September 6, 2017

About

I love traveling and I love helping people travel, for less.

I’m currently traveling in and around Asia and hope to document some of my experiences and how to travel in Asia for cheap.

Whether you’re traveling to see somewhere new or visit a loved one, I hope you save a lot of money and have the best possible experience.

I’d like to help you book your next trip. No fees, no frills, you book everything yourself (after I find the deals for you). If you end up saving some money, you can give it to charity, support us, or keep it and tell your friends about us!

If interested, please email me at contact@danstravelguide.com.

Background 

For the last 7 years, I traveled around the U.S. putting on events. 4 of those years I did it under my own company. In just a few short years, I’ve booked over 100 trips out of my own pocket.. both Domestic and International. 

Because my startup was always self-funded, we didn’t have a lot of money. Everything was bootstrapped. But the nature of my work required me to be in various cities almost every week for meetings and planning.

Early on, Spirit Airlines was my go-to and I grew to love in that love-hate relationship. If I had to book hotels, I tried to find cheap room-sharing airbnb’s or slept in airports. If I had to get somewhere, I walked or booked the cheapest car rental I could find.

I’ve flown with half my clothes on me to save on baggage costs, walked for miles to avoid cab rides, stayed in airports to avoid paying for hotels, and have done unthinkable things to save money!

Considering an average trip is usually easily over $1000 total for flight, accommodation, and transportation, I had to learn how to travel for less quickly.

Over the years, I’ve significantly improved my travel experiences yet kept my spending low.

In just the past year, I’ve flown over 12 business class flights, visited over 20 different lounges, and have stayed in nice accommodations for cheap. I’ve also booked very pleasant travel experiences for family and friends at a significantly lower price.

This blog discusses the various ways I’ve traveled well, for less.

My Pain, Your Gain!

Whether you’re just solo-trekking around the globe or you’re sharing an experience with loved ones, I hope my 7 years of finding ways to travel cheap will help you travel well, for less.

I’ve spent years learning the complexities of airline policies, points, hidden costs, hotels, transportation, travel hacks, travel deals, and anything related to travel so I can save money and travel more (and better) for less. 

Down the road, I’d like to shift the focus of this site towards traveling with purpose. What that means is traveling not just to experience new cultures or new places but traveling to be involved with the needs of the world outside of our own. That’s what I’m really excited and most passionate about… because I believe life is fuller when we think about ourselves a little bit less.

I know a lot of people who probably travel more than I do for leisure out of pocket. If you’d like to contribute any insight you have to the site, I’d love to have the opportunity to speak with you.

Where I’ve Been / Guest Post Opportunities 

I have not gotten around to writing about all of them but if you have a guest post opportunity, I’d be happy to write for your blog (about one of the destinations I’ve traveled to below or anything travel related) and link that article onto this page.

Below are some articles I’ve published recently on other blogs:

Top 10 Things to Do in Taipei at the Lost Passport
How To Travel Round the World (without Giving Up Life at Home) at Upon Arriving
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Taiwan at A World To Travel
How To Travel the British Islands for Cheap at Europe Travel 360
Featured Travel Blogger at Samantha En Route

Below are some of the places I’ve been where I discuss how I traveled there for cheap.

North America

Arizona

Phoenix

Asia

China

Fuzhou
Gutian
Hangzhou/Suzhou
Hong Kong
Kunming
Shanghai
Shenzhen
Xiamen

Europe

Germany

Frankfurt

Canada

Toronto
Vancouver

Israel

Tel Aviv

Italy

Rome

California

Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Jose

Japan

Fukuoka
Tokyo

United Kingdom

British Islands
London

Colorado

Denver

Korea

Incheon
Seoul

Florida

Orlando

Malaysia

Melaka
Kuala Lumpur

Georgia

Atlanta

Singapore

Massachusetts

Boston
Pittsburgh

Taiwan

Chiayi
Hualien
Kaohsuing
Taichung
Taipei
Taitung
Taoyuan

Minnesota

Minneapolis/Twin Cities

Thailand

Bangkok
Chiang Mai

Nevada

Las Vegas

Vietnam

Hanoi

New Jersey

Union/Rahway

New York

New York City

Oregon

Portland

Texas

Austin
Dallas
Houston
San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Washington

Seattle

Wyoming

Jackson