When the economic news is grim, travelers have a couple options – either skip the trip altogether or find ways of making it less costly to go. (I don’t know about you, but I think one of those isn’t really a viable option.) When the destination you have in mind isn’t thought of as a cheap one – like Amsterdam – finding ways to make a trip budget-friendly are even more important.
New York City, some argue, is the best city in the world. It can also be one of the most expensive. Manhattan hotels don’t come cheap (or even “inexpensive”), taxis and attraction admissions add up, and when your dining options include some of the top rated restaurants in the world, it’s easy to quickly spend your way into financial ruin. But the Big Apple doesn’t have to take a big bite out of your budget. Here are a few tips for saving money in New York.
Home to some of the world’s most expensive hotels, Dubai isn’t exactly known as a budget-friendly destination. And if you want to experience all the over-the-top, record-breaking attractions of Dubai – the indoor ski resorts and world’s tallest hotels and biggest shopping malls – you can hardly get by on a backpacker’s budget. But, if culture is more important to you than commerce, you can explore Dubai on much less than you might expect. Here’s how to save on every step of your trip.
A visit to Chicago, as to most big cities, can be expensive. Downtown hotels don’t come cheap and dining in the city’s best restaurants can cost a pretty penny. Add in cab fares, museum fees, and tour prices, and you may think a visit to the Windy City is out of your budget. The good news is that not only are flights to Chicago fairly affordable from most other cities, but there’s also a ton of free and very cheap things to do to help you experience the best of the city on a smaller budget. Here are five ways to enjoy Chicago without paying a single cent.
Austria’s capital city, Vienna is the country’s biggest city and the most popular in the country for tourists. Once the capital of the mighty Hapsburg Empire, it’s an UNESCO World Heritage site full of opulent palaces, ornate churches and comprehensive museums that exist side by side with the more modern city. Vienna isn’t a bargain destination, but there are some ways to cut costs while still enjoying all the riches of this majestic city. Here’s how.