5 Effective Ways to Save While Traveling Abroad

janicejaramillo By janicejaramillo, 18th May 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Traveling can be an enjoyable and life-changing. Unfortunately, it can be quite costly as well—depending on the type of traveler you are.

Effective Ways to Save While Traveling Abroad

Although it has a fervent wish of many to go out and explore the world, constraints in finances and time have deterred them from realizing their dream. However, while some can make time, the lack of money is a significant impediment that cannot be easily addressed unless one gets a better paying job or is given a raise. However, while traveling on a budget might seem like a difficult challenge, it is not impossible to do.
With the tips below, you will be surprised as to how you can save your money and stay within your budget even while you are traveling:

1.)Do not stay at hotels

One of the things that would significantly contribute to your increased travel expenses is what you spend for your accommodations. In lieu of staying at hotel suites and the like, opt for the alternative such as Airbnb offerings much like a condo in Lahug should you be staying in Cebu. Similarly, you can opt to stay in hostels that offer a communal sleeping arrangement. In this way, you would not only have an enjoyable trip, but you could potentially make friends as well.

2.)Keep your schedule flexible

Be flexible with your travel dates as this is an excellent avenue for significantly reducing your travel costs—particularly if you travel off season. Off season excursions would almost always guarantee lower prices in airfare, lodging and other common travel expenses. This can be pretty useful if you are traveling in a group such as with your family or a set of friends. However, if you do need to travel during the peak season, make sure to book your accommodations well in advance as you get better deals this way. Furthermore, prices tend to rise the longer you wait.

3.)Take the road less traveled

Indulging your wanderlust does not have to mean spending an exorbitant fee on expensive travel destinations. Sure, New York and Europe might have a lot to offer you but staying in these areas can cost you quite a lot. There are many destinations that are just as beautiful and yet are budget-friendly. You might be surprised, these places are quite cheap but they can be visual delights.

4.)Pack lunch

Eating meals is another aspect that could easily rack up your travel expenses—especially if you eat out a lot. Go ahead and indulge yourself by eating in a local cuisine, but do not do it every single day. If you are traveling alone, it might be wise to buy stuff from the grocery and pack yourself lunch or dinner for the day. Alternatively, if there is any leftover food from your meals, be sure to pack them up and bring them with you for meals.

5.)Join free tours

Tours can be quite expensive and while they show you the major spots of the city, these are things you can actually do for free. Look for free tours or at least those tours that are less-known. Or better yet, plan a tour of your own! With a wealth of information online, this can be easily done. All you have to do is do your research.


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Janice Jaramillo is a twenty something who loves to write various topics . She likes to travel around the world to meet new people and gain new experiences.

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