Traveling solo on a budget is hard. Traveling with your significant other on a budget is even harder. I’ve traveled around the world with my girlfriend. New York, Shanghai, Philippines, Vancouver, Gokarna. You name it and we’ve probably done it (or are busy planning it!). While we have experienced countless moments of ‘travel joy’ along the way, we have also spent a lot of time behind the scenes finding the cheapest accommodation, transportation and food. We’ve picked buses over flights, hostels over hotels and street food over fancy restaurants. All of this with the goal of stretching our dollars and going further with our travel. Our experiences while traveling on shoestring budgets have also helped us know each other better. After all, isn’t that the point of being together?