Let’s face it: traveling on a budget is not for everyone. You’ve got to be strong-minded and staunch of stomach but the payoffs are big. The more you cut down on expenses the more you realize that you don’t need big budget trips and then your one-week $2,000 vacation can become a one-month vacation. Budget travel often gets a bad rap because as humans we eventually learn from our mistakes and so the words budget travel become synonymous with cramped airplanes and windowless cruise cabins. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Granted, if you learn to like windowless cruise cabins you’ll certainly go far.