How to travel well on a budget

Maria Papadopoulou By Maria Papadopoulou, 16th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/b1obtoxf/
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When travelling, you do not need to spend too much. Even when you are on a tight budget, you can view travelling as a wonderful experience.

Travelling without spending much

Τravelling is a wonderful experience that everyone should have the chance to enjoy. Meeting new people and cultures is an unforgettable experience and it a shame to miss it. While things can get quite complicated when you cannot afford to spend much on travelling, you can still find a solution.

Plan in advance

While it is possible to find good travel deals at the last minute, planning in advance is considered to be a wiser option. By planning in advance, you give yourself the chance to conduct a thorough research, compare prices and ultimately make the best choice for yourself. Get into the habit of booking airline tickets and hotel rooms months before your trip. Ask a travel agent to help you find a solution best suited to your needs.

Look for freebies

Looking for freebies can save you a lot of money when travelling, and that will come handy, when you are on a budget, striving to spend as little as possible. When looking for hotels, prefer those who offer one free meal as well as free transportation to and from the airport. Check out the local newspaper and get informed about free activities in the entertainment section.

Cut down unnecessary expenses

While it is understandable to want to enjoy some luxury on your vacation, when you are on a tight budget you need to cut down unnecessary expenses, if you want your vacation to last more than one day. There are ways to cut down unnecessary expenses without sacrificing quality. When eating out, opt for local restaurants that are usually quite cheaper. Prefer eating out at lunch time, instead of dinner time, as lunches tend to cost less compared to dinners. Avoid deserts and appetizers as often as you can and focus on the main dish. You will both save money and watch your diet at the same time. If you are planning on staying at a vacation home, try to cook yourself as often as you can. You will both spend less and enjoy healthier meals at the same time. If you are planning on staying at a hotel, skip room service and the mini bar. Preparing your snacks or shopping from the grocery store will cost you less.

Affordable travel packages

Affordable travel packages give you the chance to combine hotel accomodation, car rental and airline tickets at a great price, without sacrifising quality in any of the above services. Ask to speak to an experienced travel agent, in order to find an affordable travel package that can suit your needs. If you pay in cash, you can ask for an even bigger discount, especially if you opt to travel during off-peak season. Make sure that the travel package you pick will indeed satisfy your needs and it is not something that is generally considered to be a good travel deal. If you are not planning on using your car for example, there is no point to choose a travel package that includes car rental

An attainable goal

Travelling well on a budget is an attainable goal. If you are determined to enjoy your trip without spending much, the above tips will certainly come in handy.

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I am a certified health visitor and i also hold two bachelor degrees in translation as well as a bachelor degree in subtitling.

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