Cheap Travel? Here are the Tricks!

Do You want to know tricks to travel the world really cheap?

Do you want to know how to stretch your travel budget to the max?

Are you looking for how to save money traveling to specific cities and countries?

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Me & Bob Using Cheap Tricks to Travel on the Camino de Santiago

We have been doing cheap travel around the world for decades (yes, decades–we are in our 50s now!). Over the years, we have learned how to travel the world on a very limited budget and we want to help you do it, too.

To breathe is not to live. To travel is to live!”

I came up with that saying when my husband and I started focusing on traveling more than accumulating things. We have never had very much money to travel, nor to buy things for that matter, so I started finding ways to travel for a longer time and farther away for as little money as possible.

I started this blog in 2012 and we retired in 2019 at the ages 57 & 58. So now that we are retired we have to stretch our travel budget even farther with less money. I hope this blog helps people realize “not enough money” is never a reason not to travel. I’m going to share the cheap tricks we have learned over the years that have enabled an ordinary middle-aged couple to travel around the world. It’s never too late to start!

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Bob & I in Paris 2019 Using Cheap Tricks to Travel–Points for Airfare and a 4-Star Hotel CHEAP

VERY IMPORTANT–We do not “rough it!”

We always stay in a private room and we sometimes go luxury for free when we find a good deal to use our points. Here is one of my posts to show you how you can get a luxury vacation for nearly free…

4 Nights at a Hyatt All-Inclusive in Mexico for FREE & Airfare for 2 under $40

VERY IMPORTANT–If you don’t think you have enough money to travel, then this is the post for you…

8 Tips to Start Traveling Cheap and Sometimes FREE

VERY IMPORTANT–If you don’t know about traveling for free with points and miles, then this is the post for you…

The Number One Way to Get Free Hotel Nights & Airfare

Start here if you want to read my most recent posts about specific trips we have taken completely DIY and cheap…

The Cheap Tricks to Travel Blog

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Me & Bob 2015 in Glacier Exploring in Patagonia. Cheap Trick Using Points for Airfare and Super Cheap Lodging

Blog About Our Trip Around the World in 2010 is HERE

In 2010, Bob and I took a 5-month trip around the world on a very tight budget. I wrote a blog during the trip about specific places we went, how much we spent and why we cut our trip short. (It was supposed to be a one-year trip.) The Round-the-World blog I wrote back then led to this blog, CheapTrickstoTravel. You can read the Round-the-World blog here.