A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


Visit Expedia…

Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

I was very pleased to win an award for this blog! Even better for you: click through for lists of all sorts of award-winning travel blogs.

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

cheaptravelforsidebarMy friends Alison and Carol just got back from a couple of weeks in Florida, where they got great deals, including a beachfront hotel for $40 a night. Last year they went to Thailand and a couple of other Asian countries, had a great time, and spent way less than most people would believe.

I wasn’t surprised. These seasoned travelers have been doing this for years. They are masters of cheap travel, but I don’t mean staying in flophouses or driving junkers. They just know a lot of things that other people don’t.

When I learned that they were working on a book about their methods, I encouraged them to publish it as an ebook, and they just did! I helped them a bit with the cover design and their website setup, and I’m very proud of them for being good students!

But most of all, I’m pleased because they are making such useful information available. Here’s how they describe the ebook:

  • Divided into three sections…
  • The first part of the book uncovers the secrets to affordable travel
  • The second part teaches you how to be your own travel planner
  • And part three shows you how to find the best deals on airfares, cruises, car rentals, trains, buses, hotels, hostels and more.  We even give you a section on how you can stay all over the world for free!

I laughed out loud when I saw a place on their website where they ask:

Do you think carefully before you buy a book like this? We hope so, because savvy budget travelers are savvy spenders.

I howled because that is so like them. They are really skilled at being frugal. I’m pretty good at it myself, and I’m married to someone who is as world-class as they are. So I know it works. Kelly and I figure that we have lived a life of travel and other experiences tht most people would need to earn two or three times our modest income to pull off!

I picked up several good tips when I read Alison and Carol’s ebook.  Hmm, where to take advantage of those ideas? I’ll have to talk with Kelly about what we can afford…

Whether you are currently interested in the ebook or planning to stay home for the foreseeable future, do take a look at their website on cheap travel, and at least read some of their articles. How did they pull off that Florida trip? What about their friends who stayed in a modern adobe home in Santa Fe, complete with swimming pool, at no cost whatsoever?

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