How To Travel On A Shoestring Budget
Going travelling on a shoestring budget can be tough for even the most seasoned travellers. There are many hacks that can save you money while travelling and help you have the best trip regardless of your budget.
Looking for local hidden gems is a great idea to help you save some money. The problem with travelling in tourist dense areas is, that they tend to have inflated prices. Everything in those areas is increased from food and drink, even souvenirs can be at a sky-high price. If you headed to lesser known areas you’d get a more authentic experience as you will see a different side of your destination, you’d also probably find much nicer food too! You can also save money by, buying food and alcohol from the local markets. Not only is this a great way to save some money but also a great way to fully immerse yourself in the culture. You can also find some local delicacies to tantalize your taste buds.
Planning your trips in advance can be very helpful. By planning ahead of your trip, you will find yourself getting the better offers. Make sure you do your research online and even keep your eyes peeled for discount codes and offers. Once you are at your destination you may want to use cabs to help you get around the city, however, if you choose to take public transport this can work out even better. Rather than taking the pricy tourist hop on hop off bus, take a regular bus and enjoy the sights this way.
Flights can be some of the most expensive costs when going travelling. Opting to go for a flight with connections may help you to save as much as £200. This will massively reduce the cost you are spending on flights and leave you more money to enjoy yourself with. Be sure to compare holidays before making any bookings as this will give you a better chance of finding holidays which are more affordable.
Check out the infographic on the right to find some ingenious hacks for travelling on a budget. Like did you know sometimes standing at a bar to order your drink can save you money rather than ordering it to your table!