Budgeting is never easy – and much less when you are away from home and trying to see the world on a dime. However, with perseverance, attention to detail and true dedication to your purpose (i.e. travelling low cost), you can actually see some of the planet’s most amazing places and experience some of the most beautiful things these locations have to offer.
How to cut your travel costs down? How to make sure you save as much money as possible for your travels? We have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on and find out more.
Be Smart with Your Planning
Sure, this tip doesn’t sound like very much. But being smart about the way in which you plan your entire vacation can be the very best thing to do when you want to see a lot of places with not so much money.
What does being smart about planning mean, actually? Well, it means doing your homework, knowing when airlines have the best prices for tickets, knowing how to travel off-season and still enjoy the best your destination has to offer and knowing how to find accommodation off the beaten track, live like the locals and experience their countries and cities exactly the way they do.
Being smart means looking beyond travel packages and doing it on your own, finding the best prices and settling for the best option for your budget and for your needs.
Get Your Travel Rewards
The more you travel, the more you will find that you can travel cheaper. This appears to be a lot like a paradox and in some ways it is. However, it is also more than true as well. Getting a credit card that offers travel rewards and using your travel “miles” to get airline and even accommodation discounts can save you tons of money in the long run, especially if you choose to travel long-term. The reason is simple: paying for your travel expenses with your credit card will help you gather more “miles” and thus, save a lot of money on a flight that would have otherwise been quite expensive.
Don’t Eat Out
Sure, it’s perfectly OK (and actually recommendable) that you try out the local cuisine. However, please keep in mind that eating out can end up costing you a lot of money – both when you are at home and when you are travelling as well.
If you really want to eat out and if you want to experience local cuisine the way locals experience it, move farther away from the touristic route and try some of those local, but genuine restaurants. The food will most likely be more authentic and the prices lower than in other areas.
In general, being savvy and attentive with your finances can save you tons of money and it can help you travel even more in the future. Stick to your goals, count your pennies and don’t forget to enjoy your travels as well!