Whether you love or hate vanlife, you’ve got to admit it’s kind of interesting. I mean, who hasn’t secretly thought about jacking it all in and living on the open road? We’ve all thought about it at some point. Even those people who completely shit on the idea are secretly a bit jealous. Everyone’s vanlife experience is totally different and there are some negative things, of course. But there are some really great things about vanlife that pretty much everyone will love.
Traveling as a volunteer is something that many are searching for. Because it simply costs less, and it gives you the ability to help humanity in more ways than one.
Hawaii is known as an expensive vacation destination, and the island of Maui is no exception. However, my sister and I recently returned from eight nights on this tropical paradise, and we did it on a budget! If you’d like to see Maui, Hawaii without the typical price tag, take a few of our tips.
I love to travel but like many I don't have unlimited funds. I do not like to spend a lot of money when I travel. The less on spend on a single destination the more I get to see. My London trip was planned on my way to Morocco. Seeing that I would have a layover in London I decided to reschedule my outbound flight and decided to stay for four days. I decided to do London as cheap as possible. I probably could have cut a few more corners but I did want to treat myself a little bit.
Travelling doesn't have to eat up your savings, and it doesn't have to be impossible either. Many people dream of going faraway places, but don't even look into going for real because it seems too far out of reach.
I awoke to a dark sky. I craned my neck to see out the window next to my bunk only to find the sun was still tucked behind the snowcapped mountains. I rubbed my swollen eyes in awe. Where I am? I thought. But then I remembered where I had landed just that morning at 5:00AM… Iceland. I was in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ask any global traveler and they will know about Couchsurfing. It is a website/app that facilitates global travelers to get the best out of their traveling experience. After registering as a member, one can ask for free accommodation from the local members and stay at their home, instead of booking a hotel or hostel.
Let's face it. Paris is an expensive love to have. If it's not the endless supply of macarons and croissants draining your bank account, its those pricey exhibition tickets, trips to Disneyland and daily café au laits at quaint river-side cafes. Needless to say, Paris is not the cheapest of beautiful European cities. That said, it doesn't mean that it's not possible to travel around the City of Love on a budget!
The financial capital of the world and home to such storied sites as the Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United Nations, New York City is truly as exceptional as they come. But whilst the chic and cosmopolitan streets of an episode of “Will & Grace” or “Gossip Girl” may immediately spring to mind when discussing the great melting pot, the five boroughs are also home to a treasure trove of remarkable, down to earth and most importantly affordable restaurants, markets, centers and even a synagogue or two that can double as a raging concert venue if you book it early enough. From the brightly lit sidewalks of Midtown Manhattan to the hustle and bustle of the South Bronx, here are a handful of my all-time favorite local-friendly hangouts exclusively on Vocal+.
We can all agree that seeing the world is a high priority on most of our bucket lists. We all want to explore other cultures and soak up new cuisines, landscapes and histories. But, sadly, in this day and age, travel can cost an arm and a leg just to get the flights we want. Then, frustratingly, little things like extra baggage, leg room and a window seat can often pile on the extra unnecessary fees we really could do without.