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Asked on 23 Nov 2019

To the broader seedly community, what are some of your favorite travel hacks when going overseas?

Tips and tracks for reducing the cost of travel and maximizing experiences

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I am more inclined towards sight-seeing than being a shopaholic. Accordingly, my trips are often planned with photos and filmmaking in mind. Here are three apps that I will always use to plan my itinerary: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/3-great-apps-to-plan-trips/

If I am travelling to Asia, I will use Singtel overseas data most of the time. Otherwise, I use this SIM card by Three Network - it covers 71 destinations around the world at a reasonable rate. Here is some info: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/best-way-to-get-overseas-data-for-your-next-trip/

For flights, I almost always prioritise the best landing timings (i.e. reaching the destination in the morning or early afternoon) over price. This way, I get more time overseas to do whatever I want - I feel this is more value for money than saving money itself.

For short flights, it is usually Scoot or Singapore AIrlines (if there is a promotion). For long flights, my first choice is always Singapore AIrlines (best service overall), Emirates (I get 50% discount from AIA Vitality), and then Qatar (if the first two are too expensive).

For accommodation, I always prefer Airbnb over hotels simply because it feels at home and I can cook. This way, I can save my budget for experiences rather than on food. Anyway, I am really at the accommodation for 6 to 8 hours a day. Therefore, I find no value in overspending on that.

There are too much to cover on travel but I will end off with my best tip: The best way to save money is to be a local there - learn from the locals and ask them what to do, and where to eat. They are the best people that can give you the most value.

Have fun! ❤️

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Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

24 Nov 2019

Thank You!
Pang Zhe Liang
Pang Zhe Liang

24 Nov 2019

Hope it helps!
Michelle Ho
Michelle Ho
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Answered on 02 Dec 2019

Do lots of research. Goggle is my best friend. And when using goggle, include the word blog with what you want to search. This will bring you to blogs that people have written about the place you want to go. Bloggers will write their feeling about the place, how to go, how much it costs, do and don't at that location and what to watch out for.

Flights

I sign up to all the flights newsletter and telegram sales. So once I have a feeling that I want to travel somewhere, I'll wait for the sale to appear and grab it fast.

Accommodation

Airbnb, booking.com and agoda.com. I found a friend who book hotels frequently using agoda and has become some vip member. So by using his account, the prices is definitely lower than me booking on my account.

Hiking

The best hack I ever use when hiking was using 2 shower caps provided by to wrap the dirty shoes. I can throw the shoes onto the bag and not worry about dirty bags.

Activities

I will look into klook and compare the prices stated there to the blogs ( read first paragraph). This will tell me if the price is worth the activities.

Bright color clothes

Good for phototaking

Shopback

Using Shopback app to earn some cashback.

That's it for now.

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Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

03 Dec 2019

This is so helpful 👍