10 Countries To Travel On The Cheap

Travelling the world can be expensive, particularly in countries like Australia, the United States, the UK or Western Europe. Hotels, food and sightseeing can quickly add up and eat up your budget in no time. Although these places are expensive, there are many other countries that you can travel on very little money. Here are 10 countries to travel on the cheap.
1. Laos
Laos is a beautiful landlocked country in South-East Asia, bordered by Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Rich in culture and natural beauty, Laos has a lot to offer the budget traveller. Guest houses are cheap and it’s quite easy to find one under $10 per night. Like most Asian countries, street food is aplenty and very cheap at around $1 per meal. Even restaurant meals will only cost a couple of dollars. It’s quite easy to travel Laos on $20-$30 per day.
2. Guatemala
There are many bargains to be had in Central America, but Guatemala is a lot cheaper than the more popular Panama and Costa Rica. Beautiful beaches, rainforest, mountains and ancient ruins are all on offer, and it can be travelled on the cheap. It’s easy to get a room under $20 per night and cheap eats are available as well at only a couple of dollars per meal. It’s possible to travel Guatemala on under $35 per day.
3. Greece
It’s possible to travel on the cheap in Europe. Greece is particularly cheap now due to the recession, and it’s a great option for budget travellers. Hostel rooms can be found for $10 per night, and street food is available, with delicious gyros costing only $2-$3. Even with a few restaurant meals you can easily travel Greece for under $40 per day.
4. India
India has always been a cheap country to travel, and with such a rich culture and so much to see and do, it makes an excellent budget travel destination. Rooms can range greatly in price depending on where you go and what comfort level you want, however cheap options are almost always available. Cheap food is also always available, and tastes amazing! It’s possible to travel India on $20-$35 per day.
5. Cambodia
Like Laos, Cambodia is another country full of culture and beauty, with a lot to see and do. Rooms can be found for as little as $2 per night, however a budget of $10 per night is reasonable. Street food in Cambodia is wonderful and costs under $1 per meal, while restaurant meals cost only a couple of dollars as well. Some people have been known to travel Cambodia on as little as $10 per day, but it’s more reasonable to budget $20-$30 per day and really enjoy yourself.
6. Romania
There are many budget options in Eastern Europe and Romania is a great choice. Full of history and interesting people and places, it doesn’t receive the attention that it deserves. If you stay in hostels and eat at cheap eateries, you can travel Romania on $30-$40 per day.
7.Bolivia
Bolivia is an excellent budget destination in South America. High up in the Andes, Bolivia offers a lot to see and do. You can get a room for under $15 per night, while food can be as low as $2 per meal, depending on where you eat. A good budget for Bolivia is around $35 per day.
8. Vietnam
Like other South East Asian countries, Vietnam is perfect for budget travellers and is full of great culture and natural beauty. Comfortable rooms cost around $10 per night and street food is all under $1 per meal. Restaurant meals only cost $1-$3 per meal. It’s possible to travel on under $15 per day in Vietnam, however a more comfortable budget would be around $20-$30 per day.
9. Honduras
Another Central American bargain is the lovely little country of Honduras. You can find rooms for under $15 per night, while cheap meals only cost a few dollars. It’s quite feasible to travel in Honduras on under $35 per day.
10. Nepal
Nepal is probably the cheapest country I have been to, and possible the most beautiful. It’s a very poor country and travel costs reflect that. Budget rooms and local meals only cost a few dollars. If you wanted to, it would be possible to travel in Nepal for under $10 per day, however it largely depends on what you want to do. If you take trekking tours etc, then your budget will increase a lot. On that note, you can still easily travel Nepal for under $30 per day.
There are many other countries in the world that fit into this category, these are just to name a few. Travelling the world can be very cheap if you know where to go.
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Advances in Accessible Travel Allows More to Travel The World – Explore and Enjoy It!

