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  1. Shreya Saha
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:43 am

    I have been through these points in many blogs, but it is always very important to read through these every once in a while. I tend to end up eating in touristy places or book some really luxurious places at times, and realize that more could be done in the same amount. So I must thank you to bring this up and summarize all the points in one post. It makes it easy to keep a note on the very idea of saving money while traveling. I have just created a Whoof (independent) account, hope that will be helpful in some way.

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

      Thank you, Shreya- I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article and got some useful information from it.

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  2. Merryn D
    May 7, 2019 @ 5:55 pm

    These are great tips, and ones that I also use to budget for travel. Having just returned from a destination where the food was very expensive, I think your point about eating street food and/or investigating more local restaurants is important: Simply asking locals for recommendations can be very fruitful. This is why I usually try to stay in neighborhoods, e.g. in Rome, rather than closer to the main attractions (particularly if the public transportation system is good). Your tips are great reminders for everyone – thank you!

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 12:57 pm

      Thank you, Merryn! I’m truly glad you could get some useful tips from this article and I hope some of them help you in your future travels.

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  3. Wander Women Abroad
    May 7, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

    These are some solid points. A san avid budget traveler I agree with everything you said these are great ways to save money and to earn a little cash while you’re abroad. WWOOF is literally such an amazing resource that more people should take advantage of

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I’m really glad you liked this article

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  4. Lora
    May 7, 2019 @ 7:49 pm

    I totally agree with you on all these points. The point about bargaining for stuff is also applicable when visiting Africa where bargaining is common practice. I learnt that doing the things that locals do saves me a lot of money especially when it comes to the cost of meals. Thanks for this great round-up!

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

      Indeed, Lora. I haven’t visited many countries in Africa yet but from what I could see, it’s exactly the way you described it.

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  5. Alysa Tarrant
    May 7, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

    Such a great guide! My partner and I are looking into WWOOFing next year.

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

      That’s awesome, Alysa! I hope you end up having a great experience!

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  6. blair villanueva
    May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 am

    Travel credit cards helps me to ease my travel expenses. Also here in Asia, where many countries promotes using e-payment, I make sure that I have enough funds to use, so that I wont need to visit the currency exchange which gets me additional charges.
    And of course, I minimize impulsive SHOPPING!

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

      Indeed Claire. I’m glad to hear you’re utilizing that 🙂

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  7. Nikki Godwin
    May 8, 2019 @ 10:23 am

    Lots and lots of great pointers here. Always great to have a reminder on how to be more budgeted. I agree that walking and eating local street food are great ways to save pennies. Especially in places like Asia where it is pretty cheap! But when I was travelling through more expensive countries like Austalia and New Zealand, I always tried to find hostels which had communal kitchens where you could cook, as eating out is just way too expensive there.

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    • dankiteski
      May 8, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

      You’re absolutely right, Nikki. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂 I really appreciate it

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  8. Brittany
    May 8, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Great tips! Taking my time to book, save etc… Is the hardest for me. I always jump and do things too quickly.

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  9. Shane Prather
    May 8, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

    Great tips! My Chase Sapphire preferred has been a total gamechanger with double travel points and no foreign transaction fees.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:23 am

      Thank you for stopping by, Shane. I’m glad you enjoyed the article

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  10. blair villanueva
    May 9, 2019 @ 10:23 am

    Oh another tip I learned is making friends to locals and stay with them for free. Many places in Asia also very glad to offer free hosting in exchange of good family photos, or story coverage for their small business.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:25 am

      Absolutely, Blair. The more local friends you have, the more opportunities you have to save money when traveling to a new place 🙂

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  11. Emily
    May 9, 2019 @ 3:47 pm

    Wow! You really did a great job with this post! All these are such amazing travel saving tips!

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:25 am

      Thanks, Emily! I really appreciate it 🙂

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  12. Vedante | The Lavish Nomad
    May 10, 2019 @ 3:48 am

    Some great tips here, especially the bargaining one. Yes it is actually expected in almost 90% of the places.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:27 am

      Absolutely, Vedante 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment

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  13. Parnashree Devi
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:10 am

    These are some great tips. I can swear by the separate travel account. It is so helpful to plan your trips. I am going to bookmark it. Its a handy post which is quite helpful. Loved it.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:28 am

      Thank you, Parnashree! I’m really glad to hear you could get some useful tips from this article 🙂

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  14. Alexander Popkov
    May 10, 2019 @ 1:14 pm

    That’s quite a long list and I like it. There are hundreds of similar save money tips in travel blogs, but the long list like this always bring something new.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:28 am

      Thank you, Alex- I’m glad you liked it

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  15. Ann
    May 10, 2019 @ 11:16 pm

    Thank you for this informative and helpful post Daniel, I find it rather easy to spend more than budgeted when I’m abroad but i will defiantly try out these tips on my next big adventure.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:28 am

      Thank you, Ann and I’m glad you could learn some new things before your next big adventure 😉

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  16. Eden
    May 11, 2019 @ 1:52 am

    I absolutely love that you recommend not waiting until you are hungry to start looking for something to eat. I’ve done this way too many times and regretted it just about every time. I always end up walking around aimlessly and then eating somewhere lame. One of these days I’ll learn to plan ahead.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:29 am

      Indeed, Eden. It might sound like a small thing but as you said, we oftentimes find ourselves regretting our choice simply because we wanted to get something to eat ASAP 🙂

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  17. Manjulika Pramod
    May 11, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

    You have made a great list and have mentioned some of the most helpful ways of saving money. Its very important to have a savings dedicated for travel. I always plan, dedicate a certain amount for extravagance and save rest for essentials. Reading and learning from others experiences is very helpful. It has saved me time and money, a couple of times. I prefer hotel apartments where one can cook and have your light meals than eat restaurant food every day.

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    • dankiteski
      May 14, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

      Thank you, Manjulika- I really appreciate it 🙂

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  18. Yukti Agrawal
    May 11, 2019 @ 10:01 pm

    Great details on how to travel budget friendly. Working while traveling and home exchange are unique ideas which I have not done before and one day, I would surely opt for it. Rest of the things I do most of the time, like walking, not eating at touristic places, carrying essentials, doing some free things. Btw, I loved your Auto rickshaw(tuk-tuk) photo which I think, you took in India.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:33 am

      I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this post and got some useful tips from it, Yukti. Thank you and yes, the photo was taken in India 🙂

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  19. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    May 13, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

    I’m learning a lot from this blog post. Though, I haven’t travelled abroad that much, but still, this is such a great help for me. Doing what locals do is always what I do whenever I travel. Also, having a separate travel fund is something I should consider to practicing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    • dankiteski
      May 14, 2019 @ 1:51 pm

      Thank you, I’m really glad you learned some new things from this article 🙂

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