Category Archives: Travel Advice

How To Travel When You’re Broke With Work Exchange

Traveling is only expensive when you make it. If you want to travel and you’re willing to forgo a little luxury and put it in a bit of work then the world really can be your playground, after airfare of course. Work exchange is exactly what it sounds like, a bit of work in exchange for room/board and the opportunity to explore somewhere new. Here are three reputable websites that can help get you started on your next adventure.

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How to Get Around Southeast Asia

Worrying about getting around a new place can be stressful. Read this guide to alleviate your transportation anxiety and learn some tips.

Local Transportation:

Depending on where you are there are endless options to get around. I found Bangkok, Thailand to be a transit friendly city. The bus, ferry, BTS Skyline, and MRT Subway all have set fares while other cities may take a little bit more negotiating.   

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3 Ways to Earn Money Online

Here are three straightforward ways to earn money online. The methods listed below are accessible to any person with a laptop, tablet, or computer, and access to the internet. You can do these in your spare time and I’ve often utilized these while I’m traveling. The great thing about these sites is that they can be done at any time and anywhere. You can complete tasks on long bus rides, in cafe’s, or in your general spare time.

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Etiquette, Safety, and Scams in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is comprised of 11 countries with varying cultures and laws. The following guide(s) highlight some of the more common aspects between most of the countries but follow up for specific country information is highly suggested.

Behavioral Etiquette

Before you arrive study up on local laws, banned items, and customs for each individual country you are visiting. You probably didn’t know that chewing gum is illegal in in Singapore and can cost you $1,000 USD on your first offense. Some of the common courtesies and behaviors in Southeast Asia are not as obvious to Westerners. Here are some common behaviors you should avoid in Southeast Asia:

Take off your shoes.

If you see a line of shoes outside of a door, remove yours and place them in the row. You should never wear your shoes into someone’s home and many businesses will require you to remove them as well. And while we’re on that…

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8 Great Free Apps for Travelers

8 Great Free Apps for Travelers

1.  Skyscanner.net

If you thought google flights was the cheapest comparison tool for flights you’d be wrong. Similar to other sites Skyscanner allows you to compare multiple airlines and dates.  As always remember to check baggage fees and if you’re booking in advance you might need to log on to the airline’s sight a couple of days in before your flight date to reserve your seats.

 

 

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