Thursday, October 13, 2016

Budget Travel News from an Australian

I recently discovered a Website called Aerohaveno, maintained by Australian travel writer Tim Richards. It's not primarily about budget travel, but contains some valuable posts from time to time. Recent ones include detailed information on how to get to the airport in Melbourne cheaply, and where to find inexpensive eats in downtown Los Angeles.

What I like about this site is the fact that Richards is up-front about when he is hosted by a hotel or government tourist office, or when he gets a discounted rate. Freebies have always been an element of travel journalism, but from what I have heard, today it can go even further, with writers charging for covering a destination. Obviously, this means the information you are getting is not exactly unbiased.

Richards does allow advertising and sponsored posts on his site, too. He includes too many pictures for my taste, as do many travel blogs. However, if you can ignore these, you can find some useful tips from an experienced travel writer about how to get around cheaply today.

Just for the record, I have taken sponsored press trips in the past, but not since I started writing this blog. If I take such a trip again, I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for reading.


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