Los Angeles was admittedly never at the top of my travel bucket list, but when the opportunity arose to travel to LAX, I knew I couldn’t miss the chance to explore a new place.
California, and Los Angeles in particular, is known to be pretty expensive. But you’d be surprised how much you can do for free! In three days (two nights) of “fun” time, I spent probably a little more than $200. That amount could easily be less if I had not rented a car (or had someone to split the cost with).
So how do you do Los Angeles on the cheap? Here’s the breakdown. (more…)
It’s kind of amazing the amount of things you can do for free in Los Angeles — a lot more than you’d expect. In fact, most of the most famous things to see and do in the area are actually free! So put away those wallets and follow me in on a little journey into the budget traveler’s wonderland that exists in this warm, sunny southern California hotspot.
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I had never seen a live show before, so seeing a taping was one of the only things I really wanted to do when I was in LA. (more…)
Literally, what does it look like to travel on a budget and keep track of all your spending? It looks like this:
While I kept an excel sheet, I didn’t exactly carry my computer around with me everywhere, so I had this little moleskine journal I kept in my purse with me at all times. Every time I grabbed something to eat or drink, bought a bus ticket, picked up a souvenir, etc. it went right into the book. I was also attempting to track my spending by category (food, activities, transport, etc.) so I had a highly sophisticated system of doing this as well… by which I mean, I just wrote what the money was for above it. (more…)
Whether traveling in a group or solo, living abroad or traveling fast and taking part in a lot of could-be-budget-busting activities, I’ve managed to do long-term travel affordably. To best share my knowledge, I’ve broken down my tips into four categories that tend to be the biggest budget drainers while traveling:
To best share my knowledge, I’ve broken down my tips into four categories that tend to be the biggest budget drainers while traveling: Transportation, Accommodation, Food & Drink and Activities & Attractions.
Taking a road trip through Australia is bound to be a crazy, fun, unforgettable adventure. While the journey should be as spontaneous as any road trip should be, there are some things that it’s good to know about beforehand. As a veteran roadtripper, I offer up the following tips and things I learned on my own road trip across the bottom from Sydney to Perth. (Why don’t you drive across Australia with me in two minutes via video?) (more…)