The world is now more accessible than ever before. Twenty percent (62 million) of the U.S. population has some form of disability, and the number of these individuals is increasing daily. Many of these people feel traveling is out of their reach and only a dream. These people need to, want to, and can travel and it is getting easier everyday. If you’re part of that twenty percent or know someone who is, know this, a world of travel awaits you, your dreams can come true!
Many Travel agencies and agents are making an effort to help individuals who have special needs. Some are even becoming Certified Accessible Travel Advocates a new certification issued by the Special Needs Group (SNG), the leading global provider of special needs equipment for the travel industry.
This committed to learning about unique needs of Accessible Travel of travel. They receive specialized training & knowledge about how to help those individuals with disabilities enjoy a wonderful, hassle-free and memorable trip.
Not all countries have things such as the American With Disabilities Act so many agents are constantly compiling destinations, resorts, excursions,and ships that we know can handle special needs travelers. Agencies are also partnering different companies to be able to provide specialized medical equipment to clients. From Oxygen to wheel chairs, Power Chairs, scooters, even hospital beds can be arranged to be in your room or cruise ship cabin. There are even wheelchairs than can be easily be used on snow or sand and even go into the ocean or a pool. Specialized service can also be arranged including Dialysis.
If you have been dreaming of traveling, whether it is a dream vacation, or a trip to see family or friends and thought it wasn’t possible know that might not be true anymore. Contact a travel professional that knows about accessible travel and stop dreaming and start packing.
To get you started here are a few tips that when your next travel opportunity arises, you are ready to go.
Outline your travel needs
Take time to evaluate the logistics of your trip in relation to your ability to keep pace. What modes of transportation will you be using? Airplane, motor coach, train, ship, transit vans for ground transfers? Make a list, referring to relevant brochures, your trip organizer or travel agent to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Now, make a list of your specific requirements. Be honest: what types of special needs equipment do you depend on at home? What do you use or need (or wish you had!) when shopping, sightseeing locally, dining out or going to the movies, attending concerts, the theater, street fairs or sporting events at home?
Can you hear and see clearly without special auditory equipment or visual aides? How far can you walk without a rest break? Are stairs difficult? Can you get in and out of the tub or shower at home without handgrips or other assistance?
Travel, whether solo or in a group, is no time for roughing it or trying to “tough it out.” If a wheelchair, scooter or portable oxygen will make your trip easier, place that item on your list. Many people who do not use wheelchairs or walkers at home feel more comfortable using these mobility aides for tour and excursions. In fact, most of Special Needs Group’s wheelchair and scooter rentals are to individuals who only use such aides when traveling.
Plan Ahead
If you already own a scooter or portable oxygen, it’s important to know the policy and procedures for bringing that equipment onboard all the transport vehicles included in your itinerary, from planes to taxis to ferry boats. Does that transport have a way to stow your scooter or wheelchair? Is oxygen allowed on board? Some airlines prohibit certain types of batteries, such as wet cell batteries, or oxygen cylinders. Airlines operate under strict rules, so there may be packing procedures to follow if they do allow the equipment. Keep in mind, most airlines need at least 48 hours’ notice to make special arrangements, and be prepared to fill out forms.
Your Travel professional should be able to help you with this, that is why you are using them, if they can’t find a better professional.
Overall, cruise ships are more lenient in allowing oxygen, but some disallow certain types of oxygen. All require that the oxygen be delivered to the ship, and that you have enough for the entire voyage. Oxygen may never be brought aboard in your luggage. Requirements vary, so check your cruise line for proper instructions. Again, documentation and paperwork are required.
Whether you are headed for a cruise ship, hotel or all-inclusive resort, double check for wheelchair access at that venue, plus any venues you will be visiting on the trip. Confirm that accessible hotel rooms, resort accommodations or ship staterooms are available for your travel dates. The earlier you book, the better your chances of securing fully accessible accommodations. And early booking increases your chances of securing a ground floor hotel room or cruise stateroom near the elevator, if these issues are important.
Check on the access to public rooms, restaurants, bars, toilets, the swimming pool, hot tub, beach area and other amenities. Are there TDD phone devices? How will you get in and out of the shower or bathtub? Are there flashing lights to accommodate hearing? Braille room numbers? Knowing in advance the scope of your needs gives you time to arrange advance rentals of any necessary equipment, scheduled to arrive when you do. Everything from scooters, lifts, ramps, TDD kits and special mattresses, including special needs cribs, is available for rental.
Will road travel or car excursions be part of the trip? Many car rental companies have vehicles that are modified for drivers or passengers with mobility limitations. Check ahead to make sure a suitable vehicle will be available for your travel dates. If you will be hiring a car or van, make sure the company is aware of your special needs.
When traveling with a limitation or disability, full travel insurance for medical coverage abroad and trip cancellation insurance are even more important and strongly advised.
Ask the Right Questions
When making the final bookings, be sure you ask the right questions, even if the accommodations or cruise stateroom are categorized as “accessible.”
For example, are doorways wide enough for the largest wheelchairs? Do the doors open outwards or into the room?
Are all the public areas of the hotel, resort or ship accessible? Do you need to make special arrangements in the dining room to accommodate the wheelchair or scooter?
Will the bathroom facilities truly fit your needs? Is the bathroom large enough for the wheelchair or scooter? Is there a roll-in shower? Grab-bars?
Are there facilities for companion/assistance animals?
Are there shopping and entertainment facilities close by if you are staying at a hotel or resort?
On shore excursions or tours, does the van have a lift and method for transporting wheelchairs and scooters?
Simply stated, don’t take anything for granted. It’s easy to arrange for almost every situation, and the world is wonderfully accessible, once you know what’s needed, what’s available and how to find the necessary equipment.
A qualified competent travel professional isn’t hard to find and they are waiting to help you make your accessible travel dreams come true.
Burton Robertson
Latitudes Travel
Waterford, WI 53185
(414) 433-4873
Toll Free (855) 433-4870
Burt@LatitudesWI.com
http://www.Latitudeswi.com

