Home Exchange?

How familiar are you with Home Exchange? Is it really safe? Members of HomeExchange.com are taking, on average, over 110,000 individual vacations per year.

HomeExchange.com, established in 1992, has been featured in major media worldwide, including the Today Show and the New York Times. This is a fast growing market. At first it mostly started out with retired people but has fast spread to the baby boomers and to young families. If you think your house is to small to list, think again. There are many big city dwellers that just want to get away to somewhere quaint and away from all the hustle and bustle. List your house.

The Home Exchange Community is based on honesty, trust and commitment. You are advised to swap  emails and try to get a feel for each other. Try to get to know each other somewhat. You both will have to list pictures of your home. It’s best if you can point out any special features, best restaurantsspecial sites, comments about the neighbor hood, or any other amenities that you feel are important.

Meeting is purely optional, swapping vehicles is also optional, but should not be done until you check on what your insurance covers. It is advisable to lock up any valuables and financial documents. Electricity and gas is normally just considered an even swap also, but in reality, everything is decided between each of you before the swap and the two parties can include or exclude any thing they decide upon.

As a summary, Home Exchanges is growing vastly. It’s a very economical way to travel to places you never dreamed possible. What you would normally spend on a hotel or motel can be used for gas or flights or even just saved, depending on how far away the swap is. Many people are enjoying it so much that it has became the only way they vacation.

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Is a Cruise One of The Vacations You Are Looking At?

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Cruises seem to be one of the fastest growing segments of travel, so we can’t overlook it when we are talking about vacations. Cruise Direct offers some of the lowest prices no matter how many are traveling and no matter where your destination is.

Cruise Direct offers an easy booking process,  Best Price Guarantee, Flexible Payment Plans, Low Price Assurance, No Booking Fees, eTickets, freebies and discounts. If a cruise is what you are thinking about for your next vacation, take a look at what they have to offer before booking anywhere else.

Low Budget Vacation Ideas

Are you trying to plan a vacation for yourself, your family or maybe a boys weekend or even a girls weekend away? Are you looking for some low-budget ideas that won’t break your bank, but can still afford you a good time? Well look no more, my friend. I have some great ideas for you to look over.

These places offer some of the lowest room rates and some even offer lower rates, by offering camping if that’s what you might be looking for. I will list the places and give you a small summary about each place, but then you just need to click on them and see for yourself what’s offered.

ACE Adventure Resort – Oak Hill, West Virginia lodging ranges from rustic camping to cozy log cabins and lakeside Chalets. Ace Adventure Resort is located in a prime area on the New River Gorge National River, known as the East Coast’s Grand Canyon.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, I would highly recommend checking this site out. The possibilities are almost endless with white water rafting, zip-line tours, rock-climbing, kayaking, horse-back riding, and back at camp, there is wild water park fun with inflatables on the lake, almost anything for the thrill-seeker to the person who just wants to leave the city behind.

Sea Mist Oceanfront  Resort  – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Lodging encompasses almost any type you can imagine, hotel, condos, cottages, bungalows, villas, even rental houses. If you can’t find something you can afford here, I would be greatly surprised. But, their rates are very good and they have some accommodations where you can bring your pet.

They offer so many packages to choose from, but even if you don’t choose a package, you already have free admission to so many exciting events and places already located on the resort.

Flight Hacking Made Easy!

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Every time I go to book a flight, I try every single search engine I know. I check over and over until I just get so frustrated I just pick one. In this book, written by Justin Bakker, he shows you how to use one system that will save you hundreds on your next flight.

The information Justin shows in this book has nothing to do with booking your flight on a Tuesday morning, nor is it about calling customer service and pretending you are an angry or dissatisfied customer. You won’t have to use your Frequent Flyer miles although you can if you want to. What you will be doing is searching for your tickets in a different way then you are used to.

This book is a real eye opener and only takes about 30 minutes to read. It goes into detail about how to save money when buying your airline tickets. I would recommend, anyone that has flown or ever plans to fly, reading this book before purchasing any flight tickets. It could save you hundreds of dollars.



Donate Your Car, Get Free Vacation

sell your carI was out just out surfing the web and I came across this page, Carangel.com. I’m not going to tell you I recommend it, because I have never heard of them. It looks like it might be something worth checking in to if you have an older car,truck, boat, rv, or motorcycle (running or not) that you would like to get rid of.

They are offering you a 3 day, 2 night stay at one of 13 destinations with 47 different locations to choose from in exchange for your trade.  It appears they have several places in Florida, Virginia,  Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, California, Hawaii and Mexico.

They donate these cars to help out the less fortunate in poorer countries and they donate books to prisons among many other types of outreach programs. The books they donate to inmates are actually relevant to their situations and include different types of books such as motivational books. These books are stored in the prison library and are available, free, to all inmates. Your donations help make all this possible.

They offer fast, nationwide towing free, print you an instant donation receipt then you sign over the title and give the keys to the driver. You get to save on your taxes plus get a free vacation.

