Why is Traveling Africa So Expensive?

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The cost to travel Africa

I came to Africa excited for the culture, the wildlife, and the landscapes. Now, I’m just trying not go broke. Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited about traveling the continent, but Africa is far from a cheap holiday destination. For a continent filled with developing nations, one would think the cost of traveling Africa would be relatively cheap. My god that couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-driving Africa has single handily been our most expensive endeavor yet and that is including our trip around Western Europe and Australia. However, it’s always been a dream of mine so I … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World: One year, 19 countries, and $13,500

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The Cost To Travel The World

It’s officially been a year since we dropped everything, left New York City, and packed our bags to see the world. It was mutually decided that our twenties were too valuable to spend doing something we didn’t believe in. In 12 months we managed to visit 19 countries across two continents: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Morocco, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Lesotho in that order. So much does it cost to travel the world? The Cost to Travel the World When we left we had a decent savings account, but ultimately had no … Read More

Tricks On How To Save On Accommodation

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Top Tips To Save On Accommodation

One of the greatest expenses in travel is accommodation, but employing good strategies to save on accommodation means more money in your pocket, meaning more travel. We live perpetually on the road, so we’re constantly searching for the next place to stay. Over time we’ve built a collection of tricks we use to save on accommodation. In this day and age, there are tons of travel resources at your disposal to find a great place to stay for cheap. You could consider us backpackers, but we rarely stay in the cheapest accommodation. Unfortunately, we continue to grow older so now we … Read More

Five International Trips to Take with Your Tax Refund

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Income tax returns are due to the American government on April 18th, for the Aussies and Brits this date is October 31st. All over the world tax day is coming up fast! Hopefully, this means a little extra cash in your pocket from last years hard earned work. If you’ve been staring at that desktop photo of Fiji for longer than you can remember then now is the time to take that long deserved trip. Whether it be a long or short vacation go grab your lover, bestie, or family and hop on a plane.  Here are five international trips … Read More

Tips On Tipping In Restaurants Throughout Europe

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Tipping in Europe

It is becoming commonly well known what to tip and where to tip when traveling through the typical tourist enclaves of Western Europe. For those traveling to Italy, a tip comes in the form of a service charge and tipping in Norway may leave locals flabergasted.  However, as Eastern European destinations become increasingly popular tourists are left wondering when and whether to tip come bill time. Traveling extensively through Europe, has left us always questioning tips come bill time. That being said, tipping in Europe is still not what it is in North America, no one will chase you down the street … Read More

Backpacking Through Europe: How Much Will it Cost?

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How Much Does it Cost to Backpack Through Europe?

A dream for many young people now days is to take a grand trip and backpack through Europe. I can relate, instead of Facebooking and falling asleep in class I spent my college days researching how to backpack through Europe. After graduation, I bought the cheapest one-way flight out of the US. I had the time of my life traveling through Europe. Of course, a major concern is a cost of doing this. Europe is not Southeast Asia, and prices are generally quite high for the average young traveler. After dedicating more than a year of my life to backpacking through … Read More

Ecuador Backpacking Route: How to do Nine Days for under $400

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Budgeting Ecuador

Travel doesn’t always have to be expensive.  Most of the time I travel for less per day than what it would cost me at home in my own country!  This past April, I decided to take a vacation to Ecuador after finding a cheap flight on Skyscanner. Miles earned from my Barclay World Elite Mastercard paid for the $473 RT flight from New York to Quito, so my goal was to do all nine days on less than $500 on the ultimate Ecuador backpacking route. I came in significantly under budget and had a great time traveling my first South … Read More

Rail Pass: To Buy or Not to Buy

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Should you get a rail pass?

The million dollar question.  There is no yes or no answer when people ask if they should purchase a rail pass for the countries they are traveling.  Personally, I have traveled with a Japan Rail Pass and also with a Eurail Pass, which I will touch on later. Before I go on, the number one thing I want to stress is a rail pass is what you make of it. I have seen more places than I would have originally because I had the rail pass.  Knowing that I could travel anywhere within the network for “free” (because I already … Read More

Living in NYC on a Budget: How We Saved Over $50k to Travel the World

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Living in NYC on a Budget

Living in NYC on a budget is a phrase that contradicts itself to most degrees. If you’re familiar with our blog you may be wondering how two twenty-somethings have been fortunate enough to travel so much. It’s the number one question we receive, and I myself was always very curious years before we left on this life of adventure how people do it. Over the past seven or so years I have saved up, left to travel, depleted the savings, saved up again, deplete again…etc. That’s what we do. Save and work. We didn’t have much money when we moved to … Read More

Eight of the Best Ways to Access Money Overseas

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Getting Currency Abroad

I get a lot of questions about the best way to access cash abroad.  As much as I love using credit cards and racking in the miles, the local Thai man with the pad thai cart is probably not going to accept my Visa. Travelers checks are a thing of the past, but there are other ways to access your money abroad.  I find these ways the cheapest, easiest, and safest options to keep my hard earned cash close to me. So here are my tips for the best ways to access money overseas.   The Best Ways to Access Money Overseas … Read More