Travel on the cheap! 5 frugal travel tips you haven't thought of

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Travel on the Cheap: 5 Frugal Travel Tips You Haven't Thought of
While many of us want to explore the world and travel our little hearts out, one big boulder often always reigns true when it comes to standing in our way -- money. Unless you're a money-saving master or are simply financially blessed, traveling isn't exactly easy. Sure, you can always backpack and stay in hostels or take one trip every couple years -- but in reality, you have a vision in your head of how you want your trip to go and the truth is, you deserve it.

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If this sounds a little something like you, not to worry, we're here to help. We've got 5 frugal travel tips that will have you saying bon voyage from the plane in no time. We guarantee you've probably never heard of these, but trust us when we say -- you need them!

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1) Look to Google Flights for cheap travel tricks
Their worldview map shows ticket costs from your airport to any location and allows you to choose a trip by price.

2) Extend layovers
Turn your layovers into a mini-vacation and stay an extra day or a few hours to explore.

3) Be a guest!
Save on hotels by visiting places where you know someone.

4) Turn your vacation into a STAYCATION
Explore your hoemtown like a tourist and use sites like Trip Advisor to find fun and frugal things to do.

5) Consider rail service
Instead of a flight, try the train! You can seriously save over $100 by choosing this scenic option.

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25. Sydney, Australia

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25. Sydney, Australia

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25. Sydney, Australia

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24. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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24. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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24. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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23. Hong Kong, China

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23. Hong Kong, China

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23. Hong Kong, China

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22. Queenstown, New Zealand

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22. Queenstown, New Zealand

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22. Queenstown, New Zealand

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21. Budapest, Hungary

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21. Budapest, Hungary

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21. Budapest, Hungary

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20. Athens, Greece

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20. Athens, Greece

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20. Athens, Greece

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19. Kathmandu, Nepal

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19. Kathmandu, Nepal

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19. Kathmandu, Nepal

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18. Bangkok, Thailand

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18. Bangkok, Thailand

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18. Bangkok, Thailand

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17. St. Petersburg, Russia

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17. St. Petersburg, Russia

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17. St. Petersburg, Russia

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16. Cusco, Peru 

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16. Cusco, Peru 

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16. Cusco, Peru 

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15. Ubud, Indonesia

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15. Ubud, Indonesia

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15. Ubud, Indonesia

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14. Goreme, Turkey

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14. Goreme, Turkey

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14. Goreme, Turkey

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13. Barcelona, Spain

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13. Barcelona, Spain

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13. Barcelona, Spain

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12. Zermatt, Switzerland

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12. Zermatt, Switzerland

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12. Zermatt, Switzerland

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11. New York City, United States 

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11. New York City, United States 

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11. New York City, United States 

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10. Cape Town Central, South Africa 

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10. Cape Town Central, South Africa 

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10. Cape Town Central, South Africa 

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9. Paris, France

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9. Paris, France

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9. Paris, France

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8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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7. Rome, Italy 

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7. Rome, Italy 

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7. Rome, Italy 

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6. London, United Kingdom

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6. London, United Kingdom

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6. London, United Kingdom

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5. Prague, Czech Republic

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5. Prague, Czech Republic

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5. Prague, Czech Republic

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4. Hanoi, Vitenam

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4. Hanoi, Vitenam

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4. Hanoi, Vitenam

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3. Istanbul, Turkey

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3. Istanbul, Turkey

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3. Istanbul, Turkey

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2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

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2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

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2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

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1. Marrakech, Morocco

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1. Marrakech, Morocco

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1. Marrakech, Morocco

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