Give time to yourself by relaxing, sightseeing and going to places you’ve never been to. Travelling and having a vacation is one of the most popular leisure and recreation for most people. It takes a lot of savings for one to go to places and have a great vacation. Here are tips to avoid expensive travelling and vacations but still have a blast on your sweet escape.
10. Go local
You may still visit the tourist spots and destinations without the tourist price. Prices are inflated when people are selling something to tourists. Ask locals and the neighborhood around the place on what are their favorite places and cuisines around town to experience the secrets and specialties of the place.
9. Plan and Book in advance
Last minute planning and booking can be pricey for someone on the budget. List down all the places you would want to go and allot a budget per trip. Booking airfare in an earlier date will save you big bucks. Transportation is costly for travelers, so to avoid this from happening to you, book at the earliest possible date and cross your fingers for promos and discounts.
8. Avoid peak seasons
Everything becomes valuable during peak seasons. Save yourself from an expensive trip by visiting places at their lean season. If you’re up to see a particular event that happens in a certain time frame that is part of the place’s peak season, it would be advisable to prepare everything ahead of time to prevent those pockets being empty.
7. Travel lightly
Excess baggage may give you problems considering that you’re on a tight budget. Check and double check all items you put in your luggage. Make sure that you’ll use them. Unnecessary things that you would want to bring for your “what if’s” and your “just in case things” can be left behind if you plan ahead.
6. Inexpensive accommodations
You need not to stay on a five-star hotel since you won’t be spending your trip on the bed or the room the whole time. It would be wise to check the cheap hotels, hostel, inns, lodges and other inexpensive accommodations in the area for their cheapest rates. Check out the amenities included and compare it to other places. The location of the place must also put into consideration. Check the available transportation and travel time from the hotel to your destination to save time and money.
If you’re on for a tour package, try to get the best package that suits you, but before you confirm and pay for this, check other agents that has the same package available and see if they can give you a lower price. With your savings here, you can buy other essential thing for your travel.
4. Avoid buying travel accessories in airports
Travel accessories are definitely pricey at airports, have a list of want you need when you travel and buy them ahead of time at the local store to shy away from those expensive airport stuff.
3. Bring your own snacks
As stated above, prices at airports are expensive, even snack food could eat up your money. Don’t be hesitant to bring your own snack because only liquids and beverages are not allowed. Make your sandwich at home instead.
2. Check your passport
Do this at least a month or two before your date of travel and not a few days before. There are countries that require tourists to have a valid passport up to six months upon arrival on their territory. Abide to their rules to avoid problems along the trip.
1. Do some research
Doing your own research can save you time, effort and money. Give yourself a heads up by reading things about the place, its rules for tourists, the hotspots to visit, how to go there, and so on and so forth.