One of the most common misconceptions about travel is that it has to be expensive. Many people, when told of our plans to leave New York City and travel the world, shook their heads and said “wow, you must have saved up a lot of money, huh?” Noooope! Budget travel is far easier than many people think.

You can find all of our articles related to affordable travel below but we suggest you start here…

The Basics of Affordable Travel

Here Are All of Our Affordable Travel Articles

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Things to Do Before Leaving on a Long Trip – How to Travel 101

Things to Do Before Leaving on Your First Long Trip Planning for a long term trip overseas can be a protracted and daunting endeavor. We know, we’ve done it dozens…

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The BEST HOSTELS in Prague 2019 – A REAL Insider’s Guide

Our Favorite Prague Hostels – The Best Hostels in Prague – Spring 2019 Looking for the best hostels in Prague? There are plenty of Prague hostels ready to take your…

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Awesome Things to Do in Kotor – Exploring Montenegro

Things to Do in Kotor, Montenegro If you like sweeping vista views and enjoy a healthy dose of history you will find plenty of things to do in Kotor. The…

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The BEST HOSTELS in Stockholm 2019 – Sweden on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Stockholm Are you looking for the best hostels in Stockholm? While there are many Stockholm hostels, not all of them are worth your money.  We’re here…

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The BEST HOSTELS in Leipzig 2019 – Germany on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Leipzig Germany – Leipzig Hostels Looking for the best hostels in Leipzig? While there are a bunch to pick from not all Leipzig hostels are created equal. Leipzig…

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Prague: The Ultimate Affordable Travel Guide to Prague 2019

Welcome to the Ultimate Travel Guide to Prague on a Budget! We have spent years living in Prague, and during our time we prepared a Prague travel guide to get…

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The Best Tokyo Hostels – Japan on a Budget

Looking for the best hostels in Tokyo, Japan? We’ve got you covered! Tokyo is one of the world’s most fascinating and exciting cities, perfectly balancing a respect for tradition with…

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Prague Tours – Best Cheap & Free Walking Tours in Prague

There’s a reason why Prague is considered a jewel of a city, lost in time with modern touches. The city’s architecture spans centuries, its central streets are comprised mostly of…

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Ten Free Things to Do in Dublin – Exploring Ireland on a Budget

Free Things to Do in Dublin – Exploring Ireland There are SO many things to do in Dublin, and a lot of them are totally free!  I came to Ireland…

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The Best Hostels in Frankfurt – Germany on a Budget

The Best Hostels in Frankfurt Looking for the best hostels in Frankfurt? You’ve come to the right place! While there are a bunch of mediocre options to choose from we…

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The Best Hostels in New York City – Our Home Town

The Best Hostels in NYC Looking for the best hostels in New York City? There are fewer New York hostels than you would think, due to some bizarre zoning rules…

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The BEST HOSTELS in Paris 2019 – Paris on a Budget

Paris Hostels – The Best Hostels in Paris  Looking for the best hostels in Paris? Not all Paris hostels are created equal, but we’re here to help. Paris, the City…

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Why You Should Definitely Consider Traveling in Off Season

Want to know what makes off season travel a great idea? There are a lot of ways to make travel cheaper. We have written a whole slew of budget travel articles…

The Best Hotels in Prague 2019 – An Expert Guide for All Budgets

The Best Hotels in Prague Looking for the best hotels in Prague? We are here to help! Prague is an incredible destination for everyone from budget travelers, to families, to…

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Andalucia Travel Tips – Exploring Andalucia on a Budget

Andalucia Travel – Exploring Andalucia, Spain on a Budget Located in the south of Spain Andalucia has a deeply layered history dating back to the Bronze Age. We recently spent…

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How to Avoid Spending Money in Airports – Budget Travel 101

Budget Travel 101- Spending Less Money at Airports Airports are expensive. Like, literally everywhere. Show us an airport with affordable food and drink and it will be the first one…

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Budget Travel – How to Save Money While Traveling

Budget Travel – How to Save Money While Traveling Budget travel isn’t magic, and it’s not even all that hard! There are many ways to save money while traveling. As…

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Things to Do in Queenstown New Zealand on a Budget

Things to Do in Queenstown New Zealand on a Budget While it can be a bit tricky it IS possible to find a good assortment of things to do in…

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How I Got a Job Teaching English in South Korea – Step by Step Guide

Teaching English in South Korea Two months ago, I hopped on a plane bound for Incheon to start a new job teaching English in South Korea. It was a risky…

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Playa del Carmen on a Backpacking Budget

Playa Del Carmen on a Backpacking Budget While prices are rising all along the Yucatan Coast it is still possible to visit the gorgeous beach destination of Playa del Carmen…

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Visiting Cartagena Colombia on a Budget

  Cartagena Colombia on a Budget Cartagena is undoubtedly the current crown jewel of Colombian tourism, and as such is one of the most expensive locations in this amazing country….

When Women Travel – Top Tips for Solo Female Travel

When Women Travel – Top Tips for Solo Female Travel Traveling has been one of the best experiences of my life, but there are a few things I wish I…

Barcelona on a Budget – Backpacking Barcelona

Barcelona on a Backpacking Budget Barcelona, The City of Gaudi. Deeply steeped in history, seemingly every nook and cranny of this city has a story to tell. Barcelona is busy, beautiful…

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Gifts for People Who Travel

Great Gifts for People Who Travel Looking for a great gift for the traveler in your life? Trying to find the perfect birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift for someone is…

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6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2019

Are you planning to travel in 2019 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past five years we have traveled through 50 countries on 4 continents….

