What does that term mean exactly? Surfing the internet the other day looking at travel sites and I came across a website for the Budget Travel magazine. Hmph, I thought, this might be an interesting site.
So I had a look at things here...
I had figured the title of the publication might have something to do with inexpensive travel, or doing things the cheapest way, but the first thing I looked at was their recent "real deals" where I saw air and hotel in St. Lucia for $1,395 for six nights. Reading further, they consider this a deal because if you booked the air and hotel seperately it would cost $94 more. WOW, what a deal! That's not a deal at all.
Or how about the article titled "Fun things to do in Key West". Sorry, but if you're going to Key West you're not likely a "budget" traveler!
So I guess "Budget" travel can mean anybody's budget.
Then, I come across The Frugal Traveler. This guy writes a blog for the New York Times. You can see it here...
In researching his site, I see that he's making his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City...on ONLY $500 per week. This is for a single guy. I'm sorry, but I don't think he knows what frugal travel is! I guess when you've got a New York Times budget, your perspective on what is frugal changes.
Anyhow, our idea of frugal involves getting someone else to pay for our trip. Okay, maybe that's cheap instead of frugal, but you get the idea. That means you have to vote for us to win. Good thing it only takes 5 seconds of your time.
By the way, we gained 168 votes in the last 24 hours! Thanks guys, if we can keep it up at those numbers, we will win!