San Jose Del Cabo on a Budget

Author: , February 22nd, 2014

San Jose del Cabo, Baja Sur, Mexico

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Ah, Mexico. In a country known for beautiful beaches, delicious food, and lively street festivals, it can be hard figuring out just where you’d like to spend your time. Perhaps a villa in Riviera Maya? Or a walkabout through historic Mexico City?

Or maybe it’s a week hiding out in enchanting San Jose del Cabo, the “gateway to the Los Cabos Corridor,” as well as the town nearest to Los Cabos International Airport. Though lesser-known than its nonstop-partying neighbor to the west, Cabo San Lucas, it turns out the scenic coastal stretch of San Jose del Cabo is ideal for leisurely bike rides, seafood feasts, and carefree drives up the coast. All on a budget, of course. Here’s how to do it…

Get around efficiently

Cabo is a slightly disjointed place. If you’re content to sit by the pool all day, that’s fine, but what if you want to explore beyond the confines of your resort? For the purpose of exploring around San Jose del Cabo, you generally have two options: hiring a taxi, or renting a car. Considering the former can cost upwards of $15 per ride ($60 per day if you’re making multiple trips), then the rental is often a better option. Spend just $42 per day on a basic set of wheels to dash between your hotel, town, or even a day trip up to a locally-recommended beach.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Budget Travel Destinations for 2014

Author: , December 1st, 2013

Toronto SkylineShermans Travel Blog has compiled a list of their top ten affordable travel destinations for next year. Among them:

1. SingaporeSingapore It’s telling that Singapore Airlines spent the better part of this fall introducing over two dozen brand new 777-300ER planes into its fleet. The national carrier, consistently recognized as one of the top airlines in the world, is simply catering to demand as more and more visitors flock to this verdant Southeast Asian hub.

Scores of new hotels are opening all over the city – many of them artfully designed and, best of all, reasonably priced. But it’s not just affordable lodging that keep travelers coming back. The city’s treasure trove of cheap hawker centers (food stalls), diverse ethnic neighborhoods, and abundant green spaces (Gardens by the Bay, for one) show why it’s becoming one of the region’s most accessible, yet endlessly entertaining modern metropolises.

2. Toronto Toronto Porter Airlines’ frequent $86, one-way fares to Toronto make it an easy choice for domestic travelers – especially those in the Northeast – who are considering a trip northward for scenery, nightlife, and great food. Toronto fits the bill perfectly, with a little bit of something for everyone: culture hounds can catch an evening show by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (tickets from $33) at gorgeous Roy Thomson Hall; urban explorers can venture into Chinatown (simply ride TTC to St Patrick station); and aspiring chefs and foodies can shop for pierogies, fresh bison, or souvlaki at the historic two-level St Lawrence Market.

Plus, the newly-opened Ripley’s Aquarium (tickets from $29.98), the country’s largest, offers a fantastic option for families that’s right in the heart of Downtown. Note that Porter flies into tiny Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which then requires a short ferry ride into the city center.

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Eight Budget Travel Tips

Author: , April 14th, 2013

Travel BudgetAshley Welton offers 8 travel tips for budget travelers. Go Girlfriend reports:

1. Beware of travel visas and reciprocity fees

Before you travel abroad, check the entry/exit requirements for the countries you’re visiting. These little fees can blow your budget big time, because sometimes they’re not so small. Many times exit fees are rolled into your airline ticket, but entry fees are not. You’ve got to know when and where you’ll be charged.

For example, Argentina charges a $160 fee if you fly into Buenos Aires, but nothing if you cross over the border in Chile. Brazil will turn you away if you haven’t gotten a visa (not cheap) prior to arrival. Most countries let you stay 90 days, but for some it’s only 30 and if you overstay, it’ll cost you. Before you go, check it out.

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