14 bucket list destinations, 14 detailed budget guides for your dream vacation

Rappler's own Margie de Leon breaks down her expenses during her stay in Kyoto and Osaka, home to many of Japan's iconic sights (and eats!). Margie shares tips for cheap eats and for a budget-friendly commute, which helped her keep her spending down. 

Writer's expenses: Just over P30,000 for a week-long stay in Kyoto and Osaka (Click here to see Kyoto/Osaka budget guide)  

Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Ah, Paris – a beautiful city that's the stuff of dreams, and on so many people's bucket lists. Writer Ligaya Solera shares her own DIY tips to cut extra costs for that trip to this iconic city, plus notes on visa applications. 

Expenses: About P50,000 for around 7 days (Click here to see Paris budget guide

It might feel far away, but Ligaya breaks down her trip to Scotland here – including sights you shouldn't miss and tips on getting that UK visa. (Click here to see Scotland budget guide)

Here's a to-do list for a trip to Taiwan, including its many great eats and featuring its iconic night market scene. Writer Nikka Sarthou-Lainez also visited Taipei Zoo, Maokong, towering Taipei 101, and curiously, a restaurant called Modern Toilet. 

Writer's expenses: She and husband traveled to Taiwan, spending P35,000 for a 3-night trip to Taipei. (Click here to see Taipei budget guide

Check out this link for a great planning guide to Bali, Indonesia. Ligaya also breaks down her costs here. Come to surf, climb mountains, try the delicious local food, or just soak in the sun at one of its famous beaches. 

Writer's expenses: Ligaya estimates around P20,000 for 4-7 days. (Click here to see Bali budget guide

Tour C, Hidden Beach. El Nido, Palawan. Photo by Mark-Anthony Villaflor

Tour C, Hidden Beach. El Nido, Palawan.

Photo by Mark-Anthony Villaflor

Yes, Palawan is home to many luxurious resorts, but there are budget-friendly alternatives, too. Traveler Mark-Anthony Villaflor moved to Palawan after some years spent traveling long-term, and shares his tips to maximize your Palawan holiday. 

Writer's expenses: Around P5,010 for 3 days, two nights. (Click here to see El Nido budget guide

Chavayan Stone House in Batanes. Photo provided by Irene Maligat

Chavayan Stone House in Batanes.

Photo provided by Irene Maligat

With its verdant hills and breathtaking natural wonders, Batanes remains a popular destination for local and foreign travelers. Writer Irene Maligat breaks down all of her expenses, including the one that takes up the biggest chunk of her expenditures – and explains why it's all worth it. 

Writer's expenses: P8,300 for 5 days in Batanes. (Click here to see Batanes budget guide

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

There's something for everyone in Singapore – for food enthusiasts, those looking to immerse themselves in different cultures, shoppers hankering for a great deal, and more. Ligaya Solera explores how you can have the time of your life in Singapore – on a budget, starting with cheaper accommodations and pointers for free attractions in the Lion City. (Click here to see Singapore budget guide) 

Writer's expenses: P9500 for 3 days. 

Photo provided by Andrea Javier

Andrea Javier contributes her 6-day itinerary to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia. Her trip includes a visit to the famous Angkor Wat, a Ho Chi Minh city tour, and a Mekong delta tour. (Click here to see the Vietnam-Cambodia budget guide)

Writer's expenses: P25000 for 6 days.

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