- Volunteer in exchange for food and lodging, or a portion there of.
- Avoid pre-arranged tours, and the tour operator's cut.
- Travel overland where possible, avoiding expensive flights.
- Buy groceries and cook for ourselves more often than not (we love cooking anyways).
- Do our own laundry.
- Don't buy "stuff" unless necessary.
- Stay in locations long enough to get a good price on accommodation. Often there are discounts for stays of a week or longer, over a month apartments can generally be rented cheaply.
stolen cameras, and each and every other expense we may incur on the road. To keep on budget, we have the following tricks up our sleeve that we intend to use at some point:Well, we've been on the road for a few days now, and it dawned on me that we never quite finished our pre-trip "how-to" type posts. So today, we're officially releasing our daily budget. Our daily budget for two people is $100 Canadian Dollars per day. This figure includes airfare, food, lodging, new clothes, replacing