Updated for 2021!
So excited to report that stage one of planning for the Northern Vermont trip is complete!! We have booked our accommodations for two nights at Smugglers Notch state park campground.
Camping was a bit of a difficult decision – after all, it might be cold, wet, or just too much work. And New England is famous for it’s beautiful inns and B&B’s. But given that we have a total budget of $200 for two people for two nights, it was the only way to go.
Updated for 2021!
If you're about to hit the road, whether it's for your first trip or your four hundredth, you should have a DIY travel first aid kit in your pack. Thankfully, putting together a tiny medical kit is inexpensive, easy, and won't take much time at all.
Updated in 2021: If you're planning a Vermont road trip, this budget friendly guide will help your money go further.
I’m in trip planning mode once more. It's time to plan a Vermont road trip.
It’s a tiny trip – a weekend in Northern Vermont (more or less) in late September (more or less) to see the fall colours. And the budget is even tinier! $200 for the two of us (and potentially Chester the dog as well!) for a Friday early evening, all day Saturday, till mid afternoon Sunday excursion. So two days, two nights – and at least $50 of the budget will go towards gas. It’s a good thing we have a hybrid car and even better that gas is cheaper in the US!
Breakfast is a budget traveler's best friend! These are some of our favourite vacation breakfast ideas.
I’m a passionate travel planner. I love everything about travel planning – for me, it’s half the fun to research inns, musicals, hiking trails, and more. I like reading reviews, I like making comparison charts. I love budgets, and I love organizing 3-1-1 kits even more.
So it comes as no surprise that I love dreaming about travel meals and restaurants! Unfortunately, like many of you, my travel funds are always limited and an easy way to try to trim costs is with the food and restaurant budget.
One of the easiest ways to save or splurge is with breakfast. We've been tinkering with my vacation breakfast ideas for a while to get a good balance of economy and enjoyment. Read on to learn some of my favourite tips and tricks.
Our car rental tips and tricks will help you save money on your next trip.
Having spent so many of my traveling years relying on public transit and my own two feet, the idea of renting a car still seems a bit counter-intuitive. Surely it would be cheaper to buy a weekly transit pass for the city I’m visiting?
A bad experience renting a car for a weekend in university seems to back me up. I grabbed a car from the first agency at the airport, was promptly scared into taking extra insurance, and wasn’t well-informed about the max miles for the weekend (yep, not everyone is unlimited).
Combined with a Sunday evening return when NO gas stations were open, my final bill for 48 hours for the car was nearly $350. And all this so I wouldn’t have to take a taxi for a big grocery order and so I could show a visiting friend the countryside! That experience burned me, and served as confirmation of my mother’s fears that car rental agencies were shady swindlers to be avoided at all costs. Since then, I've learned a few car rental tips and tricks to help me save money and make the most of my travel experience.
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