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5 Most Affordable Destinations I've Traveled (+ Recommend)

5 Most Affordable Destinations I've Traveled (+ Recommend)

"What are the most affordable places to travel?" "How can we travel like you and not break the bank? Lol" "How do you travel so much? Doesn't it get expensive?" These are word-for-word questions I've received from friends and readers over the past month. Here are the 5 most affordable destinations I've been to yet:

Ultimate Guide to Cheap Flights and Travel Hacking Basics

Ultimate Guide to Cheap Flights and Travel Hacking Basics

This spring, I flew from California to Bali for only $5.60. That's not a typo - almost 24 hours of travel (three flights in total) for five bucks.

We all want to know each other’s secrets to finding the best cheap flights.

After all, the less you spend getting to your destination, the more you'll have for fun activities, trying cool restaurants, and maybe even extending your trip.

In this post I'm going to first share the best websites for landing cheap flights, and then discuss the "art" of "travel hacking," which is how I scored that $5.60 flight.

The Best (And Worst!) Moments on my Southeast Asia Trip

The Best (And Worst!) Moments on my Southeast Asia Trip

What's it like to travel to seven countries in 4.5 weeks across multiple continents?!

It's tough to sum up such an experience into one sentence.

You see, with travel - especially fast travel like this trip - I was constantly on the move: planning the trip as I went, keeping up with client work when I found internet connections, and trying to maximize my time in each amazing city I visited.

Exhausting and exhilarating could describe what it was like traveling to those places in a month's time.

With that said, this post is going to round up the best (and worst!) moments on my trip to Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia!

"What?! You're sharing the worst moments too? Isn't traveling and the digital nomad lifestyle all cocktails and laptops on the beach?!"

With blogging, videos, and social media, we all choose to show the highlights of our lives.

In this post I'm sharing both sides of the story, as there are always positive and negative things that happen while traveling - just as there are positive and negative things that happen when you're home.

Here are the memories that stand out the most on this trip!

Visiting Macau as a Day Trip From Hong Kong

Visiting Macau as a Day Trip From Hong Kong

Macau is a unique treasure in Asia that you may have never heard of, but should definitely visit at least once in your life.

It's like a European piece of Asia, mixed with Portugal, a little bit of Las Vegas, and...egg tarts.

Oh, the egg tarts. So delicious. :)

I'm also pretty sure this is the only place in the world where you'll find signs written in both Chinese and Portuguese. It's pretty trippy at first glance, haha.

With ferries leaving about every half hour from Hong Kong, and the ferry ride only one hour each way, it's a quick & easy day trip. 

Read on for my day trip guide to Macau & tips on the logistics of getting there from Hong Kong (hint: it's pretty simple!)