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The Smart Way to Airbnb (Accomodations)

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The first time I ever stayed at an Airbnb was with a group of friends in New York City for New Years after a cross country road trip with my friend came to a halt as our vehicle’s electrical short circuited a few miles from Utah’s boarder with Colorado. It wasn’t until my trip to Zermatt, Switzerland in July of ...

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How Much Does It Cost To Live Abroad? Ubud, Bali.

Bali Rice Harvesting

Why Bali? I heard it was nice. Bali is a beautiful island (not without it’s faults) but I managed to get cheap plane tickets to and from the island so I decided to see what it was like to live there and I’m very glad I did. What Did I Do? I went to Bali to focus on me. I ...

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How To: Buying Airfare

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Boeing 737-800 de Air Europa rodando en Tenerife Norte
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In my mind, there are three (main) ways of getting a plane ticket…   #1 Rewards Tickets Rewards tickets are tickets that are practically free, though often require you to pay taxes and/or a fuel surcharge (depending on the company). You generally accumulate frequent flier miles or points in an a loyalty account that you can spend on plane tickets and seat ...

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My Costs September 2013 – Terengganu to Sarawak, Malaysia

Spending Flow September 2013

What did I do? I started the month on Perherntian Kecil, finishing up my Open Water Diving Certification, then returning to Terengganu to finish up my two months of volunteering at a University there as a research assistant, and hanging out with the friends I had made before it was my time to move on. My last weekend in Terengganu ...

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My Costs August 2013 – Peninsular Malaysia

Daily Spending Flow August 2013

I spent all of August continuing my work as a volunteer research assistant in Terengganu, Malaysia. As part of my arrangement, I was living with the professor I was working with, and my room & board was covered. My expenses were pretty low. The first half of the month was still the Muslim holiday Ramadan and in Terengganu (the most ...

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My Costs July 2013 – Peninsular Malaysia

July-2013-Spending-Flow

After a month living in Koh Phangan, leaving Thailand the day my visa was to expire I was now in Malaysia where I would be starting work as a volunteer research assistant starting on the 18th. What did I do? With almost three weeks to explore before my position started, I took the opportunity to explore the country a bit ...

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Budgeting 101

For those of you planning a trip, budgeting is a very important skill to have. In a world where people spends more money then they make, credit card debt runs rampant, student loans are out of control, where people buy houses and cars they can’t afford, I find it criminal that most people never get taught how to build a ...

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Amazon Prime and the Traveler – FREE

The biggest convenience I miss about living in the US is that you can be surfing the internet, click a button, and have whatever you need show up at your door, in less the 48 hours… for free. Ever since I got a free ‘student’ trial of Amazon Prime, I’ve been hooked and now there are even more benefits. Why ...

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