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The Cost of Travel

The Smart Way to Airbnb (Accomodations)

airbnb search (Medium)

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

Santiago Atienza
Boeing 737-800 de Air Europa rodando en Tenerife Norte
UX9052 (TFN-MAD)

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


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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Save Money By Taking Your Own Passport Photos


I went to a drugstore the other day to get passport photos and they were charging $8.99 for each set of two. $9 might be worth the convenience to some but long term travelers need extra passport photos in order to get visas while traveling and would rather spend the money on their trip. I wanted ~20 extra pictures because ...

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The Cost of Travel

Money stack

“I want to see the world! …but it’s expensive” one of the main thought that keeps an individual from taking the leap to start traveling is the expectation of the high cost of travel. The cost of travel varies depending on where you go and what you want to do. Whether you want a structured trip or a free form ...

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