Posts Tagged ‘ budget travel ’

How to Best Use Airbnb for Budget Travel

March 20, 2017
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What are some of the problems facing Airbnb hosts and guests, and how can you, as a budget traveler, be on the lookout? Once A Traveler explains.
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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Belize

January 20, 2017
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5 Things You Can’t Miss in Belize

I’ve been thinking about an escape for the winter months for some time. Rather than pay the cost or points for flights back to the balmy climates of SE Asia, my thoughts turn closer to home, around Central and South America. Costa Rica merits more time, as does Nicaragua and Panama, but if there’s...
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8 Things to Do While you Wait in Colombo

December 13, 2016
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Let’s face it: the biggest city in Sri Lanka isn’t at the top of anyone’s list. While the country is certainly a draw for tourists and surfers, Colombo emits vibes all too familiar for some cities in Southeast Asia; tuk tuk drivers approach you constantly, the architecture and design aren’t exactly screaming “beautiful”, and...
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Why I Don’t Wear A Backpack

October 16, 2016
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Why I Don’t Wear A Backpack

I have to say I'm in favor of backpackers for the most part. 20-somethings making their first trips abroad, eager to learn about other countries. However, by strapping all your worldly belongings to your back, you set yourself up for certain stereotypes and stigmas, on the road and sometimes even at home.
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Should Tourists Pay More for the Same Services?

October 10, 2016
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I think I can safely say I’m no longer a true budget traveler when I don’t try to scrimp and save at every corner. For me, it comes down to comfort and convenience.
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3 Travel Hacks for Urban Explorers

September 6, 2016
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3 Travel Hacks for Urban Explorers

Just as there are tips unique to airports, passing through a capital or larger city offers opportunities for clever travelers to work the system. Here are a few of the travel hacks I’ve discovered.
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Offers to Stay

July 2, 2016
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I’ve stayed in many places besides my own bed over the years: hostels abroad, fancy hotels in Paris, and couches from coast to coast. It’s very rare I get an offer to stay anywhere long term...
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Ten Years of Travel

June 6, 2016
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Ten Years of Travel

When you ask the average child what he wants when he grows up, you’ll probably get a variety of answers based on careers, outlandish ideas – e.g. “to live in a castle with a pet dragon” – and a combination of wealth and fame. Seldom do we hang on to these ideas into our...
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The Long Road to Boracay

March 3, 2015
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The Long Road to Boracay

I chose to spend the first few days of my time in the Philippines in Puerto Galera for a few reasons. One, its proximity to Manila makes it an easy journey by daylight. In addition, that little ferry ride from Batangas can make all the difference in the world when looking for an escape...
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