Budget Travel

Tips, advice and deals for the budget-conscious traveler.

10 Cheap Eats in Thailand for the Budget Foodie

We’ve all eaten a mountain of pad thai from our favorite Thai restaurant down the street. We’re familiar with a dozen different curries, and we always order some fresh rolls. But sometimes, the Thai restaurant menus we’re accustomed to at home are vastly different from the menus in Thailand. We’re here to bridge that gap. […]

13 Cool and Unconventional Hostels in Europe

Back in the day, a hostel was little more than a place to get a decent night’s sleep in return for a bit of cooking or cleaning and earning your keep. And sure, there’s a high chance that your family still pictures you scrubbing the floor before curling up under a flea-bitten blanket with a […]

Bikepacking Vietnam on a Budget: Our Tell-All Guide

The quietest, most serene corners of Vietnam are often completely passed over by traditional methods of transportation — a true shame, if you ask me. You’ll never see a bus of tourists heading to places like Quảng Ngãi or Bảo Lộc, but on a motorbike, it’s a real life choose-your-own-adventure novel. Gear up, it’s time […]

How to Guide: The Galapagos on a Backpacker’s Budget

In 1835, the HMS Beagle dropped in on a chain of Islands off the coast of Ecuador. “You guys think these finches look weird?” muttered Charles Darwin, a young naturalist on board. “Yeah, a bit,” said the crew. And thus our understanding of the natural world changed forever. Anyone who has ever watched a David […]

Tokyo on a Budget: 8 Places to Eat (Without Breaking the Bank)

So here’s the scoop: Japan is simultaneously one of the greatest food capitals of the world and also one of the most expensive when it comes to dining out. This can be daunting if you are exploring Tokyo on a budget (which is still traditional, local, and delicious, by the way). In Japan, the idea […]

Is Iceland Expensive? 7 Ways to Eat & Drink on the Cheap

It’s no secret that Iceland is an incredibly expensive country to travel to; Iceland is actually the 4th most expensive country in the world based on consumer price indexes, and a lot of that is due to those sky-high food costs. The average meal can be anywhere between $20-$40 per person and a coffee can […]