Uncharted Backpacker

Category - Budget Travel Tips

How to Get Cheap Flights!

People always ask me how I can afford to travel so much, all of the time. It starts with hard work, dedication, and priorities but I definitely have some tricks up my sleeve that have saved me tons of money in the past. Knowing how to get cheap flights has been one of the things that has enabled me to see so much of this world. There are countless airlines, flight companies, and travel agencies out there that persistently fill up your inbox with what they claim are the latest deals. It can be incredibly difficult to differentiate between which of these are real bargains and which ones are just another marketing scheme to get you to pay full price for a flight.
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How to Get a Cheap African Safari

How to get a cheap African Safari Uncharted Backpacker

Cheap African Safari you say?

Everybody dreams of going to East Africa and living the lion king fantasy we all had as children growing up. Turn on your television and you will see the vast plains of the Serengeti; its jumping wildebeests and yawning lions. It’s hard seeing this and thinking “I would love to go but it’s too expensive”. Well you’re not alone, most travelers believe that East African Safaris are only for the wealthy, but there are actually many ways to travel here and see all the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, giraffe); just like those bazooka-sized-camera touting, rich tourists do. Read More

Money Saving Tips and Dealing with Foreign Banks and ATMS

Money Saving Tips Uncharted Backpacker

Tips from a Travel Banking Advisor

You’ve decided where you’re going and you’re ready, but what do you do to make sure your money is safe and there when you need it?

My name is Mary and have worked in banking advising for many years. I am 54 years old, a backpacker, a Mother and a Grandmother who loves to travel the world.

Before you Travel there is some Important Tips you need to know on how to get money abroad, dealing with foreign currencies, keeping your money safe and how to avoid those nasty bank fees. Through my years of experience working as a travel bank advisor and traveling the world here are a few ideas to help you abroad. Read More