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How To Make Budget Travel Feel More Luxurious

This is perfect for people with irrepressible wanderlust—especially this summer.
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If there was a list of the top luxuries that millennials really invest in these days, travel would definitely be on top of the list. What fuels wanderlust more in 20 or 30-somethings is the fact that it can come cheap—if you’re creative. Before, taking an airplane overseas or even just to another island in the country and spending a few days there can cost LOTS of money, but now, there are the famed piso flight sales, local tourist hotspots and visa-less destinations, and plenty other factors that make travel affordable.

You just have to be creative and scout for the best offers and packages! Paula Peralejo, seasoned traveler and the blogger behind paulatheexplorer.com, dishes tips to make your budget travel feel more luxurious:

1. Pack light.

Heavy bags are a burden, so pack smart. In many ways, the new ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is your perfect travel buddy, because it’s light and easy to carry. The 8-inch tablet is only 6.6mm thin and weighs just 298g, so there will still be enough room in your carry-on for all your clothes, your kikay kit, and other necessities.

2. Bring something that reminds you of home.

Make your stay feel fancier with your favorite fragrance or maybe silk sheets or pillow cases from home.

3. Be frugal about food.

We don’t mean to starve yourself! Plan and budget your meals, and keep an eye out for coupons. If you can, shop at the local market, search for easy gourmet recipes online, and cook—or mix cocktails yourself.

4. Make downtime count.

When you’re not busy taking OOTDs around the city, exploring the scenery, or partying all night, find some time to just chill. How about watching a movie or the latest episodes of your favorite series? Subscriptions won’t cost much, and you can truly appreciate watching using a tablet like ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 with vivid video playback specs with its 2K IPS Display and cinematic audio capabilities.

You can also wind down with an ebook or maybe those online articles you’ve bookmarked ages ago but haven’t gotten around to reading. The ASUS Visual Master Technology—which includes features and benefits like blur-free videos and outdoor readable displays—lets you do just that even if you’re chilling midday by the beach.

5. Make technology work in your favor.

Download apps to make your trip more organized, hassle-free, and more affordable. Make sure your gadgets can keep up, of course! As the world’s first 4GB RAM Tablet that allows faster web surfing, smooth video playback, and multi-tasking between applications, the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 will surely step up to your game.

6. Bank on the little luxuries.

Lastly, fill your treasure box of memories. There’s nothing more precious than your collection of experiences and captured moments. This is another thing that your ASUS ZenPad can allow you to do. With an expandable memory up to 128GB (SDXC), a 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space with an additional 11GB for the first year/100GB of Google Drive space for two years, take a bunch of photos for Instagram, save tons of Boomerang or SnapChat videos, and create dozens of Facebook albums if you wish. Even on those slow, stressful hump days at work, you can simply look back and relive your little adventure!

On top of it all, the ASUS ZenPad is not as expensive as other premium, high-performance tablets in the market, as prices start at P16,995 SRP. Now that's an all-in-one gadget that travelers like Paula need—the perfect buddy for your wanderlust soul.

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA), powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Processor, is available at ASUS Authorized Resellers

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