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Travel means new experiences.

Experiences are worth far more than things. They give us memories forever rather than the immediate high we get from tangible goods which wear out with time. It’s no wonder that these experiences make us happier in the long term.

When Experiences are Worth the Money

That’s why sometimes, I don’t mind spending more on travel. It’s expensive, but it’s worth it.

Well, let’s reword that. It can be expensive. When we honeymooned in Mexico, I was perfectly all right with paying more for a nice hotel with beautiful amenities–especially because one of those amenities was a 24/7 security staff. We could have stayed in a $30/night beach hut, but I wouldn’t have been able to sleep at night.

Examples of Big Savings on Popular Travel Desitnations

Yet, there are tons of ways to save on travel. These techniques can help you give yourself and your loved ones experiences they wouldn’t typically be able to afford.

For example, we once spent six days at Myrtle Beach in a hotel on the beach during peak season. It was glorious, and we were able to do it for under $1,000. Total.

Another time I spent three nights in NYC for under $400. That number is inclusive of accommodations in the heart of Times Square, travel to the Big Apple and back home, and food and entertainment. Oh, boy, was there entertainment!

Travel Well on a Budget

Your budget shouldn’t restrain you from seeing the world. There’s so much to experience. So many people to meet. And so incredibly much to learn.

To learn all of our tips and tricks to make your sojourns fiscally possible, check out our travel archives below.

How to afford travel

Finding Ways to Save Extra Money for Next Vacation

Struggling to come up with extra cash for your next vacation? Check out these savings tips so you can hop on that plane and start living your next adventure.


What to Do in Osaka

Punk rock and comedy clubs, baseball games, Pokemon and good local eats. Check out what to do in Osaka--and find out where you might be able to get stuff cheaper than you'd expect.

Here's how to save money on your next backpacking trip.

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Backpacking Trip

You are going on a big backpacking trip that could literally take you all over the world, but you really need to do your homework first. You could save thousands on your trip because you have taken a few smart steps before even leaving the house. These money-saving tips for your next trip can be very helpful.

praying at fox shrine kyoto

Praying for Wealth at Fushimi Inari

Pray for wealth at the iconic shrine surrounded by tunnels of orange tori gates in Kyoto. While you're at it, take a deep dive and think about what wealth really means to you!

monkey looking for bugs in floating cherry blossom petals

Climbing Mountains at Iwatayama Monkey Park

Visiting Iwatayama Monkey Park is a totally unique experience. It's also a bit arduous! Read this article for what you should know before you go, and some of the lessons you may pick up while you're there.

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