Welcome to the Travel Remedy.
You will find here information on finding the lowest airfare,
the best ways to travel, how to pack, tips on combatting jet lag,
how to travel on a tiny budget, and more. What more could you want to know
about travel? In case you don't find something here, we have a great links
section, too. Just click on the links to the left and you're on your way.
But before that, you can start saving on your own once you get there: Shopping and Sightseeing tips
- It’s vacation, so you want to go to the best restaurants and the best shops, spend LOTS of money, take a cab everywhere, go to the theater and symphony and opera, and get lots of things. And then you come home broke. Be careful and watch where your money goes – but don’t just watch. Keep a budget of spending before you go and keep track of your expenses on the trip.
- Ask a relative or a friend to drive you to and/or from the airport or bus/train terminal.
- Never use the hotel in-room mini-bar. They’re ridiculously expensive. Instead, walk across the street to the convenience store. Or go down to the bar or restaurant.
- Avoid making purchases in tourist/vacation areas. Souvenirs are great, but they and other things can be found for a lot less in stores away from the hot tourist spots.
- If you know someone in the area, ask them to show you around. They might be able to get passes (from local libraries) for local attractions, and at the least they’ll know what to see and where to buy touristy stuff for less.
- Before traveling overseas, check the local price of items you intend to purchase there. A doohicky thousand miles away may seem like a good deal at $50, but you might have been able to get it back home for only $20.
- If you can find someone local who knows the prices, ask them what the real price of things should be. They may be able to direct you elsewhere. Also, in places where you can bargain, do so. Expect that foreigners get charged several times over the regular selling price of items, so even if they seem cheap to you, you may not be getting the best deal you can.
- Finally, it's good to be organized and plan what you want to do - so make a budget plan and itinerary. But
be prepared for the unexpected - and be spontaneous. Travel is fun!