Traveling the world has never been a cheap exercise but
for the people who want to do this, even if they don't have the means, they find a way. Travel for pennies on the
dollar is therefore not easy but it is achievable. There are many methods to explore, and this is actually part of the fun
of planning world travel.
Time share has made more high quality, yet affordable accommodation options
available to world travelers. If you compare what time share costs to what a hotel stay costs, this is value for money which
can't be beaten, or can it?
For example if you own a time share and you want to exchange it for a week
in lets say Malaysia. You will more than likely have to book way ahead of time to get the resort you want, but the costs (these
are approximations) will be around $90 for the exchange membership, $600 for you annual maintenance fees etc, and around $200
for the actual exchange. This essentially means you will get a week in Malaysia for approximately $890.
But what about considering a different kind of exchange, a home exchange?
Think, luxury accommodations in France, Italy, Malaysia, Scotland, Ireland, Rio de Janeiro for four weeks, and what do you
think that would cost? A big fat zero, that what, and more families and couples are doing this by becoming members of home
As far as saving money and travel for pennies on the dollar, you don't
get better than this. It is appropriate for families who like to travel together and take long holidays or short, and you
will always find somewhere different and beautiful where you can spend two weeks, or the entire summer exploring. Trading
lives is becoming more popular all the time.
Free is great and as added incentive to travel, frequent flier miles are
a great way to get free travel, or at least one or two tickets paid for. There are some great programs for earning frequent
flying mile, find out as much as you can about these, they also help you travel for pennies on the dollar.
For vacation savers, free stuff can't be beaten, and when you are traveling
to another city, research where you can go and what you can do for free. For example London, and in fact the whole of the
UK, there is a lot of free things to do and see. London is perfect, it is central and there are many free attractions.
Finding free entertainment on top of you free accommodation and one or
two free air tickets, makes your stay even better. Stretching your budget is the name of the game, and it means you get to
eat out more, maybe even shop more.
Someone said that a penny saved is a penny earned and in London (in fact
the entire UK) you can visit museums, art galleries, events at tourism centers, country fairs, world heritage sites and all
sorts for free. The London Museum of Natural History is a case in point, you can spend more than just one rainy day exploring
the hallowed halls of this place of learning and still not see everything or get bored.