How to travel on a Budget: Advice from world travelers Pat and Wayne Dunlap

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If you’ve paid attention to previous articles and past episodes of E&L TV, the names Pat and Wayne Dunlap won’t be completely foreign to you. While we’ve talked about this extraordinary couple before, we feel they deserve an article all to themselves. The Dunlap’s live their lives in a way most people would be jealous of, they travel constantly. In fact, they’ve visited 100 countries and island groups in total and 44 U.S. states. What you may not know though is that Pat and Wayne are making it their mission to tell you exactly how you can live the same life without breaking the bank.

How do they do it? Well, the married couple rented their home and spent two full years traveling the world for the same cost of living at home. They stay away from flashy hotels, choosing quaint bed and breakfasts instead, and always try to travel off season. Wayne always had a passion for traveling and since he was a professor of economics, he knows a thing or two about working around budgets. He wanted to use his knowledge to help others fulfill their traveling desires and be able to do so for half the cost of what they would expect. From weekend getaways to long excursions, Wayne wants to help you figure out how to live your travel dreams. A former business owner, executive of high-tech companies and professor with a PhD, Wayne is definitely the guy you want on your travel side. Pat is no slouch either. Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego, she decided to run away with her husband and take life as it came.

What’s Plan Your Escape? Oh, was it not mentioned that they wrote a book too? The how-to travel book shares all their best tips on how to safely travel in a way that won’t make you dip into your retirement. With comprehensive planning tools and checklists, you’ll have everything you need to make your travel dreams come true. Within the pages are literally hundreds of cost-saving and how-to travel tips that reveal their proven secrets about the travel industry, including how to get the best deals on airfare, hotels, cruises, tours, car rentals, restaurants, and much more. It even helps you figure out how to get a reluctant partner to travel with you and how to best travel alone. Planning a trip can be stressful so to beat that, the book also has a step-by-step 5-month planning and preparation section with action steps so that you’re not scrambling to book everything at the last minute.

Make sure to check out their website, which continues to grow every day. There you will find information on Pat and Wayne, as well as info about their book and a full photo gallery of all the neat places they’ve visited. Also make sure to take a look at their new show, which you can find in the Watch Now section of the site. They’ve also compiled a super helpful list of various internet travel resources, directing you to sites that can help with travel precautions, discount cruises, various rentals, and apartment rentals.

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