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110302-MINT-TIPSa.png (PNG Image, 1300x1926 pixels) - Scaled (33%) 4 Tips For Using Credit Cards Overseas. How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel. I’m confused.

How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel

I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How Much to Tip, by Country. No offense, but that makes you a cheapskate and a bad customer. the fact that you would ask a question like that, clearly indicated that you know NOTHING about the service industry. the check most servers and bartenders get is for $0.00 literally. tips is how they make money. you don't wanna tip don't go to a restaurant. you wanna eat at mcdonalds fine no tip is required. you want premium service and knowledgeable staff, well that is what tipping is for. a server or a bar tender doesn't just plop your food in front of you. they can tell you about their beer and wine, and the food. explain what every ingredient is and where the beer or wine comes from. that's service and service should be rewarded.

How Much to Tip, by Country

Clearly, you're not from the United States — there are armies of people in food service whose incomes rely on tips being an average of 15% (or more) of whatever the bill is. 70 Things To Do Before Having Children. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email They say having children changes everything.

70 Things To Do Before Having Children

While it’s unquestionably a remarkable time in one’s life, I can also see how the transition introduces obvious limitations. Suddenly you have dependent beings of life to care for. Responsibility kicks in, compelling you to dedicate a significant portion of your time and attention to the best interests of the little ones. 28 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling. How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day. What if I told you that it is possible to travel around the world on $40US/day for on the ground expenses (everything excluding airfare)?

How to Travel Around the World for $40 Per Day

The mistake most make when dismissing the possibility of being able to go on a RTW trip is that it is simply too expensive. That is just not true. While you may not be able to travel to Western Europe or around the United States on a small budget, plenty of amazing regions around the world offer the chance to travel in relative comfort for rock bottom prices. Many may be thinking this only applies to college kids and hippies, and sure, you’re going to have to make some comfort sacrifices here and there. Solo Travel Reasons and Resources. Home » Lifestyle + Culture, travel advice Some people love to travel alone.

Others are paralyzed by the thought. But just because those around you don’t have the money or desire to get out and explore the world doesn’t mean you can’t. What Does a $4 Bungalow Look Like? Just what does $4 buy you in Laos?

What Does a $4 Bungalow Look Like?

I stayed in a truly basic bungalow in Nong Khiaw and, though it lacked most amenities, I enjoyed it so much that I stayed an extra day. Another traveler had recommended the Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse, saying it was cheap and clean, but nothing fancy. For 30,000 kip ($3.75 US), I got a bamboo bungalow on stilts with a fan, my own bathroom, hot shower, a large bed, mosquito net, and a balcony with views of the Nam Ou below. There were cheaper options: I checked out a room up the street that went for 20,000 kip per night, but it was just a small, windowless wooden box with a bed and a door.

The rooms had one shared bathroom and no views or common area and there was no breeze. There was plenty of room to move about and the bed was big, but hard — you could feel the springs under a thin layer of padding. A single florescent tube ran through a hole in the wall, providing weak light to both the room and the balcony — efficient, certainly, but dim. Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe. Traveling abroad this summer?

Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe

These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. Shortest guide to free or radically cheap travel. I’ve been thinking for a long time of putting all the travel lifehacks in one place.

Shortest guide to free or radically cheap travel

Finally, I found time to give a birth to this post. Name speaks for itself. So, I hope you’ll enjoy! Basically, all travelling costs fall down in few categories: preparation, getting there, living there, eating there, sightseeing, having fun there & shopping there. We will cover them all, one by one. Going Local Travel » Top 50 travel websites.

Top 50 travel websites The Independent published their list of 50 Best Travel Websites last week.

Going Local Travel » Top 50 travel websites

At the time, I was off exploring Misiones, northern Argentina, so this is a belated catch-up. As some readers have pointed out on the Twitter, it’s frustrating that the online version isn’t accessible as a straight list and instead you have to click through 50 times. I think it’s worth a couple of minutes of effort though.