If you travel a lot (especially abroad), you know the many, many options you have when looking for a place to stay for the night and the pros vs the cons. Some are pretty obvious, like hotels will be the most expensive, but what about hostels and Airbnbs...Do you know the difference?
Eating healthy can be a challenge in a couple of different ways. Mentally — just because junk food just tastes better (does anyone else's diet always start on Monday?) — and financially. Most people think that to eat healthy, you're going to have to break your grocery budget. But that's not always the case.
Between school, work, a social life, and everything else you have going on, how are you supposed to have time to cook?! Check out these cheap "dump meals" that will basically cook themselves - saving you time and money!
If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.
We all know the saying, "Paris is always a good idea", but it's really only true if you know how to get around without breaking the bank. There is a few different ways to pay for public transportation and they are not all equal!
You're going to want to try all the food and do everything you can while you are volunteering abroad. Here's how not getting the "fancy" stuff can save you money and give you more to spend on memories!
Taking a vacation to Haiti soon? Or maybe you're lucky enough to spend an entire semester volunteering there! Either way these tips are going to help you get the best bang for your buck.
It seems weird to think that spending money now will help you save money later (especially if you're headed to go volunteer abroad) but you gotta trust us on this.
Topics: Saving Money
Traveling cheap is a learned art and not one for the faint of heart. It takes commitment, dedication to sticking to your budget, and sacrifices at times ... but it is SO WORTH IT!