Travel is a great way to learn about the world, other cultures and simply meet new people. But your travel-related expenses can add up quickly. This week we’re looking at travel blogs with advice you need to travel smoothly (alone or with kids), eat cheaply and mistakes to avoid epic travel meltdowns.
SEVEN BEST THINGS TO DO IF YOUR FLIGHT IS CANCELLED
MaryBeth Bond | The Gutsy Traveler
You’ve booked your flight, packed your bag and triple-checked that you did, indeed, close the garage door, only to get to the airport to find your flight’s been canceled. Let MaryBeth Bond of The Gutsy Traveler walk you through your airline passenger rights and the seven best steps to take when you see those dreaded red words on the departure screen. (Read more.)
HOW TO SNAG FREE & CHEAP KIDS’ MEALS ON VACATION
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher | About Travel
Three meals a day for the entire family on the road can add up to a significant portion of your trip budget. Did you know many hotels have “kids eat free” policies? Use these three tips from Suzanne at About Travel to help you save money for trinket purchases instead of food. (Read more.)
7 MISTAKES I MADE VISITING DISNEYLAND CALIFORNIA
Maria Belfort | One Tiny Leap
Have you been daydreaming of galavanting around Disneyland with Mickey and Minnie? (Yeah, sure, it’s for the kids.) Take the time to plan your trip right and avoid the same seven mistakes that Maria at One Tiny Leap made. From staying on site to avoid California traffic to getting to the park early enough to avoid major lines and purchase FastPass, follow her advice to get the most out of your Disneyland budget. (Read more.)
10 ESSENTIAL APPS I NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT
Lisa Marie | Pinay Travelista
When you stop and think about all the details and planning that goes into travel, it can definitely get overwhelming. Knowing which travel apps to use can save you time and money when it does come to booking your flight, hotel and even excursions. Lisa Marie at Pinay Travelista has 10 road-tested apps that she absolutely swears by. (Read more.)
THE BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
Yoshke Dimen | The Poor Traveler
Always wanted to visit Bangkok? Yoshke at The Poor Traveler breaks it all down for you in this great budget guide to Bangkok. From how to get around, to where to stay, eat, and visit, you’ll be ready to throw on your backpack and book a flight to Thailand. Use his sample itineraries, complete with budget breakdown, and you’ll know exactly what to expect.