Intro - How to Travel on a Budget

by Taj Bates

When I was a kid, I was enthralled by Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.

I dreamed that one day I would be able to see the pyramids and the Acropolis, but figured it probably wouldn’t happen until I was much, much, much, much older, with a healthy nest egg to afford such jet-setting extravagance.

Fast forward to my early 20s. I was fresh out of college, working in Washington, DC, and living in a ‘cozy’ (Craigslist for ‘tiny’) studio apartment, with almost all of my entry-level paycheck going to rent, bills and the other inescapable expenses of adulting.

Yet, with the wee little money I had left at the end of each month, I was able to travel to dream places on my bucket list, including Egypt and Greece.

And so can you. Here’s how!


Photo: Roderick Eime