Travelling the world is often on most people’s Bucket lists of things they want to do. But what do you do if you don’t have the biggest of budgets? Check out these tips for travelling on a shoestring budget.
Choose your destinations
You may want to have a good idea of the places you want to visit and explore. This will help you to map out your routes as well as plan your trip, so it flows a lot better. Choosing your destinations early on give you the ability to book your flights early. Booking your flights earlier is one of the best ways you could save money. Additionally, you can also book your trips so that you fly to the nearest destinations on your list creating almost a domino effect! This way you will be able to move around much quicker, and flights may work out much cheaper when travelling between destinations.
Accommodation can be one of the most expensive things while travelling, after flights. You can start your search for where you are going to be staying by going online. A great way of doing this would be to search for terms such as cheap hotels in London, cheap hotels in Bali etc. This will also allow you to compare prices and help you to narrow down your results much quicker. If you are not looking for hotels, there are many different options for where you can stay such as renting a room or even staying in a hostel. Sometimes staying in these places allows you to make some great friends or even befriend the locals.
Food and drink can be expensive. This can be especially true for when you are in a tourist dense area. It would be advised that you stay away from these tourist areas and opt to go off the beaten track. Choosing to go down this route will also save you money. While the tourist areas can be beautiful and a hub of entertainment, opting for local is cheaper. Not only is it cheaper but you can find some exquisite hidden gems. Choosing to eat and drink in the local areas will help you to have a fully immersive experience.
So, while travelling can be a very expensive time in your life there are some ways in which you can still save money. So, don’t be put off from your dreams of travelling and book that flight.
Check out the infographic below for more hacks on how to travel on a small budget.