strategy

Panites, undies, knickers, pants, boxers, shorts ... How to get by with just a few pair while traveling.

Packing/Gear, Travel Tips

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Pre-Departure Travel Checklist

You're bound to forget something! But make sure you have a few essentials taken care of before you leave and you will travel with an easy mind.

Getting Started, Travel Tips

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Be Careful ... Be Respectful ... Have Fun!!!

Basic tips for a successful journey

Getting Started, Travel Tips

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7 Tips for Vegetarian Travelers

Everyone has their own line. Keeping that line in place while traveling, well now that's the interesting part.

Food, Travel Tips

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Using Your Phone While Travelling Internationally

FREE international calls and texting, local SIM cards, offline maps. The basics of how to use your phone while traveling.

Technology, Travel Tips

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