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Travelin' Light: Are you an expert on frugal travel?
by Staff
Most people like to hit the road for a spell, but it can be a challenge to keep a close watch on finances when things like airfare and hotel reservations are expensive. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay one step ahead and enjoy vacation on a budget? If you think you know what it takes to be a frugal traveler, take this quiz.

If you're traveling short distances, what's generally the cheapest way to travel?

  • by plane
  • by car
  • by bus

Which of the following is NOT a travel comparison Web site?

  • Kayak.com
  • Travelocity.com
  • CouchSurfing.org

Which of the following mode of transportation is considered the least safe?

  • planes
  • automobile
  • They're both equally safe.

When is the best time of the week to travel?

  • during the middle of the week
  • on the weekends
  • It doesn't matter

When you're traveling long distances, what's the cheapest way to travel?

  • by plane
  • by train
  • It depends on the circumstances.

How soon should you book plane tickets or hotel reservations if you want inexpensive rates?

  • the day before you leave
  • at week before you leave
  • at least two to three weeks before you leave

Which of these U.S. cities is the most expensive to visit?

  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • New Orleans

What is the most expensive city in the world?

  • Oslo
  • Zurich
  • Tokyo

What is a "staycation"?

  • a vacation to Stayton, Ore.
  • staying in your hotel for the entire vacation
  • remaining home during your vacation and seeing sights you wouldn't normally see

How much do travel agency Web sites typically charge for transaction fees?

  • up to $12
  • up to $50
  • up to $100