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Frugal Travel Tips

July 11, 2013

 

Going on holiday is one of the most expensive activities you’ll undertake all year. This is why you need to be aware of some of the best ways to save money both in the booking and the actual experience.

Hotels don’t always offer the best value for the modern traveller and you need to be aware of sites that offer Apartment Rental. Accommodation can range from the most basic room only type dwellings to the height of luxury, and if you’re after prime locations, there are few better options.

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Set a limit on your spending money; just like you might at the iphone casino. Use public transport where you know it’s safe or early enough to do so. It gets you acquainted with the geography of your host city and allows you much more scope for travel, whilst at the same time cutting taxi fares. Putting the foot miles in and using a good map – essential – are also good ways of cutting costs and familiarising yourself with the terrain.

If you’re going abroad, you really need to be aware of things like the best currency exchange rates. You can make a surprising amount of money in the exchange, if the rates you find are a few cents better value.

You also need to be able to work out currency conversions in your head quickly to extract the best consumer value; use simple formulas by rounding exchange rates up or down ever so slightly.  Those familiar with the casino and online casino may well have the mathematical savvy to this fairly efficiently.
Hotels in casino haunts like Vegas can be super costly – an expense which doesn’t apply to the more accessible online casino.  This is why you need to be aware of the latest apartment booking resources.

 

The Paris Casino is one of the more popular casinos found in the city. As one can guess from the name, a Parisian influence is definitely noticeable with this casino. In fact, replicas of many notable landmarks can be found. One of the most iconic symbols of Paris is the breathtaking Eiffel Tower which is included among these landmarks in Vegas. Smaller versions of both the Arche De Triomphe and La Fontaine des Mers can also be seen when visiting the Paris Casino. With 85,000 square feet of gaming space, the Paris Casino offers a wide array of casino games. For instance, players can find craps, roulette, blackjack and poker here. Also, over 2200 slot and video poker machines are found on the gaming floor. The video poker machines are sometimes preferred over the slots as they have better payout odds.

The Mirage is another one of the more popular casinos located within Las Vegas. Found on the strip, the Mirage offers extensive gambling within a pleasing setting. Table games such as baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette and big six can be found here. The Mirage offers quite a variety in regards poker games, some of which can be found at an iphone casino. Expect to find variations like crazy 4, Pai Gow, Let it Ride, 3 card, Texas Hold ‘Em and Mississippi Stud. Visitors to the Mirage will want to also be sure to visit the marine aquarium that is built in the lobby. In this mammoth tank, thousands of saltwater fish can be found.

In an apartment you wont have the luxury of casino games right at your finger tips, or all the fancy stuff you see in a hotel, however you have the ability to cook your own meals which can be worth a serious amount of money; especially if you’re located in a city centre or tourist hotspot.  Treat yourself to a meal out one day, and then dine in the next. Doling out money for food and drinks can be relentless on holiday and this is where most of your cash goes.  A hotel room doesn’t always provide such a welcoming environment as a nicely adorned comfortable apartment with genuine living quarters.

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  1. It’s true, it would be nice to plan ahead before your trip to ensure that it would be hassle free and that you would still stay within the budget. Proper planning is the key. 🙂

  2. It’s right to always spend within the budget or else before you know you’ll be paying bills. After all spending vacation is a time where you should be relaxing and worry nothing.

  3. great tips, i am the type of traveler who can’t eat our all the time or else I feel sick, so i always prefer to stay in a place where there is kitchen or where it allows me to cook simple stuff but somehow, only if the stay is about the same or not overly expensive than the other. sometimes, hotels are a lot cheaper, but really, it all depends on the deal we could get. i find that bigger cities usually are cheaper since they have more deals to offer, whereas, a lot of people are willing to pay for the wilderness and nature thus, you are paying more but getting less amenities. anyway, we usually save certain amount for specific trip, and if we end up spending less ( which we always do coz of planning), we give ourselves very nice treat at the end.

  4. These are very helpful tips Sis 🙂 The last vacation we had in the Philippines cost and arm and a leg as my daughter and I stayed in the hotel but it was worth it. I love the complimentary breakfast and the little K enjoy swimming in the pool 🙂

  5. Booking a luxurious hotel is not on my list when I’m touring. I look for the affordable but decent ones. I get stingy with hotels because I consider them to be a place to sleep only. Well, of course it would be different when I’m on a romantic vacation. Hahaha!

  6. Agree, we can extend our budget by choosing affordable accommodations. I always find mine via booking.com and most of the time, I get the flash deals which are 50% off the rack rate but non-refundable. That’s the only caveat, you have to be sure there’s no cancelling of the trip.

    Also, we travel often to other countries and if we know someone there or a relative lives nearby, we ask politely if we can stay and offer our payment. Of course, friends and relatives are willing to accept us and show us around for free. So, we get to save a lot because of that and use the money save for souvenir shopping!

  7. You got the right idea there. Travel add-up all the cost and you never know how much you spend at the end. We used credit cards were we can use towards our hotel so it’s more affordable for us.

  8. That’s right, when I’m travelling I always see to it to book an affordable inn or hotel but not forgoing the quality, amenities and cleanliness. It’s not always about the price, the important thing is you have some comfortable place to stay. But of course if you are lucky enough to splurge on some luxurious hotel room, then by all means, splurge. 🙂 I just wish I can have that privilege someday.

  9. When hubby and I go for a vacation whether out of town or out of the country, we always look at what hotels can offer us. I am pretty much impressed with the deals we’ve got. The perks that goes with the stay were very good. We sometimes get entrance to a close by museum, park or rides. Plus of course the breakfast and if we are in luck, one dinner at the hotel is included.

  10. more important, it’s about realizing that your budget.whether high or low does not determine the quality of your travel experience.

  11. Thanks for the frugal travel tips they always help. I’m one to have some kind of kitchen and eat in when possible it cost less and is better for me.

  12. Nice article! I lived in Vegas for 12 years, a lot of people I knew who had folks coming into town would stay at places like Budget Suites. Again, as you point out, staying somewhere like that won’t keep you within an elevator ride of a huge casino, but that’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes it’s good to get off the Strip and away from Fremont Street for a bit and see more of what Nevada has to offer.

  13. I never rent a car when I travel because it is expensive plus I love meeting different people and watching all of the sites. This saves me a little money so that I can do other things like eating out in a nice restaurant.

  14. I always search for ideas that save me money while on vacation. It’s always good to look before you take the first offers on things

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  15. Great tips – we’re headed across country in a couple months & will definitely be using some of these! Thanks!

  16. We are planning a road trip cross country and we’ll be trying to pinch our pennies so that we’ll get to enjoy our surroundings more. Lodging will be a big wallet buster but hopefully with some wonderful tips, we’ll be okay.

  17. Apartment rentals are more cost-effective for a long-term stay and when travelling in a big group plus the ability to cook your own meals and do your own laundry can be a huge money saver.

  18. Great article! I never realized you could travel AND save money at the same time! Thanks for pulling my head out of the sand!

  19. I hadn’t thought of apartment rentals before. That’s a great tip; I’ll be sure to look into that next time we travel. Thanks!

  20. I agree, setting a budget and sticking to it is very important! Although making memories is important, you can quickly wonder where all your money went. Establish what’s most import doing and seeing on the trip, save for that, and cut cost on other things such as hotels.

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