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The Easiest Ways you can Save Money on Travelling (and still have a great time)

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 2, 2020

Everyone should have the opportunity to travel the world. Sadly, for many people, it’s the potential cost of heading across the world that stops them from achieving their travel dreams. Flights, accommodation, food, activities as well as money for emergencies…the costs quickly add up.

However, despite common misconceptions about travel it is entirely possible to travel the world on a limited budget and even save yourself some money in the process. Want to know more? Here we’ve gathered some of the easiest ways you can save money on travelling (and still have a great time)!

First of all…

Creating a travel budget is something all travellers must do. Otherwise, you’ll have no idea where you can afford to go, how much you’ll have to spend and how long you can stay for before you run out of money. Creating a simple budget will ensure you make the most out of your money, avoid overspending and make better travel choices to make your money go further. Try a budget calculator to get you started.

Avoid peak times

Thinking of making travel plans for summer? Or around public holidays? It’ll cost you a fortune and you’ll probably spend most of your budget before you’ve even stepped foot on a plane. Avoiding peak times means that you’ll get to visit your intended destination but without the crowds, tourists and the hefty price tag. Do some research into the quiet months of the year and consider your options.

Be clever with your accommodation location

Sure, the cheapest hostel or hotel is on the outskirts of town, but the cost of travelling to places of interest or a nice restaurant probably negates your potential saving. It’s also inconvenient and time-consuming. When searching for accommodation, look for a location that’s within walking distance of areas you’d like to explore. Don’t forget to compare prices on hotel comparison sites.

Eat like the locals

Chain restaurants and tourist hotspots will charge a fortune. Whereas street food and smaller, local cafes and bars provide a much more authentic and budget-friendly option. Trying new cuisine plays a huge part in the travelling experience, but you shouldn’t have to break the bank to do it. Eating like a local means you get the best of both worlds. Speak with hostel/hotel staff about food recommendations.

Cook your own food

Choosing to stay somewhere that has kitchen facilities means that you can save money on eating out every single day and enjoy a home-cooked meal. If you shop at local markets – even just a few days a week – then you’ll be able to save money and eat something with some nutritional value!

And finally, consider getting a job

If you want to extend your stay overseas, then why not find some work to fund your stay? Bar and restaurant work is ideal. Alternatively, there’s fruit and flower picking, working in resorts or even working your job remotely on the other side of the world could be an option. If you’re planning on working overseas, it’s much better to secure a role before you travel.

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Kickstart your Travel Funds with These Simple Saving Ideas

Travel Tips - Ross French - April 25, 2020

Dreaming of travelling the world? What’s stopping you? For most, it’s the cost. From flight tickets to other transport, hotels and hostels, activities, insurance, souvenirs, drinks, food, even your travel supplies, it all adds up to a pretty hefty amount. Sadly, it’s this large sum that puts many people off the idea of travelling.

I’ll never save as much money as that! That’s a crazy amount – it’s just not worth it!

Sound familiar? The truth is that regardless of how much money you might need, travelling is money well spent. So, how can you save money for your travel adventures? Here we’ll look at how you can kickstart your travel funds with these simple saving ideas.

Invest in an ISA

An ISA is a special kind of saving account where you can deposit as much as 20k a year, without having to pay a penny on tax. Meaning that your money works hard to earn you interest! Click here to find out more about ISAs and how to find the right one for you. The money you save each month can be placed in your ISA and saved over time until you’re ready to hit the road. It’s a simple yet effective way to save and travel.

Sell those unwanted belongings

If you’re going to be on the road for a while, then it might make sense to get rid of a lot of your old belongings and utilise the money for your travels instead. From old clothes to accessories, even home décor items, shoes, books and tech. Check out eBay, Craigslist and Facebook marketplace for a captive buying audience. Remember – one mans trash is another man’s treasure!

Work even more

If overtime or more shifts are available, then you should consider taking them on and putting your earnings straight into your travel fund. If extra shifts aren’t possible right now, then don’t worry you can make money by participating in online surveys, earning cash back on certain goods, or even utilising your skills and talents and selling your own products and services online. E.g. arts and crafts, voiceover work, logo design etc.

Cut out the miscellaneous spends

Unless you’re buying it for your trip, you don’t need it. Including vices such as cigarettes and even alcohol. Video games, new clothes, books, nights and meals out, handbags etc. It might seem a little difficult at first, but if you keep your travel goal in mind you’ll know that it’s all going to be worth it in the end.

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The Top Most Attractions of Metropolis Taipei

China - Eric Anderson - March 16, 2018

Taipei is known to be the capital city of Taiwan. This is a contemporary metropolis land with innumerable Japanese colonial lanes is popular holiday destination ideas. In Taipei, you get to see the busy shopping districts and contemporary edifices. Make a list of Taipei attractions and start your journey today. There is the skyline and it is crowned by 509 meters tall Taipei shaped in bamboo.

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Explore The World Within Your Budget And Keep Yourself Safe From Debt Situations

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 18, 2017

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Human is always known as most curious creature. Single life is not sufficient to travel every corner of the globe. Few places are well known and attractive as tourist attraction, yet there are a lot of things and places hidden in the womb of earth. There are many curious personalities in the world who prefer to explore new places, they want to achieve something new and share their experiences with world. Continue Reading

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7 Reasons Why To Transient Travel The Philippines

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - May 20, 2017

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The Philippines is a unique country in the Asian continent. Unlike other Asian countries, where you will find a lot of temples and Buddhism, the Philippines is different. It looks ore like a South American country with lots of colossal churches, beautiful landscapes, stunning natural beauty and mesmerizing mountain views.

One should not miss the opportunity to travel to the Philippines, as it offers an unparalleled chance of exploring an exotic destination at a much lower price as compared to other similar countries. Apart from being a perfect tourist destination, the Philippines is also an ideal transient travel destination as well.

If you are wondering that why should you transient travel to Philippines, then here are the top 7 reasons which signify why this would be a good idea.

Visa On Arrival

1. One of the best things about transient travelling Philippines is that you don’t need to apply for a visa, as you get it directly on arrival.

Economic Transient Houses

When you transient travel to the Philippines, you don’t have to book expensive transient hotels on the airport. Rather, you can easily book the transient houses Philippines online without any hassle. The rent of these houses much lesser than the hotels, and you get an opportunity to get home like comfort.

Delicious Food

In the Philippines, you can get relish some of the best cuisines and delicacies of the world. Especially, the unique sweet dishes and desserts which you can have in the Philippines, will not just satisfy your sweet tooth, but will make you crave for more.

A Great Shopping Destination

The Philippines is one of the best shopping destinations in the world. You can buy an array of amazing goods at highly cheaper prices. Moreover, the quality of goods will completely stun you. You can choose from a wide variety of goods from different shopping centres located in and around Manilla.

An Opportunity to Explore Baguio

There are several scintillating places to visit in the Philippines and Baguio is one of those. It is also known as the Summer Capital of Philippines, owing to its idyllic charm spread across the length and breadth of the place. Baguio is a hill station that nests within the mesmerizing mountains of the northern Luzon.You can also book a transient house in Baguio City, and enjoy your small stay here.

An Array of Tourist Spots

Baguio, near Manilla is one of the best places to explore when you are in the Philippines. You can visit the Mines View Park, Camp John Hay or Little America, The Baguio Botanical Gardens, The Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary and various other places in and around Baguio.

Pleasant Weather

Even in summers, the weather is very pleasant and you can enjoy the scenic views of the city without being scorched by the sun. It is, undoubtedly, one of the best places, to be during the summer.

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