As a budget travel expert, I've come across a ton of ways to save money over the years. I've written about them in multiple posts, but now I've put all those tips together in an eBook. The Cost of Travel: How to see the world without spending a fortune is available to you for free! [...]
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You’ve done all your research, found a cheap flight, and managed to save on your hotels, but now that you’re on the ground, sticking to your travel budget seems difficult. Listen, I don’t blame you. When travelling, I get the urge to spend more, but the last thing I want is to return home to [...]
The basics of travel insurance are often overlooked. Some people don’t understand what travel insurance covers while some don’t bother with it at all. This is a huge mistake. Canadians might be used to free healthcare, but the cost of the same attention in other parts of the world could cost you a small fortune. [...]
What is the best way to exchange money? That’s easily the question I get asked the most these days. Maybe it’s because finding deals on flights and hotels are a little easier these days but it’s more likely that people are just more aware of how exchange rates affect us. A couple of years ago, [...]
Eating is one of my favourite things to do when I'm travelling. I absolutely love sampling local cuisine and some of my most memorable travel memories revolve around meals I’ve had. The problem is, eating out is expensive so I’ve had to learn how to eat cheap when travelling. Yes, I want to save as [...]
Everyone wants to know how to save money on hotels. Considering the costs can easily be a huge part of your travel budget, why wouldn’t you want to save? The problem is, hotel prices change all the time depending on demand and other factors which can make it tricky when you’re trying to find a [...]
Every traveller wants to know how to find cheap flights. I hate to break it to you but if you're expecting to get a deal for a specific location, at a specific time, it's just not going to happen. That's not how airfare works. Yes, airlines still offer "deals" but most of the time if [...]
Normally I don't get bothered about any travel questions, but one thing that does annoy me is when people ask how to pick a vacation destination? It's not that the question bothers me, but I can't believe that people don't have any motivation. Travel inspiration can come from anywhere. The first time I was really [...]
As a budget travel expert, I get a lot of questions about, well, budget travel. I take great pride in the fact that I've been able to visit some amazing places on a modest budget so over the next few months, I'm going to share with you all the tips I've picked up along the [...]
If you live in Canada, then you know that travelling across the country by train is not ideal. Don’t get me wrong, VIA rail is comfortable, and the Rocky Mountaineer is one of the best train rides in the world, but both options are expensive! It doesn’t help that it takes about three days to [...]