Lowcostholidays had 27,000 clients already traveling and 110,000 more waiting to go on holidays when they went bust last week. That’s a lot of travelers currently scrambling to make last-minute arrangements. It came as a surprise to most. Lowcostholidays had been conducting business as usual before the news broke. They literally sent out promotional emails in the morning and went out of business in the afternoon of the same day. Lowcostholidays blames it
When I first heard about VPNs, I remember not understanding what it was for. I thought it was something I might need someday if I ever pick up hacking as a hobby or if I happen to share the hostel WiFi with known drug smugglers — you know, shady stuff. But as it turns out, it’s pretty much essential to have a VPN for travel — yes, even if you don’t plan on doing anything shady.
Air travel is expensive. A friend recently told me how she had to spend nearly $1,000 on a flight overseas, which easily beat out any other vacation expenses. That is money that you could be spending on delicious cuisine or a better hotel. You can even put some of that money away to prepare for your next trip!
There are tools to get you the best flight deals, and they are easier than they initially seem. The investment of time and money will make up for itself in one trip.
Here are five great ways for you to find a better airline deal for your next trip:
Sofie has quit her job to travel and blog full time. Sofie’s case is a little different from other travelers I’ve interviewed because she still lives in the same city as before, but she has freed up her schedule so she could take off to travel any time she wants. In this interview, find out how Sofie prepared herself before quitting her 9-to-5 and becoming her own boss.
There’s no doubt about it; Tokyo can be expensive. But you can reduce your expenses by enjoying these free things to do in Tokyo. Along with a few other tricks, this will help you cut your spending down to as low as $60 per day.
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of free things to do in Tokyo
In this guide, you’ll find 27 of Tokyo’s best free attractions. I’ve grouped them by neighborhood and I’ve also included a walking tour map for every neighborhood.
Jo of The Blond Travels grew up in Poland and lived in the UK for 10 years. Then, without having done much planning, Jo quit her job in London and moved to Thailand. Find out how she fell in love with travel and created her new lifestyle in this interview!
You caught the travel bug the first time you went to Thailand. What was it about this trip that made you want to travel more?
The sights, smells and tastes of Thailand stole my heart, but I was also taken away by the freedom I felt while travelling. We didn’t really have a schedule. We went to Bangkok first and then decided where to go next on a whim. I didn’t know that you could travel like that.
Some of my friends in the UK did backpacking and I had no idea how they could afford travelling so much. During that trip I realized that countries like Thailand are really cheap. Plus, you could stay in hostels and dorms and still have a wonderful holiday.
I finally felt like doing something else rather than being stuck behind a desk. At 30, I understood that in my 20s I should have lived my life in a completely different way, that I took life too seriously when I really should have done more travelling, have fun more.
The best travel gifts are the ones that will keep on giving.
All the travel gift ideas in this post are items that will — directly or indirectly — help save money while you’re on the road. They minimize airline fees, keep your devices running, reduce your risk of being mugged, cook you great food, and help you sleep in uncomfortable places (like on that overnight bus you’re taking to save one night’s accommodation costs).
Hope you’ll find some inspiration here!
Flying is nice and all, but it’s also usually crowded and expensive. If you have some time to spare, consider other modes of transport instead. You’d save money, see more sights along the way and maybe even meet some interesting locals. It can be hard to figure out how to navigate ground transportation options because they vary wildly from one place to another. In this post, I’ve included the essential resources where
Haneda Airport is located outside Tokyo city limits. But don’t worry; getting from Haneda Airport to Tokyo is relatively quick and easy (compared to if you were to land in Narita and trying to get into town). In this guide, I’ll go over your options and how much they cost.
Japan has the unfortunate reputation of being an expensive travel destination.
Before my trip to Tokyo, someone had even warned me that one decent meal there would cost $100. Yes, seriously. But no, I didn’t have a single meal that cost $100 while I was there. There were plenty of budget meal options in Tokyo.
It’s true that Tokyo is not cheap, but it’s comparable to other big cities in developed nations. A trip to Tokyo doesn’t have to cost much.