How Much Spending Money Do I Need For Santorini?

Santorini is sadly most famous for being the location of one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions Earth has ever witnessed. But these days it’s much more famous for delicious food, black beaches and too many tourists in summer.  This island has a lot more to offer though than your typical tourist spot on the...

17 August 2018

HOW BEST TO MANAGE MONEY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Baht, Riel, Dong, Kip, Kyat, The Mighty Dollar, ATMs that charge, ATMs that don’t, ATMs that aren’t ATMs, Western Unions, street corner currency exchanges, stolen cards… Managing money while travelling across South East Asia (we’ll call this SEA for now) can and will make your head hurt. You’re navigating a number of different currencies with...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar has only been open to tourists since 2012 but in that time the ease at which tourists and their money have been able to move around the country has increased rapidly. There are ATMs all over the place, bigger hotels now take credit cards and an ever-evolving Wi-Fi network means you can transfer money...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Laos

Despite being one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia, Laos can be one the hardest nations for money management. This is mostly because the tourist-heavy, tube loving party-town of Vang Vieng, the expensive hippie Utopia of Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos’ the on-the-rise capital, are a world away economically than almost everywhere else...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Vietnam

Vietnam is the go-to for many travellers who consider themselves a little too cool for the Khao San road, the Full Moon Party or the tubing rivers of Vang Vieng.* It’s got the gritty narrow streets and sprawling Soviet squares of Ho Chi Minh City, the European quaintness of Hội An and the chaotic old...

6 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Thailand

Ah, Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’, the accessible starter destination for the first time traveller and gap year student, the home of the Full Moon Party and the owner of (for our money anyway) the most stunning beaches on the continent and, although easier to navigate than its South East Asian neighbours, a bit of...

3 August 2018

How Best to manage your money in Cambodia

Whether you’re taking a one, two, three or four-day tour of Angkor Wat, joining a bar crawl on Siem Reap’s Pub Street or hammock swinging in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has something for every traveller, from the history buff to the party animal to the beach bum. Cambodia is possibly the most complex South East Asian nations...

2 August 2018

[Infographic] ATM Fees Abroad and How to Avoid Them #WeSwapWisdom

Last week, we released some pretty shocking stats revealing that UK travellers are losing a whopping £125 million in fees by using their normal bank cards at overseas ATMs. Ouch. The problem: if we’re not careful, it’s possible to be charged up to 4 separate times – for one. single. withdrawal with a typical bank card overseas. Yikes! 

30 May 2018

How Much Spending Money do I need in Budapest?

Budapest is an incredible city, the history, the architecture, the wine, the bars, the arts - it's got everything. Popular for long weekends and an essential stop off when interrailing, Budapest is known for being a cheap destination. But how many Hungarian Forint do you actually need to budget? With real data from real travellers,...

29 May 2018
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