TAKE A GREAT TRIP ON A TIGHT BUDGET

Take a great trip on a tight budget. Traveling is one of the most exciting things a person can do with their free time. Oftentimes however, it can be expensive to the point of people not being able to do it at all. The good news however, is that traveling can actually be inexpensive if you follow these three tips.

HOW DO I TAKE A GREAT TRIP ON A TIGHT BUDGET?

SOLUTION ONE

One way to decrease expenditure is to stay in hostels.

SOLUTION TWO

Travel to a destination on the off-season.

SOLUTION THREE

Going to local spots and avoiding tourist spots saves a lot of cash.

SOLUTION ONE

One way to decrease expenditure is to stay in hostels.

Finding a place to stay is one of the most expensive part of traveling. Depending on where you’re traveling, costs for a hotel in a tourist destination range from $300-$1000 for a one night stay.

This is very costly but there are ways around it! One way to decrease expenditure is to stay in hostels. Hostels can be extremely cheap and break down cost a lot. For example, a hostel in Barcelona, Spain, can be as cheap as $20 a night. Some people view hostels as dirty or dangerous, but recently hostels have been safe and quite nice. Sometimes hostels even have free WiFi and breakfast.

Using hostels can save hundreds of dollars a night.

 

SOLUTION TWO

Travel to a destination on the off-season.

Another way to save money on where you stay, is to do a backpacking trip through a place such as Europe or South America. Backpacking is a great adventure. To save money on housing you can find free camping areas or some people let backpackers stay at their home.

These options save lots of money and makes your lodging affordable!

 

 

Another expensive cost of a vacation is traveling to the destination. Travel costs are expensive and are hard to make inexpensive. One idea to consider is to travel to a destination on the off-season. This can make plane flights quite a bit cheaper. Getting a credit card that gives travel points is a great way to save for flights and integrate the saving into your everyday purchases.

One of the smartest ways to save money on flights is to reserve them very far in advance. It is a good idea to plan your trip a year ahead to be able to buy flights at their cheapest prices.

A different idea however, is to wait until there is an empty plane and the airline starts to significantly decrease the price to fill seats. While in the area you are staying, it is important to take buses and trains as rental cars and flights to other destinations are very expensive. Long bus rides can cost as little as $15. This saves lots of money and still allows you to travel to multiple places.

SOLUTION THREE

Going to local spots and avoiding tourist spots saves a lot of cash.

The other main expense of traveling is food. Finding cheap food is usually easy and a great way to save money.

Going to local spots and avoiding tourist spots saves a lot of cash. Not only does it save money, but it also allows you to go to more local restaurants that are not filled with overpaying tourists.

 Eating at local spots can add a lot to your adventure. They have more exotic foods and allows you to get enveloped into the culture even more. Finding a great meal can easily be under $10 in many places. It is important to set up a food budget for each day and to also treat yourself to a nicer place once in a while!

Another great way to save money on food is to buy groceries from markets and stores. Find interesting foods and expand your journey by eating fresh quality foods. There are unique foods in every destination and experiencing many of these foods is only possible by going to a local market! It adds a whole new dimension to your trip. By doing these options it can give more room in your budget for nicer restaurants.

Using these three tips can make travel affordable for anyone! Making a budget and sticking to it is very important! Be reasonable and have fun traveling!

 

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