Budget Travel Magazine is the *best* travel magazine of all time.
There, I said it!
It’s also one of the only magazines I’ve ever subscribed to for more than one year, and although I’ve now moved far and away where the paper pages allude me, I’m only a mouse click away from all the fun.
Meanwhile my mom patiently collects my subscription every month, stacks them on the side corner of her pale black desk, and they wait for me there. No one else even touches them.
On my last trip home there were no less than 15 BT magazines for me to peruse. Ahhh, and the headlines were fun.
Rome Like a Roman
Til Travel Do Us Part
and my personal favorite …
Hey You, Out of My Shot!
But probably the determining factor that has persuaded me to renew that magazine year after year (and even buy extra subscriptions for friends) boils down to one single section.
… travel tips sent in to BT editors by real travelers like us. And you know how I love a good set of travel tips!
So I did the leg work. I read hundreds of tips, narrowed down my favorites and have selected the TOP FIVE Budget Travel Magazine Travel Tips to share with you today.
5. California resident Dindo Carrillo claims dryer sheets will stop ants from attacking your hotel room. Place a dryer sheet where you see the line of ants entering the room. The chemicals in the sheet will confuse the ants and throw them off track.
4. When Stephanie Kvech of Essex Maryland is on an international vacation, she mails a postcard to her home address. When she returns, she has a beautiful postcard with a foreign stamp to add to her scrapbook.
3. Flight attendant Julie Childers of Dublin Georgia asked her local pharmacy for three-ounce liquid prescription bottles. They sold her four bottles for $1.00, and now she is TSA approved and ready to board.
2. Charlene Lewis of Summersville, West Virginia claims a balloon will help you dry clothes. Insert a blown balloon inside a wet garment that is hanging from the shower rod. The air will circulate better around the balloon and your clothes will be dry the next morning.
1. Marv Blackburn of Toledo Ohio packs Ziploc double-zip freezer bags in his carry-on. After he and his wife are seated, he blows into a bag, closes it partially, blows in a little more air and seals it closed. He uses this as his back support pillow. (And with some airlines charging for use of a pillow these days … I can see why!)
Have you ever tried any of these tips? If so, what did you think? Which ones do you plan to try?
Until next time … Buon Viaggio!