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Essential Travel Items for Women

  Essential Travel Items for Woman – 2018 What items should ALL women travel with? When I left NYC in 2014 to travel for a year I was a packing rookie….

Fascinating Things to Do in Vienna – Exploring Austria

Things to do in Vienna, Austria’s Capital Lovers of history, architecture, music, and culture will be spoiled for choice when it comes to the myriad of things to do in…

Packing Lists For Long Term Travel – His & Hers

Trying to figure out what to pack for a long term trip can be vexing. Space is limited and you can only bring as much as you can carry.  You never…

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Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – A Budget Travel Guide

Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur? Is Kuala Lumpur an expensive city to visit? We get this question a lot, and the answer…varies….

Awesome and Free Things To Do in Pai – Exploring Thailand

Things to Do in Beautiful Pai, Thailand You don’t have to look far to find a ton of cool things to do in Pai, Thailand. Pai is located 150 kilometers,…

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Phuket on a Budget – Exploring Thailand

Offering white sands, endless rays, blue waters, incredible sunsets, and (cheesy) nightlife, the lsland of Phuket in Thailand hosts millions of tourists and vacationers a year. Jet-setters from all around…

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Six Free Things to Do in Montreal

Things to Do in Montreal Are you guys looking for things to do in Montreal? Montreal is a city with with potential to appeal to a wide range of visitors….

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Paris On a Budget

Paris. The City of Lights. A literal and figurative monument to human creativity, ingenuity, and aesthetic imagination. From the majestic Cathedrale Notre Dame to the sublime sculptures of Tuileries Garden, everything you have…

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Ten Tips For Cooking In Hostel Kitchens – Budget Travel

Tips for Cooking in Hostel Kitchens Staying in hostels is a great way to save money, for many reasons. The relatively inexpensive prices for dorm beds is an obvious advantage…

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Bucharest – An Affordable Travel Guide

  Vibrant and atmospheric, Bucharest is also a very budget friendly travel destination. How much do you know about Romania? Probably about the same as we did before we came…

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The Dreamer Hostels, Colombia

What happens when two close friends leave Italy together to backpack around the world, fall in love with Colombia, and open a hostel there? They fulfill a dream and they…

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Affordable Travel – Traveling on a Budget, The Basics

One of the most common misconceptions about travel is that it has to be expensive. Many people, when told of our plans to leave New York City and travel the…

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Caye Caulker Belize on an Budget

How much does it cost to visit Caye Caulker, Belize? The only traffic sign you will see on Caye Caulker reads “Go Slow”. This, as it turns out, is very…

Chiang Mai Accommodations: From Luxury to Budget

Chiang Mai offers travelers a myriad of choices when it comes to accommodation options. Like most places in Thailand a visitor in Chiang Mai can live in abject luxury, or…

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Antigua on a Budget – Backpacking Guatemala

  Antigua, Guatamala, on a Budget Want to visit Antigua on a budget? Good news! You can totally visit Antigua as a backpacker or budget traveler! Historic Antigua is Guatemala’s…

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Where to Stay Bangkok: Budget to Luxury Accommodation Options

Where to Stay in Bangkok Looking for the best hotels in Bangkok? As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok hosts millions of tourists each and every year. As a result Bangkok…

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Bocas del Toro, Panama on a Backpacking Budget

Backpacking Bocas del Toro on a Budget Yes, it’s still possible to visit Bocas del Toro on a backpacking budget. Bocas del Toro is beautiful…and surprisingly budget friendly! An emerald…

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San Cristobal de las Casas on a Backpacking Budget

Backpacking San Cristobal de las Casas San Cristobal de las Casas is a  colonial city located in the gorgeous Mexican state of Chiapas. Snuggled in a stunning highland valley San…

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Cozumel, Mexico on a Backpacking Budget – Backpacking Mexico

Can Cozumel be visited on a backpacking or shoe string budget? Cozumel is more than just a luxury destination for cruise ships and scuba divers. The island has a reputation…

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Mosaic House: Responsible Travel in Prague

Responsible Travel in Prague Before you even set foot inside Mosaic House you’ll notice all the cool art installations in front of the building. Enter the hostel and you will find modern…

Solo Female Travel in Asia: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Asia isn’t necessarily known for being a female-friendly travel destination. Stories of gang rape in India and sex tourism in Thailand might make the average solo female traveler think twice…

Medellin – A Budget Travel Guide

Known for its awesome weather, thrumming nightlife, and friendly locals Medellin is a true Colombian gem. Medellin, The City of Eternal Spring, is the second largest city in Colombia. Medellin sits…

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Lake Atitlan on a Budget – San Pedro la Laguna

How much goes it cost to travel to, and explore, Lake Atitlan in Guatamala? From Mayan ruins, green mountains, and towering volcanoes to colonial towns and bustling markets Guatemala begs…

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Top Tips for Flying Ryanair from Paris, France

Are you flying Ryanair from Paris soon? Buget airlines rules. They make traveling around Europe so mcuh cheaper than it used to be. For backpackers not using trains to get…

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Ten Things All Great Hostels Have in Common

Traveling on a budget means you will likely be staying in hostels for at least a portion of your journey. The trick to enjoying your stay is knowing how to…

Why Mad Monkey Might be the Best Hostel in the World

What makes the best hostel in Cambodia, and South East Asia, so great? We have stayed in dozens of hostels and hotels as we traveled from Central America, throughout Europe,…

Riding Long Haul Budget Buses – Travel Advice

Advice on Budget Bus Travel In many countries bus travel is the most affordable transportation option for getting from one place to another. We’ve spent countless hours on buses since we…