From the Desk of the How-To Junkie for the "Traveling Junkie":
Howdy friend, who wants "to travel for vacation on a budget,"
Let me guess, you are looking for a getaway. By getaway, I mean vacation. Ah yes, the vacation that you've been dreaming about all year. Well you certainly deserved to! After all, what's the point of living and not enjoying?
Traveling offers that much needed relaxation to get away from everything with yourself or with friends and families. It allows you to clear your head and remember why life is so freaking awesome, and revitalize yourself to refocus your perspective on things.
But what's the biggest setback stopping our fellow travelers from doing it more often? Work? Time? How about the biggest hurdle of them all - money?
Let's face it, vacations don't come cheap. They cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of dough or lose a leg to afford it. You just may not know how to best go about it, know what to do, or are simply overwhelmed. Fret not!
On the other hand, perhaps you're one of those lucky folks who get to go on permanent vacation whenever you want and money is not an issue, but still, wouldn't you rather enjoy more savings and travel the smart way?
That's why we're focusing on the fastest way to get going on a vacation, regardless of whatever limited-vacation time you may have, and travel on a budget.
By being a "Traveling Junkie," you will know:
* How to plan a vacation fast even if you don't know where to go.
* How to find the cheapest flight deals the smart way step-by-step.
* How to book your accommodations to save tons of money.
* How to calculate your budget and not go over expenses.
* The secret insider tips only experienced savvy trailers know and do.
...and full-satisfied junkie more.
So what are you waiting for? Instead of dreaming about sipping coconut under a palm tree, be actually doing it! And send me a postcard while you're at it (even if you don't like coconut staying at some big city instead). Plan your vacation now!
Signing off. Your friend,
- The How-To Junkie
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Great reminders for vacation planning.
This mini-book points out that vacations can be a great time to get away and see new things but there is also a lot of stress involved in organizing everything. This guide reminds you of everything you need to know to have your vacation go over without a hitch. It reviews key elements such as: time, type of experience, booking a flight, accommodations, transportation options, activities, and especially budget. The chapters are extremely short and get right to the point. It reads like a 5-minute powerpoint presentation but it presents key questions that you need to ask yourself so you can create a realistic travel plan.
The most useful parts are the websites it mentions to use to book flights. I have used several of those mentioned but there are a few I will look at next time I decide to fly international. It also mentions clearing cookies in between searches. So many people don’t do this and miss out when flights suddenly are all the same prices on every website. Chapter 3 includes very helpful information about turning a layover into a “stayover” where you get out and see the city you are staying in. Best of all there are specific prices that specific airlines charge for a tourist package. Chapter 5 is also great for remembering all the different ways to travel and save money depending on what you want to do. Overall a strong guide for planning your vacation. I would say these are things everyone should know about before they purchase their tickets or make accommodations.