Big trips with small budgets? It is possible to achieve that.You don’t have to be rich to travel the world.Tried and tested, here are some of the ways you could pick up to minimize your expenses during your travels.
1.ONE-WAY FLIGHTS COMBINATION
Flight tickets is too expensive to you? Why not try to compare all the ticket prices from different airlines that fly to your destination and then, pick the lowest price combination. Its okay to take a different airline on your way back.You can eventually save a lot of money with a difference up to USD 70. Compare flight prices via third-party travel sites like:
And you can proceed book your flight at the respective airline site, (NOT THIRD-PARTY SITES). I can guarantee you that there is a slight price drop when you view at the respective airline site. There you have it, you have just grabbed the cheapest deal to your destination.
2.STAY IN HOSTELS / COUCH-SURF
Avoid hotel, resorts, villa etc. After all, you will be away from your bed most of the time. Why spends over 50 bucks over a place that you spend less than 8 hrs sleeping? Its recommended witch to hostel. Living in hostel saves money as dorms can go as low as USD5 and a single room as low as USD12.
Better still, not spending any single cent on accommodation by Couch-surfing.You can use apps like:
For me, I utilize the power of friendship around the world that I’ve made during my backpacking journey.You might be lucky and get invited for a free stay.
When you landed at a foreign airport. Do not straightaway go for airport taxis. Airport taxi can be a little pricey depends on the location of your accommodation from the airport. Take your time and walk around the airport for alternatives. Look for bus ticket counter or better, find the nearest bus stop. Don’t forget to ask around for directions to aid you to find your accommodation.
4.WALK & EXPLORE
Your first time in a foreign town. You need time to familiarize with the surroundings. Set your own pace, walk & explore the town. Get to know what the town got to offer you. Get familiarize with the directions, the convenient stores and other important things to take note.The more you walk, the faster you can get yourself to be familiarize with the town.
5.ENJOY THE LOCAL STREET FOODS
There’s no need for expensive cuisines in restaurant.Discover local foods especially found at the street/night markets. It’s another way to minimize your spending just to get your belly full.
6.RENT A BIKE
Going out of town without continuously spending it on transport? Rent A bike for a day two and explore further, out of town. Find your way or ask for directions to the point of interest etc. Renting bikes save money on unnecessary transport, conserves time and allows you to cover more ground.
7.SPEAK THE LOCAL LANGUAGE
Pick up some useful local language when you get to a foreign land. Advisable to learn numbers, bargaining in the local language. Increasing the chances of a better bargain and an impression of being in their country for a long period of time. It also helps avoiding you paying more or scammed in the sense.
8.DO YOUR SIGHTSEEING
If you are about to spam all you money on activities, you are doing it wrong. Balanced out between activities and sights. You don’t spend much when you sight-see. It might be boring but sometimes, you just couldn’t afford to miss any important sights when your are there. Sit back, enjoy the view and treasure the moment you while it last.
9.ENJOY THE BEACH (if there’s any)
One of the top things to do for free! Have a dunk in the sea. Lay-back and relax yourself. I shouldn’t be explaining much on this.
10.CROSSING BORDERS BY LAND
If you have the time, avoid taking flights to neighboring country. Take connecting buses to immigration or trains to cross over to another country. At times, you can saves money on unnecessary flights. Nothings describes the feeling of crossing the border by land compared to flights. You should give it a try!