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Help Me Rename Theme of will soon be 10 years old, and it is time to make a change. The name is perfect; I want to adjust the theme and title. Presently site is called: Budget Travel Guide

I am going to change it to something like:
- Where Travelers Learn to Travel
- Travel Tips
- Travel Tips of from Professional Travelers
- Learn to Travel Like a Pro with
- Traveler Terms
- Defining Travel

The Budget Travel title makes no sense to me, I have trouble relating, it is too money orientated. I seldom talk about how to save money, I explain how to travel, which in turn saves money. This applies to rich or poor, the title confuses the rich, they think they are above learning from a Budget site, and the word Hobo just throws them for a loop. I need to take my travel mission and make into a 3-4 word title.

What is my mission, when I am writing travel tips, what is the goal?

I need three words that define simply what I am trying to explain daily. Readers are like students, some come to learn, others want to heckle the teacher. If the teacher has on funny clothes, the too clever have trouble listening.

Elias Pinas, Dominican Republic --- Saturday, January 9, 2010
By Andy Graham of
Travel Gear

The Story of the Title
When I first envisioned this site, as I traveled down from Mexico to Panama by land, I wanted to tell people, travel is not expensive; you just need to watch your money. As a newbie traveler, I only had a couple of years under my belt at that time, I used the word “Budget,” because this is how backpacker called themselves, we are budget travelers. However, everyone is on a budget, it almost means nothing, it is ambiguous.

Anyone Can Travel
Now, I realize, what I have wanted to tell people, is anyone can afford to travel, if you just budget your money, and find a way to earn money while traveling.

Name of Travel Journal
I am not trying to rename the Andy Travel Journal, it is ok.

I started the Blog or Travel Journal when I went to Iraq, it was to be temporary. I wanted to explain to readers the thoughts that go through the mind of a person who enters a war zone. I knew this was a unique story that needed to be told.

I enjoyed writing daily; it helped me, more than the readers, so I continued. When I write about a location, it starts as a fuzzy thought, and then become real, I understand the situation poignantly. The Frugal commenter said the other day, I was ambiguous, and this was perfect. Travel is ambiguous. If you ask me if I like to travel, I will say yes, but trust me, it is 2:53 am, the music next door woke me; it is not all fun and games, it is hard to just say enjoyable.

What is the Mission of Site?

I want the site to answer the “How to Travel” questions. This gets confused; readers think a Travel Tip should be a recommendation of a good restaurant. This is a recommendation, Travel Tips or Lessons in Travel have no shelf life, and they are always applicable.

If you want to learn how to travel, this is the correct site. If you want a Five Star Hotel, or Restaurant, buy a guidebook or 10,000 other sites.

Non Hobo Readers
Readers come on board, fully of indignation; I do not want to learn how to be Hobo. The word Budget in the title exacerbates their self-righteous snobbish behavior. This word Budget is on 100,000 pages, it is written all over the site. Sometimes I want to scream, what I am explaining applies to rich more than poor, the poor have nothing to lose.

Well, the bottom line is this, I need to adjust the theme, make it a little a little more mass appeal. Somehow, the words that would allow all people, rich or poor, budget or luxury, young or old, married or single, cool or awkward to learn how to travel, not assuming they know.

Message to All People
I want to teach you how to travel, so you can afford to travel the planet, enjoy the world, and stay safe, happy and healthy.
Yes, I get a little harsh at time, I want to scream,
“Walking around with a Rolex is a great way to get robbed.”

I do not want to lose readers who need to be use the site, just because of a word or two that alienated them. is like the names Yahoo and Google; it is fun and easy to remember. I laugh when people think I am living in a hovel, I am one of the cleaner and richer travelers you will meet because I use my own travel tips.

I want suggestions; please type in the comments area.

Help me Rename Theme of


This is ANDY


The directory part of the site, the main index, and that graphic a the top of the page is going to change.It now says, "Budget Travel Guide"

It is this link:

Note: I am sitting in park, cannot see the screen because of the sun. There is free internet, but in nomral Latino ways, the office has not opened.


I want the 3 word mission titl
e to allow all people to understand this is

Real Travel Explained by Professional Travelers

Professional Travelers Club

Perpetaual Travelers Handbook

Professional Travelers

Professional Travel Defined

Real Travel Stories by Professional Travelers

Pro Travelers Stories

Home for Professional Travel

Professional Travelers Handbook Helping You Go Pro

Learn to be a Professional Traveler


Rites of Passage for Pro Travelers

Rites of Passage by
...where professional travelers open the world to real travel

Gadget is the perfect domain name, easy to remember. It is not changing.

Labels are amazing, new readers have trouble getting past the word Hobo, and understanding it is a play on words. Hoboes traveled to find a job, this is the dream of travelers, to travel and earn money. I earn great money, this no longer is my problem.

I want to change the first image, move it to what I really am, I am an expert professional world traveler. This is all marketing.

I also want to have other professional travelers write small insights for readers. So far I thin Eric has the best. Maybe I add one word. - Professional World Traveler Insights
or - Insights by Professional World Travelers



I would choose between these two titles. I chose the titles because of the word Professional. It makes it clear that tips and sharing of ideas are Pro.

- Travel Tips of from Professional Travelers
- Learn to Travel Like a Pro with


It is my impression that it may be difficult to find the perfect three word title that would not alienate any type of readers.

Your site is vast, Andy, there are many variables which attract different sorts of readers. I would say that at least 50 of the people who read your site do not travel, so I would think that a title that explains that the site is about "how to travel" would mean nothing. I imagine that the majority of the people commenting here are not travelers but people who would are just interested in the world they live in or are looking for a good story.The people who do travel are the ones who stop by looking for some sort of direct information, and they will probably find it, leave, and never return. It is my impression that any three word title would mean nothing to these people: they want content, information, nothing more.

My recommendation is to just call the site, and have a collection of three word slogans set up in a revolving script that follows the main title. So each time the page loads a new slogan will appear. Your site is vast. It is not only about traveling but the world in general.

It is my impression that a single three would slogan would damper the true diversity the site. I would use a collection of five or six and then use the one that best matches the audience of press releases and other media outlets or promotional initiatives.




I like 'defining travel'. A while ago i thought about trying to create a PhD proposal that studied you. I am still thinking about it, but I am not really qualified, I am a theologian o) But someone will, if they have not already.

For me, the only person who knows about travelling is Everyone else is doing something else, they are reccommending or selling or giving tourist information, or writing a survival guide.

When i found your site i was planning a gap-year backpacking trip like many many kids before going to university. I thought that some people backpack, others go on holiday/ vacation and the super-rich do the 100 countries or more club or Around the World in 80 Days type thing... Epic Adventures which you can more or less buy a ticket for in a shop on Bond Street if you have enough money, and they'll give you a 'complimentary' Louis Vuitton luggage set.

You have redefined my view of travel as within the grasp of the average person. What I need to do is find my niche, my thing that i can do to earn money while i go. I can code websites, but I have never made a penny from web advertising, and never figured out SEO. And the technology has moved on from when I was 18 to now when I am 22, me sitting there typing lines of code is very old fashioned now.