When I was younger being charged more for things than locals used to piss me off. Now I simply acknowledge it as part of traveling and living in third-world countries. I find the less it bothers me the less I attract aggressive vendors, too.
Unless you are careful, you will spend 7% more on foreign exchange conversion fees than you should. By making a few simple changes, I avoided these fees and saved myself $18,000 during my five-year, round-the-world journey.
Many people use money as an excuse to not travel as much as they would like. But, it doesn’t have to be. Read these quotes about travel and money from my Fifty-Plus Nomad blog and Facebook group page. to worry about money less and travel more.
Home exchanges (also known as home swaps) seem like the perfect fit for many long-term travelers and expats. This post features tips to help you arrange the ideal home swap for you.
Long-Term travelers should stay with local families in homestays, usually as part of language schools or volunteer travel programs. Homestays have made a significant impact on my life and are also highly economical.
Everyone who can travel worldwide should visit countries in the developing, third world, and the developed world (Western Europe, USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, etc.). This post outlines the advantages and disadvantages of third-world and first world travel.
Some of my favorite food-related experiences were also very inexpensive. Sometimes, modest hole in the walls restaurants, kiosks, and street carts can feature some of the country’s best chefs.
This post highlights three simple tips for travelers and expats to avoid problems with foreign coins and banknotes.
One of the most pervasive myths about traveling is that everybody wants the US dollar. The fact is most people do not want the dollar. Most of the time when they do want the dollar, you will lose money on the transaction. The few times that people do want the dollar are discussed in this post as well.
This post offers a few simple tips to avoid problems with travel safety and money issues while traveling.
This is a synopsis of my use of frequent flyer miles during my round the world travels from 2011 to 2015. It should help you to see how the programs have changed in the 2010s and give you some ideas how you can design a frequent flyer strategy that works for you.