Budget rooms. You thought staying in London was going to be expensive. So, how does 18 (about $27) a night - including breakfast - sound? It's possible if you stay at the London School of Economics.
A number of British universities offer value-priced rooms for individual travelers and groups. And they're in cities - such as Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and York - that tourists want to visit.
For more information, request a brochure from British Universities Accommodation Consortium, Box H00, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the Web site at www.buac.co.uk.
Only slightly more expensive is lodging offered by Bed and Breakfast (GB), which has rooms in Britain and Ireland beginning at 18.
For details, write Bed and Breakfast (GB), 94-96 Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. RG9 1XS, England, or check on the Internet at www.bedbreak.com.
One winter, writes Patricia Sturm of Bonita Springs, Fla., she and her husband joined a Good Sam caravan of 48 RVs and spent 58 days touring Mexico.
How to keep up with film and notes from such a long trip? Mrs. Sturm wrote daily about her experiences "as though I was talking to our youngest daughter in the US and mailed [her] the pages every three or four days when a post office was available.
"When we arrived [home]," she continues, "I took the letters, rewrote them on scrapbook-size paper, correlated the photos, and had a wonderful record of our trip."