I love traveling! I mean, who doesn’t? But, it can be pretty tough on your wallet. Planning your trips in detail, and doing a lot of research, in the end, can save you money and make your trip more fun and enjoyable! So traveling on a budget can be fun and exciting just as a normal vacation would be.
Here are some tips I have learned while I’ve been traveling that I think might help you book a cheaper vacation!
Traveling on a budget: Tip 1
Stay in Airbnb’s instead of hotels
You can also check out local hostels
Make sure to do your research because some hotels do have amazing deals (especially during off-seasons)
Make sure to check your accommodation surroundings (near a grocery store, safe neighborhood, near a bus/train, etc.)
Look into booking an apartment instead of a hotel (they also tend to be a bit cheaper)
I love scoping out different hotels on Booking.com because they share so many hotels in your area with all the prices available!
Traveling on a budget: Tip 2
Fly with budget airlines
Find the best deals by spending time doing your research properly
Travel on off seasons
Book a flight with a layover (saves you more money)
Take advantage of long layovers (you can visit that city basically for free)
Check out Google Flights or Skyscanner for great flight deals
Use public transportation instead of renting a car (it’s cheaper and you don’t have to worry about driving in another country)
Traveling on a budget: Tip 3
Bring your own snacks
Eat out less when you’re traveling (if you can)
If you stay in an Airbnb or apartment, you can make your own food and snacks at your place and bring them with you on the go so you don’t have to always go out to eat for every meal
Traveling on a budget: Tip 4
Find free things to do around your destination
There are lots of sights in a bunch of different cities that are free for you to check out:
Berlin: Brandenburger Tor, TV tower, Berliner Dom, Berlin wall
Paris: Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum, Arc De Triomphe
Other helpful tips
Pick your location and then start making a budget
When you pick your destination make sure to see if you need a VISA to get into the country
Pick a destination that has a lot of free sights to see
Check when the off-season is for your destination (that will help you save more money)
Check to see if your bank has an option to take out cash at an ATM in your destination (this comes in handy so you don’t have to exchange your money for the local currency. Those tend to rip you off with higher conversion rates)
Make sure to get a SIM card for your phone so you can use it anywhere you go
TRAVEL. INSURANCE. IS. A. MUST.
Pack light (if you can) a lot of airlines charge you extra to bring a checked bag. You can save quite a bit of money if you are able to just bring a carry-on bag, plus you don’t have to worry about the airline losing your luggage
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What are some budget-friendly travel tips do you have? Feel free to share them down below 🙂