BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDEBOOKS:
America's Best Cheap Sleeps / by Tracy Whitcombe. Features only the best motels and other inexpensive lodgings across America. Every state is covered. Each listing tells readers whether there's a TV, pool, restaurant, if pets are accepted, and any amenities or special features.
Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel / by Terrance Zepke. Information on family attractions, age-appropriate guidelines, kid-friendly restaurants and places to stay.
Guerrilla Travel Tactics: Hundreds of Simple Strategies Guaranteed to Save Road Warriors Time and Money / by Jay Conrad Levinson and Theo Brandt-Sarif. Great bargain-finding tips, especially for the frequent or business traveler.
Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler's Guide to Getting More for Less / by Tim Leffel. Learn to save money by traveling to inexpensive destinations, during the off- and shoulder seasons, taking advantage of seasonal pricing, and more.
Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World / by Edward Hasbrouck. An essential guide to independent world travel.
Rick Steves' Best of Europe / by Rick Steves. The popular TV travel host offers advice on how to make the most of your European vacation.
Secret Hotels: Extraordinary Values in the World's Most Stunning Destinations / by Erik Torkells. Hotels selected by the editors of Budget Travel at eith destinations: Provence, Tuscany, Tahiti, Carribbean, Costa Rica, Cornwall, Bali and the French Riviera.
Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips from Seasonsed Travelers / by Erik Torkells. Culled from Budget Travel magazine's reader-contributed "20 Tips" column.
World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune / by Tim Leffel. Arranged by country, this guide provides information on prices for accommodations, dining, transportation, and more.
WEBSITES FOR BUDGET TRAVEL:
www.backpackeurope.com and www.eurotrip.com Loads of information for the budget-minded backpacker.
www.bootsnall.com A site dedicated to independent travelers, including travel guides, tips, and booking information.
www.budgettravel.com Sister site to "Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel" magazine.
www.eurocheapo.com Helpful reviews of budget European hotels, with some city guide information.
www.hihostels.com Hostelling International's global booking site for member hostels, including family hostels. Also links to Rail International.
www.kayak.com This search engine looks for the cheapest airfares as well as the lowest hotel, car rental, and cruise rates across 140 travel sites.
www.reidsguides.com Travel author Reid Bramblett's award-winning trip-planning site, with articles and travel tips covering world-wide destinations.
www.ricksteves.com For 30 years Rick Steves has taught smart European travel. This website — like his guidebooks, TV series and radio program — is dedicated to exactly that.