My friend and I weren’t travelling on a shoestring but we also hated the idea of spending so much just for a place to sleep and shower. By being diligent I managed to snag us a room in a 3 star midtown hotel for $90/night that normally listed for $170 or more.
Guest post alert: One Sunday in March of this year, I was able to ride a wave of oversold flights, getting bumped from flight after flight, in the end collecting $1200 in free travel vouchers from Delta Airlines. This story is about that day, my biggest windfall to date.
Last week, Katrina shared how she saved thousands on a Kumuka tour just by shopping around and diligently doing her homework before finally finding a tour reseller with a big sale. Yes, it did seem like a lot of time and effort – something we all might not have or want to put in to the search – but there is a quick and easy way to at least save 10% off a tour without much effort at all.
I am a solo female traveler. As such, I completely understand that it is not everyone’s idea of a holiday/ adventure experience, but I feel more comfortable and safe when traveling as part of an organized tour. I found the tour I wanted, but being a thrifty traveler, I didn’t pay full price and here’s how I did it.
This Thrifty Thursday post has been written by Jo Karnaghan, a woman that likes to travel comfortably but save money where she can. I like this post because it shows that saving money on travel doesn't have to come from one place, but can actually add up from many small things.
As an international traveler, airports are incredibly hard to avoid, and even harder is avoiding spending money while in them.
It’s like a trap. Like a sports stadium trap with overpriced hot dogs and beer. Everything always looks so delicious and so tempting, until you fork out the equivalent of a week’s worth of… Read more
As the title suggests, I have completed the thrifty ebook compilation! This free eBook covers topics ranging from packing and gear to luxury thrifting from some of the best travel bloggers on the market. Hopefully the reading leaves you inspired to be thrifty because you know what they say: A thrifty traveler is a happy traveler!
As we’re just nearing the end of the month, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my thrifty travel ebook because 1) there are just a few short days to submit (last call!) and 2) they are awesome and making my day(s)!
Receiving these thrifty posts that other travelers are putting… Read more
I love the backpacking, long-term travel community because everyone is so helpful and of the same mindset: we’re all a bit thrifty. When it comes to saving the pennies, valuing a dollar and making do with what we have, I have sure seen some of the best inspiration coming from other blogs.
Thus brings me to my reason for writing.… Read more
If you travel Malaysia, you can expect cheap, and cheap is what we love as backpackers! One of my favorite parts of my trip was converting the price tag to a dollar equivalent and relishing the ability to get so much for so little.
But, you can do Malaysia in two… Read more
It’s a wishy-washy, love-it or hate-it tactic to saving money for travels: moving back in with the parents. It’s something that I’m in the process of doing this very second, only we’re moving in with Pat’s parents and not my own.
Since we got all the trips booked to both Malaysia and the USA to fall… Read more