Archive for Travel Costs

Budget Traveler

I’m A Budget Traveler, But I Don’t Mind Spending Money

It happens all the time of course. I show up in a new town, I check out a few different guesthouses or budget hotels, I ask for the room prices and then I make a decision. And when I first … Read more

Accommodation in India

Accommodation In India…Some Of My Personal Favorites

My latest visit to India is about to come to an end. And from my beach hut balcony I now sit, staring out at the Indian Ocean, writing in rhythm with the lightly crashing waves, wondering how I still have … Read more

Frequent Flyer Points

Air Travel – Fear. Cost. Frequent Flyer Points.

Fear. There was a time when I didn’t enjoy flying at all. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a post about that very subject, reaching the conclusion that the older I was getting, the more afraid … Read more

Using Local SIM Cards

Mobile Phones & Travel: Save Money With Local SIM Cards

You arrive in Rome. You call your friend to have him pick you up from the airport. You talk for ten minutes. You still can’t find him, so you call again. Ten more minutes later, you finally understand where he’s … Read more

Countries You Can Visit For $1000

Countries You Can Visit For $1000 Or Less

When I first started this blog three years ago, I made the claim that it’s possible to travel the world for $1000 USD or less per month. And that is a claim I still believe to be true today. I … Read more

Make Your Money Last Longer

How to Make Your Money Last Longer While Traveling

If you want to travel the world, you need money. That’s a fact. Of course, as I try to point out often on this site, the amount of money you do need isn’t nearly as large as most people imagine … Read more

Sunset in Goa

Save Money By Booking Two Separate Flight Tickets

Today I write to you from Palolem Beach, a most idyllic stretch of sand in the southern part of the Indian state of Goa. And it is right here where I shall plant my nomadic rear end for the next … Read more

Sikh Celebration in Delhi

How Much It Costs To Travel In India

After receiving a request for a post about how much it costs to travel in India from a reader of my Facebook Fan Page, I decided that such a post was a great idea. So here we go… India is … Read more

Hotel Erboy, Istanbul

Can Budget Travelers Afford To Stay In Hotels?

For the most part, the type of accommodation I mention on this site is usually hostels, which would make sense considering that over the years, this is exactly the kind of budget accommodation that I have preferred. However, that does … Read more

Foot Injury

How I’ve Handled Travel Insurance Over The Years

I can tell you very quickly how many times during my travels I’ve had an incident overseas that required real medical attention. Three times. In thirteen years. The first time was when I fell into the moat that surrounds the … Read more