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Should You Use a Debit Card or Credit Card When You’re Traveling?

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Should You Use a Debit Card or Credit Card When You’re Traveling?

Whether you’re planning to travel abroad or within the country, you’ll need to consider 1) the amount of money you’ll require, and (2) the means you’ll use to pay for your expenses (accommodation, eating out, transportation, day trips etc).

It tends to be safer to arrange alternative payment options, such as credit and debit cards, rather than carrying a lot of cash. And with the rise of travel rewards points, aka travel hacking, credit cards have become a popular option.

But what about the pros of using a debit card to prevent unintentional overspending? Which approach is ideal? Read on to know more.

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Airport Hacks: 11 Tips That Could Save You Time and Money

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Airport Hacks: 11 Tips That Could Save You Time and Money

Travelling by air is one of the fastest ways to get around. It saves you hours of driving, and you can finish a 1,500-mile trip in three hours instead of almost two days.

The problem is that more than 2.9 million passengers are flown all over the world every day, which means that airports can get very crowded.

Not being prepared may not only waste unnecessary time but can also cause you to lose your flight. Here are a couple of tips that can save you a lot of time and money during your next trip.

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Save Money for Travel: A Guide To Saving Money on Your Commute

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Save Money for Travel: A Guide To Saving Money on Your Commute

Driving yourself to and from work can weigh down the wallet throughout the week, and unfortunately that makes it tougher to achieve your savings goals for travel.

If you’re actively saving towards a trip, you might be looking for a guide to saving money on your commute. Because bntween parking or transportation costs, the average American can spend as much as $40 a week on their way to work.

However, thanks to modern technology like fuel-calculating apps and telecommuting opportunities, there are ways to avoid spending as much on traveling to the workplace, so you can put it towards traveling overseas instead.

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Ways to Fund Your Next Travels Post Pandemic

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Ways to Fund Your Next Travels Post Pandemic

With post pandemic travel back in full swing, it’s time to dust off those passports which have been sitting with us in lock down for so many months / years. Though despite many of us in desperate need of vacation, as quickly as borders started to re-open, most worldwide economies started taking a hit.

Most people post pandemic are in one of two camps; you saved your disposable income and you’re ready to splurge, or COVID and the post economic effects have left your wallet in a world of hurt. If you fall into the latter, and need ways to fund your travels post pandemic, here are some modern ideas which apply to the new world we’re facing.

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4 Types of Loans You Can Get for a Vacation

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4 Types of Loans You Can Get for a Vacation

Many of us are ready to take a long-awaited vacation after putting it off for over two years. However, despite not having spent much while being locked inside our homes, inflation is sending the cost of travel sky high.

Traveling on a budget has become increasingly difficult since the cost of transportation, airfare, and lodging has all increased dramatically – made worse by the spike in the cost of feul, since Russian oil was removed from global supplies.

But if you’re really determined to pursue your travel goals this year, there are still ways to afford the cost. If you’re able to manage them responsibly, and within your means, vacation loans are available to cover your expenses. We have compiled four types of loans you can consider.

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Covering the Basics for Your First Boat Camping Trip

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Covering the Basics for Your First Boat Camping Trip

When people think of camping they instantly think of throwing up a tent on a (hopefully) flat piece of ground, surrounded by nature, engulfed by starry skies, and (hopefully!) without too much wildlife in your food supplies.

But another form of camping is starting to trend, by the edge of the water; on the water!

Whether you keep your boat by the shore and do camp on the coastline, or throw down your anchor with a cabin inside, here are some simple tips for covering the basics of boat camping if it’s your first time.

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3 Tips To Avoid Paying Too Much For Travel Insurance

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3 Tips To Avoid Paying Too Much For Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is something every avid traveler needs to deal with. It is crucial for making sure we don’t lose out on the thousands of dollars we spend on international trips.

Without it, you could find yourself in debt after a ruined vacation. But many people are unaware of what insurance they need – and even what they already have, meaning they often pay too much.

To avoid overspending, you need a clearer idea of what is covered by your current policies and what travel insurance covers. Here are 3 tips to help you spend wisely!

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Staying in a Hotel VS Couchsurfing: Pros and Cons

Posted by on 11:52 am in Accommodation, Blog, Budget Travel | 0 comments

Staying in a Hotel VS Couchsurfing: Pros and Cons

When we think of all the factors around accommodation, and what we consider when choosing a place to stay, there are a few key things it boils down to: cost, location, safety, and level of comfort.

Staying at a hotel vs Сouchsurfing is the very definition of traditional vs new age accommodation; the sharing economy (couchsurfing) has completely dirupted the travel industry since the early 2000’s, and now there are a huge range of alternatives to the traditional hotel model.

But that’s not to say that hotels have lost their relevenace, in fact, they’re still as popular as ever.

Each of these ‘ways to stay’ has their pros and cons, and neither has to be an exclusive choice / travel style; ie you may decide to stay in a hotel for one trip, and that courchsurfing suits your purposes for another.

Comparing the two and trying to decide which one will suit you? Let’s delve in to see the pros and cons of both options.

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How to Spend $100 a Day in Madrid

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How to Spend $100 a Day in Madrid

When it comes to exploring Europe on a budget, it’s very hard to beat Madrid. One of the cheapest cities in Western Europe, though one of the richest when it comes to history, architecture, culture, and food, the Spanish capital is a dream budget trip.

It’s absolutely possible to spend as little as $100 a day in Madrid, including your transport, accommodation, activities, and food. While often overshadowed by Barcelona, Madrid is packed with free museums, impromptu street performances, and delicious tapas – which are often free too!

Visiting Europe but only have $100 a day? Madrid is for you!

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How to Score Cheap Airfare Flights in 9 Simple Steps

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How to Score Cheap Airfare Flights in 9 Simple Steps

Are you in dire need of a vacation right now? If so, get ready for a week off while you’re exploring hundreds of aggregators, booking sites, and airline websites to score cheap tickets for your next holiday!

Sound familiar?

Airline tickets usually don’t come cheap, so those of us who scour the web in search of cheap flights usually put in a considerable amount of time to find them.

But time is money too, so here are some tried-and-tested strategies that will help you discover cheap flights faster than you’re used to.

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