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Every Girl’s Guide to Travelling on a Budget

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It has been a common misconception that long-term or frequent travels are expensive. But guess what? It’s actually not that expensive if you just plan it right. Everything lies on the approach – how you budget your frequent or long-term trips throughout the year is different from planning a week or a few days of vacation. To help you, we’ve listed down some tips on how you can go on frequent or long-term travels without breaking the bank.

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  1. Create a List of Places You Want to Visit

Being able to travel on budget is all about learning how to set goals and keeping your eyes on the prize. So start planning your trip by listing down all the places you want to visit, and rank them in terms cost, distance, or feasibility. Use this list as your guide to keep you from impulsively booking trips that so happens to be more convenient for you. As much as possible, avoid wasting your time and money on trips that are only meant to fill in your weekends.

  1. Set a Savings Account for Your Trip

We know that you want to see the world, but we’re sure that you don’t want to go broke as well. So consider setting aside a certain percentage of your income for travel, and remember to always plan trips within the budget you created.

  1. Sign Up for an Airline’s Newsletter

Staying updated of seat sales are the best way to book cheap flights. Do this by following your top airlines on social media or by visiting their pages regularly. Signing up for their newsletters is also a good idea, if you tend to check your mails more than their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Most airlines tend to have themed seat sales during special occasions or holidays, so take advantage of these.

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  1. Research About Your Dream Destination

Follow your favourite travel blogs to get some insider information on dream destinations. If you haven’t done it yet, consider searching links of reviews about your destination on Google. Searching for hashtags of the place you’ll be visiting on Instagram is another way to check out the sights, food, and experiences that the place has to offer.

  1. Save But Splurge on Little Things

It’s important to save every penny that you can, but you should also allow yourself to splurge on little things such as souvenirs. It won’t be a perfect vacation if you encounter too much hassle just to stay within your estimated budget.

By making little sacrifices, travelling your dream destinations can be possible. So go ahead, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries, the new experiences, and the exciting adventures as you travel on budget.

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Why You Should Make Boracay Your Next Summer Destination

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There are plenty of reasons why Boracay should be included in every Singaporean’s list of summer destinations. This article will share only some of the most common reasons for visiting the tropical island so we can leave the rest for you to find out. If you’re expecting some idyllic beach experience – pristine white sand and crystal clear waters – this summer destination will not disappoint. Find out why a lot of foreigners have fallen in love with the island and why a lot of expats have chosen to stay the rest of their lives on the beautiful Boracay.

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Boracay is stunningly beautiful

Boracay promises soft white sand and beautiful clear azure blue water. This is hands down one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. Come prepared with your best figure for an Instagram worthy picture. Your photos of the Boracay beach scenes would be perfect for your likeable social media posts. You can even go on an island-hopping tour to some of other unspoiled islands just nearby.

Boracay is filled with friendly and hospitable locals

Get to experience for yourself the famed friendliness and hospitability of Filipinos. These people will be more than willing to guide you and will meet you with big friendly smiles. You’d almost think they were born with a smile on their faces.

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Boracay offers world class sunsets

A lot of couples and romantic tours have already witnessed the majestic sunset in Boracay. Catch this breathtaking natural wonder yourself. With white sand on your feet and the vast blue water, you’re almost assured that beautiful sunsets are created here. This is one of the reasons why beach weddings and honeymoon packages are a big hit in Boracay. Falling in love with the place just makes you fall in love with your partner more.

Boracay is filled with world class restaurants that serve mouthwatering seafood dishes

You will find a lot of restaurant options for every budget and still get to indulge in sumptuous seafood dishes. The tropical island has the freshest seafood offered that are a rarity in other places. You can find this seafood at the local market which is a great option for those who are on a budget. Or you can also just order some at a world class restaurant nearby and dine with class.

Boracay is full of fun

Your days and nights in Boracay will be full of fun. There are numerous water sports activities you can choose from such as cliff diving, parasailing, jet skiing, helmet diving, and many more. At nights you can enjoy lively parties and open bars.

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Travelling Like We Are One of Them  

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We travel not just to see the sights but to experience the culture. In fact, if we can, we would like to stay for a couple of weeks to thoroughly immerse ourselves in the new city and its culture. The best way to immerse and experience their culture is to hang out with the locals.

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If we have friends around, it would be easier to immerse ourselves but if we do not have any friends, hanging out will be difficult. Here are some ways that we can encourage friendship and being one of them:

  • Visit where they hang out: The first thing that we have to do is visit where they hang out and make friends from there. If there is a need to hop from one bar or restaurants, we have to do it. The good news is that there are many applications that we can download to help us identify local spots for hang out.

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  • Eat with them: This is not so difficult. We will enjoy the dishes if we know where it originated. Eating with locals can give us insight unlike eating alone in the restaurant.
  • Stay with them: Not all Singaporeans know about couch surfing but it has become a trend for travellers these days. Couch surfing will give us the opportunity to stay with a family and finally observe the inner workings of the society. Of course, we need to be cautious in choosing the right “couch”.
  • Getting involved: If we are in the place with community festivals, we have to get involved and join the community. We will feel like we are one of them if we go to the festival and go out for entertainment. We should not limit ourselves.

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