Are you bored off sitting at home the whole lockdown? Do you plan to go for an outing just to get some fresh air? But are you also worried about your pocket turning thinner and thinner? If yes, you need not worry much as we are here today with tips on how to travel on a budget.
Let us have a look at how you can enjoy your travel and also save on some pennies.
1. Plan your travels:
This has been the most important aspect of saving on your money. When you plan your trip you also plan your expenses and work towards avoiding unnecessary expenses. Also, if you plan in advance, you get enough time to do your research. You will find cheap flights too!
2. Choose a local stay:
Choosing a local stay will not only help you with your budget but also, gives you the real feel of travelling. A local stay will ensure pocket-friendly accommodation and also you get to meet the local people and get new information from them. Travelling gets more exciting when you get to know the local experience.
3. Choose travel destinations that suit your pocket:
Research is an integral part of travelling. For there are places which are naturally expensive. Avoid such expensive travel destinations! Choose places that are reasonably priced and conveniently accessible. When travelling overseas, seek areas where your currency will earn you fair value. Indians travelling to Bali will give them currency benefit and the Americans travelling to either Bali, India, Indonesia, or Europeans travelling to America will surely give them currency benefit.
4. Avoid peak season travel:
Travel to nations where the standard of living is lower than ours or during their low season. Although the airfares are more expensive, if you choose Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, or even Latin America, you may get fantastic deals on lodging and activities. Furthermore, there are fewer visitors, and you may enjoy a variety of activities and scenery.What is regarded as “off-peak” in one nation may not be in another. Distinct travel destinations have different tourist seasons, so do your homework!
5. Do not leave behind what is free:
There are many free classes organised by the hostels, you can attend those and make the most out of your travel (if you accommodate in the hostel). Don’t leave the free entries to any art galleries and museums. As these would add to your memorable travel.
6. Renting a bike is great:
You get to enjoy the scenic beauty, enjoy the fresh air, and feel the amazing breeze while biking. These are much cheaper than cars or taxis. Of course, public transport is the superior of all. Also, you choose walking over biking. This will enhance the scenic view and your holiday.
7. Pack correctly.
Make sure to bring everything you’ll need so you don’t have to go shopping while you’re away (apart from a few souvenirs). No matter where you’re going, including at least one pair of long pants, a thick sweatshirt, and a waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.
8. Earn money while travelling.
Working holidays are a fantastic way to afford to spend several days living the travel dream: you can teach skiing in the winter or earn money by teaching a language in Thailand; you could even freelance while travelling if you’re able to work while holidaying. The possibilities are virtually limitless.
9. Add a human touch to your trip.
Connecting with locals, can make your vacation more memorable and interesting since you’ll learn things about the area — and locate affordable experiences — that you would not have found on your own. And, regardless of how much or how little money you have to spend, developing personal relationships when travelling offers benefits other than financial ones.
10. Utilize public transportation.
Buses and railways are less expensive than aircraft. It’s that easy! A trip on an overnight train also means one less night in a hostel to pay for.
11. Plan your flights ahead of time
Particularly return flights; running out of money at your travel destination without a confirmed return ticket is never good. Airlines ‘release’ their flight tickets up to a year in advance, and the closer you go to your departure date, the higher the rates, especially in the last month.
These are just a few tips to travel on a budget. If you opt for a hostel stay, you save on accommodation, get free classes, and at times free access to the kitchen means FREE MEAL! Get the best travel destinations and embrace your travel journey with loads of experiences, learning and memories to share with others.
Last but not the least, spend on memories rather than souvenirs.
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