Having lived in the Western United States my whole life, I have found the example of the European traveler to be quite informative. I believe that when Europeans travel to the United States they actually see more of the country than we residents do. The CT+L Editors’ Blog is your direct link to what’s happening around the Caribbean. We’ve got our finger on the pulse of the diverse region – from major vacation destinations to more under-the-radar islands and cultures – and we’ll keep you up to speed on all of the news, insider info and travel deals that are hot right now.
Vacations are expensive. I mean, next to your house and car, it’s probably one of the tings in life that you spend the most money on. You’ve seen the ways I’ve showed you how to save money for your trips, but how exactly do you save money on your trips. I travel a lot, and I save a lot, because if I didn’t, I couldn’t afford to go most places.
Book domestic travel tickets (this applied to some international travel as well) as early as you can. Most domestic airlines have best fares with 21, 14, and 7 day advance purchase. This means that you may find lower fares when booking (= purchasing) a flight this many days before the flight.
One tip for the frequent traveler: Bring one of those garbage bags (industrial use) in your carry on. You can use this to wrap your luggage not only when they burst open but also when you travel to rural areas and your bags will be placed at the back of the vans. Then, they are protected from rain and dust. We do this all the time and often our drivers ask for it as they, too, want their luggage protected.
Usually there is a fee to exchange your ticket, but sometimes you may need to pay even more to change a ticket. The most common reason is lack of availability. For example, if your original booking is on Q class, but at the time of the exchange only H class is available, you might need to pay a change fee plus the upgrade to the next available fare.
While the state of Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States at just 1214 square miles, it’s jam packed with some of New England’s best stretches of coastline and small towns. On the southern coast, you’ll find the city of Newport and the Newport Rhode Island Mansions , and the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. Further north, there’s the city of Providence, which is a great stopping point along I-95.