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Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Minnasan konnichiwa, We’ve reached the end my money saving tips for Tokyo series. This time, I will share with you how to save on accommodation and sightseeing so you can see more and do more in the capital. [My previous tips include how to save on transportation as well as food and drink.] Saving on accommodation Cheap hotels in bad locations Hotel Maruchu where I … Continue reading Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Money saving tips for Tokyo: Transportation

Tokyo is the most expensive city to live in but there are still many ways to make the trip less expensive. As I was writing this money saving guide for Tokyo, I realized that there is just too many sub-categories so I split the tips into three different posts. This post is about saving on transportation. There is another on food and drinks as well … Continue reading Money saving tips for Tokyo: Transportation

6 tips for a pleasant budget flight

Once you go budget, you never go back. Unless you have lots of money that is. I’m a big fan of budget airlines, although I don’t like the hidden charges they secretly add on while you book. The longest budget flight I’ve taken was the now-defunct Kuala Lumpur-Paris route. Thank goodness I was sleepy both ways and was deep asleep during the 14 hours trip. … Continue reading 6 tips for a pleasant budget flight

Money saving tips for San Francisco

Before I went to the US, I thought travelling there would be really expensive. But I realized that budget travel in San Francisco is possible after spending 8 nights in The City as a side trip of a business event. While I’m not The Frugal Traveler, for the trip, my goal was to spend less than US$100 a day, including accommodation. I think I might … Continue reading Money saving tips for San Francisco

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Why you should get TripIt

I went to cover a tech event today and the main theme was about the personal cloud and how it would become the center of our digital lives.

It got me thinking about my personal cloud apps and how it allowed me to be free of a USB and forwarding all documents to my e-mail.

I have many cloud apps I love but for travelling, I adore TripIt (and Google Docs’ Speadsheet).

I wrote a semi-review of TripIt last September on my now-dead tech blog. Since then, I’ve used the app for many more months and have grown really fond of it. I basically use it as my carrot–whip out my phone, see my upcoming trips before getting back to real life.

If you haven’t tried out TripIt, I’m here to convince you to do so. The light version is free anyway! I don’t have much use for the Pro version’s extra functionalities.
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