One Week Adventures

8 cheap destinations for a week under $500

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There are plenty of countries to explore on the cheap and in this blog post, I want to show you that, with good planning, traveling does not have to be that expensive. $500 for a week-long vacation gives you a budget of $62.5 per day for 8 days. Depending on your comfort expectations, you could even go down to $25-35 per day in the 8  countries below ($200-$280 for the week). But when you go on a one week adventure, the goal is not necessarily to travel on a backpacker’s budget,…read more

3 Easy ways to make money while booking your vacation

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When you think ”vacation” it’s usually money going out of your pocket. But what if I told you it can also be the other way around. In this post, I show you 3 easy ways to make money while you book your next trip. OPTION #1: TRVL Have you heard of the website TRVL? They recently launched their updated version which allows you to make a commission on every hotel booking you make for yourself or your friends and family. In other words, you can now earn money as an…read more

How to visit Myanmar’s Golden Rock

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Nowadays, Myanmar is not a secret destination anymore and tourism is booming. While travelers are heading massively to Lake Inle and Bagan, the Golden Rock does not attract that many foreigners. However, it is very popular with Burmese tourists because it’s a major pilgrimage place for Buddhists. As you only need half a day to see the place, it’s a cool stop on the way to Hpa-An and the South when you are coming from Yangon. What to expect Third holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar, the Golden Rock (or…read more

Planning vs. Improvisation : 5 things to consider for your next trip

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The great thing about travelling is that you get to do exactly what you want. It’s up to you to decide at what time you wake up, where you go, what you eat, who you talk to, when you relax, when you sleep, etc. It’s something that we don’t get to do very often in our busy lives. We all have responsibilities, whether it’s a job, family, or any specific commitment, we always have to follow a schedule. When we travel, we don’t. That’s the beauty of it. And because…read more

Astana, or the world’s weirdest capital

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The whole point of travelling is to see the differences between cultures, people and places around the world. But sometimes, different becomes weird. This is how I felt when I arrived in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan. But weird in a good way, just very surprising and unusual. (below are pictures of a random street dance show, the costumes are unreal!)   A brief introduction Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997, replacing Almaty. At this time the population was just under 300,000 people but it has been…read more

How to plan the best horse trek in Kyrgyzstan

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Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete beginner, spending a few days on a horse is a total must when you go to Kyrgyzstan. You will get a chance to meet with nomadic families, share glimpses of their daily life in a yurt, and explore some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Central Asia. Plus, organizing your own horse trek is very easy and can be done once you are in Kyrgyzstan, which is one of the only countries in the region that does not require a visa!…read more

Why you should go to Uzbekistan for your next vacation

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Chances are, the idea of travelling to Uzbekistan never crossed your mind. Let me tell you why you should reconsider! There’s A LOT to see Uzbekistan is a former Soviet Republic located at the heart of Central Asia and as a crossroad of many civilizations, it is home to a very rich historic heritage. Some of the oldest and most impressive monuments of the Muslim World are located in Uzbekistan and will leave you speechless. Luckily, numerous ancient sites made it to the 21st century and are just waiting for…read more

How to find cheap flights when you have NO flexibility

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4 techniques to save big, even when you can’t change your travel dates After flying more than 120 times with 30 different airlines around the globe, I have spent a decent amount of time looking for cheap tickets online. In this post I will show you 4 easy techniques I use to save hundreds of dollars every year and always find the best possible flight. Booking your plane ticket is often the first step while planning a trip and its price can even determine if a destination is affordable or…read more

A detailed example of travel hacking

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Travel hacking: how to easily save $2200 Travel hacking refers to the extensive use of reward programs and other techniques to pay for your travel expenses. Several methods exist, including creative ways of earning frequent flyer miles without spending thousands of dollars on flights each year. In this article, I emphasize on the power of credit card programs but first, let me show you the details of the $2242 I saved in a year. Flights 2 tickets Montreal – Val d’Or | 15 000 points + $164.7 | value of…read more