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How to save money while traveling

How to save money while traveling

Food and Drinks

1. Eat what local eat.

The best way to save money and know about a country is doing what local do, eat what local eat. That's what I always learn from the local and saved a ton of money by follow what local do. Most tourist place is expensive, go a little outside the city/tourist attraction. You will find cheap local food there.

2. Cook yourself

If you want to know about local, this is not really recommend because you will cook the way you already knew and eat something you already tried before. For money saving, cooking by yourself probably save you tons of money on traveling.

3. Bring bottle for water

Water can be very expensive if you drink a lot likes me. In most of Europe country, their water is clean. You can even drink the tap water directly without boiling it. If you have a few bottles, you could save some money on buying water.

Accommodation Tips

1. Agoda

Agoda is one of my favorite accommodation booking place. I have books a ton of the hostel in this website other than Booking.com. Compare to other accommodation booking website, this is more reliable and cheaper than any other else in the market, especially they have their own mobile app for this, I always book a great hostel from here.

2. Airbnb

Airbnb is fairly good but it can be expensive sometimes, some accommodation have an extra charge on cleaning. You will need to pay an extra, be-careful when booking the room. They are more on private room, an apartment or a whole building. If you need your own space, Airbnb is not a bad choice.

3. Couchsurfing

Some countries accommodations are expensive. But with Couchsurfing, you can get free accommodation from local people. But you will need to spend some time on joining their event or party or any discussion. I don't tried before, but it seems good for many people.

Transportation

Google Flights

There are many difference kind of flight Airfare Search Sites on internet. This is the one I always use. It's easy to use, and I booked a lot of cheap flights on this site too.

Buy things from Supermarket Chains

In almost all the world, a small grocery store is always a little expensive that supermarket. If you'd like to save money, always search for the popular supermarket chain in the country you visited.

Collect Credit Card points and any related points program

Many companies giving out free points for the loyalty program if you are using their credit cards or any related program. Just sign up for it, nothing to lose. It's an extra benefits!

Money Exchanging Tips

No matter you are exchanging the currency or withdrawing the money from ATM. It's always recommend going to the actual bank that located inside the bank. Never use ATM that doesn't locate inside the bank.

Budgeting

Always set your budget and keep track of your expenses whenever it's possible. When you spent the money, be sure to take note. I always take a photo when I have spent my money on traveling. So, I can keep track where all my money goes.

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What is a digital nomad?

What is a digital nomad?

According to Wikipedia: Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.

Digital nomads refer to remote workers who is able to make a living without relaying on a specific physical location. They can decide to live anywhere, how long they want stay in their favorite city or country. For those people who are working from home, If you can make a living on work from home, you're more likely able to work while traveling.

Who are digital nomads and what do they do?

Digital nomads are remote worker, they can perform their job in anywhere as long as they have a good internet connection, laptop and a great smart phone. Most of them are:

  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Remote Workers
  • Graphic Designers
  • YouTubers
  • Influencers
  • Online Teachers
  • E-commerce
  • Write E-books
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Software Developers
  • Stock Traders
  • Consultants
  • Bloggers
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Video Creators
  • Web Designers
  • OR any jobs without relying on a specific physical location.

Where digital nomads work?

Digital nomads can perform his jobs anywhere as long as they able to use their laptop or smart phone to perform their job with internet connection. Here's a few popular locations you can find the digital nomads

  • Co-working spaces
  • Coffee shops or Cafe
  • Public libraries
  • Airbnb hostel

Where do they find jobs?

  • Fiver
  • Up-work
  • Stackoverflow (Remote Jobs)
  • Facebook
  • Social network

Why they become digital nomad?

Advantages of becoming a digital nomad

  1. Flexible working space
  2. Save time (No dress up, no traffic issue, less communication)
  3. Flexible work amount
  4. Flexible work schedule
  5. Traveling
  6. Future lifestyle
  7. Build a global community networks
  8. Tax benefits for some peoples
  9. Less expensive (for people from high cost of living country)
  10. Motivation and full of adventure

Disadvantages of becoming a digital nomad

  1. Can be lonely
  2. Time zone issue
  3. Missing friends and family