First, let me apologize – profusely.
This week, neither Jeri nor myself had a post here at Help Me Travel Cheap. While I can’t really offer any good reasons, I’ve got a plethora of excuses. Perhaps the two biggest excuses are that (1) I’m getting ready to launch an eBook called The Secret to a Successful Budget: Practical Advice for Creating a Budget That Lasts, and (2) Jeri’s family is visiting from the States. Anyways, in the business of everything, HTC was neglected. Poor thing.
However, we’ve still been watching the net for some of the best travel articles and deals, so I thought I’d compile this roundup.
I’m actually on a mini-vacation right now. We are staying at a guest house in Ulumani, Milne Bay Province. The only problem is that we are almost too big for the guest house. Our family of five is sharing a room and my sister-in-law and great aunt (in-law) are sleeping in the living room. Thus, the only quiet place to work at 5:00 a.m. is the bathroom.
So, live from the bathroom floor in the Tree Tops Guest House, I present …
The Best Travel Articles this Week
Bargaineering shares How to Deal with Losing Your Wallet While Traveling. I’ve done it once – sort of. I left my wallet in a cab in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fortunately, with the help of the information desk, we were able to get the cab to drive back to the airport. The best news … all my money and credit cards were still inside.
Upgrade: A Better Travel reveals A magic decoder ring for Hotwire hotels: HotwireRevealed. This website seeks to help remove the guesswork when it comes to guestimating the location of your Hotwire hotel.
One Money Design offers Travel Fees: Tips to Avoid Them. Who really wants to pay travel fees? Not me.
Maximizing Money has a helpful list of Airline Unaccompanied Minors Fees. If you’re going to be sending junior across country by himself, be sure you don’t get dinged by buying tickets on an airline that charges too much for unaccompanied minors.
Redeeming Riches has Money Advice While on Vacation (6 Traps to Avoid!). Save money on your next vacation.
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