How to Travel on a Shoestring Budget

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This week, we’re excited to talk about ways to travel on shoestring budget – and we’ll be tweeting with Paula Pant from and the @LonelyPlanet destination editors: Morgan MaSovaida – South America Destination Editor, Dora Whitaker – Eastern U.S. Destination Editor,  Alexander Howard – Western U.S. & Canada Destination Editor, and Cliff Wilkinson – California and Mexico Destination Editor.  Join us!

Topic: How to Travel on a Shoestring Budget

When: Wednesday, November 12 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Join us on Twitter by using the #CreditChat hashtag – and tune in to the discussion on YouTube. The video panel will include: Tiffany AlicheThe Budgetnista, Jackie LaulainenThe,  Claire Murdough – Podcaster & Writer at ReadyForZero,  Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian, and others. We’ll be featuring favorite tweets during the video hangout.

We will embed the live streaming video on this page during the chat. If you’d like to join the video chat, please let us know by emailing Mike Delgado. We would love to meet you.

Questions we’ll discuss:

  • Q1: Do you enjoy traveling? Where’s a favorite spot you visited – or want to go?
  • Q2: What are the expenses you need to think about when traveling?
  • Q3: What can drain your budget fast when traveling? What do you skimp/splurge on?
  • Q4: Where (and when) do you go to buy your airline tickets? How do you find deals?
  • Q5: How do you find great deals on where to stay (while staying safe and comfortable)?
  • Q6: How do you safely and securely manage your financial accounts when traveling?
  • Q7: Any favorite tools to help you save money when traveling? Books? Apps? Websites?
  • Q8: What are some financial emergencies that can happen when traveling? How do you prepare?
  • Q9: Any final tips for those that want save money when traveling?


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