They also take many other items for donation and you  get to choose where your donation goes. If I had an old vehicle setting around, I would give them a call and at least check it out. Go to their website at carangel.com or call them toll-free at 1-800-227-2643


Best Budget Vacation- How Much will I Sacrafice?


Being a Budget Traveler and getting the Best Budget Vacation doesn’t just mean saving money, but also traveling in the smartest, most stylish way possible. How do we do this? Keep reading and you can join the millions of people already using these techniques.

Haven’t you ever wondered, “How in the world, can that person afford to travel that way?”Stay with me and you, too, may be traveling, better, yet cheaper then you have in the past.

There’s a Reasonably Priced Hotel Room With Your Name on It

Don’t just snap up the first room that seems reasonably priced. Do your research – how close are you to the attractions you are looking for? Call the Hotel and ask for the best price, the most appropriate room options, and for a free upgrade. You will be surprised at what some Hotels can do that is unadvertised.

I usually like to find at least 2 or 3 different Hotels that interest me and then call each one. Sometimes you can even pit once against the other. The more often you do this, the better you will get at it.

Did You Know There is A Best Day To Buy Airline Tickets?Plane

Yes, believe it or not, there is. Buy your airline tickets about two months before you fly, and buy them on a Tuesday. You will likely get your best price by doing this. Another good tip is to follow all major airlines on social media, sign up for there rewards programs, and subscribe to their free e-newsletters to get the inside track on deals.

There is Also A Best Time of Day to Pick up Your Rental Car!

You want to pick up your rental car first thing in the morning. Budget Travelers book the smallest car and pick up time as early as possible. The early bird gets the free upgrade. Most travelers won’t have returned their small cars yet and they will be out of stock . The Rental Agency is obligated to give you a car and therefore will have to offer you an upgrade.

The Two Best Times to Book a Cruise.

Booking your cruise 6 mts to a year in advance is ususaly the first time of getting a better price. Supply is high and demand is relatively flat. The next best time to book a cruise is in the last two weeks. The Cruise Line may scramble to fill cabins and once again you swoop in and find a deal.

National State Parks – Beautiful and Affordable-

ParkCompared with any other vacation spot on earth, our national parks—and many state parks for that matter—deliver serious bang for the buck. Sure they normally charge an admission fee, but it’s per car not per person.  Lodgings inside a National Park can be around $200.00 per night, but once inside the park, the wildlife, trails, ranger talks, evening presentations, junior ranger programs, and just about everything else is on the house. Sometimes that can be a real deal.

The Biggest Secret In Travel

Airlines and hotels are willing to practically give away their inventory rather than see it go empty. That’s right. Airlines sell their seats at rock-bottom prices. Hotels do the same for their rooms. Why haven’t you heard this before? Because they don’t exactly go parading down the street announcing it to the world. Instead, they roll those empty airplane seats and hotel beds into package deals. When you book a package deal (such as the Real Deals that Budget Travel publishes each week), you’ll get a good rate on airfare and hotels, some meals, often guided tours, and some ground transportation. Don’t believe us? Take a look at a package deal and then try to book the airfare and hotel separately—the package will almost always be significantly less.


Trying to Get Away on a Romantic Getaway

Tell everybody! Sounds a little strange  when you’re trying to get some alone time with your Significant Other, but mentioning your romantic status to flight attendents, waiters, and hotel managers can yield complimentary wine, upgrades, private balconies, and other surprises.

Your Next Trip Can Also be Right at Your Fingertips

You don’t have to Fly or go on a Cruise to have a great vacation. Some of the best trips are to be had on America’s Highways. Budget travelers love ‘one tank escapes’. You can start by exploring locales within acar two-hour drive from your home. For most Americans, that includes gorgeous parkland, cool small towns, food you won’t find at home, and often the kinds of surprises that most of us travel for.


I hope you enjoyed reading my tips and suggestions. Please feel free to leave comments and maybe you even  have some tips you would like to include.

Budget and Stick To It


Vacations are well deserved treats and money shouldn’t be a cloud over these precious times away. You shouldn’t be counting pennies while trying to have fun. I have a couple of tips to offer that may help prevent this from happening.

  • Start planning early with a budget in mine – When planning your trip, balance your total cost based on:
    1. Where you’re going
    2. How you plan to get there
    3. What you’ll do once you get there
  • Create a daily cash allowance -After you decide on what the cost of transportation and hotel will cost,  create an expected daily allowance for food, drink, activities and souvenirs/ shopping, then inflate it by 10 to 15 percent to allow for emergencies or unforseen expenses.
  • Practice the “Cash Diet” – Place each days allowance in separate envelopes – Stash the envelopes in the Hotel Safe. Each Day, use only what’s in one envelope.

The so called “Cash Diet” is not anything new. A lot of people have started applying it to their every day lives to help them get out of debt.

My site is dedicated to helping you to vacation on a budget, but if you learn to control your credit and possibly get out of debt you may be fortunate enough to be able to set more money aside for vacations. If you are interested in learning more about the “Cash Diet”, I would encourage you to look it up and read more about it.