Stop crying because you can’t travel. The help is here! Dreaming about travelling and conquering the world? Make your dreams come true. How? By saving money while travelling. Here are very useful and best ways to Save Money While Travelling.
Focus On Your Travel Dreams
Sometimes you feel down of thinking about your dream to travel. This is because you are not achieving it. Now, this has to stop. Stop thinking that you will never travel to the destinations you have been wishing to see.
Travelling can be expensive but, with the right strategy you can bring down the cost. You can now start smiling because here are now the tips. I am enlisting some brilliant ideas on saving money while on a trip. Here are the best ways to save money while travelling.
1. Cook More and Spend Less
Sounds yummy, right? This is the first strategy on how to save money while travelling.
2. Seek for Free Activities
Have you heard about FREE? I know it is hard to find this FREE thing nowadays. But, you will never know. Open your browser and ask for a little help from google. Check the possible activities that the place offers. There might be some activities that do not require you to pull out your wallet. For example, sightseeing, swimming, etc. Also, you may want to check some museums that are open to the public and pay nothing. This way you can save money while travelling. You may also look at community calendars to see what is going on in town while you are there. Do a self-guided walking tour to familiarize yourself with your destination. To help you not to get lost, download maps.me, an offline map.
3. Carry Snacks and Water
Before travelling, you may need to check the Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist. The checklist will help you to prepare the things you will need on your travel. Moreover do not forget to bring a water bottle with you. Make sure to empty the bottle before boarding the plane. When you arrive at the destination, find a way to refill it.Kids will need snacks while you are exploring, and it drives me crazy to spend money on silly snacks. Throw some granola bars in your bag and pull them out when the kids need fuel. Don’t even get me started on how much I hate spending money on bottled water when I can buy an entire case for the same amount. Always carry your own water. However, splurge when it comes to treats that you can only find in that location.
Everyone loves eating. Bring some snacks too with you instead of buying them. More importantly, if you have kids, make sure to have some snacks in your bag. Kids love eating more than adults do. It is best to buy some snacks outside than grabbing from the hotel minibar. Always remember that hotels love extra charges. Hotels are a lot more expensive than the mini store outside.
4. Use Miles and Rewards Program
After learning how to find cheap flights, there is still more to learn from airlines. Make sure to register and apply to the hotel and airline rewards programs. You can use to purchase FREE flights and FREE rooms. Not only those but also some airlines and hotels are affiliated with shops. To cut in short, you can use your rewards cards to purchase clothes, bags, and etc.
5. Stick on The Budget
Before travelling, you should know your budget. So, to save money while travelling, follow the calculate budget. If there is no need to buy plenty of stuff, then better not to.
Know when to save and when to splurge. Look for ways to save money but also treat yourself during the trip. Having a budget is a wonderful way to keep yourself on track. But, spend things only on things that matter.
6. Walk and Enjoy the View
Don’t be so lazy. If you are going to a walking distance destinations, why rent a car? If you really want to save money while travelling, walk instead of getting a grab or cab. Unless you are carrying a baby and some heavy stuff with you.
7. Stay Outside the City Center
Hotel location is very expensive. You can stay outside the city center to save money while travelling. Some hotels outside the city center have FREE shuttle bus for their guests going to the center. Take advantage of it.
8. Share with Friends
Going to the same place or destination with your friends? Why bring your car if you can ask a ride from them. Leave your car at home and enjoy the ride with your friend’s car.
9. Avoid Eating Near the Areas of Tourist Spots
“It is for tourists”. Have you heard that phrase before? Me? I did and I always say it. Always remember that we are travellers and not tourists. To save money while travelling, pick a restaurant not inside or near a tourist spot. Usually, those restaurants are very expensive.
10. Shops at Farmer’s Markets and Local Stores
Let us be practical. Why buy $500 worth of shirt if you can buy it for $100 with the same quality, right? Let us not be ambitious here. We are trying to save money while travelling.
If you wish to have souvenirs, better go to the local market. Go and bargain.
11. Seek for Discounts
Free and discounts? We love them. Who don’t?
If you are travelling, bring your membership cards. There are different ways to get discounts. If you are a student, you may ask if they are offering students’ discount. Not only that, if you are a senior citizen, there might also even better discounts for you.
NOTE: There are a lot of ways to save money while travelling. Just don’t be shy to ask if there are lower rates that they can give you.
Hi! It’s me! I am a hospitality professional and a part-time blogger! I am a travel dreamer and world conqueror based in Florence, Italy.