If you’re traveling on a shoestring budget, it’s always important to make sure you get the most experiences possible for the least amount of money. To help you keep your travel costs down, here are four practical ways to get you started.
Become a Package Master
Hotel comparison websites and discount flight services do a great job at their respective offerings. However, a savvy traveler knows that services which combine the two can offer ever greater discounts. Often, hotels and airlines can have commercial arrangements where both the flight and the hotel are heavily discounted with the expectation that you will spend up big at the many hotel services on offer. However, there is no requirement for you to do so, leaving you to simply take advantage of the discount.
Champagne Services at Beer Prices
Just because you are on a tight budget, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a taste of luxury during your trip. If you are traveling locally and fancy a visit to a day spa for a facial or a beauty treatment, search for offers and discounts on certain services and products which are available for redemption during your visit.
Free – the Perfect Price!
Even better than paying a discounted price is paying nothing at all. Speak with local tourism bureaus at your destination and ask about which exhibitions or attractions are free of charge to visit. These services often purchase bulk tickets from leading attractions which they provide to tourists free of charge to promote their city.
Enjoy the Local Taste
If you are traveling internationally, avoid visiting and eating at food chains which you recognize. Instead, take a stroll through popular city streets and take advantage of local offerings like street food vendors. Not only is this a great way to save money, but an excellent opportunity to get a taste (pun intended) for local culture.
It doesn’t matter how small your budget. If you are savvy, then travel is always an available experience. Along with these tips, speak with travelers during your journeys for their advice on saving money.