Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.
Traveling can be one of the most enjoyable things in life. Making the decision to spend some of your time volunteering whilst traveling can make the experience even better. The most obvious positive of volunteering is that you have the chance to make a real and tangible contribution to the cause you choose. But there are so many other benefits that you might not have thought of.
Brussels, Belgium is truly a one-of-a-kind place with a flair of its own. Its architecture ranges from Gothic to modern, its citizens are from all over the world, and it’s jam-packed with everything from cafes to museums to pubs in every direction. A genuine melting pot in every sense of the word, the capital city of Brussels is a prime travel destination – even if you’re traveling alone!
Planning a trip to France, but not sure how much it will cost? Check out our average daily costs for France. All of our daily averages come from other travelers, and we’ve also called out a few specific examples, too!
Despite the sense of wonder and adventure associated with a trek through the Himalayas, the journey does not have to be as rough as you would think. Surprisingly, trekking in Nepal does not have to involve any camping. Due to the frequency of small villages and “tea houses” along many popular hiking paths, most visitors and trekkers stay the night in small hotels or guest houses which provide a comfortable stay, meals, and even toilets.
So, if we’re not camping, then what do we need? Some basic outdoor equipment is necessary, as are good shoes and clothing for multiple climates. We’re talking about the Himalayas, where high altitudes can mean cold weather and rain (but not always). Food and water are also readily available, but a reusable water bottle and water purifiers can save you some cash along the way, too.
Sometimes the desire to travel grabs you and never lets go. That’s exactly what happened to Stephen after he took his first journey to a foreign country. His trip to Ireland sparked that flame inside that all travelers are familiar with. After that, he just didn’t want to go home. So he took off again and started a travel blog and made his passion a priority. We asked Stephen to fill us in on some of the details about his life, how he travels, where he’s been, and what motivates him to keep on going after so much time on the road.
You might not see your favorite traveler very often due to the very nature of travel – they are probably out in the world somewhere following their dreams. This holiday season, you can help them stock up on the best travel items they want and need to make the rest of their traveling year as adventurous as possible. We’ve curated our favorite and most used travel items to help you filter through the best new and consistently awesome travel products on the market. We like to travel, and we do it often, so we think this list is more than just fluff. The items here will keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the amazing places at the far reaches of the globe.
Our new Travel Cost Guides are here! Have you ever wondered how much stuff will cost when you’re planning a trip? That is the primary question we set out to answer when Budget Your Trip was founded. Now, we’re taking a huge amount of our travel cost data, combining it with financial tips and advice from real travelers, and publishing Travel Cost Guides for countries and cities around the world. These guides are now available as an eBook on Amazon Kindle or as a PDF eGuide here on our site. They make a perfect supplement to traditional guidebooks, because no other resource contains the travel cost information found in our Travel Cost Guides.
The summer has ended and there’s a bite in the air. In a few months we’ll all be itching for warm weather again. But how affordable is the Caribbean? Is it possible to escape the winter chill and still not break the bank? Below we’ve listed five affordable Caribbean options for even the most economically challenged traveler.
We arrived in China almost two weeks ago. The country has made a good impression so far. This is actually our second trip to China, our first being five years ago to the south (from Hong Kong to the Yunnan). After five years, this behemoth of a country is advancing in leaps and bounds. Economic growth can be witnessed everywhere. At the same time, ancient culture and personal experiences await around every corner.
After arriving in Beijing late in the evening, we found our hotel down one of Beijing’s many Hutong alleyways. These microcosms of Chinese culture, where locals live in close proximity to one another and share a tight-knit neighborhood, are slowly being torn apart and replaced with towering skyscrapers. Beijing as a whole is impressive. It’s huge and modern in some parts, but ancient and cultural in others. We visited Beihai park, where crowds perform Tai Chi in unison along the shore of an ancient lake with a modern skyline as a backdrop.