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 http://journeyingjames.com/

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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