I Spent $1K Per Month Traveling The World & Here’s How I Did It

I spent a year traveling the world on $1000 a month. It’s normal for people to take a look at my Instagram and assume that I come from money. They assume that I’m traveling on Daddy’s dime, whether that be my actual father or a sugar daddy. The reality is that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, travel costs money like everything else. However, most people don’t realize that travel can be affordable AF. I wasn’t sleeping in five-star resorts, but I was traveling the world, and that’s all I ever wanted. I spent $1000 per month traveling the world, and here’s how I did it.

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These Crypto Nomads Are Using Bitcoin (And Ether) To Travel The World

Bitcoin. Litecoin. Ethereum.

Cryptocurrency. What was once seen as a tech fad is now being considered one of the top investment vehicles in the world. Kim Kardashian is even getting into BTC now.

But as speculation drives prices high and low, a small group of enthusiasts are still dedicated to using these currencies for actual monetary exchanges. Call them the crypto nomads.

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50 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

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You’ve worked hard all year long for your summer vacation! But maybe you have more dream than dollars for your ideal destination. Don’t fret, there are plenty of ways to save when traveling this summer. You just need a strategy—we’ve got 50 of ’em.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Travel Budget

While taking a vacation is supposed to provide an escape from the stressors of everyday life, managing an escalating travel budget can be anything but relaxing.

In fact, the 2017 Stress in America study conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 62 percent of Americans point to money as a primary source of stress. And for those who don’t plan their vacations in advance, money can often become a major concern and source of debt.

Though charging travel expenses on a credit card may seem like an ideal solution for eliminating trip-planning stress, this tactic can create a larger financial burden as interest fees pile up, and ultimately cause greater anxiety when the bills arrive in the mail.

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9 best insider tricks to help you travel super cheap

These are the best ways to travel the world for super cheap

Traveling isn’t cheap. I’ve traveled to 113 countries over six continents on a budget, and I’m constantly looking for new ways to save a buck on my next adventure.

There are cardinal rules to saving money on travel, like being flexible with travel dates, staying at Airbnbs, using frequent flier miles and going during the off season, but here are nine less obvious things you should do on your next trip to maximize savings.

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5 free apps to help make vacationing with friends easier

The last thing you want to do when you get home from an epic vacation with friends is spend time logging receipts into a spreadsheet to calculate each person’s share of the costs. And as it turns out, you don’t have to anymore.

While the solo travel trend is on the rise, about two-thirds of millennials say they plan to travel with friends and family this year. But planning a group trip can be a headache — especially when it comes to divvying up the expenses.

Before you start planning anything, make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the general itinerary and budget. “Having an overall idea of what you’re each planning to spend on travel, meals and lodging means everyone can enjoy the trip without worrying about finances,” according to the etiquette experts at the Emily Post Institute.

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Budget for travel, tips and advice: Travel’s eight most expensive hobbies

Sailing the Greek Islands - not a cheap pasttime.

It’s not as if travel isn’t already expensive enough. This pursuit is a pricey one. It’s the sort of passion that quickly drains your finances, that eats up the bulk of your savings.

What are you spending your money on? Holidays. Always holidays. Catching flights, staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, getting from place to place – this stuff adds up.

And then, you go and add something more to it. You combine another hobby, another passion, with your love of travel. You take something else that’s really expensive, and you make it part of your holiday experience. You add extra gear; expensive gear. You necessitate pricey locations. You add exclusivity.

I’m a huge fan of combining your passions with your holidays; however, if you happen to be into any of the following, you’ll find your finances dwindling even faster than usual.

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Need Money to Make Your Film, Play, or Series? Check Out These Opportunities

Need Money to Make Your Film, Play, or Series? Check Out These Opportunities

When trying to break into the business, it may often feel like the deck is stacked against you. But for every closed door you encounter, there is a window of opportunity—as long as you know where to look. That’s where we come in! In these roundups, Backstage will compile the best opportunities in writing, directing, and every other creative corner, to help you get where you’re going.

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5 Tips to Save Money Booking Your Next Hotel Room

Why did you end up paying $100 more per night for that hotel stay than your friend, who was a guest at the same property just a few days earlier? It’s not uncommon, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group, a network of 50,000 travel agents.

“Hotel prices and the perks you get can vary wildly depending on how you book,” he said. There are, however, ways to hone in on a deal and save some money. Here are some of Mr. Heflin’s best tips to do just that.

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