Thou shall pack light—meaning purchasing tickets with NO BAGGAGE.
Adding baggage to your ticket cost (depending on your flight) will cost you a couple of hundreds and thousands that you can use instead for more sightseeing, more food, a better hotel, and more pocket money for shopping!
Thou shall always be on the lookout for seat sales to score the cheapest tickets.
These days, there are seat sales left and right, but don’t be overwhelmed. The important thing is to pay attention to the details that matter: booking window, travel period, and destination. Once all those have matched your plans, then book, book, book!
Thou shall travel with a big group to divide and save on costs.
When traveling with a big group, costs of big ticket items such as your hotel, travel tours, boat rental, and others are divided among more people, meaning cheaper costs for you! Plus, the more the merrier!
Thou shall check deal websites for discounted rates and act fast before they run out of slots!
Packaged tours, sometimes even with airfare, are available on most deal websites. There are so many: Cash Cash Pinoy, Ensogo, Metro Deal, and Agoda, among others. Browse through these often so you can get first dibs on a really good travel deal!
Thou shall blend in and do as the locals do!
Apart from doing the usual tourist things, take some advice from the locals—ask about their favorite place or restaurant—you might be surprised with the hidden gems you’ll find.
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