Frugal Tips Series on the Road #4

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 :))

See the guy with the red shirt on the peace sign? This is him with a couple of kids in Iligan City.

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

Or view one of his (many) tv appearances

So really, travel need not be expensive.. we’re here to prove it ^_^

4 thoughts on “Frugal Tips Series on the Road #4

    1. yes he is a hardcore solo backpacker.. he’s got the added advantage of being a guy :))… it also helps if you are going around with a local.. for the girls it is safer too. ^_^

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