Someone asked me how can I save while I travel, or how can I still travel while Im just getting a wee allowance as an international volunteer.
Actually, it takes a lot of discipline.. to be able to resist shopping in the mall or resist your favorite resto is one strategy.. The money I saved, I spent wandering instead ^_^
You can also learn from Journeying James. This man is awesome enough to have traveled the Philippines nonstop with 500 pesos/day all in expenses. We both grew up in Laguna so I guess we have something in common – ka probinsya ni Lolo Jose Rizal :))
Here’s the result of the online interview:
[grasya] Can you tell me something about yourself? Occupation/hobbies/etc
[james] I love adventure- travel and running makes my heart pump! Lately, I’ve been doing some surfing and kayaking. I dont have a day job, I just travel.
[grasya] How many countries have you been so far? Which is your favorite and why?
[james] I’ve been to 4 countries already, I love Cambodia because of Angkor Wat, cheap food and stuff.
[grasya] How do you fund your travels?
[james] My blog earns already plus I’m an online stocks trader.
[grasya] What are your plans in the future?
[james] I want to write a book about my journey. Have a simple house by the sea and travel more!
[grasya] How can you make the world a better place?
[james] Be a good citizen, a good member of my family. I do small acts of kindness for the environment like decreasing use of plastics, I plant mangroves too.
[grasya] Lastly, any frugal travel tips you want to share?
[james] Ask a local, they know better than the travel guide. They know the cheapest everything everywhere
So there you go. You can learn more about him at http://journeyingjames.com/
Or view one of his (many) tv appearances
So really, travel need not be expensive.. we’re here to prove it ^_^