Let’s get this out of the way up front: there is nothing wrong with budget travel. At this point in my career, I fund all my own trips and I don't have unlimited resources. We’ve all seen ultra-luxury hotels and Instagram travel photos, and for those of us who can’t afford an all-out 5 star experience, budget travel is often what’s on the menu. I’m a huge proponent of it. But we need to clear the air with a few problems going on in the budget travel industry.