Most of us love to travel but don’t get to realize our dream because we think that we need to get rich before we make any such plans. However, not many of us know that traveling can be budget-friendly if we plan our trips well. Here’s how you can ace it:
Make A List Of Your Priorities:
If you know your priorities, traveling cheap will become very easy for you. We can adjust with few things while a few of them are our necessities. For example, someone may adjust living in a normal house but can’t think about what one wants to wear. Wishlist differs from person to person.
If you want to travel cheap, then you should first know what are the things that you cannot miss out and what are the things that you can negotiate with.
For example, would you like to stay in a good hotel only or you can adjust living in a hostel and save that money on sightseeing or airfare? Can you keep your bag light so that it saves you from a check-in a bag or you want to carry all your clothes and your favorite accessories to flaunt while you travel?
Don’t deprive yourself of everything but at the same time setting the right priorities can help you a lot in traveling within your budget.
Put Some Time, Energy And Research About Lowest Air Fares:
Why travel from expensive airlines, when the flying experience will be the same regardless of which airline you choose or how much you spend on the air tickets. Why waste your money then?
Check on Google: It helps you to compare the airfares of different airlines and how much you could save on a ticket if you alter your booking for a few days.
You should research further to know about cheap flights on hundreds of airlines in over 200 countries.
Invest some time in searching about all of the airports that serve your destination as some larger cities may have multiple options.
Budget airlines use smaller airports. Comparing fares on the airlines’ websites as well as on search engines like Expedia to know about the right deals. Keep your packing limited to a carry bag, if you can.
Find Some Free Or Cheap Place To Stay:
The most common mistake that travelers make is spending most of their money on hotels or resorts. A smart traveler knows that he needs a place to sleep only and spending too much money on hotels is futile. Platforms like CouchSurfing can help you to get a free couch, bed, or space on the floor to sleep.
Use The Hospitality Club and Global Freeloaders to get in touch with locals willing to host you.
Spend Less On Food: Cook At Home
If you get a place where you have access to the kitchen then use it to cook your meals and spend the saved money on better things. You won’t mind washing your own dishes if you can save some dollars by doing so, would you? You can have your lunch in the restaurants as even the high rated ones usually offer reduced prices at lunch.
If You Have A Home, List Yourself On Airbnb:
If you have a home of your own you have a chance to actually make money from it while you are traveling. Take advantage of the fact that there can be other travelers in your locality who will be looking for cheap places to stay. List your space with Airbnb and stand a chance to earn a considerable amount of money and fund your trip.
Follow the above smart tips and enjoy your tours without burning a hole in your pocket.