I recently attended a panel here in New York all about how to travel like a baller. I sort of hate that word because it sounds ridiculous but it does get the message across. As a travel writer, I've never had a huge income and not all of my travels are for business, which means I've had plenty of practice sticking to my modest budget. Here are a few budget travel tips I've learned along the way. [...]
 
 
Most bohemian travelers prefer to live on a budget but that doesn't mean the occasional splurge is off limits. Here are a few tips for traveling cheap while feeling loaded. 1) Befriend a Local This is by far one of the best ways to travel free and fabulously. If you are traveling to visit a local, even better. When you make an effort to meet locals, it's a great way to learn about their culture,[...]
 
 
Let’s face it, few people would choose coach over first-class if given the option. After all, it’s never enjoyable to pass the luxurious first-class flyers as you board your flight and head straight to the back in search of your coach seat assignment.I flew first class one time in my life and this was simply because there was a $25 upgrade fee on my two hour flight. I had a rough day as I reca[...]
 
 
There are countless ways to travel through Norway and after partaking in almost every mode myself, here are a few recommendations of how to get around in style. The Rauma Railway - where modernity and mountains meet These two-wagon trains have a modern design and comfortable seating, which is always a plus. While locals do use this train for their daily commute, the main purpose caters to touris[...]
 
 
My last three days were spend in a totally different neighborhood. By the time I arrived to PLUS Berlin, a series of hostels throughout Europe, it was late and I was tired from an extensive "Alternative" city tour. However, when I was greeted with a "Welcome Megan" I knew that this place was going to be something entirely different than what I've experienced in hostels.Assuming that the staff [...]
 
 
Berlin introduced me to something I've rarely experienced in my own travels: luxury hostels.My first two nights were spend at Circus Hostel, which has a pretty stellar location, right next to the Rosenthaler Straße U-Bahn stop. It's also part of a chain, which includes Circus Hotel and the newly added Circus Apartments. First Impression After a not so memorable hostel stay in Jerusalem, I wa[...]
 
 
Visiting New York City is something that every traveler will do at some point. The lights, the nightlife, the food and the crazies you meet on the street are just a few reasons why this city is home to so many art, music and fashion lovers. However, one thing I hear from travelers who visit the city is how much money they end up spending in New York. I know this is true because before I moved here[...]
 
 
(original article is from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)Let’s be honest. The American dollar hasn’t exactly been doing that great the last few years. Back in 2008 when I was studying in London, I almost cried one morning after calculating how much my tall vanilla latte was actually costing me in American dollars. Just a few weeks ago, I was surprised to discove[...]
 
 
(article from Megan's Travel Column, Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh)If you are young, carefree and unattached, traveling means more than tourist attractions and foreign cuisine. There’s probably going to be some partying involved. Whether you’re traveling with your friends, family or boyfriend, here are a few tips for making the most out of your trip without breaking the bank.Stay at a H[...]
 
 
With unemployment on the rise, workers around the world are relying more and more on tips. Traveling can be as tough as it is rewarding, so I'm sure many of us have been in that awkward situation where we weren't sure if tipping was expected or insulting.Growing up in the United States, I learned from a young age that tipping our waiter at dinner was part of the norm. It wasn't until I lived i[...]
 
 
Regardless of the time of year, planning a trip is probably making you doubt whether you can afford a vacation at all. Even a few days off from work will do wonders for your mental health and stress levels, so don't let airfare get in the way of a much-needed vacation. Think outside the box and start planning your trip now. To find discount fares, try expedia flights and other similar sites.Vi[...]
 
 
In an age where technology reigns supreme over all media outlets, looking for deals on Facebook and Twitter are useful methods for helping you score the best travel deals around. Setting up email alerts is one way to discover deals right away.  You can even set them for daily, weekly, or instant delivery into your inbox.Ann Lombardi, a travel agent of the Trip Chicks identifies Twitter as the [...]