How Do I Travel Cheaply?

I was browsing through my blog’s comment section when a curious reader wrote and caught my attention:

Ada, you managed to go travel alone, how do you spend money and budget them all? Tell us your secrets. I love to travel also for some time.

It was a question that brought me back to my past travel experiences where money was always a problem. I had no stable job and always broke, yet I managed to explore at least three-quarter parts of the country.

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  • mariel emberga

    budget trip is really a lot of fun especially when you try to look around first before settling yourself on a particular thing (food shops, hotels, activities, etc.). conducting a RESEARCH about the place is really important and ASKING the LOCALS about particular specialties of the area is a MUST for budget travelers. I’ve made 2 budget trips for myself. My first one was a 3000php budget to BANAUE-SAGADA-BAGUIO trip. Another one was a 8,000php budget for NAGA-BORACAY-ILOILO-GUIMARAS vacation… it was a lot of fun esp. when you spend it with friends!!!! one more thing, try replacing small souvenir tokens with pictures of the area instead because with this, you can surely SAVE A LOT OF MONEY!!!! :D

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  • me

    nice tips ada! is couch surfing safe?
    how about, packing tips? especially for lite travelers.

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    Ada Reply:

    Couch surfing is safe if you will choose the right host, according to his/her feedback or have established a good reputation already in CS. :D Packing tips? Sure coming soon!

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  • me

    nice tips ada! is couch surfing safe?
    how about, packing tips? especially for lite travelers.

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    Ada Reply:

    Couch surfing is safe if you will choose the right host, according to his/her feedback or have established a good reputation already in CS. :D Packing tips? Sure coming soon!

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  • http://www.theaveragejane00900.blogspot.com The Average Jane

    Hear, hear! Some people think that traveling is actually expensive, when in fact, all it takes is will power and some street smarts. When hubby and I travel, we do a lot of internet reserach beforehand on certain places of interest and the cheapest way to get there.

    We prefer to travel without the use of tour guides as much as possible, provided we are 100% confident that the place we are visiting is safe. It sure beats having a tour guide telling you to hurry it up before you even take your first photo. =D

    International travel is also a breeze, most especially since there are a lot of Pinoys all over the globe. I remember the time we went to Macau. Filipino staff from the hotel where we stayed in gave us a lot of tips in traveling to the city. The pinoy floor manager even gave us a Macau guidebook for free! Under the table nga lang yung abot sa amin syempre. Hehehe!

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  • http://www.theaveragejane00900.blogspot.com The Average Jane

    Hear, hear! Some people think that traveling is actually expensive, when in fact, all it takes is will power and some street smarts. When hubby and I travel, we do a lot of internet reserach beforehand on certain places of interest and the cheapest way to get there.

    We prefer to travel without the use of tour guides as much as possible, provided we are 100% confident that the place we are visiting is safe. It sure beats having a tour guide telling you to hurry it up before you even take your first photo. =D

    International travel is also a breeze, most especially since there are a lot of Pinoys all over the globe. I remember the time we went to Macau. Filipino staff from the hotel where we stayed in gave us a lot of tips in traveling to the city. The pinoy floor manager even gave us a Macau guidebook for free! Under the table nga lang yung abot sa amin syempre. Hehehe!

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi tita Jane! Thank you for sharing your story! I enjoyed reading it! I completely agree with you, traveling on your own instead of hiring a tour guide is definitely one of the tips for budget traveling.

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  • http://www.kistykreme.net Kisty

    PHP700+ for a 3D/2N Iloilo Trip? Wow. Wait, that’s just for food and souvenirs na rin? Awesome. If that’s the case, then wow! :D

    I will keep all of these in mind for the future, when I finally have a stable job so I can traven the Philippines one weekend after the other! ;)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Kisty!! The P700 3D/2N Iloilo trip includes, food and transpo already. I normally do not buy souvenirs because I’m already contented with with my photos as souvenir :D

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  • http://www.kistykreme.net Kisty

    PHP700+ for a 3D/2N Iloilo Trip? Wow. Wait, that’s just for food and souvenirs na rin? Awesome. If that’s the case, then wow! :D

    I will keep all of these in mind for the future, when I finally have a stable job so I can traven the Philippines one weekend after the other! ;)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Kisty!! The P700 3D/2N Iloilo trip includes, food and transpo already. I normally do not buy souvenirs because I’m already contented with with my photos as souvenir :D

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  • http://thecreativedork.com Robbie

    Very helpful tips Ada! Ngayon ko lang nalaman na marami pa lang airlines na pwede. Ang alam ko lang kasi usually is CebuPac and PAL. Hehehe. Bilib pa rin talaga ako sa inyong travel bloggers na nakakayanan na matipid sa pag-travel. Saludo!

    Also, bookmark Adaphobic.com for travel tips! Hahahaha.

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  • http://thecreativedork.com Robbie

    Very helpful tips Ada! Ngayon ko lang nalaman na marami pa lang airlines na pwede. Ang alam ko lang kasi usually is CebuPac and PAL. Hehehe. Bilib pa rin talaga ako sa inyong travel bloggers na nakakayanan na matipid sa pag-travel. Saludo!

    Also, bookmark Adaphobic.com for travel tips! Hahahaha.

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    Ada Reply:

    Robbie! Syempre dahil kung talagang walang budget pero nangangati paa mo umalis magagawa mo talagang tipirin yung pera hehe. By the way sale sa CebPac now, Manila to Davao. Nagbook na ko! Woot!

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  • http://micamyx.com Micamyx

    Commenting from Birmingham airport hihi see you in a few hours :D Travel with Mica if she’s on a budget. Don’t if she is rich that day hahaha :Pbadet lakwatsa tayo in a few days :D

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    Ada Reply:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I cant wait to see you again! Lakwatsa na ito!!

