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

How to Go on a Wine Tasting Trip Relatively Unscathed

Let's not kid ourselves, I love wine tasting.  I am extremely lucky here in British Columbia to have the 'wine country' (e.g. Oliver, Pentincton, Naramata Bench) and all the other places in interior British Columbia that grow grapes.  Because of the warm climate in...

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Portland on a Budget

I haven't been to Portland since I was a child but have always wanted to go since it's basically like an American version of Vancouver (in a way, sort of).  Also, I loved the Portlandia videos.  Finally, no sales tax.  Retire by 40 lives there.  And lots of shopping....

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Oregon Coast on the Cheap

With the recent plunge in oil prices, road trips have been much more affordable.  However, with the high US dollar, road trips are a bit less affordable.  I suppose it balances out in the end. Oregon coast (along Highway 101) is probably one of the most scenic drives...

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Hong Kong on the Cheap

  When people think of Hong Kong, they think of it as an expensive place to travel to.  Hong Kong can be as expensive as you want it to (think pricey glamorous restaurants at $100 USD per person) or as cheap as you want it to (think $0.40 tram rides or $5 wonton...

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FlipKey vs Airbnb Review

If you are over 50 or just signed up for the newfangled invention called the internet, go ahead and Google “Airbnb” and then come back… For the rest of us, you’ve no doubt heard of the “Uber for your house”.  Airbnb has come to dominate the “vacation rental” market. ...

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Boracay on a Budget

Boracay (yes I took this picture myself!) is considered one of the world's top destinations for tropical white sand beaches and is comparable to destinations such as the Carribean and the South Pacific.  Boracay is a tiny little island in the Philippines, one of 7000...

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Bohol on a Budget

Bohol is a small island close to one of the largest cities in the Philippines, Cebu city.   It is the 10th largest island in the Philippines, so the 10th largest out of 7000 islands in the Philippines.  It is one of the islands in the Visayas and is a 2 hour boat ride...

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Kuaui On The Cheap

On my first visit to the Garden Isle, also known as the beautiful island of Kuaui, I was pleasantly surprised by its beauty and simplicity.  As someone who has only been to Oahu on my Hawaiian island adventures, I thought Kuaui was beautiful and well worth a visit....

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Oahu On A Budget

When people think of Waikiki and Oahu, they rarely think of "budget vacation".  Instead, they think of palm trees, the world famous Waikiki beach, and beautiful turquoise water.  There are a few ways in which you can save money on your next trip to Oahu, and I'll...

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Amsterdam on a Budget

Amsterdam is the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  It has beautiful canals and over 1500 bridges.  I have been to Amsterdam a few times so far and have always enjoyed myself because of the ease of getting around (just follow the canals) and because there is...

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