03/15/2013 09:29 am ET

Cheap Travel: Money-Saving Tricks Every Budget Traveler Knows

By Jean Chatzky

High gas prices and a weaker U.S. dollar aren't stopping millions of Americans from exercising their rights to some much-needed R&R. Whether you're hitting the road or taking to the skies, one thing is certain: Traveling on a budget is the way to go this summer!

Just because you're traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the trip of your dreams. All it takes is a little creativity and some savvy spending. With help from the experts, you can stretch your dollar further.

Here, money expert Jean Chatzky teams up with three value-vacation experts: travel editor Pauline Frommer of the Frommer travel guides, CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg and former Yahoo! Travel Director Fiona Lake Waslander. Together, they'll get you off the ground and onto the beach, ski slopes or anywhere else you dream of going.

8 Things Every Budget Traveler Knows

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