A Better Budget: Three Travel Expense Tracking Apps That Make Cents

Whenever I travel, I try to keep a budget in mind of how much I want to spend on food, lodging, transportation, entertainment and attractions each and every day. However, it can be difficult to keep up with travel expenses if you simply record them in a notebook or spreadsheet when you have the time. The road can get in the way of properly recording our travel budgets, leaving us unaware when we are spending outside the lines of our budget. Luckily there are a number of travel budget tracking apps that aim to make keeping track of expenses as easy as possible. If you want to keep traveling, spend less and always have an idea of how much money you have on the road, here are three travel expense apps to consider using.

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Four Pockets of Advice to Help Deal with Pickpockets on the Road

I was walking along the Charles Bridge in Prague and something wasn’t right. I had read about the pickpocket schemes specifically on this tourist attraction. Everything that I read described the pickpocket operations on the bridge to be mostly burly looking men wandering around alone. Instead of enjoying my stroll across this Prague landmark, I became intent on spotting the pickpockets. From end to end, I counted several handfuls of these characters, those that just didn’t fit into the scene of tourists. I knew someone had probably just lost their wallet to a pickpocket scheme because they weren’t paying attention.

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Three Best iPhone Apps for Trip Budgeting

Trip budgeting can be tricky, especially if you’re trying to do it for an entire family. While you can certainly use a spreadsheet or even the good ol’ pen and paper method, there are a variety of apps that are incredibly helpful for trip budgeting and are, of course, easy to pack and take along with you. All of these apps are helpful for everday budgeting as well, as they tell you how (and how quickly) you are spending your allotted money. Here are my top three.

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Surviving a Romantic Weekend Getaway with Your Valentine

In order to survive that romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart, here are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling with another person.

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Travelers Optimistic About 2011

Americans aren’t curtailing their travel plans in 2011, according to a survey conducted by Travel Ticker. In a sign that travelers are optimistic about the economy, 87 percent of respondents said they intend to take just as many—or even more-- vacations in 2011.

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