Why A Company Needs A Corporate Travel Agent?

Figuring out the specifics of travel can be tricky enough when taking a trip for personal reasons. With all the laws and requirements, especially with international excursions, it can be confusing and time-consuming to those unfamiliar with it. If something isn’t done properly, even on accident, you might be surprised at the hassles it can bring – including fines or even lawsuits. Most folks work with travel agents rather than risk making mistakes themselves. It is equally important for companies and businesses to make use of corporate travel agents when they send their employees on business trips, whether the destination is across the country or abroad.
Globalization has sent the corporate world to the next level. While it is true that technology has made it easier than ever to arrange face to face meetings and conferences, nothing can replace traveling to personally meet those with whom you are doing business. It can send a better message, too, for them to know the company is willing to take the time to talk with them personally.
But the complications of travel can be troublesome. That is where corporate travel agents come in.
Not only do these folks know the ins and outs about visa and passport requirements and other travel regulations, but they know where to look for the most affordable rates possible. They can find out which mode of transportation is most practical, whether to fly the whole way or grab a train for the last leg of the trip. They know where to look to find the best accommodations for what the company is willing to pay. They can accurately inform travelers of rates of exchange if they are visiting another country. If you want, they can even plan out the entire itinerary for you.
Talk about a time saver. And in today’s fast-paced society, time saved is money saved.
Perhaps the company may not want to spring the extra dough to pay a corporate travel agent, or they haven’t yet planned such an expense into their budget. But consider this – suppose someone in the company tries to make travel plans directly, or the employee is required to figure it all out himself. This could cut into work hours, never mind that something may be overlooked with passports and visas if going abroad. It doesn’t give off the vibe that the company knows what it’s doing when visa complications cause the employee to be detained and he is late for the meeting. In a post-9/11 world, it is paramount that international rules are followed to avoid complications.
Besides all this, those unaccustomed with travel planning are more likely to be hoodwinked into paying more for accommodations and fare than they may need to. Unscrupulous hotel managers and ticket sellers can sense when a person doesn’t know what they are doing and may see it as an opportunity to swindle them out of a little more money. Regrettably, the world is not perfect, and not everyone is suspicious of what sounds like a great deal. When the pressure is on to get everything arranged as quickly as possible, employees will make more costly mistakes than corporate travel agents . They know how to tell whether or not a company is legit. In the long run, hiring a travel agent saves not only time but likely a considerable sum of money.
These folks can also spare the company a few headaches by working with management to come up with travel policies for the entire staff. People do stupid things in foreign countries – there’s no getting around it. As much as some of us would like to believe otherwise, we sometimes lose track of our better judgment. Like with everything else, it is wise to set down concrete rules for employees to follow regarding personal conduct and, if it applies, utilizing company money while on business trips. This way, too, if the policies are not followed, proper discipline can be handed out without argument.
At first, paying a corporate travel agent may seem like an unnecessary expense, but don’t be tempted to cut corners! It could cost you big bucks later! These people are well-trained at what they are paid to do. Rest assured, setting aside a little extra cash to hire one is money well spent.
Benjamin Gray writes and provides expert business travel advise and corporate travel management for corporate travel agencies like Pan Australian Travel. For more insights, tips and advise for your next corporate travel arrangements, visit: http://www.panaustravel.com.au/business-travel/

