When I was invited to speak at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul last year, I was asked to talk about this: How does one
Welcome to The Poor Traveler, your budget travel guide. When we were starting out, we got lost all the time, got scammed all the time, and ended up spending more than we should. We created this blog to provide tips so others won’t have to waste hard-earned money when traveling and avoid the mistakes that we did.
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The first thing that entered my head was “peace.” When our boat touched the beach, I sensed it in an instant. It was in the
The whole vessel was brimming with enthusiasm as the boatmen prepared to land us on Kalanggaman Island. The morning travel was uneventful: there was a
When we walked past the Duomo on our last night, the air carried a familiar classical tune coming from a string quartet positioned along an
When I think of Malaysia, the catch phrase “Truly Asia” always follows. And as if on cue, the Petronas Twin Towers will regally rise into
If Southeast Asia Backpacking is a college degree, Bangkok is your 101 course. Smack at the heart of Thailand, Bangkok is widely regarded as the
If my travel history were an Olympic tournament, Singapore would get gold in at least two categories: the first foreign city I have visited in
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I was checking posts in my News Feed when I noticed that a lot of my friends shared this video, so I watched it. It
It’s a new year, and with the turning of the calendar page comes an annual tradition: New Year’s Resolutions! For many people, these resolutions center
When we started this blog over six years ago, we didn’t know what we were doing. Back then, we were full-time employees who couldn’t even