Budget Travel Stories

The Washington Post presents trip ideas for the budget-conscious traveler.

Historically, there have been few transportation options from Washington to Delaware's beaches -- no direct train, no major airport, no nearby Greyhound depot. But this summer, your ocean-bound chariot awaits as DC2NY, the low-cost bus line to Manhattan, starts weekend service from Washington to Rehoboth and Dewey.
 
GOING OUR WAY: If you're hip, hop down to Staunton (Post, May 23, 2010)
 
GOING OUR WAY: Her Alaska adventure is a dream that could see the light of night (Post, June 6, 2010)
 
Back on the Bus: We Got on Board, Too, To See What's Driving the Boom (Post, August 30, 2009)
 
A Cozy Cottage on the Cape At Recession-Proof Prices (Post, August 30, 2009)
 
Postcard From Tom: In Vegas, a Diner's Jackpot: It's a Recession. That Means Great Restaurant Deals. (Post, August 9, 2009)
 
Be Their Guest: You can crash in a condo or on a couch. These folks have room to spare -- or share. (Post, July 26, 2009)
 
Get More Fun for Your Money (Post, May 3, 2009)
 
At U.S. Ski Resorts, Look for Sweet Deals (Post, November 30, 2008)
 
Ski Deals (washingtonpost.com, November 28, 2008; 10:29 AM)
 
SKI GEAR STRATEGY: To Rent or Bring Your Own? (Post, November 30, 2008)
 
YOUR TURN: Finding a Bargain Bed in Europe (Post, April 13, 2008)
 
Way to Go Guide 2008 (washingtonpost.com, February 1, 2008; 3:18 PM)
 
How to Deal: A Dozen Tips for Bargain Hunters (Post, February 3, 2008)
 
HOTELS: Insider Lodging Tips (Post, February 3, 2008)
 
AIRFARE PRIMER: Finding a Flight at a Price That's Right (Post, February 3, 2008)
 
You're Going Places: And We Have Tips On How to Make Those Trips Better (Post, January 13, 2008)
 
PLANNING YOUR TRIP: Do Your Research, Then Be Flexible (Post, January 13, 2008)
 
Egypt Out? India In? Well, They Guess So.: Topping This Year's Hot Lists: Thailand and Mozambique (Post, January 13, 2008)
 
Clams on the Half Price, er, Shell: Ocean City in the middle of the week? During the winter? You bet. We found spots where you can save some dough while you stuff your face. (Post, January 16, 2008)
 
: Want to Stay Cheap While You Eat Cheap? (Post, January 16, 2008)
 
Learning How to Share, One Manhattan Bathroom at a Time: In the city that never sleeps, some cut-rate hotels pass the mom test. Others leave us flushed with disappointment. (Post, November 18, 2007)
 
Angkor: When It Rains, You Score: Don't want your trip to Cambodia's magnificent ruins marred by crowds and high prices? It's all in the timing. (Post, November 4, 2007)
 
Islands 2007: All-Inclusives: Kick back in the Caribbean and let your host mind the details. But first, find the right place to be pampered. (Post, October 28, 2007)
 
ALBUQUERQUE : A Cheap Vacation? You Can Bet on It. (Post, October 14, 2007)
 
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