How does this relate to frugality? Well, we will be staying in a condo, which seems to be a frugal way to travel. With the condo comes a kitchen, meaning I can prepare simple, low cost meals and avoid pricey restaurant food. It also highlights that finding free or low cost lodging when you travel is a great way to save big bucks. If you can't win free lodging, here are a few other low cost options that come to mind:
- camp (assuming if you purchase equipment that you will either use it many more times or sell it and re-coup your costs);
- exchange homes (search google for web sites);
- go in the off season;
- stay with friends or family;
- check to see if local college dorms rent rooms in the summer; or
- seek out a hostile.
I don't camp, doubt I ever will. In the past I've seen New York City, Paris, and Hawaii, by visiting friends who lived in the area, and I went to Ireland in the off season, getting great deals at B&Bs. Does anyone else have options for low cost housing?