Is that why you never travel just because you do not want to pay an arm and a leg for it? What most people do not realize is that travel need not cost an arm and a leg, you can easily find cheap travel. The first thing you need to do to save money on travel, is to determine the time of year you want to travel. The only difficult part of this, these sites often cheaper because they are not in their best season. For example, Aspen, Colorado and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a great winter, and Miami in Florida is great in summer.
My advice would be to go through the air and the beauty of this is air travel is actually cheaper than you think. The best way to get a cheap flight is simply to reserve your ticket at a discount website such as Expedia or Orbitz reservation, then call and confirm your ticket a few days. Remember that all hotels have unsold rooms and when it happens just bought the last piece to go to another place and find a room you can get a lower price.