eCollegeFinder's Top Travel Blogs Award

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Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Top Travel Blogs Award. Our goal is to provide this reader-nominated list as a resource for those students we’ve helped to enroll in foreign language and international business degree programs, as well as any students looking to work, travel, or study abroad.

Click through the sites below to learn why each has been chosen as a Top Travel blog! To see the other great resources we've cultivated for our readers, view our previous awards here. If you have any questions or comments about the competition, please contact us at awards@ecollegefinder.com. Read on to get plenty of great tips for traveling and studying abroad!

The Top Travel Blogs

 

10 Year Itch

10 Year Itch is the one-stop solution for anyone looking to gather information on various Indian destinations, find expert personal guidance, and get connected with some of the best travel agencies, handpicked by our team. Providing travel ideas and perfect itineraries to India travelers, 10 Year Itch ensures that your trip is properly executed from start till end.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Kashmir

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel slowly, make hotel and transportation arrangements in advance, and shop for multiple quotes from travel operators. Couch surfing is a popular way to save money on accommodations and to get a feel for the local culture by staying with locals.

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1000 Places to Fight Before You Die

We are one of the leading travel blogs for jet-setting couples. We offer great travel advice and a dash of relationship advice. We focus on off-the-beaten path locations with strong historical connections. And yes, we do fight.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Izmir, Turkey

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Both of us traveled while we were students. We found value in seeing the places we read about in our studies. A key for students is to use social media and the Internet to your advantage. See if there are like-minded students in the area that would host you. There are always better deals on flights, cars, and accommodations; keep looking if you don’t find the right price. Happy travels!

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2 nomads. 1 narrative

2 nomads = One American + One Welshman. 1 narrative = This blog! We left our homes in May 2009 with a one way ticket to Bangkok and have been traveling and teaching our way around the world ever since. After staying out for stints in the South Korea, Vietnam, and Peru, we are back on the road in the UK!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Iceland... No wonder so many of their people believe in elves!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
If you're traveling on a tight budget there's nothing worse than rushing through giant areas of the world! Take your time, travel by land and spend your money on experiencing day-to-day life wherever you are. But, if you've got the time and resources there's nothing like teaching abroad for a few months, saving your wages, and seeing the country you've been living in... & many more!

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30Traveler

30Traveler is about making the transition from travel in your 20s to travel in your 30s.

What is your favorite travel destination?
New York City

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Spend more time at each destination. For example, find a subletter for your own room/apartment and sublet a room in an apartment overseas for a month (or travel with friends and sublet a whole apartment). If you're doing a one-year, around the world trip, plan to spend at least two one-month periods in a single destination to give yourself a break from constant moving around. This will help reduce your budget overall and allow you to have a "live like a local" experience.

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A Day Trip

ADayTrip.com features the most interesting things to do to in the Northeastern United States. My blog reviews all kinds of activities ranging from historical tours, to pristine beaches, to the best places to grab food and drinks.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Providence, Rhode Island, USA is one of my favorite cities to visit. It has all the great features of the larger, neighboring cities like Boston and New York in an easily accessible, compact area.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I recommend that you take full advantage of your school's study abroad programs. The tuition is often paid to the home university so you can apply grants, scholarships, and loans towards your semester abroad. Many programs also include a meal plan; which means the only money you'll need is for the airfare and the miscellaneous spending while abroad.

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A Little Adrift

A Little Adrift focuses on the story behind each country and travel experience, and shares musings on culture, food, volunteering, and life as a long-term traveler. The site also has dense resources for long-term travelers and those planning a round the world trip.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India as a whole, if I have to pick just one. The country has a little bit of everything, so if you want ocean, you can have it. Temples and history -- yep, it has that too. And as an added plus, it's a great destination for vegetarian travelers like myself.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Pick one region of the world and stick to it; bouncing around adds a lot in transportation costs, whereas if you pick a region like Southeast Asia and travel overland, you can extend your budget significantly.

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A View To A Thrill

My blog's focus is to educate and encourage new travelers on how to travel (especially if they are on a budget).

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hands down, Prague, The Czech Republic

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The most important thing is that you can't travel without money, so I would offer the following tips to help you do just that: Put all of your change in a bottle... every quarter, nickel, dime and cent and don't touch it. If it helps to write "Paris Funds" on it to keep you motivated, do it. Or you can commit to saving $10 per week by putting it somewhere that it's tough get your hands on it... like a savings account. Or you can start at the beginning of the month and put one dollar aside for every day of the month. On the first, you put one dollar away on the 15th, you put 15.00 away, and on the 31st you will put 31.00 away. If you do this 12 months straight, you will have almost $6,000 in your coffers!! Either strategy will allow you to stay focused and you'll reap big dividends in the end. Happy Travels!

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Abrams Family World Travel

How to travel on a budget and see the world, the best places to stay, eat, and see, how different countries work, what we enjoyed, and what we did not. Our aim is to help others learn from our experiences to make theirs even better and to inspire those who desire to travel and help make their dreams come true.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Tough to answer. Probably New Zealand and then Croatia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Depends on the student and what they regard as important, but I'd recommend hostels over hotels, eating where the locals go, shopping in charity stores and walking as much as possible.

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Academic Troll

Life and travel in contemporary Peru. I have nothing for those who look for 'Inca Mystic' promoted by travel agencies, but I can offer tips and anecdotes from a diverse and rapidly transforming South American capital city.

What is your favorite travel destination?
A place I have not visited yet.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Do your research and compare prices. Volunteering can be a good way to travel, but only if you are really motivated by the work itself - don't go volunteering only because you want to save money!

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Across & Abroad

Across and Abroad is the ultimate resource for adventure travelers; covering the best worldwide outdoor recreation, urban experiences, motorcycle travel, fishing resorts, cultural excursions, and far-flung destinations via engaging articles and captivating photographs.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Eat street food, stay in hostels, and take public transit. Don't book a group tour — just show up and explore, it's more fun and a lot cheaper. And don't buy too many knick-knacks; you'll end up just throwing them away when you get home. Photos make the best souvenirs.

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Active Planet Travels

Active Planet Travels is focused on promoting those hole-in-the-wall places all over the world. Currently, we are traveling to Asia, where we will backpack from country to country, stopping by and taking our time to experience what it's really like to live in these exotic locations. Our mission is to backpack all 7 continents by following my spiritual intuition, and share my unique cultural experiences along the way to promote inspiration in others for traveling.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Central America. I love the authentic cuisine and generosity of many of the countries in this region.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are several ways a student could travel on a budget. I've found that the best and most recommended way would be to travel through connections. The key thing to saving money while on the road is to not spend money in the first place. If traveling with a friend (or a friend of a friend), he or she can show you all of the local destinations, offer you housing and food, and ensure that you'll stay clear of the tourist traps and get a true insight of a country's culture.

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Ah Trini Travelogue

When you've been on the road for more than 10 years through 89 countries, it's tough to remember everything. This is just a Trinidadian's chronicle of his world travels, sometimes with a little or a lot of Single Malt Scotch.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Uzbekistan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Don't be picky and enjoy the experience. There are so many online options that won't break your budget : hostels, friends, couchsurfing.

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Alex in Wanderland

Alex in Wanderland is my personal diary of my two-years-and-running as a nomadic writer and graphic designer. I like to travel slow, take underwater photos, and inspire others to break out their passports!

What is your favorite travel destination?
It's a tie: Iceland or Cambodia!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Look into long term volunteer programs that offer free accommodation. Your trip will have a purpose, and you'll save money by staying in one place and becoming familiar with all the locals' favorites.

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Alex's Travel Blog

I strive to get out there and travel the world seeking to experience different cultures. I live life to the fullest and make the most from any experience I am in, whether it’s having to eat live frogs or taking a 32-hour train journey to visit remote destinations. I never wanted to forget any of my memories from traveling so I started this travel blog, where I could share my adventures and photos with my friends and family.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Truk Lagoon, Weno, Micronesia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
You can travel extremely cheaply, if you're proactive in looking for opportunities and, of course, willing to take them. Don't be afraid to ask for help, advice, or guidance. Be blunt and ask for what you want— it's amazing what people are willing to do to help. You miss all the opportunities you don't take!

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Al's Perpendicular Universe

A simple photo journal detailing the great travel and climbing adventures of my life in between periods of work.

What is your favorite travel destination?
South America

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Work off your stay (on an organic farm or otherwise), take the bus, hitchhike, and camp whenever possible. The best travel experiences exist on the lowest possible budget.

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Amateur Traveler

The Amateur Traveler is both a blog and online travel show (podcast) that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to. It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga. The Amateur Traveler also has a less active video podcast.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite destination in reality is probably where I traveled last or where I am going next, but two of my favorite destinations have been Istanbul, Turkey and Luxor in Egypt. I am a sucker for places with the depth and richness of history.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
In cost, it is hard to beat places like China and Southeast Asia. Portions of Latin America or Africa can also be inexpensive but with a few more issues regarding safety, so they might be better as a second destination. In Latin America I would start in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, not in Cancun, but in colonial cities like Merida and in the Mayan ruin sites like the Ruta Puuc and Coba. In Asia I would start in China with Bejing and Xi'an.

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Angie Away

Angie Away is the ongoing collection of stories from a world-traveling girl next door. Angie quit her job as a travel publicist in NYC in 2010 and has been seeking adventures abroad ever since, having now visited 40+ countries and counting.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere new.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best thing about travel is that it really doesn't have to be expensive. With a bit of pre-planning, some flight hacking skills, and a willingness to stay in hostels and eat street food, it's quite easy to see the entire world on a budget.

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Anywhere But Home: a lifestyle travel blog

Anywhere But Home is the chronicle of a lifestyle traveler: a girl who left home almost 3 years ago to make travel an every-day reality. Since flying the coop, she's divided her time abroad between being an expat and a backpacker, living and working her way around the world as she travels.

What is your favorite travel destination?
At the moment, Southeast Asia - there's so much to explore, and it's so easy to do so on a budget.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Work exchange, by far - there are a multitude of opportunities for students to come to a foreign country and trade work or a very nominal daily fee for food and accommodation For example, I spent a month on farms in northern Thailand, learning to build bamboo houses, harvest coffee beans, do Tai Chi, and play the ukulele, all while meeting fantastic groups of people and spending between $5-$10 a day!

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As We Travel

As We Travel is a personality-driven travel site for anyone who enjoys traveling - we share the latest travel advice, clutter-free city guides, inspiring photography and HD travel videos from around the world. Our aim is to inspire others to get out there and explore the world and all it has to offer.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Malaysia, full of cultural experiences and great food.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Seek out the budget friendly places (SEA and Eastern Europe for example), travel light and don't waste all your money on alcohol - while it may seem cheap, it quickly adds up in the long run, so save your cash for awesome experiences instead. Food is another big expense on your travels. In Europe, stay in hostels and cook your own food. In SEA, you can get delicious and healthy street food for under a dollar. Also, if you travel in Europe, bring your student card, as you can get some great discounts on everything from attractions to restaurant and cafe deals.

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Backpacking Worldwide

Backpacking Worldwide is a blog dedicated to cheap travel to destinations around the world. My journeys have taken me to plenty of cheap, affordable countries like most of Central America, but I've also taken trips through Western Europe, one of the most expensive areas of the world, on a small backpacker's budget. Where there is a will, there is a way!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Guatemala

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The less you move the less you spend. If you try to cover half of Europe in a two-week trip, expect to spend thousands of dollars. If you instead, just spend that two weeks in the south of Spain, you will incur much fewer travel costs. Obviously, there are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking this is a pretty good motto to follow.

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Bamboo Butterfly

Bamboo Butterfly chronicles one woman's two years living and teaching English in Taiwan and the transformative moments she experienced along the way. The site also shares information about different countries in Asia and travel in general.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Just one travel destination is very difficult to pick and there are so many places out there I've yet to explore. However, so far, I would have to say Asia in general has been one of my favorite travel destinations. As someone born and raised in the United States, visiting a few different countries in Asia opened my eyes to what experiencing a new culture really means. Asia offers a wonderful variety of sights, sounds, culinary experiences, and adventures.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are numerous ways for students to travel abroad on a budget. Save money while in college and enroll in a study abroad program. After college, head on over to Asia where all one needs to teach is a bachelor's degree in any field. The cost of living is cheaper in Asia and jobs in Taiwan and South Korea pay very well. However, people should be serious about teaching positions, as applicants who just want to "party it up" in a foreign country are becoming all too common and give other foreigners a bad name.

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Bearshapedsphere

An on-the-ground look at daily expat life in Chile, travel advice, and lots of musings about my second language, Chilean Spanish. There's also a smattering of photography, and existential musings. I also talk about travels not in Chile, mainly in the Americas.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anyplace windy and stark, so New Zealand, Patagonia, Iceland and the Falklands (that I've been to so far!)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best thing you can do is ask yourself if every single "hit" of the place you are going is really a "hit" for you. You can save a lot of money by not doing things that don't really speak to you, but have a high price tag. Aside from that, go for one good meal a day, and the rest of the time, snacks-a-million.

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Blondie at Worldz End

I left home (Poland) more than 5 years ago and since then I have lived in Spain, England and the United States. I have collected a significant amount of photos and memories, and Blondie at Worldz End is my way of sharing my traveling experiences with you.

