I've been traveling around the world for over 2 years - here are the 13 best budget hacks that will make your next vacation cheaper
- I've been living and traveling abroad for two years, and I've learned plenty of budget hacks along the way.
- You can save a ton of money while traveling by using certain credit cards, traveling with just a carry-on, and remembering that everything - even hotels - can be up for negotiation.
- Here are 13 of the best budget hacks I've learned throughout my travels.
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A couple years ago, I impulsively left America to take a job at a farmhouse in the Swiss Alps.
The job was unpaid, but I had my remote journalism jobs for income. Naïvely, I didn't think much about all the expenses that would crop up as time went on.I liked living abroad so much that I made it a lifestyle and started switching countries every one to three months. Although living abroad is often cheaper than my old life in the US - my rent in Los Angeles was around $1,100 a month with two roommates, while my studio apartment in Bucharest was just $650 a month - the longer I stayed abroad, the more I realized how much money I was wasting.
But no matter what country I'm in, I've learned that many budget hacks are universal and can be used worldwide.
So take it from a perpetual traveler. Here are 13 of the best ways I've learned to save money while living and traveling abroad.