Sunday, February 10, 2008

Inexpensive Travel

Inexpensive can travel in principle two possibilities. First, you need to download the best deals on the specific things you want. This approach, however, is very limited. For example, if you have the lowest price for the best hotel in Honolulu at the height of the season, you save money, but still very expensive one room. Trying to get exactly what you want - you want, or believe - is a costly affair, in travel and in life.

The other approach for the bon voyage is an opportunist. This may be difficult for some, and is totally unacceptable for others. However, the passenger travelling on the trip, the most to learn, and most do, opportunists.

When I for the first time in Ecuador went I went because it was cheap. If it's not that I had a wonderful time what - elsewhere. A month costs $ 1045, including airfare, a $ 130 fee for a driver's license, around me at the beginning of the glacier covered Mount Chimborazo, and everything else.

I cut the costs incurred by a bus from my home in Michigan to Miami. Go and return: $ 158 round-trip flight to Quito from Miami costs $ 256, because it is a messenger of theft. This meant I voted for some baggage (automotive), and could not by racks.

I have never felt bored or stolen. I had a good time eating, where it was cheap and clean, efficient and interesting things, and travel around the country to rise Chimborazo. I also met and fell in love with my wife Ana.

How can an opportunist Traveler

Can you drink rum at a dollar per bottle, instead of your favorite beer? Can you instead of eating chicken steak? What about attractions of the first visit to the availability and dance on the streets of the festival disco?

As passengers opportunistic, you have more fun, and almost anything you want - finally. Simply stop trying to get exactly what you want, when you want. If the guide of Chimborazo had not dropped its price from $ 200 to $ 130, I have $ 2 for a bus near or hiking on El altar, another major of the Andean mountains. He could have left me with enough money for several other smaller adventures.

There is a lot to learn about how to travel cheaply. On our last trip to Ecuador, for example, my wife and I have discovered a way to save $ 1000 on airline tickets. The right information, you can store a lot of money. A flexible and open approach, however, is the real key to good trip.

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