Traveling and taking time off for a vacation is a luxury for most, but it shouldn't require emptying out your entire savings account. Fortunately, traveling on a budget is not impossible and actually quite popular.
When booking on a budget, you can look at sites like TripAdvisor or Expedia for deals on flights and free things to do. Pro tip: The more free things there are to do wherever you're going — like visiting a beach, hiking through the mountains or walking through local markets — the cheaper your overall trip will be.
Then, when looking for a place to stay, check out a site like Airbnb. If you travel with friends and book an apartment, condo, house, cabin and even a yurt, you can split the cost (and save money by making breakfast in your own kitchen).
Airbnb has some pretty over-the-top places to stay, but they also have some great places for budget travel. Check out 10 cities where the average Airbnb stay is under $75 per night in the gallery above!