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  • http://micamyx.com Micamyx

    Commenting from Birmingham airport hihi see you in a few hours :D Travel with Mica if she’s on a budget. Don’t if she is rich that day hahaha :Pbadet lakwatsa tayo in a few days :D

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    Ada Reply:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I cant wait to see you again! Lakwatsa na ito!!

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  • http://marxtermind.blogspot.com marx

    6K in Macau and HK? I think I need to read your post! Wow!

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    Ada Reply:

    Yep, 6K. But I haven’t created a post yet :D Hehehe!

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  • http://www.adaphobic.com Ada

    Yep, 6K. But I haven’t created a post yet :D Hehehe!

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  • PG

    I want you to be my travel mate on my world trip whenever it happens, Ada! ;)

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    PG Reply:

    Uh oh… did that scare you? Was kiddin’… LoL. You can’t be dumbstruck now… ;)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hey PG! Which way you scared me? eeekk no no, if you’re thinking I haven’t replied to comments yet. hehe I received number of comments this weeks and I can’t seem to reply one by one :D And sure! I will travel India soon hopefully!

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  • PG

    I want you to be my travel mate on my world trip whenever it happens, Ada! ;)

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    PG Reply:

    Uh oh… did that scare you? Was kiddin’… LoL. You can’t be dumbstruck now… ;)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hey PG! Which way you scared me? eeekk no no, if you’re thinking I haven’t replied to comments yet. hehe I received number of comments this weeks and I can’t seem to reply one by one :D And sure! I will travel India soon hopefully!

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    PG Reply:

    Had a fear of being left out when you had too many of your admirers… LoL
    Do visit… It’s worth it. :)

  • http://www.technokyle.com kyle

    san mo kinukuha budget trip mo? sa blogs lang ba? lufet ah

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Kyle, I don’t have earnings in blog for your information hehe. :) I dont have adsense in this blog, and Nuffnang isn’t performing well on this blog. I get my budget from work income 100%.

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  • http://www.technokyle.com kyle

    san mo kinukuha budget trip mo? sa blogs lang ba? lufet ah

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Kyle, I don’t have earnings in blog for your information hehe. :) I dont have adsense in this blog, and Nuffnang isn’t performing well on this blog. I get my budget from work income 100%.

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  • http://www.pusangkalye.net pusang-kalye

    best of all—find travel buddies–it’s always cheap when you travel with your buddies. taxi–yes–reseach na madugo nga lang katapat nyan. if not. taxi talaga. kung ako.hahaha. About challenging yourself–I agree. mahirap pero it works.

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  • http://www.pusangkalye.net pusang-kalye

    best of all—find travel buddies–it’s always cheap when you travel with your buddies. taxi–yes–reseach na madugo nga lang katapat nyan. if not. taxi talaga. kung ako.hahaha. About challenging yourself–I agree. mahirap pero it works.

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    Ada Reply:

    Like!

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  • http://thepinaysolobackpacker.com thepinaysolobackpacker

    natuwa naman ako sau, nung una kala ko tlga gastadora ka, d marunong mag-budget travel, mukha ka akseng mayaman, kutis artista! hihi pero nung nakilala na kita, sobrang kabaligtaran, salamat sa pag-share ng tips, lalao na yung challanege yourself to spend Php200-Php300 per day only. :)

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    Ada Reply:

    Oi hahah! hindi naman ako mukhang mayaman ah, hehehe, puro peklat kaya kutis ko hehe hindi mo lang napansin kasi basa ang katawan ko hehe! gusto ko ngang gawin sa PG at APO reef yung 300 per day ulit eh, kaso mukhang impossible since gusto kong magdive woot!

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  • http://www.helenmarylabao.com helen

    hi ada! wow! thanks for the tips. matandaan nga… i need to get out more and i want to stay on budget. :mrgreen:

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    Ada Reply:

    Why not Helen! Kung nagawa ng ibang tao magagawa mo rin ;)

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  • http://akosishinchan.blogspot.com Josh

    adik adik ka din ada, magbobook ka muna bago ka maghahanap ng kasama sa fb, hehe :lol:

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    Ada Reply:

    Natawa ko dito! hahaha! :Lol: Eh kasi original plan ko ay mg solo backpacking lang ako, eh nagtry lang naman ako kung sinu sa inyo gustong magbook din since Sale naman haha!!

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  • http://akosishinchan.blogspot.com Josh

    adik adik ka din ada, magbobook ka muna bago ka maghahanap ng kasama sa fb, hehe :lol:

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    Ada Reply:

    Natawa ko dito! hahaha! :Lol: Eh kasi original plan ko ay mg solo backpacking lang ako, eh nagtry lang naman ako kung sinu sa inyo gustong magbook din since Sale naman haha!!

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  • http://soloflighted.com Ed

    awesome tips ada! akala ko rin gastadora ka. — parang ampangit pakinggan noh?

    pero really, grabe pala talaga ng tipid powers mo. magkakasundo tayo! hahaha

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  • http://soloflighted.com Ed

    awesome tips ada! akala ko rin gastadora ka. — parang ampangit pakinggan noh?

    pero really, grabe pala talaga ng tipid powers mo. magkakasundo tayo! hahaha

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    Ada Reply:

    Ahahaha!! addict kayu ni Ate Gael hahaha! bakit niyo naisip na gastadora me? hehe! yeah kaya tara na! Sama ka na samen sa Apo Reef!

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  • shaz

    tnx for sharing ada.

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  • http://moneygizmo.net/ Mark Hugh Neri

    “couch surfing”, bago ko lang to narinig. thanks for sharing! :)

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Ada Wilkinson of adaphobic.com

My name is Ada, an old-fashioned, curly, jumper, wanderlust, who enjoys budget and DIY traveling.

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