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Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Posted by on 4:21 pm in Australia, Blog, Budget Travel, World | 12 comments

Budget Travel Hacks: 9 Ways to Save Money While Visiting Sydney

Sydney is one of the most amazing cities in the world, but it can also be one of the most expensive.

From a morning cup of coffee to a bunk in a hostel, the cost of visiting Sydney often catches travelers off guard, and might be a little bit higher than you were expecting.

However, you don’t have to let a trip to Sydney break the bank! Here are our top tips and tricks for saving money while visiting this incredible city.

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Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

Posted by on 9:41 am in Australia, Budget Travel | 16 comments

Using Frequent Flyer Points to Visit Australia’s Red Centre

While it’s true that the majority of Australia’s population and tourists can be found along the stunning coastline, you’ll find the nation’s true culture and heart in the Red Centre.

Follow this helpful guide to obtaining frequent flyer points to make your next Outback adventure as affordable as it will be memorable.

I’ll show you how to earn points, use the pay+points option, and even buy points to top up your Qantas or Virgin frequent flyer points.

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How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Posted by on 1:12 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 20 comments

How to Score Mistake Fares; They’re the Cheapest Flights You’ll Ever Find!

Imagine this: you’re scrolling through Facebook or swiping through your Instagram stories and you see one of your friends bragging about how they just booked a flight from D.C to New Zealand for $327 roundtrip.

You do a double take and wonder “How did they do it? Are fares that low even possible?”

They are indeed, and that’s what you call a mistake fare.

Mistake fares are exactly that – a mistake. It’s when airlines publish incorrect ticket prices like this $327 roundtrip from Washington D.C to New Zealand. They’re great for us as travelers, but not so much for the airlines.

Wondering how to catch these elusive fares? Here is everything you need to know about them if you want to visit your dream destinations for cheap.

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Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Posted by on 5:06 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Road Trips, Travel Tips | 26 comments

Money-Saving Tips for Renting a Car

Whether you’re renting a car at home for a day trip, or abroad for a longer journey, the numbers can add up really quick. Especially when you consider the daily cost of the car rental, paying for gas, and any extras you may need like the use of a GPS, baby seat, or exceeding your mileage.

While some destinations have great options for public transportation like buses or trains, others leave you with few options but to rent a car. And what are you to do when you’ve already spent so much on a trip and you don’t want to overwhelm your budget even more?

This guide will share the best tips for saving money when renting a car. There are a surprising amount of discounts out there if you know where to look, as well as tricks for saving when you book.

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Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

Posted by on 5:52 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Greece | 26 comments

Greece on a Budget: Frugal Travel Tips for Making Greece Cheap

Traveling on a budget may be easy for some, but to many people this can be quite challenging. But when it comes to Greece, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to resort to wild camping to travel on the cheap. All it requires is some proper planning.

Greece is an incredibly popular tourist destination, though despite this, the country has taken a hit economically, and travel here is incredibly cheap. When compared to other European destinations, it is a bargain and it gives you an array of things to do on a small budget.

If you are looking to visit Greece, here are our favorite frugal tips to get you started.

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How to Choose a Hostel in London 

Posted by on 9:15 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips, UK | 38 comments

How to Choose a Hostel in London 

For those who aim to see the world but have limited funds, hostels are a lifesaver. These budget accommodations offer a good night’s sleep to those on the go, offering a variety of rooming options at various price points.

London is an expensive city, in which a hostel can make a significant impact on your travel budget. Here’s some expert advice from Safestay London for choosing the hostel of your dreams and avoiding the horror stories that deter so many from this great travel option.

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How To Get the Most Out of Your Budget as an International Student

Posted by on 10:40 am in Budget Travel, Student Travel | 28 comments

How To Get the Most Out of Your Budget as an International Student

There’s a lot to think about if you’re about to become an international student and spend time studying abroad. You have to plan classes, plane tickets, and so much more.

However, the planning doesn’t stop when you are settled into your new home. As you go through your semester abroad you need to be able to budget your money wisely so you can get as much out of your stay as possible.

Being on a budget is never easy. It especially isn’t easy if you are a young student, itching to spend your whole time exploring a new country. But just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your overseas semester to the fullest.

With these tips, you will be able to balance life so you don’t go over budget.

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How to File Taxes as a US Expat: TFX Review

Posted by on 11:48 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Expat Life, Travel Tips | 30 comments

How to File Taxes as a US Expat: TFX Review

Humans have always been a nomadic species. Our adventurous spirit has long seen us travel the world in search of new lands and experiences. Even today we yearn to escape the confines of our regular lives in search of new cities and countries.

While travelling to a destination allows you a glimpse into a different culture and way of life, choosing to live abroad takes the experience to a whole other level. You’re able to fully immerse yourself into a destination, and gain a behind the scenes look at what a country is really like; the experience opens your mind to new ideas, helps you grow as a person, and gives you a greater sense of self confidence.

Whether you choose to backpack across Europe for 12 months or migrate to another country permanently, you become what is known as an expatriate (expat for short); a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their own.

To live abroad is something everyone should experience at some point in their lives, but you do have certain responsibilities as an expat. And one of those is staying on top of tax.

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Fly to London for $270? Dollar Flight Club Will Save You SO Much Money on Flights!

Posted by on 6:02 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips, World | 24 comments

Fly to London for $270? Dollar Flight Club Will Save You SO Much Money on Flights!

It feels like there are a million different secrets to finding cheap flights these days, and everyone has a different opinion. Some people will tell you to make your booking on a Tuesday, some might tell you to use an incognito window, or that you should cozy up to an air hostess for their friends and family discount!

But the one secret I’m loving at the moment are cheap flight subscriptions, where there’s a team of travel nerds who run algorithms and send you email alerts when they find crazy low prices.

I’m signed up to a number of these subscriptions, though I definitely have my favorites. And one of them is Dollar Flight Club. While many subscription services exist offering notifications on flights only out of America, Dollar Flight Club is something for everyone.

They search the web for flight deals leaving your home airport, where-ever you’re based in the world, and the deals they find usually save you around $500 on international flights.

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The Five Things To Think About When Booking Flights

Posted by on 9:02 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 22 comments

The Five Things To Think About When Booking Flights

Booking flights can either be impulsive, or carefully planned out, and years in the making. But either way, it’s something that almost every traveler will have some degree of experience with.

After 10 years + years of travel, booking flights has become close to second nature, though even as a frequent traveler, there are a number of things you really need to consider before clicking that final purchase icon on your screen. In some cases it could be a real money saver, in others save you from a nightmare flight.

So whether you’re a first time traveler, or a frequent traveler who often makes bookings without stopping to think, make sure you consider the following five things.

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