What is your favorite travel destination?
USA & Asia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
When I was at school I could not afford to travel abroad. So I decided to spend every summer in Spain, working in the bar. That way I was able to live at the beach and enjoy the sun during the day while working in the evenings. I not only managed to save some cash, but also enjoyed the whole summer sunbathing. Working abroad is definitely the best way to get to know the country and local community, and experience the culture!

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Boldlygosolo

My blog encourages people who love to travel, but can't find a companion to go with, to travel anyway. It offers ideas for great ways to wander the world on your own, but still meet people so you're not lonely. I write about hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, tennis camp, horseback riding, language immersion, and other adventures that likely will introduce you to instant friends who join you in doing the things you love. It also discusses ways to get over the apprehension of traveling and dining out alone.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Usually someplace I haven't been before. It would be really hard to pick a favorite. There are so many great places to visit: Iceland, New York City, Santorini (Greece), the rain forest in Ecuador, Thailand, Florence.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
My love for travel started during a junior year abroad in England, during which I traveled all over Great Britain and Europe with a Eurailpass, staying mostly in youth hostels. Now, travelers can also take advantage of airbnb's, couch surfing, Servas and other ways to find inexpensive lodging. Using a student ID to get discounted fees to museums and other attractions, and eating street food and grocery store meals goes a long way toward keeping costs down. But don't forget to splurge once in a while!

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BreatheDreamGo

Breathedreamgo is an India-inspired travel blog, dedicated to covering meaningful adventure travel -- the kind of travel that changes you. On the blog, I chronicle my seven-year long love affair with travel in India, and also write about other life changing trips I've made to places like Japan, Bhutan, and Canada's north.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are many options, such as volunteering, that students should explore. Do a lot of research ahead of time. There are a lot of travel blogs dedicated to traveling on a budget; and other online resources, too. Google, read, and google some more!

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Budget Your Trip

Budget Your Trip lets you find out how much stuff costs around the world before you visit. Plan and track your travel expenses with our budget planning tool, or research destination costs before your arrive. All of our typical travel costs come from the actual travel expenses of other travelers!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Turkey - it has everything: exotic culture, amazing food, history, beaches and mountains, ancient architecture, art, and everything a traveler could want. And it's cheap.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Slow and steady wins the race. Pick an inexpensive region of the world and go through all of it slowly and over land. Flying is expensive, so travel with the locals on buses and trains. Stay with local families or in hostels instead of higher-priced hotels. Don't move on to the next destination until you truly get a feel for a place and its people. This will not only give you an enjoyable experience, but it will also keep your travel budget low.

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Canvas of Light

Canvas of Light is a travel photography website showcasing different cultures and traditions from various countries I have visited. It's also heavily focused on photography with plenty of tutorials on how to improve your skills and edit your images to get the "wow factor".

What is your favorite travel destination?
Iceland is my favorite travel destination for its unique landscape and friendly people.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to travel on a budget is to first start by cutting unnecessary expenses before traveling to save money. The cost of one big coffee in Europe or the US could buy you a full meal with a smoothie and a dessert in Thailand for example. It's also a good experience to eat where the locals eat, visit the places where locals hang out, and research a bit prior to visiting a country to avoid expensive tourist traps.

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Captain and Clark

An evocative guide to adventure travel that allows one to see even conventional destinations in a new light.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Our top three destinations would have to be Chiang Mai, Thailand; Budapest, Hungary; and everywhere in South Korea.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
We would suggest staying at hostels and meeting the locals. It's usually cheaper to shop, eat, and play where the locals do. Plus, you get a better feel of a destination when you interact with the people that live there.

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Career Break Secrets

We inspire and help people who want to leave it all behind for a little while to travel the world. We provide traveler's stories, advice, tips to help people move forward. Career Break Secrets is not only home to the blog, but also where people can get my book, The Career Break Traveler's Handbook, and get the latest on our soon-to-be televised TV Show, The Career Break Travel Show.

What is your favorite travel destination?
South Africa or Patagonia (I can't decide!)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
First, pick a good central location to be your home base. From there, take shorter day trips around the area. Stay in hostels to save money on your accommodation. To save on meals, cook for yourself (shopping at the local markets) and explore the local street food scene to make sure you don't miss out on the local dishes (other travelers and locals can help you find the good food stalls).

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Carlos Melia Blog

Independent travel tips and reviews, based on my own global travel experiences as an OUT Gay Traveler. Despite my native tongue being Gay, I am fluent in Straight... so everyone is welcomed.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hong Kong / London / Thailand / St Barth / Peru

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Traveling abroad opens your eyes, pulls down barriers, and expands your horizon. Nowadays, I travel luxuriously, but when I was younger I would use the few savings I had to travel budget backpacking around the world, taking temporary jobs and mingling only with locals to learn their language, culture, paradigm.

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Carrie & Jonathan

What if the purpose of life is to create an amazing adventure? Carrie and Jonathan show you how to create your own amazing adventure. You can learn how to travel all around the world, making money the whole time.

What is your favorite travel destination?
For quality of life: Germany or New Zealand; for food: India or Thailand; for history: Italy.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The #1 tip for traveling on a budget is to track everything you spend and everything you earn. It's easy to do, and easy not to do. But it makes all the difference in the world to know how much you're spending and where you're spending it.

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CecilyTravels

CecilyTravels shares the local experiences with its readers. We pride ourselves on the non-tourist experience and actually connecting with the locals, as well as sharing tips on how to get around via public transportation, where the free WiFi areas are, free walking tours, etc.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Dominican Republic

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to travel abroad on a budget is to research prior so that you know if there is a local bus you can take to your hotel/hostel without having to pay for a cab. I'd also suggest staying at a hostel vs. a hotel, as they are often as low as $7 a night. Another tip is when you get to your location, find where the locals grocery shop or what their equivalent to Walmart/Target is and go buy your snacks, water, etc., as this helps tremendously.

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Chris in South Korea

Chris in South Korea is all about travel and life in South Korea. Since 2008, I've made it a point to visit one new place, event, or festival a week. Over the last couple years, I've focused on visiting the places that are off-the-beaten path or just plain weird/bizarre - why see the same places as everyone else?

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hongdae! The college area offers up the best nightlife for almost any age, and really does offer something for everyone, whether you just want a quiet night of jazz, or a loud early morning of techno or electronica.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Lodging is usually your most expensive thing, so stay in a jimjilbang. These 24 hour establishments combine a day spa with massage chairs, saunas, and some floor space to sleep. It's not luxurious, but it's about as cheap a roof over your head as you'll find. Expect to pay 8,000 - 12,000 Korean won (about $8-12 USD) per person, and take in all the hot water and showers you can handle.

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Ciao Bambino

Ciao Bambino is an parent-authored, award-winning family travel resource. Our guide includes destination-focused advice as well as comprehensive reviews of the best hotels and resort for stays with kids.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Italy

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
From AirBnB to Couchsurfing, there are many ways to find affordable accommodations online. European cities and villages have very active tourist boards; be sure to connect with the local office for accommodation resources and tips.

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Colleen Brynn Travels

It's not just travel; it's my life, and I try to see life as travel by always viewing the world around me with fresh eyes. I'm an optometry student seriously afflicted with wanderlust.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite place to travel to would be either Madrid, Spain or Easter Island, Chile.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
A lot of overseas student exchanges provide some financial support in the form of a grant or scholarship, so it's important to look into this and take advantage of these opportunities. Taking an exchange while studying is an invaluable experience, and at the end of the day, it's the sort of thing that I believe you will have if you want it badly enough. Another thought is that you have your whole life to make money, but you are only young for a short while. I don't think there's anything wrong with a little bit of debt if it means taking an exchange or traveling. Also, there are lots of tips out there for saving money: don't go out partying/drinking all the time, don't eat out often, take public transport, move back in with your parents to save rent, and don't blow your money on shopping. Consider your priorities: if you want to travel badly enough, you will.

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D Travels 'Round

My blog is about hitting your 30-Life-Crisis and reinventing your life through travel. It deals with my career-break and long-term travel, my own personal struggles as I learn more about myself, my travel adventures and, finally, life as an expat in Thailand working with an elephant rescue organization.

What is your favorite travel destination?
It is a toss-up between Elephant Nature Park in Thailand; Madrid, Spain; and Split, Croatia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are a few ways to travel abroad on a budget. One: Forget the luxury. Opt for dorm rooms in hostels, free couches via couchsurfing.org, and home-sitting. Two: Learn how to cook on the cheap. Ramen noodles and hostel kitchens are your best friends. Three: If you need to get from one place to the next, look into overnight trains and buses, that way you have a "free" place to sleep instead of booking a room at a hostel, etc. after a day of travel. Four: Scour travel deal sites to find cheap rates, tours, and more.

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Darn Good Digs

Darn Good Digs is a website of the world's best independently owned accommodations with rooms under (and often way under!) US$150. Budget-minded travelers nominate their all-time favorite places to stay, and our editors carefully research each nomination to determine which hotels are the most extraordinary. Hotels cannot pay to be included.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Bolivia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Do your research in advance and talk to people when you're on the road. Spend time getting a cheap flight, figuring out how you'll get around once you arrive, and which places you might stay - since those will be your biggest costs. Plus, have fun and stay safe.

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Dave's Travel Corner

We are a community focusing on experiential travel; our readers are actively interested in a wide range of travel topics across a variety of budgets. Our blog focuses on experiences from destinations from around the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Europe and Southeast Asia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Follow our motto - "Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experiences is not." Save money on "things" and rather embrace experiences. Use couchsurfing.org and related sites to save on accommodation. Sleep in airports or if safe, train stations. Rely on grocery stores rather than always eating out. Travel light - it will save you costs and time when flying on budget airlines (carry-on only).

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DontFlyGo

A travel magazine that makes you think just how responsible you should be in the face of environmental and global concerns. A guide to overland travel and making a sustainable difference.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Spain

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Search on the Internet to find work abroad opportunities that can help sustain and prop up your travel budget. Plan one opportunity to the next by trying to make as many personal connections as humanly possible. Be proactive. Never rest on your laurels or the financial and emotional support of others.

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Eat Your Kimchi

A video blog about Kpop, Korean Food, and Zombies. Wait. No Zombies.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Korea

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
In Korea, stay in the Love Motels and use the subway a lot. Or, if you're really looking to save money, sleep in the Saunas. They're great!

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ephemerratic

We — Lauren and Todd — travel independently, creatively, and relentlessly, often wandering from the well-trod path. You'll most often find us talking to strangers, eating things we probably shouldn't, or transforming a wrong turn into a new adventure. We're obsessed with local food, people watching, and street art.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Vietnam- we spent 6 weeks there and are already hatching a plan to return.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Traveling as a student can be the most budget friendly way to travel. Make new friends and haggle for a group rate. Take the local public transportation instead of package tours — you'll meet locals and will probably get there faster. A smile can get you further than a dollar or a peso, so don't forget to use your unspoken language skills.

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Escape from Cube Land

My blog is focused on entertaining first person travel narratives. I tell stories from trips around the world to inform, entertain, and to make people aware of different cultures. As a high tech employee, I like to escape from the cube from time to time to see the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Cayman Islands

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget is to use the full power of the Internet and mobile devices to plan a trip, be flexible, and connect with others. By using mobile apps and web sites for location information, transportation options, housing connections, and reasonably-priced food availability, a traveling student can maximize their experiences while minimizing the expenses.

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Europe Traveler

Information and ideas regarding travel to European destinations. The aim is to provide relevant information for potential visitors.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The Canary Islands

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Depends on the circumstances and preferences of the student. But Interrail could be one good option.

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Europe Up Close

EuropeUpClose is the savvy insider's guide to Europe. Our writers are seasoned Europe travelers who share their insights on off-the-radar travel destinations as well as insider's tips on Europe's must-see sights and destinations. We also provide readers with travel tips and recommendations for when to go, where to stay, and where to dine; all accompanied by inspiring photos.

What is your favorite travel destination?
We love all of Europe, but my favorite destination is France. It has it all: the sea, mountains, Paris and charming villages, and fantastic food.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students traveling abroad should read as much as they can about a destination before they choose where to go, and plan their budget wisely. Staying in hostels is a good way to save money and meet other student travelers, but be sure to do research on the hostel beforehand. We always recommend that you "live like a local" by taking public transportation and eating outside of the touristy areas. Europe is generous with students, allowing free or discounted museum admittance and discounted train travel. Take advantage!

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Explore for a Year

Explore for a Year is a blog about quitting a corporate job to travel around the world for a year. The blog posts talk about breaking the status quo and finding courage to pursue unconventional dreams, as well as show photos and stories from the countries traveled during the year.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Southeast Asia (specifically Thailand), and a second choice would be Jordan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Visit regions that provide good value for your money, such as Southeast Asia, Central America, South America and Eastern Europe. These areas have lots of history, culture, activities, and sights to experience, and in most countries in these areas you can backpack comfortably for under $1,500/month.

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Explore Himalaya Travel Blog

Explore Himalaya Travel Blog is a popular destination for adventure travel stories and photo galleries. We feature photos and content related to travel, accommodation, outdoor activities, trekking, expedition, and climbing equipment details in our blog. A must read if you are planning to go to the Himalayas!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Nepal

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Make sure to research your destinations and accommodation in advance. Check with friends and on the Internet on best ways to travel, such as the best places to stay. Check official tourism sites and ask questions to local travel agencies if in doubt. Check out local cultures and research other fees to avoid surprises.

