# Budget travel
Budget tips and ideas for travel and more
Are you one of those people who sit and dream about visiting a beautiful paradise with sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters, and plush palm trees? Well, I am definitely one of those people. But these types of dreams are on the minds of many people in the world today. You may be thinking that in today's high inflationary world, it might be impossible to travel yet alone make ends meet.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee on a budget
Some people call Gatlinburg "The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains". Others lovingly refer to Gatlinburg as "The Vegas of Eastern Tennessee". Whatever you call it, we had to see what this city is all about. One thing is for sure- Gatlinburg caters to tourists. If we've learned anything in our two years of travel, it's that tourist towns are not always easy on the wallet. So, we set out to see if we could tackle one day in Gatlinburg with a $100 budget. In this video, we highlight some "must-do's" in Gatlinburg and throw in some tips to keep your trip within budget.
DeLand On A Budget
Here are three different options on activities to do in Deland for under $20 per person. Want to see another city on a budget? Tell me where to go next in the comments! Don't forget to follow along for more Florida travel. Music by Reveille "Keep Moving". *Update* Old Spanish Sugar Mill may be closing in September 12. Sign the petition to keep them in business! <a href="https://www.change.org/p/save-old-spanish-sugar-mill?original_footer_petition_id=1690720&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=6&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAKf7CAIAAAAAYvHw2%2FiFEnlmYTgxNzFjNg%3D%3D">https://www.change.org/p/save-old-spanish-sugar-mill?original_footer_petition_id=1690720&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=6&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAKf7CAIAAAAAYvHw2%2FiFEnlmYTgxNzFjNg%3D%3D</a>
Is Disney World Still Magical After 45 Years?
Walt Disney World Welcome SignPublic Domain Pictures.net. I have promised my readers to take them with me as I embark on a year of adventure travels. An adventurer is more than a tourist, as adventure implies the unusual, the exciting, and the potential for danger. The danger in adventure travel could be likened to being as mild as shopping at Walmart on Black Friday to an actual life-threatening activity akin to doing any kind of household project with your spouse, the most dangerous of which would be wallpapering.
Winter Park On A Budget
Here are three different options on activities to do in Winter Park for under $20 per person. Want to see another city on a budget? Tell me where to go next in the comments! Don't forget to follow along for more Florida travel. Music by Hale "Where It Can Be Found"
Family Savings for Budget Travel
In our family (including our kids!), we will always choose a shared experience over any material possession or gift. This comes in all shapes and sizes for us: cheering on our favorite sports team, getting season passes to local amusement parks, hiking a new trail, but especially exploring new adventures while traveling. Because we have found this to be SO beneficial to strengthening relationships in our marriage and with our kids, we budget for and prioritize travel!On average, we try to do four week-long trips each year along with several other long weekend trips. While traveling, we have been to 5 continents, roughly 20 countries and countless cities along the way (some detailed in our vlogs!). This was all before our big adventure around the world so we’ve now added A LOT of stats to this. We realize this is a huge blessing in our lives to be able to do this. We also understand many family’s work schedules and/or finances don’t allow these experiences. However, because we have loved traveling as much as we have, we want to share with you a few ways that we save money while traveling. Our hope is to encourage you to step out and try something new with your family. So let’s get to it; here are 7 ways our family saves on travel.
Opinion: Seven Unspoken Rules of Couchsurfing
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, from which I earn a small commission. Welcome to the Couchsurfing bible. If you want to have a successful Couchsurfing experience, these are the 7 rules you’ve got to follow.
Couchsurfing: The Free Way to Get Accomodation for Young Travelers
Would you be willing to stay with strangers? And is there a hidden cost?. Disclaimer: This story contains affiliate links to books I've written. If you click and purchase, I get a small commission. Thanks!
My Exploitative and Awkward Couchsurfing Stories
Most people genuinely enjoy helping travelers see the world, but there are many that will take advantage of your situation as a Couchsurfer. The notes of these two experiences with Couchsurfing weren’t exactly the same as the first in Rome, which I wrote about here:
How I Moved to Tokyo at 18 and Visited Nearly 30 Countries
From a 20-something Year Old Who’s Been to Nearly 30 Countries. Think you need lots of money to travel? Think again! Travel tops the bucket list of many, but so few believe they can travel for more than a week or two each year.