We all love traveling to different destinations. Sometimes, the only thing that keeps us from doing so is how much the trip will cost us because some of these places can be expensive. But by traveling at the right time and in the right way, we can save more. We need to keep in mind how long our trip will be and the best options for that trip. Here are some tips from my experience.
We need to know how much we are willing to spend on the whole trip. Once we know our budget, we can look for destinations that fit according to the money available. This will require thorough research. After getting a few destination places, compare and contrast which area will be cheaper to travel to. At the same time, we will have a lifetime experience. Then we should search for different ways of getting to the destination. If we are traveling abroad, and the only means of getting there is by flight, I suggest we travel using the cheapest airlines. Of course, we have to keep in mind that these airlines are reliable and comfortable.
Once that is decided, research on the cheapest accommodation we can get. From my experience, we can stay in hostels or Air B’n’B’s. The advantage of this is that we can buy groceries from the local supermarkets and cook our own food. This way, we save on money because we will not be eating outside every day. When traveling abroad, we will not be in one place, we will move around to different cities or towns, and we should consider the means of transport that will get us there. Most of the localities use public transportation like buses or trains, and it is cheaper. This is a unique experience on its own.
Most tourist attractions are usually expensive during the festive season of Easter and Christmas. My advice is that we should not travel when it is peak season. I suggest we wait for the holidays to be over so that we can enjoy cheap rates and also during that time, there isn’t much public life on beaches. Therefore we can have the beach to ourselves. Airlines are inexpensive as well, and consequently, we save much more. Also, keep in mind if the off-peak season’s months are favorable to travel by considering the weather and our schedule.
For those who love to have alcohol every time we travel, we should stop spending money. We always look for local bars that we can go to and enjoy our drinks. In my opinion, it is not necessary to do this, unless trying out the beer or wine of the local place. If we are staying at a hostel or an Air B ‘n’ B, we can buy packs of beer or wine (if rules allow) and save more money. Some places also allow us to have drinks outside in parks and buy from the local supermarket to enjoy it outdoors.
If we want to stop spending money when we travel, we need to stop buying things. We tend to buy souvenirs from every place we travel to, and as much as this sounds like a great thing to do, it is unnecessary. The best thing to do is take videos or click pictures and have a lifetime memory. We do not need to buy our family a gift because they do not utilize the presents.
When planning for outdoor activities, I suggest that we carry our own food and drinks. Ordering from the place we want to visit for the day can be expensive. Spending on treats that are the area’s specialty is okay.
These are some of the tips that I suggest that we should consider when traveling. Staying in hostels gives us a new experience and allows us to grow and be independent. Eating from hotels is okay once in a while, but let us not make it an everyday habit when traveling, especially when with the family.