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How to make traveling a lifestyle

If you have found your self wondering what all these people you see on social media are doing to be able to travel for months at a time or take multiple trips a year. I can tell you!! Most likely it isn't a high paying job that gives them PTO for months at a time, it isn't teaching English abroad, and its not being a travel influencer. Yes, some may actually have some of these things going for them but for the average Jo like myself, that is not what we are doing!
Lifestyle Changes
First off to be able to travel often, it must be a lifestyle. For traveling to be a lifestyle you have to be willing to change a few things and compromise back home when you are not on the road. This means, your income must be higher than what you are spending on all the survival necessities. Your bills, groceries, rent, car payments, insurance, etc must all be lower than what you are making monthly. IF that is not the case, it is time to make some changes. For instance, if you live in an area where…

How to get to Malapascua Island in the Philippines and what to do on a budget!

Our first stop on our journey in the Philippines was to head out of Lapu Lapu and make our way to the beautiful island of Malapascua in Cebu region. To get to Malapascua is a bit tricky from Cebu City. You must take a very long bus ride and a few taxi rides or a very expensive Grab or private taxi ride for 4-5 hours. After an extremely few stressful days of traveling and some bumps in the road, we decided to suck it up and pay the 50 US dollars for the private taxi ride. After learning a bit more about Cebu and the Filipinos we learned how safe and cheap the buses were. I recommenced if you fly into Cebu International airport and are going to Malapascua just do some research on the Cebu bus system as it is safe and relatively easy. Here you can find more information about the local bus. Cebu Bus Schedule . Whether you are taking the bus or a taxi, make sure you arrive to the pier before 5pm as that is when the last boat leaves and their are only local boats to and from the pier in May…

Island Hopping from Cebu to Bohol, Philippines

After spending awhile in Oslob, Cebu we decided that since we were so close, we might as well take a two-hour ferry ride and island hop to Bohol Island! After many five-hour plus bus rides across Cebu, two hours on a boat in the beautiful ocean didn’t sound too bad at all. We left early in the morning and arrived by the afternoon. We booked an adorable apartment on Panglao in Bohol, lucky for us we got upgraded to a high-end suite instead of a studio apartment because of an over booking issue the apartment complex had! Score!!! We didn’t mind one bit since our last guest house was right next to a very popular karaoke bar and we didn't get much sleep those previous nights...(the Filipinos love karaoke) A few tips for booking an inexpensive hotel in Bohol is to look for guest houses and apartments versus hotels and resorts, they tend to be cheaper! Also, if you avoid staying right in Alona beach area and stay inland more, the prices will reduce significantly and it is also less tour…