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Family on Bikes

Our family of four rode bicycles from Alaska to Argentina. Originally designed to share our experiences with the world, the blog has now morphed to provide inspiration and encouragement for others wanting to make their dream happen.

What is your favorite travel destination?
There are good and bad qualities in every destination. How does one choose one favorite?

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are many programs available through a wide variety of organizations. Tap into them. Also, traveling by bike is cheap. :)

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Filipina in Flip Flops

It's an outlet for my two true loves, travel and writing, where I write about my adventures and (mis)adventures around Asia, mainly in Southeast Asia.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Currently it's South Korea and Indochina, as well as my home country, the Philippines!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Staying in budget-friendly accommodations, and opting for DIY trips instead of joining tour groups. Use your research skills to find the best deals online.

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Finding the Universe

A place to find travel inspiration and ideas for your next adventure, told through funny stories and gorgeous photography from around the world. It's the tale of Laurence & Vera, who have been long term travelers since 2009, perfecting the art of going slowly and taking pictures of everything as they go.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere I can take gorgeous pictures. :)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Go to a budget destination! These vary of course, but usually Southeast Asia and parts of South America will offer the best bang for your buck, whereas the Scandinavian countries, for example, are unlikely to. Other options include doing a working holiday, where you can offset the cost of your travel by working as you go. Finally - go for longer and travel slower - the main cost of travel is all that actual travel, so once you've got somewhere, take some time to get to know it properly before moving on!

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First-Time Travels

First-time Travels is a collection of stories of a traveler's first-time visits, providing its readers a view of the place from the perspective of a neophyte traveler. It is my first-hand experience while journeying to certain places that I haven't visited before.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Southeast Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore) because of its colorful culture as well as its natural and historical landmarks.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
One can try out couchsurfing and hostelling. Backpacking is a great experience and an opportunity to meet other travelers on the road.

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Flights & Frustration

The rants, ramblings, and ruminations of a frequent traveller.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Queensland, Australia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan your trip thoroughly in advance so you know the best and most cost effective transport links. Research through travel blogs of people who know the area well. Look for great money saving opportunities like using hostels or couchsurfing. Where possible consider getting a working visa so you can earn some money whilst traveling.

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FlipNomad

My blog is about budget traveling and backpacking around Asia. I usually write about ways on how to travel cheaply anywhere I go.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for students to travel abroad on a budget is by staying in hostels or local homestays so they can save money on accommodation. It would also be great if they try to use the public transportation, as it's a cheap way to navigate around any place. Eating local food will help them save money as well and at the same time expose them to the unique cuisines that each place has to offer.

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For 91 Days

We move to a new place every 91 days. The idea is that, by spending three months there, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the culture and what really makes the city or country tick. We try to cover as much as possible, devoting space on our blog to history, cultural quirks, food, touristy sights, hidden gems, and more.

What is your favorite travel destination?
We had the most incredible experience in Bolivia. Especially for students on a budget, this country offers one amazing surprise after the other.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Our experience has definitely been that by staying in a place for as long as possible, you can save a ton of money. Usually, the most expensive part of traveling is the transportation. Pick a spot and dedicate a lot of time to it -- not only do you save on train and plane tickets, but you'll gain a more profound insight into the culture you've decided to visit.

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Global Grasshopper

We're a UK-based husband and wife team running a slightly offbeat travel-inspiring blog for independent travellers. We focus on photography, unknown travel destinations and discovering the world's beautiful places. Part of the blogs success is presentation and we aim to deliver exceptionally presented posts and high quality photography both from us, our team and guest authors.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Iceland, Japan, and Laos

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget is to think slightly outside the box. Accommodation is usually the biggest expense, but with the rise of the couch surfing community there are more options available to you now. Also, consider working to fund your travel, WWOOFING (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) has taken off in the past few years thanks to the organic and slow food movements. Yacht owners sometimes take on college students with a sense of adventure and a willingness to work. If none of these appeal to you then try 'boutique hostels' or seeking accommodation through University Clubs.

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GloboTreks

GloboTreks is an adventure travel blog focused on sharing travel experiences as I do a long-term round-the-world trip. The site shares everything from tips, cultural interactions, travel planning recommendations, and inspiring stories to get you out on the road to experience the world. It's a great read for any aspiring traveler looking to strap on their backpack to educate themselves with the world, while having a dose of adventure.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
By being extremely flexible with your planning. Flexibility is key in saving money while on the road. Also, traveling or "living like a local" while abroad helps save money since you're mimicking the lifestyle many locals have. And last, but not least, try couch surfing. It will help you make friends on the road, learn about many cultures, visit new places with the locals, and save you money on accommodation.

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Glocal Girl

Glocal Girl is a blog about a small-town California girl learning to live, work, and eat like a European!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Barcelona or London. The energy in both cities is incredible!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Do your research, join flash sale sites, stay in hostels or B&B's and always, always consult TripAdvisor. No matter how cheap the place, it must ALWAYS be clean!

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Go Girl Magazine

Go Girl is an online travel magazine and community for globally minded women. We empower women to travel the world by sharing the stories, tips and insights of over 30 female writers and globetrotters. In this way, we're encouraging women to connect and dig deep with travel, to identify as global citizens, to be aware of important issues concerning women, and to be proactive in their local and international communities.

What is your favorite travel destination?
How can we choose just one? Love the sunflower-filled fields of Tuscany, the thriving nightlife of Rio de Janeiro, and the quiet ocean-side of Sao Tome and Principe. Every place is unique in its own way.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Go local! Find out where the residents shop for groceries and invest in ingredients that are part of that area's food culture. They're more likely to be budget-friendly, and allow you to experience cultural immersion via the regional appetite!

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Go Powerkick! Travel Journal

I would say my blog offers information and advice regarding destinations to visit, interesting things to do and where to eat good local food. While I share activities which are on the tourist path, I also try to find and share those activities which are more off the beaten path. It's my hope that these places, things to do and dining hideaways may give a traveler a different, slightly more unique, experience.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I think the best way to travel abroad on a budget is to try and live local. Take the time to source out local markets or eateries, which will be cheaper than Western options and have fantastic food options. In addition, transportation costs can also eat away at a travel budget so, I would suggest traveling like a local as well (either by bus, train, or tuk-tuk if that's the local mode of transport). Finally, I would suggest staying in dorms when traveling; they offer cheaper rates to save cash and are a great place to meet other travelers.

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Go Visit Hawaii

Go Visit Hawaii is the leading independent Hawaii travel blog, filled with unbiased advice for making the most of a Hawaii vacation.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hawaii, of course :-)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Dining while traveling can add up very, very quickly. One way to get to know the local culture is to strike up conversations with locals and ask for their advice for good, inexpensive local restaurants.

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GoAbroad.com Blog

The GoAbroad Blog is a companion to GoAbroad.com's leading online directories. The blog combines resources, articles, and advice related to every type of meaningful travel. Whether you're preparing to study abroad for the first time or moving abroad for a new job, The GoAbroad Blog is here to bring readers the lastest information and updates related to educational travel. Content is written by a variety of GoAbroad staff members and guest authors, so that every type of traveler can learn something from The GoAbroad Blog.

What is your favorite travel destination?
GoAbroad is the leading online resource for meaningful and alternative travel opportunities, meaning that all of the writers on our blog (both internal staff and guest writers) have many favorite destinations!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to succeed is to plan ahead and be flexible with scheduling. By understanding foreign exchange rates, keeping your money safe, and considering alternative forms of travel, travelers increase their chances of staying under budget. Do your homework and you'll be more than prepared for your next worldwide adventure!

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Great Holiday Ideas

Great Holiday Ideas is for people looking for holiday ideas off the beaten trail. At Great Holiday Ideas you will discover new aspects of popular destinations and hidden gems across the nook and corners of this world. Come, discover something new.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Queenstown, New Zealand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students can enjoy traveling without spending a fortune by doing a few smart things. Typically, hotels and transport are the most expensive items. So become a member of any youth hostel network like YMCA and access accommodation at dirt-cheap rates. One trick is to spend the night in an overnight train so you travel to many places and at same time avoid spending money on a hotel!

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Green Global Travel

Green Global Travel focuses primarily on ecotourism. Though this term has varying definitions, for us it includes nature/wildlife travel, adventure travel, environmental conservation, and global culture, with a focus on sustainability. We believe that taking this approach leads to more unique, enriching travel experiences that can transform people on a deep personal level.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Asking a travel writer to pick their favorite travel destination is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. They're all amazing, but for different reasons. I'd say our favorite highlights include South Africa, Galapagos Islands, the Peruvian Amazon, Antarctica, and Sanibel Island, Florida.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are myriad ways to save money when traveling, from couch surfing and volunteering (such as WWOOFing) to housesitting. And of course where you go and WHEN you go can make a big difference: We prefer traveling to developing nations, where the dollar goes further, and in off-season when crowds are smaller. Advance planning is absolutely crucial.

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Green Traveler Guides

We're all over the best green travel in the world. An award-winning green travel website and e-guide publisher, we sleuth out eco-friendly travel you'll love -- best eating, sleeping, seeing, and doing. We do our "away from home" work: our experienced journalists make recommendations based solely on our personal experiences.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Any destination -- city, jungle, desert, mountain village, etc. -- where people are working to strengthen their communities, and preserve their local environment for future generations.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Vote with your dollars, even if they are limited. Support those that give back -- those that, by being eco-friendly, are healthier for travelers, their workers, their communities and the planet. By the way, homestays - sleeping on a local's couch or in a spare room - is not only more affordable, it's sustainable travel!

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Have Media Will Travel

Have Media Will Travel is a blog that features outdoor adventure, family travel, and other firsthand accounts related to interesting destinations and experiences.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hawaii

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
To ask locals/insiders for best places to stay, including hostels, and to work your way through your travels - find jobs at hotels and diners, etc.

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Heather on her Travels

Heather on Her Travels is about inspirational travel destinations - about discovering what makes that place unique, whether it be the food, the people, the local customs and culture. I try to bring these to life in my travel stories, photos, videos and podcasts and also give readers the information to plan their own trip if they want to.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The last place I visited; I try to explore the best of every place I visit, and with a positive attitude I've rarely had a bad experience

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Choose your destination carefully - some places are so much more affordable that others; for instance Eastern European countries are more affordable than Switzerland or Germany and Thailand or Cambodia is more affordable than Australia. If you choose the right destination your budget will stretch a lot further.

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Hello, Meet World

Hello, Meet World is an independent travel blog that focuses on travel gear, travel tech and budget travel tips.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Phi Phi, Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Couchsurfing, hostels, and the house-sitting are awesome, modern ways to stretch the travel dollar. Other ways to save big are by booking in advance, buying in bulk (like eurail passes), and using the internet to search for discount airlines, sales and special rates. Following a travel blogger who specializes in such savings is also a great way to get continual updates about the best deals available. There are pros on nearly all areas of travel such as airline mile hacks, hotel point hacks and even Indian Rail hacks to get the most bang for your buck.

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Hike Bike Travel

I have a passion for adventure travel, photography - and good wine. That comes through in my blog with detailed trip descriptions - of a hiking, biking, backpacking or kayaking nature. But the outdoors doesn't strictly define my blog. There's load of detailed destination information too. I'm working on a book now - 100 Quintessential Outdoor Adventures in Canada.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Canada (and I love South America too)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I'd choose South America over Europe as a budget friendly destination. Pick a central city to fly into and from there transportation via buses is very inexpensive. In countries like Chile and Argentina the buses are comfortable even for long, overnight rides. Hostels and cheap hotels are everywhere and food is very reasonably priced. South America does not feel like it's overrun with tourists - a bonus for students looking for authentic experiences.

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HMS Voyager

HMS Voyager is an inspirational travel blog documenting my personal adventures around the world. The blog is also educational because I offer tips and advice pertaining to life on the road, budgeting and general backpacking information.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Pai, Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Planning is essential when travelling on a budget, which means you really have to do your homework. Research the economy at your chosen destination to build a personal daily budget that is based on the cost of living in the foreign country. This way you can easily work out your trip's expenses and then you do not have to worry about running out of money half way through your trip.

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Hole in the Donut

Intensely personal first-person narrative stories about my perpetual travels around the globe, focusing on the destinations I visit and the people I meet. My main goal is to introduce readers to other cultures and is so doing, help them to understand that people the world over are more similar than different, and that we need not fear others from different cultures.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Nepal

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Hostel dorms! I stay in them all the time and love the camaraderie and the exchange of travel information. Plus, most hostels have common kitchens, so you can save money by cooking your own meals.

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Hot Toddies Unlimited

The blog depicts travel through all the 7 continents in one fearless shot. It is our odyssey of endless possibilities, limitless dreams, fleeting love, backpackers experiences all captured through the eye of a lens and the detail of the written word, unapologetically unedited. From jungle treks to cave exploration; from eating local delicacies to biting live fat larvae; It's the good, it's the bad, it's the scary and unfamiliar, it's the embarrassing and yet incredibly rewarding side of living our nomadic life of world domination.

What is your favorite travel destination?
This is a tough question, as every place has its beauty. If we would narrow it down to 3 places we really recommend everybody to see is: Antarctica for its isolation and amazing nature, Bolivia for the rich indigenous culture, and Burma for being so different than any other country we have seen before.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are many ways one can cut the budget while traveling, we believe that using www.couchsurfing.com is one of the best ways to save money while traveling. It is also a great way to get to know the local community, culture and is an amazing way to make life lasting friends. Traveling with a companion can also safe money by sharing accommodation, food and transportation.

