Travel for Adventure: Tips for An Affordable Vacation

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Saint Augustine once remarked on travel and the experiences we share on vacation: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

For many, turning that page to make our travel an adventure takes more than just a sense of wanderlust; we also need money for travel. However, travel is not something that should break your budget. You can plan an affordable vacation. There are many ways to see the world, make new friends, experience life and still enjoy yourself. These travel tips can help you find an affordable vacation to give you the full experience of visiting a new place.

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Pick the experience and then let the tour guides do their work.

If you have never been to a destination, the simplest way to discover it is by allowing a travel guide to introduce you to the place. Hiring an experienced tour guide will introduce you to the area, highlight the popular landmarks and offer great suggestions on where to eat or experience local favorites. Your tour guide can give you lots of information about the area so you can make your trip an affordable vacation.

Plan for an affordable vacation. Not only will you come away with a better experience, you will save money and time.

In addition, much of the stress of visiting a foreign place will be replaced with confidence. You will feel much better about the vacation once you have allowed an experienced guide to show you the way.

Look for a tour operator offering many side trips and experiences in the place you have chosen to visit. Often, you can bundle experiences or plan a tour that fits into your schedule. All of this means you can save money on sightseeing and transportation.

Travel in groups to save money and maximize the experience.

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Solo travel can be fun, exciting, and often the solitude outweighs the need for a companion. However, solo travel can be expensive because you have to front the cost of the trip alone. This make your adventure very costly.

It is better to travel in a group so you can save money, and find moments for reflection away from the group. You can combine your sense of adventure with a group to save money. Plus, a group has a better chance of learning the area customs and the language. You can make pronunciation mistakes in the group and people are more apt to forgive you.

Groups can combine their resources to cut down on the cost of travel. It is like buying in bulk: chartering an entire bus is cheaper than buying a single ticket. Trusted tour operators create group tours to help travelers save money by passing on the shared trip expenses.

Finally, in a group you can make shared memories with new friends. It really is a positive way to see a place and share the experience.

Book in advance to save money and get the best rates.affordable vacation

Tours are less expensive when you already know your itinerary and can figure out the best time to travel. If you arrange your tour in advance, you can get the best options and deals.

Transportation options, accommodations, and group experiences cost less when you book ahead. Make your plans early and then commit to having the best vacation possible. Look for experiences you can share, bring a digital camera, and relax knowing you have planned the perfect vacation.

In all, enjoy yourself, find an affordable vacation, and discover new adventures and travel experiences at

Iceland Foodie Tour Takes in Flavor of the Golden Circle

Experience the ultimate Iceland Foodie Tour as you take in the popular attractions of the Golden Circle with a taste of the local cuisine and drinks!

Iceland Foodie Tour

You will see Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring Area and Gullfoss Waterfall. In between you will make stops along the way for a taste of local food and drinks. See some of Iceland's most visited sights as you follow your local guide and get a taste of what Iceland is really like!

Your Iceland Foodie Tour adventure starts with a 9 AM Reykjavik pick up. Here you will meet your local guide. He will then lead you on a quest to drink in the local culture and taste the local cuisine. By the way, we take in some of iceland's most stunning attractions.

From the capital you will head towards the first attraction of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route. We will stop in Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage site, best known for its geological and historical wonders. Stroll around the stunning park and see one of the world's oldest parliaments. You can also walk between the Eurasian and North American plates before continuing on to Geysir hot spring area.

Geysir is home to the big Geysir from which all other geysers draw their name from. Strokkur geyser spouts water up to 40 meters into the air. This is in the Haukadalur hot spring area. Here the true power of mother nature is inevitable. Definitely an experience you will not forget.

After Geysir it is time to visit the golden waterfall of Gullfoss. This iconic waterfall is among the most visited attractions in Iceland and that for a good reason. The stunning setting of the fall is simply magical. Located in the canyon of Hvita River, Gullfoss falls in two stages through the rugged canyon creating the perfect photo stop so make sure to bring your camera along.

Now onto the food stops included in the Iceland Foodie Tour:

On the way you will stop by the charming family farm of Efstidalur to taste their delicious meat soup and homemade ice cream. The meat soup is a traditional Icelandic dish loved by Icelanders for many generations. As you sit and enjoy your meal you will get a glimpse of the farm life such as the cows that produced the milk used for the farm's delicious ice cream.

Fridheimar tomato greenhouse is also among the stops you will be making along the way. At Fridheimar they grow tomatoes all year round. Here you will get the opportunity to taste Fridheimar's famous tomato soup. Pair it with some homemade bread. Then gain insight into the greenhouse horticulture as you tour the greenhouse.

The Iceland Foodie Tour then concludes with the local's favorite delicacies, ponnukokur (icelandic pancakes) as they're called and kleina (twisted doughnut) at Ingolfsskali. Ingolfsskali is a stunning viking themed restaurant designed in in the styel of the original turf-roofed Icelandic longhouse. Here you will also get the opportunity to get a tour of the turf house and learn all about the history of the vikings.

Before you head back to Reykjavik at around 6 PM where your tour concludes you will also get the opportunity to taste Brennivin and dried fish a tradition that goes way back in Icelandic culture.

Book this incredible adventure!