Trip to Zanzibar - Jambiani Beach

My 2 Week Trip to Zanzibar (beach huts, local food, activities and more)

Derek Tanzania, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 18 Comments

A trip to Zanzibar…that exotic, mysterious land. Never did I think I would make it to this island off the coast of mainland Tanzania but somehow, like most of my travels, it just happened. After bouncing around Kenya and Tanzania for a while, it was time to take it easy and catch up on work, and Zanzibar seemed like a …

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Nomadic Matt Interview

Interview With Budget Travel Expert Nomadic Matt

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 38 Comments

Many know him, some might not. Perhaps some of you follow his blog or have at least seen it. I remember when I heard about this Nomadic Matt guy back when I was starting out and I kept hearing about him for years without really ever interacting with him. Last summer I finally met him in person and since then, …

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Cheapest Month to Travel

Is January the Cheapest Month to Travel?

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 59 Comments

It all started last Wednesday when, during an afternoon break from doing some work, I decided to go online and look up random airfares from Bucharest. Always a sucker for the beach, the first destination I looked up was Goa, India. And the first airfare I found was $340 USD (one-way) with FlyDubai and Air India. I suddenly got excited. …

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Travel the World

How To Travel The World For $1.94 Per Day

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 46 Comments

Wait. Is this really possible? No. Well, yes. Well, maybe. If you look at travel as most of us do, an activity that involves the standard transportation, accommodation, sampling of the local cuisine and visiting sights and attractions, then it’ll be somewhat of a challenge to even imagine how your daily spending budget could be as low as $1.94 per …

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Budget Traveler

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

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 52 Comments

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 started traveling, I would almost always choose the cheapest option for the sole purpose of saving my money. However, that …

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Accommodation in India

Accommodation In India…Some Of My Personal Favorites

Derek India, Travel Costs 58 Comments

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 my teeth given the amount of sand that has ended up in my mouth as of late…and most importantly, feeling …

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Frequent Flyer Points

Air Travel – Fear. Cost. Frequent Flyer Points.

Derek Transportation, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 29 Comments

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 I was of flying. It turns out I was wrong though. It was only a temporary bout of flying fear …

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Using Local SIM Cards

Mobile Phones & Travel: Save Money With Local SIM Cards

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 97 Comments

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 telling you to meet. = $20 USD You have a few drinks while partying on the beach in Thailand. You …

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Countries You Can Visit For $1000

Countries You Can Visit For $1000 Or Less

Derek Travel Costs 121 Comments

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 am confident that if I averaged out the amount of money I’ve spent during all of my own travels, the …

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Make Your Money Last Longer

How to Make Your Money Last Longer While Traveling

Derek Perspectives, Travel Costs 70 Comments

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 (How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Life of Travel), but you still need a little cashola in …

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