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Tips from Aureus Medical on how to save money while working as a travel nurse

Omaha, NE (February 12, 2015) - One of the many benefits of being a travel nurse is that you get the chance to explore a variety of destinations all across the U.S. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, shares tips to help you save money while working as a travel nurse.

Travel expenses can add up quickly, especially if you're moving around frequently. The good news is you can save money whether you're traveling by plane or car. Keep these tips in mind as you travel the country helping others:

Be careful about where you fill up your tank
If you chose to take a road trip to your destination, don't just head to the nearest gas pump. Instead, download the smartphone app called Gas Buddy. The app will tell you which stations near you have the lowest gas price. Simply enter the city and state or the ZIP code. It may not seem like a few cents would make much of a difference, but those cents really add up in the long run.

Carry a reusable water bottle
It's important for you to stay hydrated on the road, but instead of buying bottles of water everywhere you go, simply bring your own reusable container. Fill it up throughout the day at home or at work.

Avoid touristy areas for dinner
If there's always a restaurant you've wanted to try out that's located in a tourist hot spot, go for it, as long as you're not doing this on a frequent basis. It's better to look beyond the tourist traps, which can be 20 to 50 percent higher than areas that aren't flooded with visitors. For instance, if you're traveling to Las Vegas, it's best to avoid restaurants and eateries on the strip, and venture to places outside of the area. 

Read the full article for more tips on how to save money as a travel nurse.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.