We all know that traveling is certainly not the cheapest thing in this day and age, but that doesn’t mean that it has to majorly break the bank either, and there are definitely plenty of great ways to travel the way you want to without spending a fortune and actually saving a lot of money, so in this post we’re going to share with you some of the main areas that typically cost a lot of money when it comes to travel and how you can save money in this areas.
Flights, whilst certainly a lot cheaper than we were perhaps 20 years ago can still be quite costly depending on things like what time of year you’re traveling, where you’re traveling to, and also how many people you’re getting tickets for, but when it comes to finding cheap tickets there are definitely ways to do this. The first thing you should do when looking for tickets is to use a tool like Skyscanner or Google Flights that will search all of the airlines to get the best prices, you can also look across a broad range of days and dates to see when tickets are cheapest. Other ways to save money when flying is also by using only hand luggage instead of checking luggage since this is always usually extra on most flights nowadays. You could even get yourself some cute leather luggage tags to jazz up your hand luggage a bit.
Accommodation is typically one of the biggest travel costs, but you can avoid things like high hotel costs by staying in places like hostels and even doing couchsurfing or looking for other alternative forms of accommodation since there are certainly no shortage of options designed to cater for travelers on a budget.
Whilst not all activities are going to cost a lot of money, some will definitely cost a bit more, but you can do things like book tickets online, so for example you could book places for things like indoor shooting and get better prices than you’d have to pay on the day.
Food is typically the second biggest expense when traveling, so it’s important that if you’re traveling on a budget then you’re able to plan ahead for this and perhaps do some research before you leave. One of the best ways to avoid overspending on food is by choosing to eat at the places the locals do instead of in the main tourist spots since those will be over-hyped and over-priced. Another way to save money on food is by cooking for yourself if you’re staying in a private apartment or are couchsurfing.
Traveling between places such as visiting another country or city close to the one you’re visiting is perhaps something you’ll want to do during your trip, and this doesn’t come without a price – however, that doesn’t mean it has to cost a fortune either, so for example instead of flying, you could take the bus, train, or even hire a car to drive if you prefer to.
We hope that this post has helped you see that it’s actually quite easy to save money when traveling and that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great time or travel the way you want to.