Vacation: Traveling Alone or With Your Family On A Budget

Summer is just right around the corner and there are lots of events happening outside of your state. If you live in NYC and you want to explore the other states. Then listen up on how you can travel on budget.

Traveling is not just checking prices on the internet to see who has a better deal on a vacation package or last minute deals that includes children free under 11.  Now I know you’re probably wondering what the $&8@% is wrong with this person. In this day and age, we are looking for affordable things and ways to save more for RETIREMENT, but over the spring I was able to travel to a few places that were affordable AND comfortable. These places were Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Atlanta (the lovely A), and they were all done by www.megabus.com (just under 85.00 dollars). Yes, just under $85.00!

The bus ride to Atlanta was 21hrs and Toronto was 10hrs, both leaving from New York City 34th Street. I was able to explore each place by the station stops we made and the view from my window.  The leg room was great (just an FYI to fellow readers). The buses had free wifi, chargers for each customer, and the ability to control your reading light and air.  To top it off it’s free for kids, and a great way for your children to explore the world like young Dora and Diego the Explorers.

If you book your trip to Canada for December, 2018 to enjoy the ski slope in Vancouver, you might want to make your reservation asap to get a good deal.  Why should you book NOW?  Prices change, and sometimes you get your ticket for less than $14.00 depending on where you’re going and when you’re booking your trip.

If you live in the New York City area, you and your loved ones will be able to travel to 38 different states with megabus.  If you’re retired this is the best way to get more out of your retirement funds.   Who wants to pay $300-$400 for a round trip plane ticket to Atlanta?  Not me!

FYI, Megabus just added one more state, Florida. Woohoo!!! So, for those of you who are planning to go to Carnival in Miami from October, 05 – 08, 2018, this is the best way to travel (especially for my younger readers in college).

Photo Credit: Overtime

If you want options, checkout www.boltbus.com.  They also travel to the Northeast and the West Coast.

I hope this was helpful. Enjoy! Like, Share, and Comment and let us know where your next destination is.

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17 Comments
  • Monidipa Dutta
    May 23, 2018

    I am not from NYC but I have been there due to work. I couldn’t explore. This post may be be only for people who reside in NYC but atleast I got a little bit of knowledge.

    • Social Nubian
      June 10, 2018

      Hello, how are you doing? Hope all is well. Please note Monidipa that the post is not only for people who live in NYC. Post is for individuals who lives in other states and country; besides NYC.

  • Dana
    May 23, 2018

    What a great guide. This would be perfect since I love
    traveling with the whole fam.

  • Claire
    May 23, 2018

    So epic that Megabus has just added Florida!!! So cool 🙂

  • Monidipa
    May 23, 2018

    This post is perfect for new yorker’s. I have never been there but yes I will be going there shortly… I hope it would help me then.

  • Indu
    May 23, 2018

    Interesting read with great info on budget travel in US. I have been in NYC but did not know about this mega bus though i did road trips to farther destinations in US.

  • Nati
    May 24, 2018

    these are amazing tips for saving! I live in Europe and we have a few low cost airlines to travel and we always search for affordable accomodation, but we like to have some comfort too, so booking in advance is our main rule! Just as an example, we already book in February our tickets for Argenitna in DECEMBER! definitely the only way to have affordable tickets for Christmas season.

    • Social Nubian
      June 10, 2018

      The website that I have provided on the blog also is based in several parts of Europe.

  • Fiona
    May 25, 2018

    Great post! my concern with travelling is always the budget and the fear that i will end up over spending lol

    XOXO Fiona • fionadiaries.com

  • Esme Sy
    May 26, 2018

    Megabus sounds like a great idea if you ask me. I would love to stay in New York for a short while then come from there down to Florida. Woo, my dream trip, simple as that!

  • Fabiola Rodriguez
    May 28, 2018

    It’s interesting you are promoting bus tickets. It seems like most people have forgotten how to take a bus trip, they’ll just buy a plane ticket. Personally, I prefer a bus ride because it allows you to explore, see, and breathe all the different places in between your home and your destination. You see so much more!

  • Tabitha
    May 28, 2018

    I’ve never traveled by bus cross country! How do you get around when you get to your destination. Are the bus stops normally in the center of town? I’ll keep this in mind instead of trains… I don’t mind a plane ride.

  • Elizabeth O
    May 28, 2018

    This is a great post.How awesome you got to visit all those places for so little with Megabus. Definitely a service to look out for.

  • Danay
    May 29, 2018

    I have never traveled long distance by bus, but the fact that the prices are so great AND you get wifi and electric are huge wins. I may have to book a trip now 🙂

  • Tim
    July 23, 2018

    I’ve walked passed the boarding area for Megabus in Manhattan and it looks to be very popular way to get places. With the cost tickets to fly and how rude the airlines can be. Plus here in the Midwest train service is slow and undependable. Don’t blame people for looking to alternatives. Glad Megabus is there to provide people with an affordable option to planes and trains.

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