Travel On the Cheap

A lot of really smart people claim that experiences – not stuff – is what happiness is made out of.  Maybe they’ve got something there – or maybe they just need better stuff.  Regardless, one of the only things better than travelling, is travelling on the cheap.  The more frugal you are when booking flights, and accommodations, the longer you can stay in your personal paradise.  We’ve got guides on how to save money on everywhere from Amsterdam to Thailand.

If you want ideas on the best travel credit cards to take advantage of, how to score great eats at cheap prices, or what backpacking and hostels are all about, this is the spot for you.

How to Get Cheap Airfare in Canada

Contiki Gap Adventures and Intrepid Travel

Cheap Eats in Victoria BC

How to Travel Canada and the USA on the Cheap

Travel Hacking Update: 100,000 Aeroplan Points

Bali on a Budget

Traveling Vietnam on the Cheap

Backpacking and Hostels

Barcelona on a Budget

See Amsterdam Without Going Broke

Iceland on a Budget

Iceland is beautiful!  No wonder there are record number of tourists visiting Iceland (millions per year in 2017... for a country of roughly 330,000 inhabitants) they are even considering adding a tourist tax due to the amount of people flying into the remote country....

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Hua Hin on a Budget

Hua Hin is a seaside resort city about a 2-3 hour car or bus ride from Bangkok, in Thailand.  Hua Hin has both a cosmopolitan (big hotel chains like Hyatt, Mariott, and Intercontinental are here) and quaint seaside town feel simultaneously.  It used to be the "go to"...

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Myanmar on a Budget

Myanmar (previously known as Burma) recently opened up to the world is still relatively untapped by mainstream tourism. It is located between India, China, and Thailand and is a great travel destination for any shoestring South East Asia traveler. A new visa process,...

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Young and Thrifty’s AirBnB Review

When we went on our amazing bucket list trip to Omaha to see Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger we knew we wanted to go about a year in advance for the actual Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting (See Part 1 and Part 2 of my once in a lifetime experience if you...

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How to Save Money on a Cruise

In my early (or maybe mid thirties) I went on my first ever cruise from Vancouver to Alaska.  My traveling companions were cruise veterans, but I was a cruise virgin.  It is a bit surreal seeing over 2000+ people on a large ship and options after options of dining...

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Whitehorse and the Northern Lights on a Budget

It has always been a lifelong dream of mine to see the Northern Lights.  A bucket list item for me.  There's something about the aurora borealis and the green lights dancing in a dark sky that makes me happy and amazed at the wonders of nature.  If you haven't seen...

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Best Way to Use Aeroplan Miles

Yes, I am well aware that Aeroplan isn't the best points program and there are others that are much better without the hassle of Aeroplan. However, being that Air Canada kind of has a monopoly in Canada, and points are easy to collect (they are ubiquitous in the...

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Sedona on a Shoestring

I went down to Sedona in Arizona on a last minute flight, it was only $220 Canadian return from Vancouver, including taxes.  I didn't even have to succumb to flying on Allegiant Air!  Not sure why it was so cheap, I wonder if it is perhaps because it close to the last...

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What is Credit Card Churning?

For the first time in a while, I have only one credit card in my wallet, and admittedly it feels kind of weird.  I usually have more than one credit card (as evidenced by my credit card travel hacking spree), you know to get cheap airfare.  It will probably be only a...

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Phoenix on the Cheap

I went down to Phoenix to see Antelope Canyon and also to check out the allure of the real estate in Phoenix.  Basically, to scope out Phoenix as a place for a rental home and see why everyone is interested in Phoenix. Getting There and Around There can be cheap...

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