All posts tagged: cheap

Maldives on the Cheap: Budget Luxury Guide

Originally posted on thewander-lust.com:
The Maldives is one of those countries I never imagined I would be able to visit. It was only a dream Paradise Travel Destination of mine for ages. If you asked me 8 years ago if I would like to go to Maldives, I would probably just laugh not because there’s something wrong with the idea of being there, in fact, it’s my dream but because I knew it would never ever going to happen.There are only three things which I know about the Maldives. First, it’s an Archipelagic Nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Second, it has lots of Private Luxury Resorts that I could never afford. Third, it’s damn expensive to go and stay there. But I guess, the Universe has a way of surprising me. Before I knew it, I found myself on a wooden platform at the balcony of an over-the-water bungalow while starring at the horizon and enjoying the scenic view of the brilliant turquoise blue ocean. Maldives was no longer a dream for me, but when I was there, It felt…

4 Vital Points for a Cheaper Japan Travel

Originally posted on thewander-lust.com:
Japan has an image of being one of the most expensive countries in the world, and if you’re staying in hotels, eating out, and traveling around a lot, then it can really cost you a bomb. It is never going to be as cheap as other destinations and while it may be an expensive country to visit, there are plenty of ways to make this country affordable. To me, budget travel is value travel. So, I have listed 4 vital points on how you can cut down the costs and make this country affordable: 1.) TRANSPORTATIONTransportation is one of the most expensive aspects of travel in Japan and this will surely eat up your pennies. The bullet train, while awesome, comfortable, and fast, is not cheap at all. Individual rail journey can cost hundreds of dollars when added altogether. So in order to reduce your train costs, get a Japan Rail (JR) pass.I repeat, do get a JAPAN RAIL PASS and here’s my BIG NOTE: You only can buy this pass outside of Japan and only people on…

D.C. Days: The Capital in Under 48 Hours

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
A big problem about catching the travel bug is being 22 and broke. A quick-fix solution for this is to keep your trips short and sweet. This sparked the two-day trip to Washington D.C. my boyfriend Nick and I took this fall. Luckily, we live within driving distance (about two and a half hours), which of course saves tons on travel costs! We got there on a Saturday morning and left by Sunday night, but had a awesome, activity packed two days in the nation’s capital. After sitting in traffic most of the morning I finally got into D.C. and met Nick (who was coming from school in Virginia) at The MadHatter. The restaurant was unsurprisingly decked out in all things Alice in Wonderland, but in an almost subtle way that wasn’t completely overwhelming. I didn’t feel like I was in Disneyland; instead there was an assortment of portraits and memorabilia of Alice and the gang along the wood-paneled walls, which I absolutely loved! After a waffle-filled and lovely brunch, we headed over to…

DIY pencil cup holder (collab blog post )

Originally posted on thetaslifestyle:
Hello readers, welcome to my first collab blog post on DIY  pencil holder. i am doing my collab with paleandinterestingblog, check out her blog post on DIY tea candle. So lets get started Equipment . Glue . A book you don’t read anymore or fashion magazines and newspapers.  .Paint (not water colours) .Thread ( any colour) .scissors . Paint brush ( big and small) . A hard plastic cup    . Firstly, you need to get a hard plastic cup . next, you can use newspapers ,fashion magazines and a book you don’t read anymore. . Rip the paper your going to use in strips or in any shapes and stick it outside of your plastic cup. . Continue to rip and stick the paper on the plastic cup until your done sticking the paper on the cup . . Make sure you over lap the paper to make a little collage. It should look like this .After, get a string or thread and measure the size what ever you want. .Next, make…

Spicy Sriracha Bruschetta

Originally posted on Millennial Abroad:
This is a 25 Before 25 post. Check out the rest of my list here. Upon accepting the 25 Before 25 challenge, I wanted to ensure that I created a list of goals and tasks that would enhance or improve my life. I began looking at areas in my life where I could identify shortcomings and almost immediately, the word ‘kitchen’ came to mind. I love food. I really, really love food. However, I am a terrible cook. The irony of this situation is that I was employed in the kitchen at Big in Japan in Montréal for over two months. I actually prepared food for the masses in a busy St. Laurent restaurant, five days a week and yet, I am still terrified of the kitchen. Oi. With this 25 Before 25 challenge, I’m hoping to curtail my fear of slicing, dicing, baking and broiling. While I plan on taking a ploddingly simple approach to my cooking dilemma, I also plan on completing my goal of 12 new recipes before my birthday in August. In line with my “ploddingly simple”…