Everybody loves travelling but sometimes the reason why people can’t afford to travel is lack of money. So, I hope this article will help you to save money on your next trips.
1. Travel alone
If you want to save some money, don’t use a travel agent. Planning a trip by yourself is cheaper than buying it. But you should keep in mind that traveling alone requires more responsibility and organization. You have to consider every detail like where you will live, what you will eat and how much money you will need. Setting your travel budget is the most important thing. It’s worth to remember about extraordinary situations, e.g. when your car suddenly breaks down or you need to buy new tickets because you missed the flight. Don’t afraid to travel alone, it’s easier and cheaper.
2. Book flights in advance
The earlier you start planning , the cheaper your trip will be. Using a flight comparison sites will help you to find low cost flights. Being flexible will help you to lower the costs of your trip. It means that using the ‘everywhere’ search function you can find out where it’s cheapest to travel to. Try to adjust the date of cheap flights to you. Don’t afraid connecting flights, usually it’s not so expensive. It’s worth considering buying flights from a neighboring city. Sometimes you can find really good propositions.
3. Find cheap accommodation
Hostel dormitory rooms are the cheapest paid accommodation out there. Such places like hostels can help you to struck up acquaintances with new neighbors. You have to share a room with a lot of people, but if you are on a budget, it is your best way to save money. Sometimes you can find good options even for free. There’re a lot of services that offer accommodation available at no costs. Stay with a local who will give you a free place to rest and give local information. On the Internet there’re lots of websites that make this happen.
4. Cook for yourself
One more tip is cooking for yourself instead of eating out. Trust me that it’s really helps you to save money. Food is one of the most expensive thing on the road. That why I recommend you to bring it with you. If you have no this opportunity to take food with you, a good solution it’s to cook in hostel kitchen. Visit supermarket and cook ahead. It’s help you save not only your money but also your time. Ask the locals for advice, maybe they know where you can taste good local cuisine and don’t pay a lot.
5. Travel light
Don’t lug with you unnecessary things, take only essentials. Make a list of thing that you really need. When you buy cheap flight tickets usually you can take with you only one small bag for free. That why you should remember the more your luggage is the more fees you pay. Check the weather in place where you go. Take with you several articles of clothing that correspond to various weather conditions When traveling in cold weather or across multiple climates, dress in layers. Clothes should be comfortable It will help you save place in your suitcase.
6. Visit museums for free
Usually the admission to museums or other local attractions like zoos, exhibitions and arts institutions is rather expensive. But some days you can go there for free. Lots of museums open their doors free of charge once a month, or sometimes more often. If you couldn’t find the way how to visit a museum without paying full ask about discount for and students and families with children. Use all possible opportunities to pay less.
7. Walk instead of drive
Everybody knows that walking is better than driving. It’s not only good for your health but also cheaper. By living without a car, you can do your bit to help the environment. It might even be quicker than driving. You don’t need to get stuck in traffic jam for hours. You save money on petrol and car rental. Avoid taxi and public transport. Walking on foot is the way to improve your health and well-being. So, just take a camera with you and enjoy sightseeing and beautiful views of the place you go.
As you can see, travelling is not expensive and lack of money is not a problem. Everyone can afford to travel even if you’re on budget. You just need to plan and organize your trip well.