“Travel the world while you’re still young.”
That has been my motto all these years. That’s why five years ago, I decided to quit my day job and started travelling the world. But how could you travel the world without enough funds, you ask?
I say, it’s all about being creative and resourceful. I have embarked on countless journeys and most of them on a budget. To give you some tips, I am sharing with you my two-week trip to Iceland, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Spain for less than €500
1. Instead of staying in hotels, I stayed in privately owned properties. Airbnb provides such accommodations at a hostel price but with a homey environment. Visit www.airbnb.com.
2. I avoided the stressful bus and train rides and utilized planes and car-sharing instead (check out Blablacar.com).
3. When booking a flight, do it on the wee hours and most especially on Tuesdays when airline reservation systems are flooded with cancelled bookings of the previous week thus offering flight rates at the lowest. Pay special attention to airline companies such as Easyjet, Vueling, Ryanair, Wizzair and Wowair.
4. Before travelling, research well about your destination: What should you see and do. Check the weather forecast so you can plan your wardrobe. Take note, you are going
to some of the world’s most expensive cities so dress stylishly. Being stylish doesn’t necessarily mean bringing your whole closet with you. Travel light.
Also known as Facebook’s Pinoy Backpacker in Europe, Ken Subillaga is a photographer, a teacher, a baker, and a writer. Ken decided to quit his job in 2009 and started to embark on a journey around the world visiting 38 countries and counting.