How Travel Has Changed the Lives of Many

It all began when a group of our ancestors traveling from point A to point B, to find food and more suitable climates made the trip out of the interior of the continent to outer destinations. I often wonder if any one person in the group was known as the travel consultant. There were no maps, and they only had their instincts to lead them. I would say who ever determined which way to go, would have been the travel professional. I wonder if the travel consultant were eliminated if the end destination was not suitable?
All jokes aside, travel from the interior of a large continent to other regions of land which presented different climates, beaches, mountains and desert had to be a hard journey. And even today, millions of people in the world duplicate our ancestor’s journeys by traveling from point A to point B. Except today, most of us return to our original departure point, but not all.
Decisions to move another country, city or state, are often the results of people traveling and finding a suitable alternative for a place to live. For sure this is the reason the country of Mexico has more US citizens living there than any other country, outside the US. Sometimes when you travel, a place just gets into your heart. You may return home, however, your thoughts keep going back to the locations which captured your heart. And before you know it, you have put yourself into a position to make the move.
After all, the heart wants what the heart wants. And when there is a strong will, a way will present itself. For some travelers, it’s more serious, and after the traveler has been gone for about two weeks, love ones’ receive a post card, which reads:
“Send my things, I’m not coming back.”
From the exit out of Africa, to the questions over the first born between Abraham, the hand maiden, and his wife Sarah, to the fight over the West Bank between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s all about the travel. Each major city is built on the secrets of evolution and creation. To learn the secrets, you only have to travel, and once you arrive in these different destinations, the destination speaks to your heart, and again for some, the thought of returning home or leaving the travel destination is too great.
Travel is a prelude to change. Regardless if the vacation is to strengthen the bond between the family, reduce stress, meditate on what to do with your life, or to mend a broken heart, travel is a good idea. And it is a known fact that the more stress free your travel plans, the more time you can spend thinking about you and your future plans. (This is one of the reasons cruises are so popular. Unpack only once, get off and on, a floating resort that has all the benefits of a small city.)
So the next time you travel and your heart pains when it is time to return home, know that you are not alone. After all, if our ancestors had returned home, we probably wouldn’t be here!
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Making Free Travel a Reality

One of the best ways to make free travel a reality, is to learn more about becoming a group travel leader. Almost all travel suppliers provide a free trip when a group leader signs up a certain number of people for a tour, or travel event. This holds true for cruises as well. Once you have booked 15 passengers on a cruise, most cruise companies will give you a free cruise. (Can you image booking 15 guest on a world cruise, and you go for free?)
The attributes of a good group leader is someone who is out going and has a true love for travel. The ability to share information, and create a stir about a trip that you are promoting to friends, co-workers, and friends of friends is one of the major keys to becoming a successful group leader.
There are many different options for tours, group travel, vacations and event travel. Selecting a popular and affordable group tour for your first travel event, would probably be a wise idea.
One important task would be to gather the contact information of everyone you come in contact with who is interested in travel. This is also a good time to find out what destinations people are interested in, and when they would like to travel.
Once you do your research on group travel, you will learn quickly that the most well paid group leaders are the ones who do group cruises. This is an extremely lucrative niche for travel professionals and group travel leaders. There is a learning curve involved, however, it is fun and made easy by the online training programs of some of the larger cruise companies.
Finding a travel agency to work with will take a little time and research. Most of the agencies online charge a fee and offer a variety of support services. However, there are a select few, travel agencies who charge no fees, and provides excellent, online training for their outside agents.
Many group leaders get involved in group travel in order to travel for free. However, many of those stay in the business full-time because, the financial rewards for group travel can be high. One of the first things a group leader learns, is the retail travel agent is often times stuck in the office booking travel for a large number of individual clients.
A professional group leader is rarely in the office and usually doesn’t keep office hours. It takes a special type of person to travel with groups. You have to really “like” people. And it helps if you have natural leadership abilities, alone with patients. Traveling with adults can be worst then traveling with a group of teens. At least with teens, you lay down the rules and what happens if the rules are broken. But with adults, you have to treat them like adults, fully realizing that they can get into far more trouble than the teenagers.
If you find the idea of becoming a travel group leader excites you, do your research and learn more. Join the growing number of successful group travel leaders.
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