Travel Budget

Taipei for Budget Travelers: A Long Weekend Trip for Only ₱10,000

Taipei for Budget Travelers: A Long Weekend Trip for Only ₱10,000

This P10,000 budget for Taipei covers airfare, travel tax, accommodations, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

Don’t Borrow Money Just to Travel

Don’t Borrow Money Just to Travel

…and other advice you may not want to hear but should. ♣ ♠ As happy as it makes me when someone says I’ve inspired them to pursue their travel dreams, I also have one great fear: that what I say, or do, or write, will inadvertently […]

Yikes! That’s S$4 not S$5.

Yikes! That’s S$4 not S$5.

Bloopers in my Singapore article (shame shame shame) * SGMT — If you read my Rappler article on Singapore, you may or may not have noticed that one line had a horrendous bit of math in it: Budget for food: S$5 (₱175/meal) x 2 meals/day […]

Save for a trip to Europe in 1 year

Save for a trip to Europe in 1 year

* * I went on my first trip to Europe with a Nokia 1110 in my pocket. * It’s a story I’m fond of repeating, especially when people tell me they wish they can afford to travel. To be honest, most of the people who say that […]

7 days in Paris for PHP 50,000

7 days in Paris for PHP 50,000

Over a year ago, I wrote How Much Does A European Trip Cost, where I advised people to budget PHP 10,000/day of their trip. That estimate was largely based on a 10-day trip my sister and I took a few years ago and included everything […]

How to save for a 10-day European holiday in HALF a year (with 1 cheat week!)

How to save for a 10-day European holiday in HALF a year (with 1 cheat week!)

Need to cram for a trip (or a big purchase) later this year? Here’s a savings blueprint that you can follow to save PHP 100,000 in 6 months. In this blueprint, the amount you need to save per week decreases from PHP 7,000 in the […]