In this video from Tonight with Boy Abunda, Kapamilya star Enchong Dee shared tips for traveling on a budget, which is the core of his book “Basta Trip Mo.”
Enchong calls himself a budgetarian, meaning, “You spend on things that are the most important.” He is aware that traveling on a budget is a real challenge but he thinks the solution is to know your motive. “Kailangan, klaro sa’yo ano ba ‘yung pinunta ko dito sa lugar na ‘to, ano ba ‘yung dahilan ko kung bakit ako pumunta dito sa lugar na ‘to. Kasi kadalasan, ako, personally, when I go to a certain place, I go for that place, for the destination. So, kapag nakuha ko ‘yung Instagram photo na kailangan ko, okay,” explained Enchong.
He clarified that he respects those who exceed their budgets, “I have nothing against those people who travel extravagantly because you work hard for your money.”
Enchong shared one important tip for budgetarian travellers, which is to start saving up on their pay day. “So, kunwari, you want to travel ng Christmas season, June, July, start saving 1, 500 every payday, which is like 3, 000 a month. Huwag ka lang kumain sa labas ng isang gabi, that’s 3, 000 already. Then, by December, you have that amount to travel.”