Traveling doesn't have to be expensive with some planning. Here's how to plan an affordable dream vacation.
Determine how much you can realistically spend on your entire trip, factoring in airfare, lodging, activities, etc.
Opt for cheaper destinations like certain U.S. cities, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe rather than luxury spots.
Use flight deal alerts, miles, and apps to get bargain airfare and accommodation.
Museums, walking tours, parks, and other free or low-cost attractions keep your days busy for less.
Packing light and taking buses, trains, and other public transport reduces costs once you arrive.