budget travel tips Archive

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Talking Cheap Travel Spots and Living Abroad

Want to give your eyes a rest and hear some audio chats about traveling on a budget and international living? I’m preparing my long annual post on the cheapest places to live in the world, so that’ll be next up. Meanwhile here are a couple recent podcast appearances. Nathaniel Boyle is the

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Six Ways to Travel More on Your Current Income

“I wish I could travel more, but I can’t afford it.” I haven’t heard this common excuse from a homeless person or someone who has been out of work for years, because then I might believe it. Instead I’ve heard it dozens of times from people who earn more money than I

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Two Simple Ways to Lower Your Travel Expenses in Any Country

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Tips from an Older (and Hopefully Wiser) Traveler

When I was 22, I thought for sure I knew everything. Then I got a real job, went traveling, got married, and had a child. It turns out I had a lot to learn still. Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned since then when it comes to travel. You can’t get

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11 Ideas for Traveling Europe on the Cheap (er)

It’s hard to get around the fact that Europe is more expensive than the U.S. and can be even pricier than Canada is these days. However, the exchange rate of dollars to euros seems to have settled around 128 to 135 in this European crisis period, so at least that’s not as