Come, come, come, come, come Hello, everybody. It’s the Vagabrothers and Raya RayaWasHere. Raya IS here. Right now. Guys, in today’s video we’re going to be teaching you how to save money while traveling. So we’ve just filmed a video, and it’s about getting ready for a back-packing trip. This is kind of part two. If you haven’t watched this, watch part one first, which is on Raya’s channel. Let’s get started…. How to save money. My first tip would be to cook in your hostel. If you’re staying in an Airbnb, or at a friend’s house or in a hostel, you’re probably going to have a kitchen. It’s so easy to quickly make cheap food because food can rack up. If you go to a restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that’s a lot of money. Pasta is the easiest thing. You can eat that all day long. Don’t underestimate the power of scavenging People leave stuff. So you’re the guy who steals the other person’s juice? No, but if something is left there, It’s a refrigerator …that’s where you leave stuff. You put your name on it and your check-out date If you buy a big bowl, a big thing of pasta, you’ll only use half of it and then you’ll leave the rest, and Marko can use it. Then Marko will eat it. On the food note, if you are staying in a hotel or a hostel, some of them have breakfast included, a continental breakfast. Eat a big, solid breakfast because you’re going to need that energy when you’re out exploring and then also if they have fruit, take as much as you can. Take the fruit. Take the bread. Make sandwiches. Take fruit. Stuff it all in your backpack, and that will hold you over through lunch then you can have dinner. If you skip a meal, you save 15 or 20 bucks. They say, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” My tip would be to use the sharing economy. You’ve got to use Airbnb or couch surfing, especially. I’m a big, big, believer in couch surfing. It’s free. You can stay with other people. Couchsurfing.org is the website where you can basically find a stranger’s home to stay in for a little while. It’s cool though. It’s really cool. It sounds kind of scary. Obviously, people are worried about security sometimes, but people are super cool. You can read through someone’s profile. There’s a lot of reviews. Have you done it? I haven’t done it. I’ve always wanted to, but my girlfriends have always been terrified of it. I think girls do have a legitimate security concern about it. There are people who try to pull a fast one. But if you’re in a group or with your boyfriend or if you’re staying with a girl. Yeah, that’s true. If you’re staying with locals. But with both with Airbnb and couch surfing, you can find the best places to go and see because these people know. And if you really want to get immersed, try wwoofing; world wide organization of organic farms You can stay on a farm for two weeks and work in exchange for food and shelter. All right, Raya. My next one is to use public transportation or walk everywhere. Number 1: you get to see the city. Don’t just get in a cab or you’ll miss everything around Number 2: it’s cheap/ free…..so… and good exercise. Again Uber and taxis can add up so quickly. I just generally don’t trust taxi drivers in foreign countries. As soon as they hear your accent, they’re like..we can charge them 3 times extra. And then they say, ” Please, please. Put all your stuff in the trunk.” So that I can hold you ransom. Never put your stuff in the trunk. Never put your bags in the back of the trunk. Always carry them so that if you have to… if you get in an argument and they try to up the price on you, or pull a fast one, you can just get out. My second tip would be in the party- sphere. A lot of you guys are going to be going on this adventure You might be in Europe. You might be in Asia, whatever it is, buy your booze at the supermarket because you’re going to save a lot of money. Pre-party in the streets, if it’s legal because buying a bottle of wine and taking it down to the edge of the River Seine in Paris is A: a better place than a bar. And B; just a really good way to save money because a bottle of wine in a supermarket in Europe is literally a Euro or two. A Euro is not going to be good, but 3 Euros, now you’re talking a decent wine, mix it with some Coca Cola and you’re in business. My next tip is to wander around cities as opposed to seeing the sites. You have to ask yourself, “Is it better to go inside the Taj Mahal and pay the entry fee or to look at it from a distance. Usually, these nice monuments are good to look at from far away. When you’re standing right next to them, you can’t even see them because they are just right in front of you You lose all perspective, and you’ve paid money and there are tourist everywhere. I would have to disagree. If I were to make it all the way to the Taj Mahal, I would have to go inside and explore it. Why not just walk around and find a cute little cafe`? Yeah, that’s the way to do it. That’s how you feel a city. I guess what I’m saying is I think sometimes people feel obliged to do certain things, but it’s not necessary. My last tip would be to bring only carry-on. I actually always travel with only carry-on. You guys too? Yeah. Number 1: especially if you’re in Europe and traveling around, a lot of the cheap flights you don’t get to check a bag. You get to the airport and they want another 50 Euros for the bag, please. Ryan Air. Lying Air. Sleezey Jet Slanderous, but hey! Sorry. But also if you just have a back pack or something, you don’t have to be paying for cabs to get from the airport to your hotel. You’re just more free to walk places and get cheap flights and get easily on trains. And I promise you…. you think you need more things than you actually need. If we can all live out of carry-ons, you can go on a three-week trip with just a carry-on. On the subject of cash: My next tip is to get a credit card that earns you air mileage. Every time you spend a dollar, or pound, or Euro, they match that with an airline mile. Choose the airline that you feel most attached to that you fly with the most, especially in Europe and North America where credit cards are accepted a lot more than in other places. Instead of taking out money and getting charged bank fees, you’re literally just charging and getting airline miles. Get a loyalty program. Get your airline miles because it will make your next trip that much more doable. I’d say if you’re going somewhere where it’s a more cash-friendly place, take it all out at once so you only get charged once. And it’s a great way to budget yourself because you literally only have that much cash. But you definitely do not need traveler’s checks. They are super old school. So don’t listen to Mom and Dad. Don’t bring traveler’s checks. To wrap it up, my last tip is to stay out of touristic areas. Even if you’re in an Airbnb or couch surfing, stay in the suburbs, where people live. Most city centers are densely packed. A lot of them are only for tourists. The prices are super inflated. That will save you a ton of money. What you want to avoid is eating your meal in the main square. You can literally walk one or two blocks and it will be half price. If I’m walking in the street, I will go up to someone who is doing construction or manual labor, and I’ll ask them where do you get a meal? because they’ll be wanting food that will give them energy and not be super expensive. All right guys. Well if you enjoyed that video, you know what to do, thumbs-up share it with your friends, and subscribe if you haven’t already. And please go subscribe to Raya. She’s awesome. Check out the video we did on her channel. There’s a link in the description box. All right, as always, stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Bye. I like London. London’s good The Tube is great! But it’s not 24 hours After living there for three years, that is like…killer. But they have night buses. I think the tube is lovely because it’s literally silent. It’s British culture at its finest.