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How to Save Money When You Travel?

Traveling is hard when you have a budget you have to abide by. It is hard, yet it is not impossible. So, how to save your money when traveling? Yes, there are ways through which people can get their hands on to a vacation that ensures them lots of exciting fun but keeping them under the budget.

The first thing that people need to work through when they decide to go for a vacation is the destination where they would head to, and soon after that, get on with booking the seat on the flight so that they get cheaper rates. It is true that if people book their tickets a lot earlier than the flight, they get the most affordable rates for the flight. Getting a hold of a cheap flight is another option that people can go for. It is the destination and fun that matters, the conveyance shall never be the source of any problem. Once you have reached your destination point, you would not even care about the journey.

However, there are many other ways through which people can make sure that they do not spend too much on their trip. The next paragraphs have some of these tips, for people to read and get a better idea. In this way, they can make an informed decision in the upcoming vacations for that matter.


booking room on Airbnb is a good way to save money when travel
A room that you can book on Airbnb.

When the travelers are flexible with the accommodation, most of their worries take a U-turn and never return. To make sure that the trip is inexpensive, you can go for hostels or sharing a room with other tourists. By compromising a little on the privacy issue, people can get themselves the best host they could have asked for, who would help the tourists in understanding culture and advise them on various topics.

With the help of websites such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing, you can easily get a room and share it with other travelers. In this way, you will save money and get to interact with more people through their journey. Additionally, there is a trick that you can earn Airbnb credit for some free stays. Do you want to try?

Fly on Holidays

One of the major misconceptions is that the flights are expensive on the holidays. However, this isn’t true. The flights are cheaper on holiday, but before or after the holidays. It is a great idea to travel on 25th December, for example. But not on 24th or in the early 20s for that matter. People travel to their loved ones before the holidays start and get back to their cities just after the holidays, there are minimal flights during the holidays, and so the ticket would be cheap on the holiday itself.

Moreover, you can rely on search engines such as Jetradar or 12Go to look for cheap flights or other transports tickets. Those are easy to use and quite good in its process. Certainly, those search engines could help you save money a lot if you can take its advantages.

Look Out for Deals

You can search for deals on websites such as Hostelworld and Tripadvisor too. These are the websites that offer last-minute deals, and they are pretty cheap for the people to grab. Oh, they are easy to use, too.

However, this is only possible if you had no other arrangements for the accommodation. To illustrate, the deals have many types and are mostly random. It’s not prepared to fit your plan. Many of the deals are set based on the accommodations’ situations. Thus, it is a bit risky in that case.

Travel Slow

It is one of the most critical points when it comes to traveling. You shall stay at a place, admire the beauty, and try to learn about its culture. It’s always better than trying to strike off different spots on the ‘to-travel’ list and not getting a real look at any specific tourist spot.

Street Food

Stinky Tofu is a popular street-food in Taiwan and China that contains much cultural value.

Do not go for fine dining, or even eating at restaurants every time you go out. Let us be practical and think about this, you would have three meals per day, if every meal is costing you so much, you would have significantly less money to be spending on fun activities. Therefore it is better to choose street food that is cheaper more often, and that would help you save some extra bucks in this scenario.

In my opinion, by eating street food, you learn more about the place’s culture and sometimes tradition. Evenly, some of the street foods go alongside interesting stories that the locals may tell you when enjoying the dishes. Yes, participating in food tours, you probably get extra lessons on the way. Does it sound attractive to you?

Public Transport

Instead of ordering rent a car, you can travel through the local bus or train. It would help save some money, and you get to explore more about the culture of your destination city. You might feel a little uncomfortable, but in the end, you would reach the same place, and then the ride would not matter that much too. Embrace traveling with public transport and enjoy every bit of it, you will have a story to tell once you step out of the bus, for sure.

Local Markets

Ben Thanh Market, a local market in Ho Chi Minh City.

Local markets are cheap, but some provide outstanding products too. Be it clothes or fruits or any small gifts as souvenirs for your loved ones back in your country, you can get them from these markets, and they would love them. Just making sure that you check the items’ quality carefully. In this way, you would not have had to spend a fortune on the gifts. Evenly, you take back the culture of the country with you when you return to your country as well.


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