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Indohoy

A website about traveling in Indonesia from the eyes of 2 locals. You'll find a lot of descriptive and practical information on the places we've been and things we've seen while we're rediscovering our own country. All of the info are based on our own experiences except for a few guest posts.

What is your favorite travel destination?
It's always difficult to decide, but Sulawesi Island in Indonesia is one of them.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan ahead, research, contact the locals, be at your best behavior, travel independently and expect the unexpected. Or, you can join some volunteer program.

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Iris Holidays - Kerala Travel Blog

A blog that gives tips and guidance to travelers planning to visit Kerala

What is your favorite travel destination?
Kerala

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan to travel with a sleeping tent so that you dont pay for accommodation and you have to travel only for food

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iShouldLogOff

iShouldLogOff.com is a blog for the traveler who wants to experience the word and views travel as an adventure. We help our readers budget and prepare for their trip, but our blog focuses on the adventures that can be had when you spend your money rather than how to live on $10/day.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Africa. All of it. It is filled with surprises at every turn. Although it is a difficult place to get to know, the reward more than justifies the work.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The same way we travel! Pack no more than fits in your carry-on sized backpack and just go to your destination. You don't need to book a million things and activities in advance if your mind is open and you're willing and able to jump at opportunity when it knocks at your door. Oh, and don't forget your student ID!

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Ivan About Town

Ivan About Town is a heritage and culture travel blog. Dig deeper into the history and culture of the places you travel to with a visit to the blog.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Know what you want to see, do, and eat beforehand by doing research. It will save you a lot of money when you do your homework and plan things ahead.

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J The Travel Authority

My blog focuses on hidden treasure travel. In other words, rather than focusing in on signature sights, I look at the under-the-radar and the little visited venues, whether its museums, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, parks, gardens, trails or accommodations.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Spain

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel within countries by bus or train and look for country-specific train passes. In addition, hostels don’t have to mean sleeping in bunk beds, unless you want that. Now there are stylish hostels that are design focused but are still economical. Finally, I always ask owners of cafes and bars for restaurant recommendations that fit within a budget.

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Japan Travel Mate

JapanTravelMate.com gives travelers of Japan detailed information necessary to enjoy the many sites of this ancient country. From hiring a bicycle in Kyoto, visiting the Tokyo National Museum, staying in a modern capsule hotel and riding the bullet train, Japan Travel Mate has one goal - give you useful information to explore Japan!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Kyoto, Japan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Research transport options and cheap meals. Specifically for Japan, if you research your transport options (i.e. plane v train v bus) you'll save a lot of money. Buy food from grocery stores (and not convenience stores) to save 50% on food.

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Jasmine Wanders

I have been traveling around the world since 2007 and I am currently living in Medellin, Colombia. On my blog, you will find stories about my travels as well as my new home in Medellin.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Colombia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are a million ways to travel abroad on a budget. You can stay in hostels or rent rooms in local apartments for longer term stays, try out couch surfing, do a work exchange, prepare your own food instead of buying it, visit free attractions, and take local transportation. It all depends on where you're going, but travel can be as cheap as you want it to be.

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Jaunt Magazine

Jaunt Magazine’s goal is to bring sleek travel junkies the best gear for high falootin’ free wheelin’ travel, unique suggestions both local and exotic, and secret little gems we spend hours, days, weeks, even months… looking for.

What is your favorite travel destination?
I love St. Barts. I'm an island girl and the beaches are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The people are lovely, it's safe, and the perfect size island for a weeklong escape.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Look into airbnb and vrbo.com options so that you can rent a spot with friends and have a kitchen. Most of the money spent traveling is spent on food and lodging so that's a great economical way to live like a local on a budget.

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JG Over the Sea

JG Over the Sea is a personal journal of a part-time professor and full-time student with 5 years experience living in China. No small nuance goes unnoticed in this ever-changing, sometimes confusing, always exciting life.

What is your favorite travel destination?
It is so difficult to choose a favorite travel destination! My favorite memories take place in Thailand because of the scenery, amazing weather, cheap tourist attractions, and friendly locals. The ice castles of Harbin, China come in a close second.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for a student to travel on a budget is to plan, plan, plan! Finding hostels that offer free breakfast, knowing which day of the week flights are cheapest, and researching which markets offer the best trinkets for native (rather than tourist) prices can help a student go further on a shoestring budget.

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Johnny Jet

We focus on travel deals, news and tips. Our goal is to save travelers money and help make their journeys go as smooth as possible.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Europe

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to save money is to be flexible with dates and destinations. You don’t want to travel when and where everyone else is going.

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Jro's World Travel Blog

The story, feelings and emotions of my life over the last five years as I've been travelling, living and working my way around the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Don't spend any money. Say goodbye to luxury, always take the cheapest bed, bus or train available (they're never that bad), and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it (by hitch-hiking, couchsurfing etc). You might be surprised how much people will help you in exchange for nothing but a thankyou.

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JTrek

JTrek is an account of one recent college grad living the dream and traveling to every continent, across more than 65 countries. JTrek contains not only stories and pictures of Joel's adventures, but plenty of shoestring budget travel tips from someone who's been halfway to everywhere.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Most of inhabited Earth, plus a chunk of uninhabited Earth.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Pack a good sturdy backpack with comfortable, quick dry clothes that you looks good in, get a passport and bank cards that charge the lowest international transaction fees possible, a passport, and start looking at couchsurfing.com hosts if you're adventurous, and hostels if that makes you feel more comfortable. Book things in advance in the developed world and spontaneously in the developing world, and do't be afraid to spend more time in fewer places. Don't forget to talk to strangers. The best qualities you can travel with are respect, resourcefulness, a cool head in tight spots, and a healthy sense of adventure.

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Just Wanderlust

For casual to active wanderlusters out there, the blog highlights travel tips, attractions, destinations, and ideas that aren't top-of-mind but should be. It's for the traveler who has a curiosity to learn about other cultures, who craves adventure, and who welcomes mishaps on the road as part of the journey. And given that the blogger works full-time, it's a blog that proves it isn't hard to give into your wanderlust; I've done it since college!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Iceland - its natural beauty inspired me to start the blog. Other favorites are Bora Bora and anywhere in Italy!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are three main things to keep costs low: 1) find a great airfare deal, 2) minimize accommodation costs (stay in a hostel, split costs among a group of friends, or rent out an apartment for an extended period of time), and 3) embrace that youthful sense of adventure! Airfare and accommodation usually make up the biggest chunk of travel costs so it's worthwhile to tailor your travel to minimize these costs. Embracing the adventure means you'll be ok forgoing the creature comforts and the perfect itinerary in favor of some travel whimsy ("Overnight train ride instead of a hotel tonight? Let's do it!") and as a side effect, save some change along the way.

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Kaleidoscope Wandering

Kaleidoscopic Wandering is a colorful exploration into destinations around the globe. It features travel narratives, interviews, reviews and rambling thoughts from the road.

What is your favorite travel destination?
I find something awesome about everywhere I travel.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students on a budget can cut costs on food by eating a large breakfast or lunch and keeping dinner on the light side. Also, shop at markets and cook for yourself when you travel.

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Landing Pad Buenos Aires

Landing Pad Buenos Aires is web site dedicated to supplying up to date, no holds bars information about Buenos Aires and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on finding the off the beaten path things to do and the best ways to go about doing them.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Buenos Aires, Argentina

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Traveling as a student on a budget can be tricky. Be sure to approach accommodation and activities as a group when possible. You'd be surprised as to how many companies will offer good deals to a group of 10 or more.

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LashWorldTour

LashWorldTour provides cultural insights, travel tips, tales of adventure and photos from around the world based on my 14+ years of solo nomadic world travels. I hope to inspire other people to follow their dreams, be those dreams world travel or other pursuits.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Tropical islands and beaches. I love just about everything about tropical locations: the climate, foliage, foods, varied local cultures and the great outdoors. I really love living at the sea and jungles with sun, sand, reefs and the serene, laid-back atmosphere of the tropics.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are many places around the world where traveling is quite inexpensive. There are loads of great locations around the world to stay, local foods to eat and really fun things to do for free or next to nothing. I recommend researching your destinations before heading out and looking into where you want to stay, what you want to see, and how much money is available to do these things.

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Layover Guide

Layover Guide provides travelers with suggestions of things to do inside and outside the airport at layover destinations worldwide. We help travelers make the most out of their layovers!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Europe

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Choosing flights with layovers are not only less expensive than direct flights, but it also gives students an opportunity to get a taste of a new (and often times unexpected) destination for free. It's a great way to broaden your trips and with a little planning, expand your travels considerably.

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Leave Your Daily Hell

Written by an independent budget traveler, for independent budget travelers, Leave Your Daily Hell takes the guesswork out of traveling: Follow your heart and soul – we'll take care of the details! Get inspired by our vast library of essays and photo galleries, plan your trip with detailed travel guides and sample itineraries and get on the road with personalized travel coaching.

What is your favorite travel destination?
That would have be Thailand. Thailand's got everything: Amazing food, friendly people, killer beaches, sprawling cities, towering mountains, exotic wildlife and a unique history – it's the only country in Southeast Asia never to have lost its independence! It's also extremely affordable, and its infrastructure is as hospitable to travelers as its wonderful people are.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The key to traveling well regardless of your budget is focusing on experiences that don't cost anything: Long walks along beaches and through cities with your camera and practicing the local language with people you meet on the street are two great examples. Facility with math also helps: Every day you "go under" the daily budget you set for yourself, you can add what you didn't spend to another day, which might allow you to do something that would typically be outside your price range.

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Live Like You're On Vacation

Live Like You’re On Vacation promotes a lifestyle where you always have the opportunity to be on vacation. Our website offers a platform for travelers and staycationers to connect and share their experiences with the world. We promote a lifestyle filled with friends, adventure, creativity, love, and opportunities to help others. If you’re a traveler looking for adventure away from home; We also give advice for travelers and tips to having the best time possible during your time away.

What is your favorite travel destination?
For me that's a tough call between Indonesia and France. I love them both for their culture, art, beauty, people, beaches, and of course, food.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
When you're a student you have the ability to harness the power of your institution to back your travel. I traveled international during college and high school by creating programs and performances to be shared with people in other countries. I raised money through events and school funding to finance these journeys. I think it's important for students to take the initiative when you are in school to utilize the resources that may not be obviously available to you. You're paying a lot of money in tuition and you're going to owe money when you leave, so make the most of that time and use it to your benefit! See the world, share with others, learn from people outside of your comfort zone.

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Living the Dream RTW

Living the Dream is a long-term travel and adventure blog that was founded in 2008. In what started off as one student's attempt to travel around the world has evolved from solo travel on a budget to couples travel with goals of seeing, doing, and eating it all which the next big trip beginning summer 2013. Our blog is a blend of chronicling our own adventures abroad while providing articles with advice and recommendations to help YOU to get out there and do the same.

What is your favorite travel destination?
It would be a tie between Switzerland (mountains) and Thailand (beaches).

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Getting out there and doing it is the easy part, saving for it is much harder. Our best recommendations for students wanting to travel, much like I was when I first started traveling, is to save as much and as long as you possibly can. Minor lifestyle changes end up adding up to hundreds or thousands of dollars over a few years of school, which translates into more days or weeks spent on the road traveling!

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Location 180

My site is really focused on two things. The first is teaching people that they can build a business they can run from anywhere. And the second is to try to inspire people to travel and live a life worth writing about. Don't wait until you are retired to live your dreams, make them happen now.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hard to pick just one place, but I'd have to divide it between some of the amazing places I've been in Southeast Asia like Bangkok and Boracay. In the US, I love heading to Sunriver, Oregon as often as I can.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Probably two things, realize you don't need to carry nearly as much stuff as you think, I spent weeks backpacking through Europe after the airline lost my pack and sent it back to the US. And second is try to network with others on social media, they will give you great tips on places to eat and stay in an area, and you might just end up making some new friends.

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Mai Travel Site

MaiTravelSite is a blog for independent travelers who don't have a lot of money but want to see and explore the world there is around them. It is mean to provide useful information, entertaining stories and media, and reviews of interesting tours and places I have visited during my travels. I am also publishing superb free travel guides and there's downloadable resources as well...and I hold contests with free giveaways!

What is your favorite travel destination?
The world! There are so many extraordinary things in our planet that it would be difficult to choose one, but I do have to admit that I have a sweet spot for countries in South East Asia. I love the cultures, the food and all the nature there is!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way is by keeping things simple. Spend on food, attractions and places you want to visit, but partying takes a big toll on the budget. If you don't travel fast by spending more time in each place you save more money, and not being picky when it comes to accommodation will take you a long way. I have a free guide on how to travel the world on a budget with almost all the tips I know that have saved me thousands of dollars during my travels and will help you too-visit the travel tips and download it!

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Man On the Lam

A cubicle-escapee with an oddity addiction, Raymond Walsh writes about quirky getaways, offbeat attractions, and unique adventures at Man On The Lam. His motto: "Cover the earth before it covers you."

