Traveling is one of the most exciting things you can do, but it’s also heavy on the pockets. Here are some clever travel-saving tips that will help you get to the next big adventure!
Off-season is your ticket in
One helpful tip that is often overlooked in being flexible with your travel dates. You can save a lot of money by traveling during off-peak seasons, and you might even find better deals on flights and accommodations during weekdays instead of weekends.
Cover your bases online
Another great way to save some money is by scouring discount apps and booking websites for deals. With platforms like Daddy’s Deals, Trivago, and Booking.com, you can find the best deals on flights, hotels, and activities.
Think smart about accommodation
Staying in a luxe hotel is great, but comes with a hefty bill. Consider staying in hostels or Airbnb rentals. Hostels offer shared dormitory-style accommodations, while Airbnb rentals allow you to stay in someone’s home for a lower price than a hotel. Not only will you save money, but you might also get a more authentic travel experience by living like a local.
Do the grocery shop
Eating out for every meal can quickly add up, so consider packing snacks or buying groceries to make your own meals at your Airbnb. You can also research local food markets and try street food for a more affordable, authentic experience.
Take the bus, not the taxi
When it comes to transportation, taxis and rental cars can be expensive. Instead, use public transportation like buses, subways, or trains to get around. Many cities offer affordable options that can help you save money while still getting where you need to go.
Book the itinerary in advance
Booking activities in advance can also help you save a buck. Many attractions offer discounts for booking in advance, and some may even offer early bird specials.
Plus, booking in advance can help you plan out your itinerary and make the most of your time in a new place. There’s nothing like a solid plan!
Find a side hustle & save
Don’t underestimate the power of a side hustle!
There are many ways to open up an extra avenue of income to save for travels. Think about your skills and see how you can put them to good use.
Can you bake? Sell your treats to friends, family, or followers online! Are you a digital whizz? Join a platform like Upwork or Fiverr and advertise your services online.
If you’re a hoarder like I am, you may even have a few valuable vintage items collecting dust in the corner. Uploading them to platforms like FB marketplace is another great way to bring in an extra buck with minimal effort.
There’s always a way
Traveling on a budget is always doable. It just requires a little flexibility. Think like a local! Residents of your dream destination don’t live lavishly like tourists. Exploring the destination through their eyes is the best way to save on cash and have an authentic experience.
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