‘I travelled to three countries for less than £50 – and you can too’
You don't have to spend a fortune on holidays.
One savvy travel fan has managed to visit three countries for less than £50 – and revealed how you can too.
Sabina Trojanova said it's important to be flexible about where you jet off to.
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She picks her destinations the night before flying – and bases this on which tickets are cheapest using an app called Kewi.
To kick-off her recent trip on May 9, she found a flight to Dublin from London for £12.99.
The 29-year-old spent two days in the Irish capital before setting off to Marseille.
She bagged an affordable £17.38 flight to the French city, which she explored before heading to Spain.
Sabina caught a flight to Palma for just £16.
And for each location, she made sure to spend less than £200 on food and accommodation.
She spent a total of £613.83 on around six days of travelling – but believes she could have cut down costs even more.
Sabina, a content creator based in East London, said: "I get so many people saying they want to travel but can't afford it.
"My intention was to take the cheapest flight to a new country.
"I really wanted to do it solo.
"I booked each flight the night before to find out my next destination.
"I explored the cities on foot.
"I wanted to show that you absolutely can travel as a woman on your own."
At every destination, Sabina challenged herself to complete different tasks.
She said: "I had to eat the national or regional traditional dish.
"Next was something sweet – again from the region.
"Then I had to find an interesting woman from history and finally a book by a local author."
In Dublin, she enjoyed Irish stew, a traditional sweet bun and a pint of Guinness.
Then it was time for Madeleines in Marseille and tapas in Palma – delicious!
Sabina can speak Spanish and French but insists it would have been easy enough to get around without her knowledge of the language.
She said: "I could have done it for a lot less.
"The flights were super cheap. But my tasks totalled up the price.
"The point of this was to show how affordable travel can be.
"If you did this every week it would be hugely environmentally impactful."
Breakdown of costs for Sabina's trip
- Flight – £12.99
- Hostel – £88.88
- Bus fare – £0
- Pub dinner – £20.28
- Bewley's – £16.51
- Trinity library – £16.05
- Book – £1.74
- Spice bag – £7.79
- Grocery shopping – £3.91
- Drinks – £8.70
- Korean food – £7.79
- Salad – £9.52
- Airport bus – £6.96
Total – £201.12
- Flight – £17.39
- Airbnb – £94.26
- Airport buses – £17.40
- Uber – £8.92
- Couscous – £28.70
- Ferry – £9.57
- Uber – £10.40
- Madeleines – £1.48
- Carrefour – £2.38
- Cake from bakery – £4.17
- Bouilladbaisse lunch – £26.09
- Tea house – £4.35
Total – £225.12
- Flight – £16
- Hostel – £80.36
- Taxi – £9.09
- Airport bus – £4.35
- Coco Cocina – £25.22
- Snack – £1.39
- Pre-made salad – £3.42
- Tapas lunch – £12.18
- Matcha latte – £3.83
- Ice creams – £5.66
- Spanish dinner – £26.09
Total – £187.59
The globe-trotter has visited 60 countries in her time.
She enjoys jet-setting alone or alongside her boyfriend Sam, 30.
Some of her favourite destinations include West Bank, Pakistan and Malawi, East Africa.
And her next trip will be to Argentina, where she's staying for three months with Sam.
The pair plan to save money by getting free accommodation, which they have secured by house-sitting.
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