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere affordable where there's a beach, some culture, some ruins, and awesome people. So Egypt and Thailand rank highly on the list.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel with a pal to help split the cost, get used to finding the cheap beer in any given country, "slow travel" is always easier on the wallet, and remember -- in many countries, hitchhiking is not a four-letter word.

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Manila Blog

A guide or simply blogging topics about anything related to Manila and it's surrounding cities.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Manila, Cebu and Bukidnon

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Always ask advice from those who've been traveling abroad. Search the net for blogs that solely write about this travelling on a budget.

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Mapping Words

Mapping Words is geared towards independent “indie” travelers who are curious about the world and more interested in average, overlooked places beyond typical tourist destinations. This blog mainly appeals to long-term travelers, slow travelers and expats in their 20's and 30's who have immersed themselves in a foreign country and have made quality connections with people and place abroad. Mapping Words combines themes of travel and living abroad with art, photography, and narrative writing.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Cusco, Peru. Sebago Lake, ME, USA. Hualien, Taiwan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Living as a local is the best way to travel on a budget, and this can only happen after making connections with local people in the country where you're traveling. Couchsurfing and meet-up events are great ways to experience culture and meet people without paying hefty tour fees. Also, eating at local markets and restaurants, taking public buses and slow trains, and staying in hostels with shared dorm rooms are all ways in which you can travel economically and experience everyday life in that particular place. Lastly, do your research before you travel to avoid getting scammed and overcharged.

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Matt-Gibson.org

Matt-Gibson.org is a blog about the adventures of Canadian outdoors and travel writer, Matt Gibson. Gibson has lived in Taiwan and Guatemala, speaks Mandarin passably and Spanish horribly, and has a penchant for attempting ridiculous expeditions with little or no planning. He also writes the About.com snowboarding guide and manages a blog for Flight Network.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The Philippines

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
In my experience three factors affect the cost of a trip: destination, activities, and speed. First, it's always a good idea to take the time to research prices in your desired destination, and others similar to it, to determine which offers the best value. Second, tourist activities tend to be expensive so you should choose them carefully and be very cautious about booking them too far in advance or before you've arrived at the destination, as they can often be found most cheaply at the place where they're offered. Last, a lot of people try to pack too much into their vacation and visit a new city every few days when it's cheaper -- and more relaxing -- to slow down and pick a few spots that are comfortable and spend a few weeks in each.

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Monica Cesarato

I try to offer information about Venice, Veneto and Italy for tourists but from a point of view of a local. I try to give simple basic information on how to enjoy my country without getting ripped off or missing out on important things.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Italy

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Staying in hostels or small family run B&Bs, using public transport and trying to eat like the locals!

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Monkey Brewster

My blog is a mixture of tips and stories from my adventures alongside with my wife, Aiko. We are backpacking South America and are waiting to hear back from the Peace Corps.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite destination so far was Japan. Such an amazing blend of new and old all mixed together. It has something for everyone, though budget travelers will have to be conscious of their spending here.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
In order to be a budget traveler try couch surfing before hostels, street food before restaurants, and use the internet to find info on free walking tours, free or discount visit days for museums and other attractions. Lastly, write down every expense, if you are more conscious of what you are spending you will spend less - keep a budget journal.

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Ms. Traveling Pants

Ms Traveling Pants is a travel blog of personal travel stories and insights from a sassy, world traveler nicknamed Ms Traveling Pants. As the nickname implies, travel is my passion. Being very curious and a perpetual student, I feel that traveling is truly the best form of education with lessons in each and every step, flight, or person I meet.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Typically, I say my last destination is my favorite destination. As of today, it is Cuba.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I would say that studying abroad is one of the best ways. Although the tuition and program may be more than at your home campus, you have more time in a destination to evaluate options, stay with locals, and learn the best times to go to save. Additionally, I would recommend using a combination of alternative housing options such as airbnb, hostels, and camping while trying to travel on a budget.

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Munnar Tour Guide

"Munnar Tour Guide tries to provide the most authentic information, to lay a pathway as a guide about Munnar and entire Kerala, to help those who are in need of information about Munnar & Kerala, and to work together to preserve the beauty and greenery of Munnar & Kerala. "

What is your favorite travel destination?
Kerala

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
He/She can contact own studying institution. Through this medium, they can contact the travel agents who are very much reliable on specific destination. This will help the student to get maximum discounts and more over safety and best services.

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My Beautiful Adventures

My Beautiful Adventures is one of the most popular travel blogs with its niche being luxury travel. The Editor in Chief, Andi Perullo de Ledesma, is a Chinese Medicine Doctor/Travel Photojournalist who is exploring life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time. She has a decade of travel experience all ver the world and provides constant valuable travel inspiration, advice, and information.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Brasil

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to insure that you stick to your budget while traveling is to only indulge in one or two things as week that are the most important to you, such as a nice meal or an unforgettable excursion. When on a budget you simply cannot afford to indulge in everything, however it is important to treat yourself from time to time.

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My Itchy Travel Feet

My Itchy Travel Feet is a boomer resource that aims to break the stereotype of restful boomer travel. We offer a world of information for today's boomers who are looking for more active and diverse travel options.

What is your favorite travel destination?
South Pacific

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Well, teaching English or becoming an au-pair is always an option, for any age. Budget travel is a possibility for all ages, not just students!

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Never Ending Voyage

Erin McNeaney and Simon Fairbairn are a digital nomad couple who sold everything they owned and left the UK in March 2010. They write about their slow travels around the world, the tasty vegetarian food they eat, and the ups and downs of life as digital nomads at NeverEndingVoyage.com

What is your favorite travel destination?
Kerala, India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students can travel abroad on a budget by travelling slowly, sticking to inexpensive destinations such as India and Southeast Asia, and looking for opportunities to work in exchange for food and accommodation. WWOOF and Helpx.net are two great organisations for finding these placements. As well as saving money it can lead to some unusual, off the beaten path travel experiences.

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Nick's Travel Blog

A blog for practical travelers looking to save money and find the best places without too much hassle. I like to share the secrets I've found to getting travel upgrades, finding the best places to stay and eat, and any other "travel hacks" to make vacations better.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Sedona, AZ

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Hostels can be a good value when traveling internationally. Also, traveling to third world countries can save a lot of money, as things are generally cheaper there - consider places like Costa Rica and Belize for maximum bang-for-the-buck adventures.

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Nikka's Notes

Nikka's Notes is about a Filipina's musings and travels around her country, the Philippines, and how she wants to encourage people, both locals and foreigners, to discover the many wonders throughout its more than 7,000 islands.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Of course, my home country, the Philippines, which has the best beaches anywhere else. :)

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel with a sense of adventure and a bucketful of curiosity. Shun hotels and go for either couchsurfing or homestays instead; this way the adventure never ceases the minute you step into your room for the night (assuming it's a room at all; in the Philippines, you can camp under the stars in a lonely island and sleep on (fine, white) sand).

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Nomad4Ever

Don’t we all want to be somehow Nomads, Vagabonds, Roamers, Rovers, Pilgrims, Wanderers, Perpetual Travelers, Permanent Tourists, Tramps, Continental Drifters, World Citizens? What are you waiting for? Life is what you make it! Break the cycle, get out of the rat race, break the habit and peer pressure, downshift, retire young – trot the globe, ‘walk the earth…like Caine in Kung Fu’, make new friends – make your own life!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Most countries within SE Asia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel backpacking to SE Asia. Here you get the best bang for the buck. Just book the flight only. Everything else will fall into place. Connect with fellow travelers, ask their advises, learn from their experiences. Take things easy, go with the flow and most of all: have a blast!

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Nomadic Samuel

Nomadic Samuel is a travel blog that inspires others to live and/or travel around the world. Aside from daily photos, videos and photos essays, one can find a lot of information related to teaching English overseas and planning for an around the world trip. With over seven years of experience on the road, Samuel shares his tips, advice and stories to encourage others to do the same.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
One of the best ways to save money while traveling as a student on a budget is to eat locally in hole in the wall types of establishments. Often wandering a few blocks away from popular tourist enclaves allows you to discover wonderful local dining options. The amount of money you'll save is astounding - over a period of time - since restaurants catering for tourists are always inflated in terms of prices. Moreover, you'll often have a better opportunity to interact with locals.

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Off Track Backpacking

The purpose of the blog was to share our travel experience with the world but now it's more than that. It a blog about travel, adventure, fun, and passion for seeing the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
This is the hardest question by far, only because each city is so different in there own unique way. Yet, the city I enjoyed myself the most was Lisbon.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
When you are on the road some of the best ways to travel on budget is reduce food costs, walk wherever you can, be flexable and stray off the beaten track. These tips will make your travel experience fun and worry free from money issues.

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One Step 4 Ward

My blog is full of inspiration, motivation and tips for anyone who wants to live the travel lifestyle of their dreams. I've been on the road for over 7 years, proving that if i can do it, anyone can.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Ethiopia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
You need to forward think a little, make a rough route plan and stick to a stringent budget. But remember, if your budget is $30 per day, and you only spend $15 one day - that's not an excuse to spend the remaining $15, you'll need that on another day which happens to be more expensive!

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Ordinary Traveler

Ordinary Traveler is an adventure travel blog run by two photographers who are torn between two separate worlds; non-stop adventure travel and living a "normal" life in coastal San Diego. This duo met in 2006 and decided life is too short to do something you don't love. They started Ordinary Traveler to chronicle their travels, share their love of photography and inspire others to live a life full of adventure.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Our favorite travel destinations are tropical islands with uncrowded waves.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are quite a few ways students can travel abroad on a budget. If you want to cut down on expenses, you can often find inexpensive apartment/room rentals or look for a host on a couch surfing site. This will not only save money on meals, but it allows you to experience a place like a local. You can shop at the local markets, walk everywhere, or take public transportation. Traveling slow costs less money because the most expensive part about traveling is getting from place to place.

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O'Sullivans Abroad

Our blog is mostly a photoblog with quips of expat life, travel experiences and a little about traveling as a family.

What is your favorite travel destination?
We've loved all our travel, though our trip to Laos was an especially interesting one.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
We both did study abroad (which is how we met so of course we highly recommend it!) then travelled as students staying in hostels, researching cheap flights and spending our money in the areas important to us (food!)

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Over Yonderlust

Childhood sweethearts Shaun and Erica left everything behind in Austin, Texas to travel the world together. With a strong emphasis on photography, they tackle adventure travel with humor and the occasional video.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Japan & Colombia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
One of the most underutilized services is Couchsurfing. Not only do you get to meet a local but you get an insider's perspective on a location.

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Overlander.tv - RTW Travel Videos

Overlander.tv believes the best way to travel is by meeting the locals. Most of our videos involve meeting the locals and getting them to show us the best things to do.

What is your favorite travel destination?
In Asia I very much enjoyed Borneo, a real boys own adventure, headhunters, jungles only accessible by rivers, plenty of unusual wildlife.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for students to travel abroad on a budget is to use the internet to it's full potential. Sites like couchsurfing help students to meet the locals and can save on things like accommodation, food and tours.

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Paul Kilfoil's World of Travel, Technology & Sport

A set of travelogues describing trips to every continent on Earth (except Antarctica) over a period of 25 years

What is your favorite travel destination?
South America

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Research your destination thoroughly (there are good deals available in every country for accommodation, travel and food) and plan ahead. Be prepared to use a shared bathroom or sleep in a dorm, eat from supermarkets rather than restaurants, book air tickets via the internet (not a travel agent) and WALK instead of taking a taxi. Reduce your luggage to a maximum of 15 kg (men) and 12 kg (women), preferably less. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables on the road to stay healthy - apples and carrots are excellent, easy and cheap snacks. Carry a light plastic plate and cutlery to use when eating bread, cheese, etc from supermarkets. Most importantly, be flexible - when you find out about something interesting while on the road, consider changing your plans.

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Pause the Moment

Pause The Moment is the Ultimate Travel & Adventure Blog that inspires its readers to break out of their comfort zones and experience everything this wonderful world has to offer.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students who are interested in traveling abroad on a budget should sign up for services such as Couchsurfing.org and HospitalityClub.org. Those who don't want to stay with strangers should research popular and well reviewed hostels and guesthouses before they travel abroad. Student should also take advantage of the cheap fares on budget airlines while traveling in Europe, Southeast Asia, Central/South America and more.

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Phil in the Blank

My blog is a mixture of travel narratives, music and sounds that I collect on the road, occasional commentary, and photo essays. Since 2010, I have been traveling in West Africa, mostly in the countries of Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Mali, taking my time, learning languages, and discovering new music. My blog is a reflection of this slow, immersive approach to travel.

What is your favorite travel destination?
West Africa

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I may be biased, but I think the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget is to immerse themselves in a foreign culture as much as possible. You can start with couchsurfing, renting an apartment, or looking for work/volunteer opportunities -- all of these will help a student save money while also giving them a chance to discover a culture beyond its surface.

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Philippine Travel Blog

Philippine Travel Blog is your reference for travel and tourism in the Philippines, we write stories about our frequented places and promote them by blogging our own experience.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The Philippines, Baguio and Boracay

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
For students who wants to travel (in the Philippines) on a budget, it would be best if to scout for airline ticket promo, in the Philippines, we have three budget airlines, there are times that they go on sale for PhP1.0 only (0.02 USD). Students, including the whole family should take advantage of this promotions. As for the accommodation, they can search bed and breakfast type of hotels, or back packing hotels, they are really affordable.

