How to Travel on A Budget

Yeah, business class is cool but have you ever tasted the mac & cheese on Jetstar?

Hannah Furst


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Is it just me or did everyone go to Europe this year? Yes, Europe, where there’s a bar in the Greek Islands allegedly charging 500 euros for a dozen oysters and a few rounds of drinks.

So, if your budget is more “oyster sauce” than “oysters”, here are my top tips for travelling on a budget:

1. Find the best hotel deals online

You need to become the master at finding cheap hotel deals online, even if that means sacrificing precious beach time to spend hours on your laptop searching for your next hotel room. I remember once, I found a villa right on a quiet, crystal-clear beach for only $40 a night. You can’t even get a hostel bed in Europe for that much.

Okay, so the plumbing wasn’t the best, and once a day the toilet would stop flushing altogether, and occasionally a poo wouldn’t go down all the way.

But… Toilet schmoilet! $40 for your own private beach villa??? Totally worth it.

2. Find the best local spots to eat

Authentic food IS THE BEST. It’s also cheaper than eating out at fancy schmancy restaurants. That’s why when I’m in Thailand, I…



Hannah Furst

Award-winning Aussie podcaster, freelance marketer & screenwriting student. Some days I write satire. Other days I feel a bit more serious.