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TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE FOR A VACATION/TRIP? PLS SHARE
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:19:52 pm »
Hi! I am not sure if nasa right thread ako for this topic. if ever Mods pls paki change nalang :)

I'd like to ask those frequent travellers na hindi naman ganon kalaki ang salary, how do you manage to fly frequently? What tips can you share to those who wish to travel pero walang budget lage and to those who says mahirap iponin ang pang pocket money especially for vacation outside the country.

I am just curious kasi my trips are planned ahead so  I have time to save, study my itinerary. I also earn enough pero still I find it so difficult to save enough for a trip . during the trip nasisira pa din budget ko :P sometimes I go beyond, sometimes kulang so nakukuha ko yung allocated savings ko kaya ending sira nanaman ang budget ko for other payables.

Btw, i know na always abang for cheap fares pero aside from that, what other tips can you share?

Thanks :)
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Re: TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE FOR A VACATION/TRIP? PLS SHARE
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 04:27:27 pm »
Hi sis! Mahaba ang reply ko kasi favorite topic ko 'to.

Budget traveler ako like you. Super kati ang paa pero limited budget :) Madami na rin ako narating, almost all continents. Some tips on how I save for my trips:

1. I plan international trips at least a year ahead. Kung ang total na gastos (pati pocket money) is say 40k, every month magtatabi na ako ng 4k. If it means hindi ako bibili ng damit, shoes, or Starbucks, so be it. Inuuna ko yung travel fund.

2. My travel fund is kept in a separate account linked to my salary account so pwede ako maka-transfer online every pay day. Walang ATM yung travel account ko, so di ko talaga magagalaw.

3. I got a Citibank-Cebu Pacific credit card. I pay my utilities, gas, groceries, salon, eating out, etc. using that card. The points really add up! Shempre I pay the total amount din monthly, so walang interest pero I gain Cebu Pacific points.  I also use that card to book my accommodation and buy tickets online. 

4. I am open to flying from other airports, like Clark pag around Asia. Pag beyond Asia naman, I usually book major flights from HK. Mas mura talaga -- halimbawa ang fare from Manila to let's say Los Angeles is 50k, yung from HK mga 30k lang depending on the month. Tapos hanap ako ng budget fare from Manila to HK, which costs 5k. In the end I save 15k, which is serious money for a budget traveler.

Share ko din tipid tips during the trip:

1. I stay in hostels. Yung you just pay for a bunk bed. Never ako nag-stay sa hotel unless madami kaming share-share (halimbawa 4 kami in a room).

Sa Europe madami safe na hostels for women only. Around SEA din -- Thailand, Vietnam, etc, super daming female-only hostels. Malinis naman, comfy beds, shared nga lang yung banyo (parang gym).  I have a privacy curtain na nilalagay ko around my bunk.

My hubby and I will be coming back to Europe for our honeymoon this December (sale kasi winter hahaha). He's treating me to nice hotels so first time ko talaga mag travel in style, kumbaga. Excited!

2. I eat sandwiches lang for lunch/dinner pag mamahalin na country like European countries. I assemble  my sandwiches sa hostel kitchen, yung ingredients binili ko lang sa 7-11 or sa mga market market around town. I once went on a month-long trip around Europe, bumili lang ako ng hams/sausages and bread and yun ang baon ko for lunch. I eat sa mga park benches outside the museums. Di naman nakakahiya since a lot of locals na mga office workers do that too. Tapos towards the end of the trip, I treat myself na -- pag madami pa natirang pocket money, ayan gagastos na ako for restaurants.

Pero kung ang country is mura ang food, like Vietnam or Malaysia, kumakain ako sa normal restos or mga streetfood.

3. Never ako nagta-taxi abroad. Either nilalakad ko or I take the bus or train. Sa Spain dati I rented a bike. Mas okay sis -- you really get to know the place when you walk or take public transport.





 



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Re: TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE FOR A VACATION/TRIP? PLS SHARE
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 05:15:53 pm »
for local trips, madalas niyaya kami ni hubby ng friends so mas tipid kung marami sa 1 big room lang. chaka tipid rin sa island hopping yun. tipid rin talaga if you plan ahead kasi fares are lower.

for out of the country, sa hong kong hostel lang at hindi kami pumupunta sa mga touristy spot kasi mas nagta-try kami ng food, kahit medyo pricey, kesa pumunta sa places na yun and window shopping too, pero meron kaming just in case money kung talagang may magustuhan.

kahit wala kang travel plans, set a monthly budget for travel funds. para in case may chance mag travel ng mas mura ma-avail mo :)

para sa akin mas okay na sa kahit anong iba-budget (travel or utilities man sa bahay) dapat laging sobra. halimbawa sa blog na nabasa mo ang amount ng meal is 46, then set a budget na 55-65. mas ok siguro if you set a budget for more than 3 meals a day. kapag nasa travel ka kasi laging mas pagod, mas gutom. ganun sa experience ko, mas maganda kung over.

ah, chaka konti lang ako bumili ng pasalubong LOL

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Re: TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE FOR A VACATION/TRIP? PLS SHARE
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 12:57:34 pm »
We are a family of five so we always book in apartments, not in hotels. Apartments have bigger kitchens and they provide washing machines :)

I always use SkyScanner to look for cheap flights.

We take multiple trips kapag minimal lang ang difference. Qatar-Hongkong-Philippines is merely (around) 100Riyals more expensive than Qatar-Philippines direct flight.

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Re: TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE FOR A VACATION/TRIP? PLS SHARE
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 05:30:13 pm »
Hello sisterrrr... I'm also an average earner but I still try to travel at least once or twice a year. Prayers lang tlaga, friend. LOL.  At saka ipon. hehe.

Also if you are interested to check out this super cheap step by step travel guidebook for beginners try mo langss maganda to: https://kimflorendo.com/product-category/e-book/

Hope it helps! :)

 


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