Sept. 16, 2014 8:25 AM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print TRAVEL | MORE FOR YOUR MONEYMore budget travel tips: Read more 1 Travel Travel on the cheap Think you have to settle for a summer in staycation mode? Here are some savvy tips to stretch your budget in surprising ways. 2 Travel 9 ways to keep those airline rewards miles alive Did an email from your favorite airline warn you that your miles are going to expire? 3 Travel A bad economy adds up to good vacation deals Southwest Airlines offered coast-to-coast round trip flights for $180, hotels are engaging in rate wars and cruises are throwing high prices overboard. 4 Travel When a layoff cancels a trip Some companies are offering terms under which someone who suddenly loses a job can get a refund. 5 Travel Olympic deals for Vancouver, Canada? Not yet The world economy may be schussing down the fall line, but you would never know it from the price tags on lodging-and-ticket packages for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, which start at more than $3,000 for two nights. 6 Travel Costs drop for ‘repositioning’ cruises As a former resident of England and Northern Ireland, I’ve flown across the Atlantic too many times to remember, but I’m not boasting. 7 Travel Bargains for spring break Overall, trips are cheaper than in 2008, and some discounts are still available. Even a student who didn’t ace econ may find a deal. 8 Travel All-inclusive vacation? Not always Here’s a siren song for the stressed-out traveler: “all-inclusive vacation.” 9 Travel As rates rise, pare cost of car rental Fasten your seat belt. Car rental rates have hit overdrive. 10 Travel Strategies to stretch your travel dollars in ’09 The economic tailspin ensures that 2009 will be a travel year like no other. 11 Travel When to call a travel agent Even though I’m a travel writer, I sometimes use a travel agent. 12 Business Vacationing -- on the installment plan Longing for a vacation but can’t quite afford it? 13 Travel Keeping your laptop safe on your travels How to protect your computer and data while on the road. 14 Travel Hostels get an upgrade Many offer simple dorm-style quarters, but some are installing cable, flat-screen TVs, new beds and using nicer linen. The prices may be a little higher, but they’re still less than hotels. 15 Travel Trip protection in tough times Using a credit card is your first line of defense. Also consider buying trip insurance, booking with a group and researching the travel provider. 16 When airlines charge for luggage, weigh your options Become a premium customer, ship your bags or just pack less. 17 Rising fuel costs drilling into traveler’s wallets With the travel industry raising fares and adding surcharges, it’s better to book early. 18 Travel A bet on summer hotel discounts in Las Vegas There’s a prediction of lower room rates in a gambling town that has seen a dip in business. 19 Travel A $10,000 lesson in airline policies and missed connections This is a story about two retirees who bought $753 round-trip tickets to Europe and wound up paying nearly $10,000. 20 Travel Five keys to saving on flights to Europe If you’re smart, you can find bargains, an expert says. 21 Travel Tips for stretching dollars on your travels What’s the catch to using debit and credit cards in foreign countries? 22 Travel Countries where dollars go the distance Its value has declined in some places, but in these interesting nations the dollar can still stake you to a great vacation. 23 Travel Travel insurance policies? Be sure to read fine print Here’s a topic that inspires fear, loathing -- and boredom. Yes, we’re talking travel insurance. 24 Travel Some airlines steering clear of cash, opting for credit cards instead Fliers, get ready for the cashless cabin, where you need a credit or debit card to buy food, drinks, headsets and anything else onboard. 25 Travel America travelers best off avoiding the euro Before 21-year-old Neel Bhuta spent a semester abroad last year, the New York University economics and history major carefully studied the cost of a beer abroad. 26 Travel Kitchens at New Yorks Hotel Milburn save guests money An Upper West Side hotel offers amenities outdoors and in. 27 Travel Many travel discounts still exist for senior citizens The sun has set on fare discounts for hundreds of thousands of senior fliers. 28 Travel Overseas travelers, here’s a tip: Don’t Over-tipping — or tipping at all — is bad form in some countries.