Many people love to travel the world, going for new adventures and learning about different cultures. Fact is that traveling somewhere without money is hard. You need money to go for a trip abroad. It depends how you want to travel. There are people who need a certain comfort or luxury. Maybe you feel better staying in a 5* Hotel. Maybe you don’t care about this. We tried to find some general tips which helps to lower the costs of your trip. Check them out.
Plan in advance
Inform yourself before going on a trip. Try to read guide books, blogs and watch videos from other people who traveled the country. Find out what budget other people used, what the daily expenses are and what people recommend to do. With this basic knowledge, you can plan your own trip. Compare prices of accommodations, find out the cheapest transportation and special offers like free tours in cities for example.
Book flights in advance
Mostly flights are cheaper if you book them as an early bird. Booking last minute can push up your expenses. If you know where you want to go, compare different offers and book flights as early as possible.
Travel out of season
Every touristic place has a high season where most travelers come. Traveling out of season has various benefits. On one side, there are less tourists and you can enjoy the place without crowded stressing people. On the other side, traveling out of season will help you to travel on a low budget. Nearly everything is cheaper in the off season because the demand is low. So, you will pay less for your accommodation, touristic attractions might be cheaper and you will get low price offers for many things.
Use public transportation
Using public transportation is cheaper than taking a tour with a tourist bus or a taxi. Most countries have a very good public transportation and you can get everywhere. It might seem complicated to get around with local transportation, but you can be sure that locals will help you to reach your destination.
Eat in local restaurants
Eating in touristic restaurants is usually more expensive then eating in local restaurants. Especially if you try to get western food in an asian country you can expect high prices for the meal. Going to local restaurants in not touristic areas will give you a real feeling of the country. You will get in touch with the locals and eating amazing food for an affordable price. Don’t miss this chance.
Shop in local stores or at markets
Shopping in local stores or at markets will have the same benefits then eating in local restaurants. You will experience the country with its true face and not the touristic facet. You will make unforgettable memories and furthermore you will save some money.
A very basic tip to save up some money is by choosing a cheap accommodation. From very common hotels or hostels you can also choose homestay´s or private rooms from Airbnb. Nowadays there is a big range of places to stay. Try something new and don’t get stuck in a fancy expensive hotel while there is an adventurous world waiting for you to be explored.