4 myths of budget travel
According to recent studies, just 9 percent of Americans travel abroad (actually abroad, not to Mexico or Canada). Among many factors — including that professional, salaried Americans average only two weeks of vacation per year and seem to have a difficult time even using that — I believe a major reason for this is we wrongly believe that if we want to travel comfortably and enjoy our vacations, we must spend a lot of money on them. Budget travel is then equated with being uncomfortable or backpacking, but that simply does not have to be true. It’s time to stop buying into the myths that keep Americans from planning inexpensive travel overseas.
Note: In 2014, I wrote a weekly blog series on budget travel for eHow. This post is from that series, so you'll have to head over to their site to read it in full. Thanks for reading!