The Cost Of Things: Missing Your Night-Bus In Peru

Departure tax: S/.2 each, because Arequipa will not let you leave without a fight

What Happened After Two Friends Went on a Trip Together

An update to: "Two Friends Discuss Planning and Budgeting for a Trip Abroad Together"

Two Friends Discuss Planning and Budgeting for a Trip Abroad Together

Hope and Amy are two best friends who met in middle school when Amy started a rumor about Hope and a bass clarinetist. Fourteen and a half years later, they are embarking on a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Cost of Things: Going Cross-Country to a California Wedding

Both of us had elected to stay at a cheap-o Best Western rather than any of the ornate local resorts and that was an A+ decision I would totally make again. Budget hotels give you free wifi and free breakfast! Often, perversely, the more upscale ones do not.

Things to Do When You Know Your Flight Is About to Be Canceled

Like tens of thousands of other travelers this winter, Reuter's Lauren Young had to deal with attempting to fix her travel plans after her flight was canceled due to bad weather. Young runs through the various things she should have done when she started to receive travel advisories, namely, she should had rebooked her flight.

Traveling Without a Plan or a Budget

I'm in Croatia, and it's four in the morning. I have nowhere to sleep. I haven't changed my clothes in five days, which is fine because I don't actually have any other clothes to change into. This is all part of the money saving plan. Don't book places to stay—just meet people. Don't buy clothes—just smell bad.

Four Ladies Went to Atlantic City and This is What They Spent

-$27: Round-trip bus ticket (per person) from New York to Atlantic City. It's unclear how we ended up on this bus. We have never gambled. We have an unspoken three drink maximum and a communal bedtime of 11:00 p.m. I think it might have been my idea.

A Respite From Winter

Mike: Meaghan you went on vacation for a little bit—when was this planned and how did you decide where to go?

Paying Extra for a Flight for the Convenience of a Better Seat

I’ll be visiting family for Christmas, and I just bought my plane tickets online. I know that I should have bought them earlier, but I only had to pay for my return flight because I was able to buy my departure ticket using points I saved.

I have some self-imposed rules when choosing flights:

1) Avoid red-eyes if possible because of my inability to sleep for longer than 10 minutes at a time on planes.

2) When flying from the East Coast to the West Coast (where my hometown is), try to choose a flight that will land before 9 p.m. (to help with jet lag).

3) Pay the extra money for direct flights—time is money and I’d rather spend an extra $50 to not have to land in another city and wait for a connecting flight.