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PinoyBro

My blog mostly discuss topics about travel particularly destinations that I've been. As a cruise ship navigating officer, I am privileged to at least visit many places for free and to make the most of it I share those places hoping to give readers ideas and view of the place.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Venice, Italy

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget is to travel in group because most travel agents offer big discounts if you travel in group.

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Round the World Traveler

Our blog's aim is to inspire travel. We take great time and care to recount our adventures on the road, including video and photo essays. The core mission is to enable you to experience the flavor of a place from the blog, but leave enough for you to discover yourself.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Vietnam & Laos

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Our top tips for this are: a) choose a country/region where your money will go further, this will make a huge difference (i.e. SE Asia over Europe) b) travel is about learning about the local country and people, choose somewhere that will push you in this respect and c) do your homework on what the right price to pay for things is, the good vs. average things to do, and places where you can hook up with other like-minded people: people on the road, in-situ, will be the best resource to guide you

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Round We Go

One couples journey around the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan your splurges. It's not about how much you spend or the number of places you visit. Most of the time, the best and most memorable travel experiences occur when you spend little to no money and engage with locals as you would in your everyday life at home - organically and not paid excursions.

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RTW Travel Guide

Global travel on a flashpacker budget. We cover topics like "Paris metro prices," "What does it cost to travel in Japan?" and "How to choose a travel blog name."

What is your favorite travel destination?
One of my favorites is the Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
My advice is to start with an easy destination that practically everyone loves e.g., Thailand or Italy. Thailand is practically nirvana for budget travelers. Mangoes, massages, and beaches!

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Runaway Juno

Runaway Juno is about travel inspiration ad beyond. I want to inspire people to find the happiness and meaning in life in their own way. As I'm doing so, I'm sharing my stories to people who are seeking more in their life.

What is your favorite travel destination?
So far, New Zealand and Malaysia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I started backpacking and it worked out great so far. The very first time when I want a trip, I met a nice family and they invited me to live with them for a while. I was extremely lucky, but set up something like a homestay is a great way to see the world, and be safe.

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SeattleFlyerGuy's All-Purpose Travel Blog

SeattleFlyerGuy's blog was born out of a love of flight and insatiable curiosity about what is out there. With stories from around the globe, local insights on the Pacific Northwest, and a background in urban planning, SeattleFlyerGuy provides multifaceted insights from the places he visits. In the past three years, SeattleFlyerGuy has been to South America, Scandinavia, Dubai, Shanghai, and traveled across Russia by the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Visit the blog to read about all of these places and learn tips on how to make your own trip unforgettable.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Scandinavia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The single biggest expense on any trip that you have control over is lodging. As a student, this is the time to stay in hostels, couch surf, stay in mountain side cabins, and pensioni. Focus on spending your money on experiences, not luxuries.

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Slow Travel Stockholm

Slow Travel encourages us to slacken our pace, re-consider our motivations (and itineraries) and embrace a “less is more” instead of a “fast is better” approach. The aim of Slow Travel Stockholm is to establish a repository of eclectic information about Stockholm from a range of perspectives to encourage deeper, more varied exploration and promotion of small, locally-minded businesses and services.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Swedish Lapland

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students should look into study abroad or exchange programs, many of which might be able to offer some sort of stipend or grant. Once on location, budget airlines are a fantastic way of exploring nearby countries and are often cheaper than train tickets.

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Sophie's World

Sophie’s World is about searching for the world’s curious and often unsung corners, and about the quirky and unusual things to see and do in more familiar parts of the planet. And it's about travelling with kids (these days, that means one student and one pre-teen). Unusually for a travel blog, the kids often share their take on things, too.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Very difficult to choose one. I think Europe offers the greatest diversity within short distances.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Three tips come to mind: 1. Travel during the night to save on accommodations (and night trains are fun). 2. Eat street food or at the food stalls at markets: very cheap and often just as delicious as restaurants. 3. Check out free walking tours to get your bearings in a new city. The guides are often students.

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South Pacific Blog

The South Pacific Blog provides updates on David Stanley's South Pacific travel guidebooks, including Moon Fiji and Moon Tahiti published by Avalon Travel of Berkeley, California. Much of the 8th edition of Moon South Pacific is freely accessible on SouthPacific.org. Readers are invited to write in with questions or comments.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Fiji is everyone's favorite South Pacific country. There's plenty to see and do, and the Fijians are super friendly. The facilities are good and Fiji is not overpriced.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
You need time to travel inexpensively. The faster you travel and the shorter your trip, the more you will pay. Not only will per day average airfares be higher on short trips but you'll need to book everything in advance and won't be able to take advantage of low-budget opportunities available locally. Slowing down not only saves you money but it allows you to absorb the local atmosphere.

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Start Backpacking

Startbackpacking.com is a collaboration of travel articles, advice, and forums to help backpackers travel cheaper and smarter. The step-by-step guides on the site help travelers start with getting a passport all the way to getting off the plane at their first new country.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
One of the best ways to save money is to team up with people along the way to split accommodation, transportation, and adventure costs. The only way to do that is to talk to everyone; not only do you meet great, interesting new friends, you'll have partners to help you stay on a budget.

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Stop Having a Boring Life

Readers of this blog are travel enthusiasts and dreamers of all ages from around the world. It resonates with the older set who did take a big trip, change their life or always dreamed of it. It's also got a big base of readers who are 20-30 and thinking of making a similar life choice.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Little Corn Island

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
If you're traveling on a budget as a student, I recommend you look into all the discount cards you can get your hands on. Also, if you have the money for airfare go somewhere like SE Asia as you won't have to worry about student discount cards and the like, it's that affordable and incredibly cool.

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Taken by the Wind

My blog focuses on the psychology of travel and travel addiction and attempts to answer the questions: "Why do we travel?" and "What do all travelers have in common?" I also chronicle my adventures through photos and stories (I've lived in Austria, Germany, Japan, Guatemala, NYC, San Francisco, Hawaii and on a cruise ship that sailed through the Caribbean)

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere in Asia, but I really liked Osaka, Japan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I recommend couch-surfing, staying in youth hostels, taking public transportation and doing free activities while you're on the road (like hiking, people-watching, window-shopping and visiting free museums). Travel is mostly about soaking in the atmosphere and observing/interacting with the locals, which can all be done without paying a cent!

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The Big Fat World

My blog is a series of quirky observations and practical advice for the arm chair or soon to be traveler. I give a mix of real information laced with the humor and weird sites the rest of the world has to offer.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hard to name one but top places have been Iceland, Dubai, Vietnam and Mountains of Northern Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Don't plan too much. If you stick to a rigid schedule and things go wrong (and they will) you often end up spending more. Embrace the travel hiccups because they show you the real place you are in not just whats in the guidebooks. Missing a train or a plane can be stressful but half the fun of travel is getting through it and having one heck of a story for friends and family once you get back home. Other saving tips, wash your clothes in the shower, eat street food (but not in India), take local transport not tourism vans, negotiate for everything.

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The Candy Trail

A global-nomad across the planet - since 1988. Crazy travel stories, travel advice, surreal art and photo-essay inspiration to the world's most amazing and off-track places in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, etc.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Everywhere- including Antarctica

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Maybe teach English, work or volunteer along the way. Take a backpacking travel guide (like Lonely Planet shoestring series). Hitchhike and couchsurf or ride a bike and camp.

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The Expert Vagabond

Matthew Karsten is a full-time adventure junkie and travel photographer who quit his unfulfilling day job in Miami to travel the world indefinitely. He’s exploring unusual & beautiful locations around the planet while learning how to become an "Expert Vagabond". Follow along with him as he shares wild travel stories, budget tips, entertaining videos, and captivating photography from the road on his adventure travel blog.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Nicaragua

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Accommodation costs are a big travel expense, but they don't have to be. Students (and everyone else) can save money by staying in backpacker hostels, CouchSurfing, volunteering on farms or sailboats, and camping. All of these options are available around the world.

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The Flying Pinto: A Flight Attendants Guide to Air Travel

An insiders guide to air travel. Travel tips, tricks and advice as well as a peak behind the galley curtain.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Italy

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Look into interning for an airline for flight benefits. It's an opportunity to travel for free or close to it. Their family may have the flight benefits as well, depending in the airline.

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The Guurrbi Blog

Nugal-warra Elder & story-keeper, Willie Gordon, gives a glimpse behind the scenes of his magical rock tours and shares information on Aboriginal society, culture, lore, bush foods and medicines. There’s photos, news, videos, stories – both mythical and historic – from around Cooktown, in beautiful Tropical North Queensland. And you can see some of the wonderful Aboriginal cave paintings left by Willie’s ancestors and learn the meanings and stories behind the art.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Willie loves England for the history, the countryside, the people – and the Queen! Judy was born in England so loves catching up with family and friends too.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Talk with the locals – local knowledge is always best - and be prepared to lend a hand. In Australia, with the right visa, it’s easy to get casual work, and the students we meet here often go home with more money than they arrived with.

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The Jet Set Girls

Your one stop shop to finding the best travel destinations, what to pack, and where to go when you get there. Your girls' trip just got better!

What is your favorite travel destination?
We just got back from a trip to Playa del Carmen, so that's fresh on mind. We loved the water, the food, the ease of getting there, and the great deals.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan ahead and use others' great experiences be your guide.

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The Life Less Travelled

A blog about traveling on a very low budget. It's full of interesting articles, adventures and details of hidden, tucked away places - so that you can have your own adventures. This blog is interesting, humorous and fun.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Brazil

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Meet the locals. Eat where they eat, travel as they travel, and try to get invited over for a meal or to stay a few nights. Also, have a budget and stick to it. You may miss a few things, but you will be driven in directions that will stimulate new adventures.

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The Longest Way Home

Over 8 years of a no-return travel journal exploring the world by going beyond travel on a quest to find the best place to call home. Along the way I'm building the best real world travel resources, guides and practical help for everyone who wants to explore this planet.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Nepal

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Plan. Plan. Plan. Simply getting up an going is a wonderfully romantic notion that's best used for people who have money or want to blow it all very quickly. Plan out your journey by working out which countries won't charge you for travel visas. Figure out if a RTW flight is cheaper than several shorter flights. Look at volunteering or WOOFing to extend your time abroad. By planning these things out beforehand you'll stretch out both your budget and your trip duration!

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The Points Guy

The Points Guy is a site where we teach readers how to maximize their airline miles and hotel points, especially by taking advantage of the competitive credit card offers out there, so they can travel in style all over the globe on a shoestring budget.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Madrid

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Like most other consumers, students should start building their credit history so they are in a great position to take advantage of the huge credit card points and miles bonuses out there to travel the world for free. Just signing up for a single credit card these days can potentially net you enough points to fly pretty much anywhere on an award ticket, so why wait to take advantage of it?

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The Skychi Travel Guide

My blog gives flight attendant travel tips. It also shares the places I visit for work or pleasure, things I do on my overnight.

What is your favorite travel destination?
A favorite travel destination that I would recommend to students is Mexico because the people are welcoming, cuisine is organic, inexpensive compared to the dollar and Spanish is a universal language.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for students to travel abroad on a budget is to visit countries where their currency is stronger. I went to live in Paris, France during a time when the American dollar was strong and it was cheap to visit Europe.

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The Soul of Japan

This blog is a resource for travelers who want to explore Japan in a whole new way. There is information on natural hot spas, Japanese cuisine, social commentary, history, Japanese sake, and much more. The unique perspective on the angle of this blog is that it was written from the perspective of a thoroughly immersed cultural enthusiast who relishes in the nostalgia of "all things in Japan are beautiful." It is a compelling blog that avoids all of the usual cliches of other travel related websites.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Hokkaido

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Accommodations can get really expensive, but thankfully there are many youth hostels and pensions available. Youth hostels are not just for young people anymore, nowadays older people are choosing this type of accommodation over B&Bs and business hotels. If you are traveling by yourself, then I also recommend internet cafes. For as little as $15.00 a night, you can get your own cubicle with a PC and access to an unlimited selection of magazines and books. Most internet cafes offer unlimited drink service, too.

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The Travel Guru

Our blog is aimed at the "globetrotter" who wants to experience new places and cultures. Our articles are put together to ensure "local" knowledge of a particular destination is provide, be it about a festival or a simple tradition. We want all our readers to be informed by up-to-date information that can only be gained by the residents of those places.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Jerusalem, Israel

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Backpacking is a wonderful way to experience a new culture, meet new people and gain a different prespective of a place. Another great way I found is to make use of the Hostel system, I made some good friends this way and it was perfect to "share" information about our travels.

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The Travel Tart: Offbeat Tales From a Travel Addict

The Travel Tart Blog is about the funny, offbeat and downright weird aspects of world travel today. It's the travel blog that doesn't take itself too seriously!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere! Each country has it's own appeal and unique attractions.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way is to plan ahead and budget accordingly. Work out how long you are going to be away for, where you are going, and work out an average daily budget and then save up that money any way that you can. You will then obtain a total budget amount (increase it by at least 10% for some contingency) and then go ahead and take off on an awesome journey. If you really want to go on that trip, you will find ways of doing it!

