Travel Budget

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 […]

How to save for a 10-day European trip in 1 year (with 4 cheat weeks!)

How to save for a 10-day European trip in 1 year (with 4 cheat weeks!)

  * Inspired by the 52-week savings challenges going around, I decided to create my own travel-themed savings blueprint — with a few twists. While I kept the decremental* pattern of the amounts to be saved per week, I adjusted the intervals so that the […]

1110

1110

All of this talk about the iPhone 6 reminds me: I’ve never owned an iPhone in my life. Or a Samsung, for that matter. It’s not that I’ve never been tempted to buy one. When it came down to it, though, I just couldn’t not […]