Iraqi Dinars

How Much It Costs To Travel In Iraqi Kurdistan

Derek Iraq, Travel Costs 73 Comments

When it comes to travel in Iraqi Kurdistan (the semi-autonomous region of Northern Iraq), it can be quite difficult to gauge how much money a traveler would need for such a visit. There really isn’t much information to be found on the internet and as a result, even before I traveled there, I had no idea if this region would …

Lebanese Lira

How Much It Costs To Travel In Lebanon

Derek Lebanon, Travel Costs 42 Comments

In comparison to neighboring Syria, Lebanon is an expensive country to travel around. This is not only due to the higher prices, but also due to the availability of excellent restaurants, endless cafes and bars that never fail in enticing travelers to stop in for just one more drink. And that’s not to mention the French bakeries serving delicious cakes! …

Syrian Pounds

How Much It Costs To Travel In Syria

Derek Syria, Travel Costs 83 Comments

Now that I’ve been here for just under a month, I have a decent grasp on how much it costs to travel in Syria. And to be honest, this is a country that offers a quality adventure no matter how much money you’re interested in spending. On the budget end of the spectrum, it’s quite possible to travel in Syria …

ATM Washington Mutual

How Much Money Do You Need To Start A Life Of Travel?

Derek Popular, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 312 Comments

A desire to explore the world is hard to ignore, and for many travelers, as soon as that desire became too strong to be ignored, they simply packed up their backpack or suitcase and took off into the unknown. However, along with that strong desire to travel, there is something else that is needed in order to actually make it …

How To Rent An Expensive Apartment For A Budget Price When Traveling

Derek "How To" Travel Guides, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 108 Comments

After writing my “Living Abroad for Less than $1000 per Month” post a few weeks ago, I received all sorts of interesting emails from readers. I honestly had a great time answering them and I stayed up until 3am a few nights in a row trying to respond as quickly as I possibly could! Through all of those emails, I …

Living Abroad For Less Than $1000 Per Month

Derek Popular, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 395 Comments

During a walk around Playa del Carmen yesterday, I happened to pass by a small, colorful building down a narrow side street, a street that I had never been down before. In the front window of this building, hanging from some sort of rotting suction cup hook, was a handwritten sign advertising “Estudios En Renta Por Mes” (Studios for Rent …