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The Traveling Fool

The Traveling Fool offers travel tips and resources to get the most out of your travel experience. How to get off the tourist path and experience the culture, people and history of where you travel.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The Philippines

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Find alternatives to hotels whether they are short term rentals, volunteering, house sitting, hostels or working part time. Part time jobs are often found working in the hospitality industry, acting as a tour guide, teaching, volunteering to work for room and board and tapping into your skills to do freelance work

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The Wander Life

A hybrid mix between writer´s blog and travel guide, The Wander Life focuses on cultural experiences. More interested in the emotional journey of traveling that anything else, the blog also provides useful information about destinations from New Zealand to Alaska, as well a guide for cruisers. In 2011, the author was hailed by Roger Ebert as "a voice that needs to be heard."

What is your favorite travel destination?
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Exploring, talking to people, joining Couchsurfing, trying to connect with local people through social media before the trip. Above all, staying clear of touristy areas full of overpriced restaurants and the like. Walking, renting a bike, planning ahead to use local public transportation, researching about free concerts, parks, and other interesting free and inexpensive leisure activities.

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The Working Traveller

The Working Traveller is a mix of personal travel blog for our own adventures and travel advice and suggestions for ways to stay away for longer by working abroad or volunteering. We also publish a list of mostly entry level jobs abroad every week or so on our sister site, the Jobs Abroad Bulletin.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Egypt

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Working abroad is a great way to replenish funds spent in the enjoyment of travel. Students are perfectly placed to take time out before college or career, working and saving in expensive countries to travel in cheap places, and to benefit from reciprocal work agreements between countries. When work permits are an issue consider hooking up with a locally based NGO for some volunteer work.

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The World by Road Collective

We are a collection of the most talented storytellers around with filmmakers, photographers, writers and artists telling stories about international issues, world, cultures, travel, and more!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Mexico

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Just do it. There are always excuses, the only thing that will get you out there is to stop making excuses and find the solutions to make your travel dreams a reality.

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ThePlanetD

ThePlanetD is an adventure travel blog that inspires others to live their dreams and push their boundaries through real life experience. Deb and Dave are a married couple who live by the motto "Adventure is for Everyone" and they show their readers that ordinary people can live extraordinary lives. They travel the world sharing their adventures through amazing photography, fun videos and personal stories.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The World, there's always something exciting that we haven't seen yet.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way to save money when traveling abroad is to travel independently. Eat at local diners, hire local guides and stay at small independent guest houses or hostels. Location plays an important role as well. Think about where you can stretch your dollar farther like South East.

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Thinking Particle

Thinkingparticle.com is our effort to make travelling India a bit easier. We are trying to give most accurate information possible about various destinations through our travel articles. We also provide an opportunity to our fellow travelers to share their travel experiences by writing travelogues , by participating in our India travel forums and by sharing photographs.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Ladakh, India

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
While traveling abroad on budget, you should never resist the unfamiliar and try to trust the locals. One should avoid taking any informative decision if you are not much aware of the geography. Club with fellow travelers to share expenses. Couchsurf if you are able to get a trustworthy host. Never outstay your welcome.

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This Battered Suitcase

This Battered Suitcase combines travel advice with photography and personal stories from abroad. Travel romance, location-specific advice, funny stories from the road, and how to take full advantage of your holiday, whether it's for a weekend or for a year - I try to cover as much as I can about the 78 countries I've visited!

What is your favorite travel destination?
I can't pick just one! Colombia, India, Japan, and Russia are all favourites.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The number one way to travel on a budget is to keep track of all the little purchases you make, whether before you travel or while you're abroad. You can save a lot of money by scaling back and watching every penny you spend; it's amazing how seemingly small things like a latte, a lunch out, or a night on the town with friends add up. Save that money for travelling, and, when you're on the road, set a daily budget and stick to it: take public transportation, cook the occasional meal at the hostel, and research budget flights and hotels in advance. If you choose a cheap country to visit, like Bolivia or Cambodia, your money can stretch much farther than you might think!

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Top Backpacking Destinations

A guide to the best backpacking destinations around the world. Tips on destinations, travel advice and other tips for travelling on a budget. All from someone who has been there and done it!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Honduras

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Go with a charity and work on a project somewhere. I worked on a project teaching English in Honduras and had a full year on a paradise island for next to nothing (just the original fee which I got sponsored for by other charities). I even got paid whilst I was there and was put up with food so had no outgoings!

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Tourist 2 Townie

Marketing Director turned Dream Chaser, Gareth Leonard, is on a quest to travel like a local and go from Tourist to Townie, one mission at a time, to truly understand foreign communities through the people and culture that define them.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Colombia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Make local friends through common hobbies and let them show you the real spots to eat, sleep and explore.

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TravAddict

TravAddict provides quality information and recommendations for adventure travelers on a budget

What is your favorite travel destination?
Europe. There is so much diversity.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
We think the best way for a student to travel abroad is by booking themselves onto an adventure tour. The prices are affordable, there is little planning needed, and you will meet fellow student travelers from all over the world.

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TRAVEL & TWEET

It's a travel journal , experiences and recommendations from my personal travel experiences across North America, Europe and Asia.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Santorini

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Travel in groups, go in the off season, stay at hostels, and travel light.

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Travel Blissful

Travel Blissful is all about sharing destination ideas and travel advice for happy travel experiences. Whether you're traveling, planning your next trip or prefer armchair travel, you’ve come to the right place!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Choose destinations where you get most value for your money (for example Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia). Travel by bus, train or low-cost flights and couchsurf or stay in hostels to keep living costs down. Eat street food or cook your own meals in the hostel kitchen.

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Travel Feeder

Travel Feeder is a travel photo blog written by a travel blogger who is passionate in budget travel to various parts of the world. It features tips and guides also some exciting travel photos from cities that I visited including popular destinations around Europe and Asia.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Japan and Europe

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
There are too many ways to control our travel budget, it depends how frugal you can be: from sleeping in train stations, to cooking meals in B&B. But most importantly, we need to have an open mind and passion for travel that will make every travel enjoyable and memorable.

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Travel Junkette

Not stoked to enter the world of cubicles? Don't worry; neither was Susan. She's been working seasonal adventure jobs and traveling the world since 2008. At Travel Junkette, she'll show YOU how to do the same.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite travel destination is pretty much anywhere in Latin America, because of the colorful culture and friendly people. I also love that I get to practice my Spanish and dance wherever I go.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for students to travel abroad on a budget is to visit inexpensive countries. Your money will go a lot farther in Southeast Asia than it will in Japan. If you'd like to travel to more expensive places, then try to find work (for example, as a bartender, nanny, or English teacher) to subsidize your expenses.

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Travel Wonders of the World

Over the last 25 years, I have travelled widely. Travel Wonders is about sharing the most memorable destinations across our planet – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. The descriptions, photos and stories are not only written to entertain but to inspire tohers to discover theor own travel wonders. Travel rewards with the opportunities to meet incredible people, see inspiring places, view extraordinary wildlife and scenery and enjoy wondrous experiences.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Paris

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Much of the world is quite economical to visit. Experience places as the locals do, eat local food, get out of touristy areas and spend time experiencing the depth of sights and culture that a place offers.

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Traveling Canucks

The Traveling Canucks are Cam & Nicole Wears, a Canadian couple and newbie parents living in Vancouver, Canada. We're proof that it is possible to build a career and family AND travel the globe and follow your passions. Tune in for fun travel stories & helpful travel tips as we explore our world and introduce Baby B to new cultures and adventures.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Easter Island

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for students to travel abroad is to volunteer and find short term employment opportunities. Not only will it bring in some income, it will allow for a more enriching travel experience. Accommodation costs can easily break any travel budget, so look for opportunities that include accommodations or living expenses.

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Traveling Round The World

Since leaving on my RTW trip, I've been blogging about it on Traveling Round The World ( http://www.travelingroundtheworld.com ) and first started it just to keep in touch with friends and family. However, over the past 6 months, I have been writing more to offer travel advice to those looking to take the travel plunge. Everything from how to budget and save money, how to plan for a gap year and even how to pack!

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite travel destination so far is Iceland. It's an amazing country with one of the most stunning landscapes I've ever seen. I spent a week there and wish I'd seen more. The city of Reykjavik has a lot to offer but the rest of the country offers so much more. Go there if you have the chance! You won't be disappointed.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Transportation will always be your biggest cost. If you must fly, do your best to find affordable plane tickets. On my blog, I've dedicated an entire article on how to fly on the cheap by accumulating free bonus miles as well as utilizing buddy passes and other ways to save. As for land transportation, do your research. The trains are not always the cheapest option depending on which country you're in. For instance, it was far cheaper for me to take buses throughout Spain than it was to take the train so do some research to find out what will be the best option for where you want to go.

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Traveling Savage

Traveling Savage is a travel, photo, and poetry blog dedicated to exploring Scotland's culture, history, scenery, music, and people.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Scotland

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Practice budgeting in your day-to-day life several months before you leave on your trip. Give yourself spending limits and see where you have difficulties. This will help you stay focused on your specific problem areas while you travel so you don't inadvertently overspend.

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TraveLinkSites

TraveLinkSites.com brings you the best travel tips, hints and advice in the form of interviews with the web's leading travel bloggers. Destination specific interviews as well as reams of advice on how to find work abroad, how to volunteer, how to travel as a family and much more.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Vietnam and Thailand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students should pack as light as possible and learn how to manage their money effectively. Set a daily budget, try and eat as cheaply and healthily as possible and most of all try and have fun.

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Travelling Assassin

A satirical travel blog dedicated to the musings and travels of a single girl who has been travelling around the world for 10 years.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Rome

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Take advantage of hubs and one way tickets, subscribe to email flight specials, be flexible with the cities you exit and enter and the date you fly out. Try to fly out mid week and return mid week and research the best deal until you get carpal tunnel syndrome. I spend days researching the best flight and I often save hundreds.

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Travelocafe

Travelocafe is a cultural travel blog and a pursue for picture perfect places. We want to make traveling a learning experience, both in terms of self-discovery and world comprehension. In our opinion, traveling should not be a hassle but the ultimate Zen experience. We travel to grow up, wake up, and stay on our toes.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Japan

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
We recently discovered just how wonderful couchsurfing is. Not only that it's the cheapest way to travel, but to a certain extent it's also the most rewarding in terms of cultural exchange and interaction with the locals. Another trick we've been using is traveling in off-season and also taking advantage of flight promotions.

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Travels of Adam

Travels of Adam wants to explore the world from the quirky to the amazing. It's all about my personal experiences and alternative & indie travel tips from around the world, with a big focus on the coolest things to do in the world's most hip cities.

What is your favorite travel destination?
I love to live in cities but travel to tropical beaches.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
You have to do a bit of planning but if you can discover local blogs or find the local events magazines in cities you travel to, they almost always will tell you the coolest things happening and at a students budget. Look for them in student cafes, hipster bars or around college campuses. Basically: follow the local students to see what they're up to, rather than what's in your tourist guidebook.

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Travels With Zen-Aida

My blogs reflects my lifestyle and interests: solo travel off the beaten track, art, architecture, gardens and parks, museums, classical music and the traditionally good things in life - food and wine.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Iceland, New Zealand, the island of Hokkaido/Japan, the city of Kanawaza/Japan, and I love my newly adopted home town of Berlin/Germany

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Traveling on a budget has become easier with services such as www.couchsurfing.com and www.servas.org available to find homes to stay in. And it is ever so much more interesting to stay with locals, they are the best source for giving cost-saving tips. My advice for traveling anywhere is to have enough time to explore and hang out. "Take time to stop and smell the daisies" sounds old-fashioned, but the message is as relevant today as it ever was.

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Trip and Travel Blog

Trip and Travel Blog is a group of outgoing travelers and friend who share a deep passion for adventure. Our blog is our spot on the internet to portray our thoughts and feelings and prepare us for upcoming destinations. Most people know that traveling expands the horizons but travel is also filled with options and a wide range of choices. Trip and Travel blog supports both luxurious options and low cost solutions by providing readers with information in the form of travel infographics, travel gadgets, travel culture and art, accommodation, news on special offers, night activities&drinks, festivities and happenings and shopping. Our goal is to provide the correct content that will motivate our visitors and guide them to some of the greatest travel experiences.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favourite travel destination is the Maldives due to their magnificent aquatic life.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
The best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget is to seek out the best offers before making his first step. This includes news on deals about flight tickets, accommodation and the cost of the different activities that he’s looking into for his destination. He may have to sacrifice any luxury but be able to afford any enjoyable travel within a region that is in the same continent as he. Traveling across the ocean would mean a higher budget but still possible with the right offers.

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Triumph of the Wills

The personal website of David S. Wills, founder and editor of Beatdom and author of "Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult." Featuring photography and reports from travels throughout Asia.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Cambodia

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Stay in hostels and take the bus. That way you save money and meet lots of new people.

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True Travellers Society

The aim of True Travellers Society is to connect people to free or low fee international volunteer and meaningful travel opportunities. We try to help connect individuals with international volunteer programs and provide them with the resources to make it happen.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Argentina

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
This may not be the best way but here is a tip: if you have the opportunity, stay in the same place for a while. The most expensive part of traveling on a budget is moving around. You end up paying a lot for transportation costs. Also, you will always find ways to save money in a city the longer you are there.

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Turkey With Stuff In

It's a journal of living life somewhere between two cultures. Incorporating tales of travel, daily life, the in-laws, the food, the culture, and an array of odds and sods, all accompanied by lots of photos.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Turkey

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
In Turkey, I would say, go local. Find the small family run guest houses and eat where the local's eat. As with any country, tourist areas and beach front bars/restaurants are always going to be more expensive.

