Archive For The “Travel” Category

Southeast Asia Is Not The Cheap Place For Westerners To “Find Yourself”

Southeast Asia Is Not The Cheap Place For Westerners To “Find Yourself”

While traveling recently, I shared the table with a Dutch traveler over a complimentary breakfast of coffee, toast, and few slices of melon, which is something us Filipinos do not normally have for breakfast. But I enjoyed it, nonetheless, especially after an hour or so of pedaling on sandy paths, and checking out temples at the…

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I Think About Money Differently After Living In Sweden For 3 Years

I Think About Money Differently After Living In Sweden For 3 Years

I moved to Sweden from the U.K. after being offered my dream first job there, despite knowing very little about the country or its culture at the time. I lucked out, as it’s an amazing place to live and work — but one big adjustment was that it’s far more expensive than my home country. Eating…

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How to avoid getting the worst seat on the plane

How to avoid getting the worst seat on the plane

There is nothing worse than booking a last-minute flight only to find yourself squashed in the middle of a row – but there are several ways to avoid this fate The Airbus A350, a twin-aisle airliner used on long-haul international flights, has nine or even 10-abreast seating in a 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 configuration, making it…

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Off-Season Traveling: Worth It?

Off-Season Traveling: Worth It?

Traveling during off-peak season can mean cheaper flights, cheaper hotels, and the chance to see a destination at a less frenetic time of year. Those aren’t the only benefits. “You’ll also find that in most destinations, locals will be more receptive to unique requests,” says Dean Wicks, chief flights officer of wego.com. Travel industry experts are…

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What I Spent On 2-Week European Vacation Vs. 8 Days In NYC

What I Spent On 2-Week European Vacation Vs. 8 Days In NYC

I feel so grateful that I had the flexibility and finances to travel to not just one, but two of my dream destinations over the past year. After funneling money into my vacation fund for over two years, I brought my mom with me on the trip of a lifetime to Portugal in May of…

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Wallet-Friendly Staycation May Be As Awesome As A “Real” Vacation

Wallet-Friendly Staycation May Be As Awesome As A “Real” Vacation

One of the best vacations I’ve ever had was a staycation I took when money was tight but I desperately needed a break from work. Instead of getting out of town, I took an entire week off to indulge in a bunch of cheap (or free) activities in an attempt to alleviate my burnout. By…

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Saving Money For Vacation

Saving Money For Vacation

A couple of months ago I had a great vacation with my family! I’ve been dreaming about it for almost 2 years, and now I’m thinking about the next one. Unfortunately, there is a ton of other stuff that require spending and I can’t start saving for a trip. Anyway, I’m determined to get to…

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