Eating for under $10 a day

Traveling the world on an extreme budget means making sacrifices, but it's by no means impossible. For example, you can always stay at budget hostel dormitories rather than posh hotels. You might eschew a high-traffic tourist destination like Phuket Island, Thailand in lieu of a more laid-back, less well-known, and cheaper (and possibly more authentic) destination such as Koh Mak. When it comes to eating, there is definitely a delicate balance to maintain.

10 Things to do in Siam Reap, Cambodia for under $10

When you think about Cambodia, you almost certainly think about the magnificent temple complex at Angkor Wat. The ancient Khmer temples are incredible, and definitely worth visiting. However, recently the Historical Park raised its prices. Now, a one-day ticket costs $37, not including the price of a driver and guide to take you from one site to the next.

Definitely don't pass up Angkor Wat if you have the chance, but if you are on a very tight budget, there are plenty of other things that you can do in Siem Reap, Cambodia for well under $10!

If you do visit Angkor, I recommend opting for a one-day ticket and spending the rest of your time in Siem Reap experiencing these other amazing, but less well-known, sites and activities in the charming old colonial town.

10 Things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos for under $10

Luang Prabang is one of my favorite places in the world! The ancient royal capital of Laos and "Holy City of Lao Buddhism" offers culture, history, nature, and amazing coffee with a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by mountains and the slow-moving Mekong River, Luang Prabang is also an incredibly affordable place for travelers on a budget. Nearly all attractions in the city cost less than $10, making it a perfect place to write about on this blog!

Why $10?

Last year, my girlfriend and I took time off of our jobs and set off on a 6-month adventure traveling through Vietnam and Laos. Traveling as a couple, especially on an incredibly tight budget, is a real bonding experience! As we traveled, we tried to spend under $10 a day wherever possible (not including accommodations, which usually cost around $10 per night).

During our travels, we learned A LOT about how to travel on an incredibly small budget. Travel doesn't have to be expensive, especially if you adjust your expectations and allow yourself to be a little bit flexible. In fact, all around the world, there are millions of interesting things that cost less that $10, and a decent percentage of them are completely free!

This blog is a guide of sorts of all the things that you can do for under $10 USD. I'll write about museums, attractions, food, drinks, hotels, and even transportation. Whatever I write about, I promise that it will always cost less than $10!

I hope that I can …