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Turkeys for Life

Turkey's For Life is a blog about Fethiye & other parts of Turkey. We provide lots of information on budget travel in Turkey and how to eat cheaply while you are in the country.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Fethiye, Turkey

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Do some research before you set off to find the best accommodation at the lowest prices. Fill up with a late breakfast at your hostel and then eat local street food rather than at restaurants. If it has to be a restaurant, then check out where all the locals are heading.

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Two Beers and a Pretzel

A fairly normal, mid-thirties IT nerd gives up his secure fortune 500 career to travel the world. During the trip, he makes lifelong friends, feeds his soul, and rediscovers the spark for life. The blog itself is a pretty clean, ad-less inteface, and I don't try to sell you advice. If you need advice on how to do it: just sell all your crap and go - it's not nearly as scary as you may think!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Argentina. There's a great backpacking infrastructure, and the Asado (social cookouts) make you feel like part of the backpacking community.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
If you're going to stay somewhere for a while, many hostels will give you free room & board in exchange for "under the table" work, as will many scuba shops and backpacker bars. If you're going to see as much as you can, stay in hostels with cheap group rooms, couch surf, and don't splurge on food. Save your money for tours and activities.

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Unbrave Girl

I like to say that Unbrave Girl is the adventure travel blog for the unadventurous. By being honest about my own fears, I'd like to think that I'm encouraging my fellow scaredy cats out there who may have dreamed of traveling, but never thought they had the guts.

What is your favorite travel destination?
This is a toughie as I definitely have a lot of favorites! But I'd have to say Portugal. It was my very first solo backpacking trip and I totally fell in love with the country, the language and the egg cream tarts. In fact, I'm kind of scared to go back for fear that it won't measure up to the magical Portugal that exists in my head.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
I'd definitely have to say working abroad is the best way to go. When I was in college, I spent my summers working in the UK and Ireland on student working visas. I got to see the countries, experience the culture and not go totally broke while I did it. Plus, since I usually worked in pubs or restaurants, I was able to make friends with my fellow coworkers, and I usually got free food and booze!

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Vagabonding Life

Vagabonding Life is the personal account of my journey from cubicle slave to full-time traveler. The blog began in 2005 and has been inspiring others to take control of their lives to enjoy this crazy world of ours. I offer an honest account of daily life on the road, not the sugar-coated cliche travel writing found in so many other places.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and pretty well all of Southeast Asia.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students should always talk to other travelers. Put down the guidebook, turn off the digital devices, and meet real travelers who can offer personal experiences and advice. Not only will you make interesting new friends, but also many of them will be willing to share transportation or accommodation costs; splitting things 50/50 really helps!

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Vegan World Trekker

I share my sightseeing and vegan dining experiences from my domestic and world travels. When not traveling, I share tips on travel-related products and veggie-related travel topics such as how to prepare for meals on non-veggie-friendly airlines.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Peru, Egypt, and South Africa. Peru has breath-taking landscape, Egypt offers much history, and South Africa has precious wildlife!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Stay at hostels or do couchsurfing for free. Also, arrange tours with local tour companies(cutting out the middleman from large USA tour companies), do walking tours on your own, or buy the City Pass for discounts.

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Velvet Escape

Velvet Escape is a luxury travel blog that goes beyond exotic destinations, luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. Velvet Escape emphasizes slow, sensory travel and being inspired by our experiences. Go explore, experience, and be inspired!

What is your favorite travel destination?
I have so many! Spain, Italy, Canada, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, and Chile are a few of my favorites.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Maximize your budget by couchsurfing or sharing a vacation rental with a group of friends (often much cheaper per head than hotels and in some cases, hostels). The best way to explore a place is on foot (and it's free too!) and if you need a guide, sign up with a local Greeter - it simply is the best way to get acquainted with the place through the eyes of a local.

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VirtualWayfarer

An advice, photography, and adventure-themed travel blog tailored to budget travelers and individuals actively interested in studying and living abroad.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The Scottish Highlands

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
By slowing down the usual itinerary, staying in hostels, and focusing on avoiding super expensive cities. Traveling in off season and mid-week also makes a huge difference.

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Walking the Bay

Corinne DeBra decided to discover more about the trails and cities in her own backyard, by taking a 1,000 mile walk around San Francisco Bay, primarily following the San Francisco Bay Trail. She is now on her second revolution around the Bay. Her Walking the Bay site includes detailed write-ups and photographs of places to visit, play and stay; things to do; and tips about trail conditions.

What is your favorite travel destination?
San Francisco Bay, Bay Trail

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Many interesting local spots get missed in favor of the "grand attractions." Hunt for areas with history or interests and activities that you may enjoy, and you'll be richly rewarded. The San Francisco Bay Trail is great for a combined bicycling, walking and site-seeing trip. Yes, you'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and pass through vineyards near wine country, but you'll also discover a few old river towns, see remnants of gold, salt and timber (pre-Silicon Valley industries), and be able to see open spaces, marshes, wildlife, and a variety of cities.

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Wandering Educators

A travel library of global resources for discovering extraordinary travel destinations, fascinating people, and global artists. We are also the largest online source of travel guide reviews and international jobs, as well as sharing opportunities for internships, work abroad, and study abroad. Wandering Educators teaches a teen travel blogging class, and has thousands of travel articles by both our students and over 35 editors from around the world.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Scotland

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Make connections before you go! Use tripping or couchsurfing to find locals - whether you stay with them or not, you'll arrive in a place with a friend on hand. They can show you the places locals love, which are usually much cheaper than tourist attractions, restaurants, etc. You'll also have new friends and an inside look at the local culture.

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Wandering Justin

Helping you create your own adventures - without going into debt.

What is your favorite travel destination?
New Zealand

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Spend less on mundane things, like cable TV. Instead, save up for an awesome trip. You'll remember a trip to hike a volcano in Iceland far longer than you'll remember watching every single game of the Phoenix Suns' 2012-13 season.

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WanderingTrader

WanderingTrader is the travel blog of Marcello Arrambide, who has been to over 70 countries and 6 continents. It provides in-depth travel advice, stories, and tips, about many locations around the world. The site also provides great information on living overseas.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Colombia, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Israel.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Always try to think outside of the box. Instead of staying at hotels or hostels think of renting an apartment from a local. Look at taking local transport instead of taxis. There are always ways to save money - you just have to find them.

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We Blog the World

We Blog the World takes on the challenge of sharing unique, independent stories of places around the world in a way that educates, inspires passion, and invokes meaningful global change.

What is your favorite travel destination?
That's a tough one since I have a favorite in every part of the world, but top picks are South Africa, Thailand, Ecuador, London, and the South of France.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
It can be summed up in 3 words, not 3 lines although I’ll add an explanation. BELIEVE ITS POSSIBLE. The rest will follow in a serendipitous fashion. Yes, really. People fear the unknown and the moment you step out into the unknown without fear, the possibilities unwind before you. There are plenty of tips and sites that tell you how to save $5 here and there, but that’s not what our site is about – our site is about how to aspire to something beyond a budget. An experience, especially a life-changing one, sometimes costs a lot, but most often there are ways get to those places with a minimal budget or for no cost at all. After all, what price can you put on a breathtaking view of a mountain, sea, galley, alley, pyramid, or underwater dive when you look back on your life at 60 and assess how you spent your time and where you spent your money?

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We Go Slow: A Bicycle Journey from Seattle to South America

We Go Slow is our way to share our experiences and tales from the road. Traveling by bicycle allows a unique perspective on countries and cultures along the way. We share photos, stories, and resources to encourage human-powered wanderlust.

What is your favorite travel destination?
The rough and dusty roads of Baja California, México

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Pick a place and stay there. Seek out volunteer and work/trade opportunities. By exchanging our time for food and hospitality, we almost doubled our time abroad without significantly impacting our budget.

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Weekend Haven

Weekend Haven was initially a travel chronicle to keep tab of our photos, memories, expenses, and awesome experiences. Eventually, it became a venue to help our friends and other travel enthusiasts in their own backpacking adventures around Asia and beyond. A guide to finding haven out of the less-traveled roads.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Philippines, for its 7,107 islands. There's always somewhere to go to all year round.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Research, plan ahead, and maximize deals and promo fares. Airline tickets are usually on sale at least 3 months before travel date. For the backpackers, it's best to skimp on the accommodation, especially if you plan to be outside most of the day. Save on your food budget by sampling the local cuisine at the neighborhood eateries.

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What a Trip

The What a Trip blog shares insider travel tips to world-wide destinations from writer Nancy D. Brown. As a lodging editor, Brown also reviews bed and breakfasts, inns, dude ranches, and luxury resorts.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Asking me to select my favorite travel destination is like asking me to pick my favorite child or student. I loved riding a Fjord horse in Bergen, Norway and riding behind a dog sled in the dead of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students looking to travel abroad on a budget should do their homework before they hit the road. My daughter is currently studying abroad in Spain. She appreciated the regional blog links that I sent her way, allowing her to become familiar with the area before her arrival. Once there, she learned the cheapest places to eat and how to travel on a budget with fellow students.

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Where the Road Goes

From traveling between Cape Town and Cairo on public transport to documentary work in the forests of the Eastern Congo. WhereTheRoadGoes is an inspiring mix of travel and journalism over the years from photojournalist Richard Stupart

What is your favorite travel destination?
Ituri forests, Democratic Republic of Congo

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Do your research - don't arrive and stay at the first place you find. Also, consider drinking less - alcohol is the devil for a wallet.

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Wild Junket

We share our experiences and adventures from unconventional corners of the world on our blog. Think hiking in Australia's Red Center, swimming with sharks in South Africa, cruising Antarctica, etc.

What is your favorite travel destination?
It's a toss-up between Madagascar and the Galapagos - both for their remote setting and rich wildlife.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
We think the best way is to opt for budget accomodations or even try out couchsurfing and stay with locals for free. Another way is to eat street food which not only saves money but gives a great introduction to local food.

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Without Baggage

Without Baggage follows TV Producer Hank Leukart’s (The Amazing Race, Expedition Impossible, Top Shot) adventures around the world. He writes short, personal essays about independent travel: no guides, pre-planned itineraries, or heavy luggage. On recent trips, he has walked 115 miles through Iceland, backpacked in post-revolution Egypt, boated down the Congo River, trekked to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp, snowshoed the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim, packrafted Alaska’s Denali, and hiked in Chilean Patagonia.

What is your favorite travel destination?
My favorite wilderness destination is in Iceland in the summer: it’s light outside for 24 hours per day, and the variety of wilderness adventures are endless! My favorite big cities are Moscow for the nightlife and history, and Hong Kong for the cultural diversity.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Students traveling on a budget should be very picky about their destinations: Southeast Asia, Africa, and India are much cheaper than Europe and the USA, for example. Use Couchsurfing.org and go camping to avoid expensive hotels, eat in hole-in-the-wall restaurants not designed for tourists (they’re often better!), and use local, public transportation instead of air travel and taxis. If you can find a friendly local in a city (like me in Los Angeles!) to host you, you may end up with free lodging, food, transportation, and a new friend too!

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Yeah That's Kosher

A Jewish travel blog specifically assisting those seeking Kosher options around the world. We discuss, list, and review restaurants, hotels, programs, airlines, cruises, travel products, and more.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Israel

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
Planning ahead, using public transportation, and relying on your smartphone are great ways for a student to travel abroad on a budget. Planning ahead allows you to figure out the cheapest options, routes, and accommodations that one can't do right before a trip. Public transportation in many cities around the globe will help you save on costs when traveling between cities and often within a city. Try and stay near a transportation hub to avoid long walks with your luggage. Using your smartphone, and a local SIM card, will keep you connected when you need to be, and will allow you to spend more time experiencing the destination instead of sitting in an Internet cafe.

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Young Adventuress

My blog is a space where food, travel, and culture intersect, a place for storytelling, advice, and travel tips. I'm a solo female travel blogger who has spent the past few years living abroad in Spain teaching English, though now I am planning to move down to New Zealand. My chief goal with Young Adventuress is to show the world that traveling can be safe, affordable, and fun, and also to make people laugh!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Spain of course!

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
First it's about prioritizing expenditures in advance so that you have a decent chunk of savings. Once you start traveling, there are plenty of sites out there that offer discounts for hotels in hostels, though I am a big fan of renting an apartment while traveling, which also means I can cook my own meals and save money. I try to book overnight train or bus travel to avoid dishing out extra for accommodation, and I prefer to travel in off-seasons to keep crowds and prices down.

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You're Not From Around Here, Are You?

Since leaving corporate life in London in 2006, I’ve travelled, worked, volunteered, and lived in over 90 countries. Highlights so far would be driving along the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul, a complete circuit of South America, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica. I’m currently back in Beijing, as a base to visit more of Asia and attempt to learn Mandarin.

What is your favorite travel destination?
I'm torn between Myanmar and Kyrgzystan.

What is the best way for a student to travel abroad on a budget?
When traveling on a budget, the easiest place to save money is on accommodation. While hostels can be great fun, it's worth checking out Couchsurfing and similar sites, where you take up someone's spare room for free. Take along a small gift or a couple of drinks and you'll have a home-away-from-home and a friendly local guide.

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